BU School of Medicine Appoints New Professor of Family Medicine

in Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine
August 8th, 2006

Contact: Gina M. Digravio, 617-638-8491 | gina.digravio@bmc.org

Boston, MA – Barbara E. Millen, DPH, RD, FADA, has recently been appointed professor of family medicine, in the department of Family Medicine, at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). Millen, who previously served as a professor of public health & socio medical sciences at BUSM and Boston University School of Public Health, continues to be the chair of the Graduate Nutrition Programs at BUSM.

Millen’s research interests include the nutritional epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases; the efficacy of preventive nutrition interventions for adult and minority populations; and nutrition and health communications. She has led the NIH/NHLBI-funded Framingham Nutrition Studies for the past 20 years and directs a research team that has examined the cross-sectional and prospective relationships between diet, nutritional status, and cardiovascular disease risk factors and related outcomes in male and female participants of the Framingham Heart study.

Millen is also an expert on nutrition, population aging and chronic disease risk reduction as well as the nutritional status of the elderly. She has worked extensively on the design and efficacy of community-based nutrition interventions in diverse populations and is currently involved in translational research on preventive nutrition interventions for younger and older adults.

Within these diverse and rich research settings, she has mentored over 200 masters and doctoral students and offers ongoing opportunities for students in graduate programs in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health and other graduate programs at Boston University and institutions throughout the United States.

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