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Christy Avery, PhD
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Christy Avery, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
  • 137 East Franklin Street
  • Suite 306
  • CB #8050
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • USA

Christy Avery is an associate professor who specializes in cardiovascular epidemiology. Her specific research areas include  genetic epidemiology, pharmacogenomics, and translation-oriented methods to assess the burden of cardiovascular diseases in diverse populations. She also teaches graduate courses on epidemiologic data analysis and population burden measures in cardiovascular disease epidemiology.

Honors and Awards

American Heart Association’s Sandra Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular or Hypertension Epidemiology

2015, American Heart Association

CHARGE visiting fellow (Mentor: Dr. Bruce Psaty, University of Washington)

2013, University of Washington

Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence

2010, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Delta Omega Honorary Society for Graduate Studies in Public Health

2008, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Research Activities

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

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