Christy Avery

Assistant Professor
EpidemiologyCurriculum Vitae
137 East Franklin Street , 306E Bank of America Building
Campus Box 8050
Chapel Hill 27599-8050
T: 919-966-4312

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1999 Michigan State University BS, Human Biology
2003 University of Michigan MPH, Epidemiology
2007 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Epidemiology
EPID 716 Epidemiologic Data Analysis Syllabus
EPID 889 Population Burden Measures in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Syllabus
Research interests

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Environment (general)
Research activities

Cardiovascular disease epidemiology with specific areas related to heart failure, genetic epidemiology, pharmacogenomics, and environmental health. I am also interested in translation-oriented methods to assess the burden of cardiovascular diseases in diverse populations.

Key publications
Avery CL, Loehr LR, Baggett C, Chang PP, Kucharska-Newton AM, Matsushita K, Rosamond WD, Heiss G. (2012)
The Population Burden of Heart Failure Attributable to Modifiable Risk Factors: The ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) Study.
J Am Coll Cardiol: vol.60(17), p.1640-6.

Avery CL, He QC, North KE, Ambite JL, Boerwinkle E, Fornage M, Hindorff LA, Kooperberg C, Meigs JB, Pankow JS, Pendergrass SA, Psaty BM, Ritchie MD, Rotter JI, Taylor KD, Wilkens LR, Heiss G, Lin DY (2011)
A Phenomics-Based Strategy Identifies Loci on APOC1, BRAP, and PLCG1 Associated with Metabolic Syndrome Phenotype Domains.
PLoS Genetics: vol.7(10), p.e1002322.

Avery CL, Mills KT, Williams R, McGraw KA, Poole C, Smith RL, Whitsel EA (2010)
Estimating error in using ambient PM2.5 concentrations as proxies for personal exposures: a review.
Epidemiology: vol.21(2), p.215-223.