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Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of Americans, and several faculty and students in the CPHR program are committed to finding ways to better diagnose and treat diseases like myocardial infarction and heart failure. Cardiovascular disease research is supported in CPHR program through collaboration with the Center for Outcomes Research and Education’s Transitions, Risks and Actions in Coronary Events (TRACE-CORE) study, led by and the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences.

Select faculty engaged in cardiovascular disease research include Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD, PI of the TRACE-CORE study and Chair of the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, who, examines outcomes in ischemic cardiovascular disease, and Robert Goldberg, PhD, a nationally recognized PI of several CVD surveillance studies such as the 3 three-decades-long Worcester Heart Attack Community Surveillance Study.

Dr. Goldberg mentored Han-Yang Chen, MS, who used TRACE-CORE data and data form the Worcester Heart Attack Study.