Dr. Ariella (Ari) Korn is a Cancer Prevention Fellow with the Implementation Science (IS) Team in the Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Applying an implementation science lens, Ari’s research interests include health equity, community interventions, diet-related behaviors, obesity prevention, and social network analysis. She works with Dr. April Oh and others across DCCPS.
Ari’s dissertation research leveraged her training in nutrition and systems science to examine the roles of caregivers and community stakeholder networks in childhood obesity prevention efforts. Her dissertation work was supported by the New Balance Foundation, the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center. During her doctoral training, Ari also served as student co-chair and evaluation co-lead of a university-wide initiative aiming to catalyze transdisciplinary collaboration for global obesity research.
Prior to graduate school, Ari worked as a research trainee in ovarian cancer epidemiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY.
Ari received her doctoral and master’s degrees in nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston, MA. She also holds a master’s degree in public health from Tufts University School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.