Research Lab Results for coronary artery disease
Daniel Ford LabPrincipal Investigator:
Daniel Ford, M.D., M.P.H.
Research in the Daniel Ford Lab seeks to understand the relationships between depression and va...rious chronic medical conditions. Recently, we've focused on depression and coronary artery disease as well as tactics for improving care for patients with medical comorbidity. Our research was among the first to document depression as a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke. Our team is also interested in exploring how information technology can be used to improve the care of patients with depression and tobacco abuse. view moreResearch Areas: coronary artery disease, tobacco use, depression, stroke, information technology, myocardial infarction
Rasika Mathias LabPrincipal Investigator:
Rasika Mathias, Sc.D.
Research in the Rasika Mathias Lab focuses on the genetics of asthma in people of African ances...try. Our work led to the first genomewide association study of its kind in 2009. Currently, we are analyzing the whole-genome sequence of more than 1,000 people of African ancestry from the Consortium on Asthma among African-ancestry Populations in the Americas (CAAPA). CAAPA’s goal is to use whole-genome sequencing to expand our understanding of how genetic variants affect asthma risk in populations of African ancestry and to provide a public catalog of genetic variation for the scientific community. We’re also involved in the study of coronary artery disease though the GeneSTAR Program, which aims to identify mechanisms of atherogenic vascular diseases and attendant comorbidities. view moreResearch Areas: heart disease, African Americans, asthma, genomics, health disparities