Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine


Primary Mentors

(listed in alphabetical order)


Rank; Department; University Affiliation                    

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program     

Carnethon, Mercedes (PhD)

Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine

Risk factors for and cardiovascular complications of diabetes and obesity

Cella, David (PhD)

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Institute for Healthcare Studies, FSM

quality of life (QOL) measurement in clinical trials, cross-cultural equivalence of QOL measurement, efficacy of psychosocial interventions in oncology, and medical outcomes research

Daviglus, Martha (MD, PhD)  

Prof; Med and Public Health; UIC

CVD risk factors in early adulthood and long-term outcomes; minority health

Greenland, Philip (MD)

Harry W. Dingman Professor and Executive Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Epi and prevention of coronary atherosclerosis, risk prediction, noninvasive measures of atherosclerosis

Liu, Kiang (PhD)

Professor and Associate Chair for Research

Analysis of prospective epi studies; epi of hypertension and atherosclerotic disease

Lloyd-Jones, Donald (MD, ScM)

Chair, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medicine (Cardiology) at FSM

Lifetime risk estimation; ECG abnormalities

McDermott, Mary (MD)

Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine at FSM

Peripheral Artery Disease

Spring, Bonnie (PhD)

Professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry at Northwestern

behavioral risk factors for CVD particularly obesity, physical inactivity, poor quality diet, and smoking

Stamler, Jeremiah (MD)

Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine at FSM, former Department Chair, and previous T32 Program Director

Role of lifestyles (population-wide habits of eating, drinking, smoking and physical activity) and lifestyle-related risk factors underlying CVD

Van Horn, Linda (RD,PhD)

Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine

role of diet in the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases including coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer