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Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology & Prevention Mentors

Primary Mentors

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD


Vice chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
Chief of Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine
Mary Harris Thompson Professor
Professor of Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Risk factors for and cardiovascular complications of diabetes and obesity

David Cella, PhD


Chair, Department of Medical Social Sciences
Director, Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes
Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professor
Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Quality-of-life (QOL) measurement in clinical trials, cross-cultural equivalence of QOL measurement, efficacy of psychosocial interventions in oncology and medical outcomes research

Philip Greenland, MD


Director, Center for Population Health Sciences
Harry W. Dingman Professor of Cardiology
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Epi and prevention of coronary atherosclerosis, risk prediction, noninvasive measures of atherosclerosis

Kiang Liu, PhD


Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Analysis of prospective epi studies, epi of hypertension and atherosclerotic disease

Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM


Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
Director, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Eileen M. Foell Professor
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Lifetime risk estimation, ECG abnormalities

Mary McDermott, MD


Jeremiah Stamler Professor
Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Peripheral artery disease

Bonnie Spring, PhD


Director, Center for Behavior and Health
Chief of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Behavioral risk factors for CVD particularly obesity, physical inactivity, poor-quality diet and smoking

Jeremiah Stamler, MD


Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine, former department chair, previous T32 program director

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Role of lifestyles (population-wide habits of eating, drinking, smoking and physical activity) and lifestyle-related risk factors underlying CVD

Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD


Chief of Nutrition in the Department of Preventive Medicine
Professor of Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Role of diet in the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases, including coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer

Secondary Mentors

Norrina Allen, PhD


Associate professor of Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Neighborhood and environment on CVD, disparities in quality of care and outcomes, health services research

Lifang Hou, MD, PhD


Chief of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention in the Department of Preventive Medicine
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Biological mechanisms of environmental risk factors, epigenetics, genetics

Mark Huffman, MD, MPH


Quentin D. Young Professor of Health Policy
Associate professor of Preventive Medicine and Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: CV epidemiology, preventive cardiology, global CV disease, Cochrane Heart Group, clinical trials

Kiarri Kershaw, PhD, MPH


Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Cardiovascular disease health disparities, racial residential segregation and health, biological mechanisms relating psychosocial stress and health

Darwin Labarthe, MD, PhD, MPH


Professor of Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Global CVD, optimal cardiovascular health, translation of CVD research into policy, career mentoring

Susan Quaggin, MD


Director, Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute
Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension in the Department of Medicine
Charles H. Mayo, MD, Professor
Professor of Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Vascular biology, kidney disease, genetic and molecular pathways that establish and maintain vascular structure

Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, PhD


Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Genetics of CVD, diabetes and obesity, GWAS studies, translation of GWAS into clinical care

Sanjiv Shah, MD


Neil J. Stone, MD, Professor
Professor of Medicine

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Echocardiography, cardiovascular physiology, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension

Justin Starren, MD, PhD


Chief of Health and Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Preventive Medicine
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Healthcare computing, medical decision-making, electronic health records and data warehouses

Clyde Yancy, MD


Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine
Magerstadt Professor
Professor of Medicine and Medical Social Sciences

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Heart failure, comparative effectiveness research, mentoring and career counseling

Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD


Chief of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Neurology
Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor of Neurology
Professor of Neurology

Research Interests/involvement in the Training Program: Sleep disorders, population-based sleep and circadian timing in cardio-metabolic disease risk

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