Haewook Han, PhD, RD, LDN, FNKF

The Joel D. Kopple Award

She is a renal nutrition specialist at Atrius Health’s (Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates) Department of Nephrology as well as at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.


She has various experiences in clinical practice among stage 1-5 CKD, post-transplant, and dialysis patients and has participated in research including the Hemodialysis Study. She also has expertise in kidney stones and has published the textbook “Nutritional and Medical Management of Kidney stones” as a co-editor in 2019. She is the program director of the Master of Science/Dietetic Internship program at the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and is involved in several renal research projects with students. She works with the renal teams at both Atrius and Tufts Medical Center to provide appropriate diet education for all renal patients and teach young dietitians and graduate students. Recently, she has collaborated with Dr. Perrone at Tufts Medical Center to provide appropriate diet recommendations for polycystic kidney disease. She has also been involved in CKD quality assurance projects at Atrius Health. 


Past Joel D. Kopple Award Recipients:

  • 2021: Shivam Joshi, MD
  • 2020: Connie Rhee, MD, MSC
  • 2019: Katy Wilkens, MS, RDN, FNKF
  • 2018: Dr. Angela Yee-Moon Wang
  • 2017: Tilakavati Karupaiah. PhD, APD, AN
  • 2016: Janeen Leon, MS, RDN, LD
  • 2015: Dr. Maria Chan
  • 2014: Juan Jesus Carrera, PharmD
  • 2013: Jordi Goldstein-Fuchs, D.Sc., APN, RD
  • 2012: Nathan Levine, MD
  • 2011: Alp Ikizler, MD
  • 2010: Laura Byham Gray, PhD, RD
  • 2009: Raymond Hakim, MD, PhD
  • 2008: Alison Steiber, PhD, RD, LD
  • 2007: Kamyar Kalantar-Zedeh, MD, PhD, MPH
  • 2006: Mary Pat Kelly, MS, RD, GNP
  • 2005: Jerrilynn D. Burrowes, PhD, RD, CDN
  • 2004: Judith Beto, PhD, FADA
  • 2003: Linda McCann, RD, CSR, LD
  • 2002: Linda Moore, RD
  • 2001: Joel Kopple