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Ainat Koren

Ainat Koren, Ph.D., RN Associate Professor


Reproductive Health, Pediatrics, & Program Evaluation

Research Interest

    • Research Interests and Collaborations (pdf)
    • Maternal and child health, childhood obesity.
    • Reproductive health including family planning,  STI prevention , unintended pregnancies and men reproductive health
    • Ecological model as an evaluation tool for health outcome
    • Disparities in health care among health care workers
    • The use of technology in health care

Educational Background

Ph.D.    University of Massachusetts, Lowell
M.S.C  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
B.S.N.  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel


Dr. Ainat Koren, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  She earned her PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 2004, where she focused her studies on health promotion.  She received her Master of Science degree in Demography from the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel in 1998.  Dr. Koren’s major research focuses on family planning, especially on unintended pregnancy and STD prevention among high-risk populations. She is currently funded by the USDHHS, OPA on a cooperative 5-year study to provide men with reproductive health services in collaboration with Montachusett Opportunity Council in Fitchburg MA and other five sites across the country.  Other Research interests are prevention of childhood obesity focusing on the infancy stage, integration technology into nursing education, and occupational health and safety. Dr Koren was a Co-Investigator on a 5-year, $3.5M National Institutes of Health, NIOSH-funded study on “Health Disparities Among Healthcare Workers” where she was active in the qualitative case study research effort. Dr. Koren has a number of peer-reviewed publications and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of the Environmental Health, the Journal of the American Journal of Men’s Health Journal of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care. She is a member of nursing and public health organizations at the local and national levels, including the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (MARN), Eta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the American Public Health Associations.