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Michael Joseph Blaha, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Clinical Research, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Cardiology
Research Interests: Primary prevention of heart disease and stroke
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Dr. Blahas research interest is in the prevention of heart attacks. His primary work with the Ciccarone Center includes improving cardiovascular risk prediction through novel methods of early detection of atherosclerosis including the use of cardiac computed tomography. Dr. Blaha has worked for the last 7 years on the Multi- Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), an NIH-funded study that seeks to explain the distribution and progression of early atherosclerosis amongst healthy people. He received a Young Investigator Award from MESA in 2011 for his work that was published in the Lancet Medical Journal. His work with MESA motivated his plans to construct a consortium of institutions committed to understanding the appropriate use of cardiac computed tomography in clinical practice. If successful, this consortium will produce data that will guide the appropriate, cost-effective use of imaging in clinical practice. Within Epidemiology, Dr. Blaha works with the Estudo Longitudinal de Saude de Adulto Brasil (ELSA-Brasil Study) which is the most modern epidemiologic study of the determinants of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. He will serve as coprincipal investigator of the Lipid and Biomarker substudy of ELSA-Brasil. Dr. Blaha is also committed to improving the cardiovascular health of the population via policy change and outreach. He runs the Heart-Smart Living blog on Yahoo! Health (http://health.yahoo.net/experts/heartsmartliving) which helps spread the word about living healthy lifestyles.
- Director of Clinical Research, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
- Assistant Professor of Medicine
Centers & Institutes
- MD MPH, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2006)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2009)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (2012)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (2012)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2009)
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