Cardiovascular and Cardiometabolic Diseases

Cardiovascular and cardiometabolic diseases are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Gillings researchers investigate diverse factors ranging from genetic and molecular to social and behavioral to environmental factors so we can better prevent, manage, and treat these chronic diseases.

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Highlighted Leaders in the Field

Other Leaders in the Field

Linda Adair, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Lorraine Alexander, DrPHAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Ralph S. Baric, PhDWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, MA, PhDDistinguished Professor EmeritusDepartment of Nutrition
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAEDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Jianwen Cai, PhDCary C. Boshamer Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Lori Carter-Edwards, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartments of Epidemiology and Health Behavior, and Public Health Leadership Program
David Couper, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Carolyn Crump, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Julie L. Daniels, PhDProfessorDepartments of Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health
Molly De Marco, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Radhika Dhingra, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Shufa Du, MD, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Lawrence S. Engel, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Lori A. Evarts, MPH, PMP, CPH, MBTIAssociate Professor and Director of Graduate StudiesPublic Health Leadership Program
Kelly R. Evenson, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Nora Franceschini, MD, MPH, FAHAProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Rebecca Fry, PhDCarol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in Children’s Environmental Health and Associate Chair for Strategic InitiativesDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Shoshana K. Goldberg, PhDAdjunct Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhDCarla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and Associate Dean for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Emily W. Gower, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Misa Graff, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Anthony Hackney, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Carolyn T. Halpern, PhDProfessor and ChairDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Annie Green Howard, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Stephen D. Hursting, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Jon M. Hussey, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Folami Ideraabdullah, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Yuchao Jiang, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Martin Kohlmeier, MDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Lisa M. LaVange, PhDProfessor and ChairDepartment of Biostatistics
Meg Landfried, MPHAssistant Professor and MPH Practicum DirectorDepartment of Health Behavior
Feng-Chang Lin, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Laura Loehr, MD, PhD, MSAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Jennifer L. Lund, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Leslie A. Lytle, PhDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Nobuyo Maeda, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Suzanne Maman, PhDAssociate Dean for Global Health and ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Stephanie L. Martin, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Chantel Martin, PhDAssistant Professor
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhDCary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine and ChairDepartment of Nutrition
Katie Meyer, ScDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Sonia Napravnik, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Hazel B. Nichols, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Rachel Noble, PhDProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Kari North, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Andrew Olshan, PhDBarbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer EpidemiologyDepartment of Epidemiology
Matthew A. Psioda, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Wayne Rosamond, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Carmen Samuel-Hodge, RD, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Todd Schwartz, DrPHProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
S. Raza Shaikh, PhDAssociate Professor and Associate Chair for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Jeffrey Simms, MSPHAssistant Professor, Director of Student Life and Alumni Relations and Interim Associate Dean for Inclusive ExcellenceDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Lindsey Smith Taillie, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Jason Smith, PhDAdjunct Associate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, DrPHAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Sally Clark Stearns, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
June Stevens, PhDDistinguished ProfessorDepartments of Epidemiology and Nutrition
Delisha Stewart, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Til Stürmer, MD, MPH, PhDNancy A. Dreyer Distinguished Professor and ChairDepartment of Epidemiology
Mirek Styblo, PhDProfessorDepartments of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and Nutrition
Susan Sumner, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Deborah Tate, PhDProfessorDepartments of Health Behavior and Nutrition
Amanda Thompson, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Justin Trogdon, PhDProfessor and Associate Director, PhD programDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Kimberly Parker Truesdale, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Carmina G. Valle, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPHAdjunct ProfessorDepartments of and Epidemiology, and Public Health Leadership Program
Anissa I. Vines, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Saroja Voruganti, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Dianne Stanton Ward, EdD, FTOS, FACSMProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Sharon Stucker Weir, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Daniel Westreich, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Eric Whitsel, MDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Karin B. Yeatts, PhDAssociate Professor and MPH Concentration Lead, Applied EpidemiologyDepartment of Epidemiology
Steven Zeisel, MD, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Donglin Zeng, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics

Highlighted Courses Related to Cardiovascular and Cardiometabolic Diseases

  • EPID 735 – Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • EPID 814 – Obesity Epidemiology
  • EPID 897 – Advanced Seminar in Cardiovascular Research