Leadership and Program Faculty

Program Director

James S. Pankow, PhD
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Diabetes

Ryan T. Demmer, PhD
Diabetes, Microbiome, Biomarkers


Ellen W. Demerath, PhD
Obesity, Childhood Risk, Genetic Epidemiology

David R. Jacobs, Jr., PhD
Design and Analysis, Nutrition Methodology

Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, MD, PhD

Pamela L. Lutsey, PhD

Pamela J. Schreiner, PhD
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Biology

Sanaz Sedaghat, PhD
Chronic Kidney Disease, Dementia, and CVD Epidemiology


Lin Yee Chen, MD
Atrial Fibrillation

Biology / Physiology

Myron D. Gross, PhD
Lab Methods, Marker Studies


Richard F. MacLehose, PhD
Statistical Methods, Data Analysis

Genetic Epidemiology

James S. Pankow, PhD
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Diabetes

Weihong Tang, PhD, MS, MD
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology


Lisa Harnack, DrPH, RD
Nutritional Epidemiology

Mark A. Pereira, PhD
Nutrition, Metabolism, Diabetes, Exercise

Nancy Sherwood, PhD
Obesity Prevention and Treatment, Intervention Designs

Lyn M. Steffen, PhD
Nutritional Epidemiology

Social Epidemiology

Jaime Slaughter-Acey, PhD
Health Equity, Maternal Child health

Rachel Widome, PhD
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