Research Lab Results for African Americans
Daniel Brotman LabPrincipal Investigator:
Daniel Brotman, M.D.
Research in the Daniel Brotman Lab focuses on aspects of hospital medicine such as quality impr...ovement, patient satisfaction and perioperative medicine. We recently conducted a cohort study of hypertensive African Americans to examine how access to care, treatment ambivalence and medication non-adherence affect long-term mortality. view moreResearch Areas: patient satisfaction, quality improvement, African Americans, hospital medicine
Hsin-Chieh Yeh LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Jessica Yeh, Ph.D.
Work in the Hsin-Chieh Yeh Lab focuses on clinical trials and cohort studies of diabetes, obesi...ty and behavioral intervention, cancer and hypertension. Recent investigations have focused on novel risk factors and complications related to obesity and type 2 diabetes, particularly lung function, smoking and cancer. We recently co-led a randomized clinical trial of tailored dietary advice for consumption of dietary supplements to lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular disease risk factors in hypertensive urban African Americans. view moreResearch Areas: epidemiology, African Americans, cancer, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, behavioral medicine
J. Hunter Young LabPrincipal Investigator:
Jeffery Young, M.D., M.H.S.
Research in the J. Hunter Young Lab focuses on the genetic epidemiology and physiology of cardi...ovascular disease and its risk factors, especially hypertension, diabetes and obesity. Current activities include an observational study of hypertension among African Americans; a genetic epidemiology study of worldwide cardiovascular disease susceptibility patterns; and several population-based observational studies of cardiovascular and renal disease. A recent focus group study found that changes in housing and city policies might lead to improved environmental health conditions for public housing residents. view moreResearch Areas: epidemiology, kidney diseases, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, genomics, physiology, cardiovascular diseases
Lisa Cooper LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
The Lisa Cooper Lab is dedicated to researching patient-centered interventions for improving he...alth outcomes and overcoming racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Our primary focus is on the factors of physician communication skills and cultural competence training, patient shared decision-making and self-management skills training. Recently, we have explored patient-centered depression care for African Americans, tactics for improving patient-physician communication about management of hypertension, and reducing ethnic and social disparities in health. In addition, we are currently researching racial disparities in cardiovascular health outcomes for patients living in Baltimore. view moreResearch Areas: epidemiology, patient-centered health care, patient-provider relationships, hypertension, race, health services research, cultural competence, health disparities
Lisa Yanek LabPrincipal Investigator:
Lisa Yanek, M.P.H.
Research in the Lisa Yanek Lab focuses on cardiovascular disease in families and risk factor mo...dification. Recently, we conducted a study to determine the association of lean versus fat mass with fitness in healthy, overweight and obese African Americans from families with early-onset coronary disease. view moreResearch Areas: African Americans, cardiovascular diseases, risk factor modification