Gerardo Heiss

Kenan Distinguished Professor
EpidemiologyCurriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
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Campus Box 8050
27514-4145
USA
T: 919-962-3253

gerardo_heiss@unc.edu

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Education
1976 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Epidemiology
1973 University of London MSc, Social Medicine
1968 University of Chile MD
Research interests

  • Cardiovascular disease
Research activities

Current Positions

Since: 1984 Professor
Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health
1985 – 2011 Director of Graduate Studies
Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health

Professional Memberships

Council on Epidemiology
Society for Epidemiologic Research
International Society and Federation of Cardiology
North Carolina Public Health Association
American Public Health Association
Council on Arteriosclerosis

Key publications
The FBPP Investigators (2002)
A multi-center genetic study of hypertension: The Family Blood Pressure Program.
Hypertension: vol.39, p.3-9.

Coady SA, Sharrett AR, Zheng ZJ, Evans GW, Heiss G (2002)
Vasectomy, inflammation, atherosclerosis and long-term follow-up for cardiovascular diseases: No associations in the ARIC Study.
Journal of Urology: vol.167, p.204-207.

Carnethon MR, Liao D, Evans GW, Cascio WE, Chambless LE, Rosamond WD, Tyroler HA, Heiss G (2002)
Does the cardiac autonomic response to postural change predict incident coronary heart disease and mortality?.
American Journal of Epidemiology: vol.155, p.48-56.

Hunt KJ, Pankow JS, Offenbacher S, Kritchevsky SB, Duncan BB, Sharrett AR, Heiss G (2002)
B-mode ultrasound-detected carotid artery lesions with and without acoustic shadowing and their association with markers of inflammation and enothelial activation: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.
Atherosclerosis: vol.162, p.145-155. Carnethon MR, Liao D, Evans GW, Cascio WE, Rautaharju P, Crow R, Chambless LE, Heiss G (2002)
Population correlates of the shift in autonomic balance with an active postural change, measured by heart rate variabilit- the ARIC Study.
American Heart Journal: vol.143, p.808-813.