Ariella Korn, PhD, MS, MPH

Ariella Korn
Cancer Prevention Fellow
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Dr. Ariella (Ari) Korn is a Cancer Prevention Fellow with the Implementation Science Team in the Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute. Applying an implementation science lens, Ari’s research interests include cancer prevention, health equity, social and community context, and diet-related behaviors. 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 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.

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  • Korn AR, Blake KD, D'Angelo H, Reedy J, Oh A. Prevalence and correlates of US adult public opinion on restricting junk food advertising to children on social media: 2020 Health Information National Trends Survey. Public Health Nutr. 2021 Nov;24(16):5534-5538. doi: 1017/S1368980021003359.
  • Korn AR, Appel J, Hammond RA, et al. Validation and refinement of the Stakeholder-driven Community Diffusion Survey for childhood obesity prevention. Implement Sci. 2021 Oct 9;16(1):91. doi: 1186/s13012-021-01158-4.
  • Korn AR, Hammond RA, Hennessy E, Must A, Pachucki MC, Economos CD. Evolution of a Coalition Network during a Whole-of-Community Intervention to Prevent Early Childhood Obesity. Child Obes. 2021 Sep;17(6):379-390. doi: 1089/chi.2020.0156.
  • Korn AR, Butel J, Davis J, et al. Role of social ecological model level on young Pacific children's sugar-sweetened beverage and water intakes: Children's Healthy Living intervention. Public Health Nutr. 2021 Jun;24(8):2318-2323. doi: 1017/S1368980020004796
  • Korn AR, Economos CD, Hammond RA, et al. Associations of mothers' source of feeding information with longitudinal trajectories of sugar-sweetened beverage intake, 100% juice intake and adiposity in early childhood. Pediatr Obes. 2021 May;16(5):e12746. doi: 1111/ijpo.12746
  • Calancie L, Fullerton K, Appel JM, Korn AR, et al. Implementing Group Model Building With the Shape Up Under 5 Community Committee Working to Prevent Early Childhood Obesity in Somerville, Massachusetts. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2020 Aug 6. doi: 1097/PHH.0000000000001213.
  • Korn AR, Tovar A, Hennessy E, Finn C, Economos CD. Engaging coalitions in community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions: a mixed methods assessment. Childhood Obesity. 2018 Nov/Dec;14(8):537-552. doi: 1089/chi.2018.0032.
  • Korn AR, Hennessy E, Hammond RA, et al, Economos CD. Development and testing of a novel survey to assess Stakeholder-driven Community Diffusion of childhood obesity prevention efforts. BMC Public Health. 2018;18(1):681. doi: 1186/s12889-018-5588-1
  • Mueller MP, Blondin SA, Korn AR, Bakun PJ, Tucker KL, Economos CD. Behavioral correlates of empirically-derived dietary patterns among university students. 2018;10(6):716. doi: 10.3390/nu10060716
  • Lynskey VM, Anzman-Frasca S, Harelick L, Korn A, et al. Low parental awareness about calorie recommendations for children’s restaurant meals: Findings from a national survey in the United States of America. Public Health Nutr. 2017;20(11):1921-1927. doi: 1017/S1368980017000647.
Last Updated
December 09, 2021