On episode 243 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career podcast, Nurse Keith discusses The Nurses’ Health Study 3 (NHS 3) with Dr. Jorge Chavarro, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The NHS is an ongoing prospective cohort of young professional women began in 2010 designed to investigate the role of lifestyle and biologic factors on women’s health.

Dr. Jorge ChavarroJorge E. Chavarro, M.D., Sc.D., is Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chavarro’s research is focused on understanding how nutrition and lifestyle impact human reproduction from pre-conception and throughout the life course. Currently, this effort is concentrated in two fronts. First, he conducts research aimed at understanding how different nutritional and metabolic factors influence fertility, in women and men, as well as treatment outcomes in couples undergoing assisted reproduction. In addition, he studies how nutrition and lifestyle impact health during pregnancy and how this impacts the health of mother and child after birth.

Dr. Chavarro is also the Principal Investigator of the Nurses’ Health Study 3 – an ongoing prospective cohort of young professional women started in 2010 designed to investigate the role of lifestyle and biologic factors on women’s health. Dr. Chavarro’s work has resulted in over 200 peer-reviewed publications in leading medical journals. The body of his contributions to reproductive medicine has been recognized by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine by conferring him the 2014 New Investigator Award.


Strongly committed to teaching and to the advancement of the field, Dr. Chavarro has also served as a member of the research working group for the National Action Plan for the Prevention, Detection and Management of Infertility for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as peer-reviewer for multiple NIH panels, as a member of the editorial board of Fertility and Sterility and an Associate Editor of Human Reproduction. He currently serves as Chair of the Environment and Reproduction Special Interest Group and has previously served as Chair of the Nutrition Special Interest Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

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