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Research Training Program in Behavioral Aspects of Heart and Vascular Diseases


Experience, enthusiasm, commitment, and cooperation characterize the program's faculty, who offer breadth of interest and expertise in behavioral research in heart and vascular diseases, and excellence in mentoring.

Jerilyn Allen, BSN, PhD
Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean of Nursing  
Research Interests: Behavioral interventions to enhance recovery post-CABG and post-MI

Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH   
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health
Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research   
Research Interests: Dietary interventions in the prevention and control of CVD

Eric Bass, MD, MPH    
Professor of Medicine; Director, Evidence-Based Practice Center; Editor-in-Chief, Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action; Associate Director, Physician and Society Course     
Research Interests: Decision-making theory and analysis in treatment of CVD

Diane Becker, RN, ScD
Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and Management; Director, Center for Health Promotion
Research Interests: Prevention cardiology; heart disease in high-risk families and communities; smoking cessation

Roger Blumenthal, MD, FACC, FCCP, FAHA
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology; Director, Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center; Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Heart Health at Timonium     
Research Interests: Prevention of cardiovascular disease

Lee Bone, RN, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health, Behavior & Society
Research Interests: Control of hypertension in high-risk communities

Frederick Brancati, MD, MHS, FACP
University Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology; Samsung Professor of Medicine; Joint Appointments in Nursing & Oncology; Associate Director, Division of General Internal Medicine; Director, Hopkins-UMB Diabetes Prevention & Control Core; Executive Medical Director, Business Development & Strategic Alliances; Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Obesity, diabetes mellitus, minority health

Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH, FACP
Frederick Brancati, MD Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Director, Division of General Internal Medicine; Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Obesity and diabetes

Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH
James F. Fries Professor of Medicine; Joint Appointments in Epidemiology and Health Policy & Management; Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research; Director, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities
Research Interests: Psychosocial and cultural factors in cardiovascular risk in black and white populations

Josef Coresh, MD, PhD 
Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Medicine    
Research Interests: Cardiovascular risks and renal disease and lipid disorders

Barbara Curbow, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Health, Behavior & Society, and Health Policy & Management, JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health
Research Interests: Communication research to enhance patient care understanding

Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH      
Philip Franklin Wagley Professor in Biomedical Ethics; Professor of Medicine and Health Policy & Management; Executive Director, Berman Institute of Bioethics
Research Interests: Ethical aspects of cardiovascular research, justice

Daniel Ford, MD, MPH   
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management; Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation, School of Medicine
Research Interests: Mood and cardiovascular disease

Jennifer Haythornthwaite, PhD        
Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director, Center for Mind-Body Research; Director, Behavioral Medicine Clinic
Research Interests: Behavioral medicine

Martha Hill, PhD          
Professor of Nursing; Dean, School of Nursing
Research Interests: High blood pressure in young black males, dissemination of research, introductory  practice, prevention of hypertension

Felicia Hill-Briggs,  PhD       
Associate Professor of Medicine, Behavioral Science, and Rehabilitation   
Research Interests: Behavioral aspects of CVD risk reduction

Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH
Dean, Bloomberg School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management
Research Interests: Early precursors and predictors of cardiovascular disease in adulthood

Peter Kwiterovich, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; Director, Lipid Research and Atherosclerosis Division; Director, Johns Hopkins University Lipid Clinic     
Research Interests: Atherosclerosis, lipids and dietary behavior

David Levine, MD, MPD, ScD
Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing; Director, Program of Research in Health Behavior and Risk Reduction; Director, Office of Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs, Department of Medicine; Director, Pre and Postdoctoral Cardiovascular Research Training Grant in Behavioral and Preventive Aspects of Heart and Vascular Diseases
Research Interests: Behavioral and educational factors and interventions in preventions and control of CVD and risk; community controls of high blood pressure  

Edgar R. Miller, MD, PhD         
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Co-Director, Hypertension Clinic     
Research Interests: Dietary behavioral interventions to reduce cardiovascular risk

Debra Roter, DrPH, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Nursing, Health Policy & Management, and Health, Behavior & Society     
Research Interests: Provider-patient communication

David Salkever, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Management, JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health; Director, Health Economics Program
Research Interests: Cost-benefit analysis of interventions to control CVD

Kerry Stewart, EdD     
Professor of Medicine and Nursing
Research Interests: School-based interventions to improve cardiovascular health promoting behaviors, physical activity

Jeremy Sugarman, MD,MPH, MA       
Harvey M. Meyerhoff  Professor of Bioethics and Medicine
Deputy Director for Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics
Research Interests: Ethical sigues in research

Moysés Szklo, MD, DrPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology     
Research Interests: Investigation of atherosclerosis in communities

J. Hunter Young, MD, MPH     
Assistant Professor of Medicine     
Research Interests: High blood pressure control, genetic influences 

Scott Zeger, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics, JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health; Vice Provost for Research
Research Interests: Biostatistical issues in community-based research

Objectives and Areas of Special Emphasis 
Curriculum and Mentoring 
Eligibility and Application       



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