Vanesa Karamanian, MD, MPH

Vanesa Karamanian, MD, MPH
CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Public Health Management Corporation & Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Public Health Interests:

Obesity, diet-related chronic diseases, food environments, dietary behaviors, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities; neighborhoods and health; social determinants of health; human rights; chronic disease management and prevention.

Current Public-Health Related Activities:

Dr. Vanesa Karamanian received her MPH in Global Health from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Currently, she is the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at the Health Promotion Council, an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation.

Prior to her MPH studies, Dr. Karamanian received her MD from Universidad Favaloro in Argentina. She came to the US as a postdoctoral fellow and has conducted research in the areas of cell biology and human health and behavior. While enrolled in the MPH program at Penn, she was awarded the University of Pennsylvania MPH Scholarship and completed an internship at the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, DC. After concluding her MPH, she coordinated projects on poverty, food insecurity and hardship, nutrition education and behavior at Drexel University. In her current role at the Health Promotion Council, she oversees monitoring and evaluation efforts on nutrition, tobacco, breast cancer, cardiovascular diseases and advocacy. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine.

Her professional experience includes program planning and evaluation on maternal and child health, nutrition, breastfeeding and HIV/AIDS.

Select Publications:

Auchincloss A., Young C., Davis A., Wasson S., Chilton M., Karamanian V. (2013). “Barriers and facilitators of consumer use of nutrition labels at sit-down restaurant chains. Public Health Nutr 2013 Dec 6; 16 (12):2138-45.