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Behavioral Research in Heart and Vascular Diseases

Johns Hopkins University
Grant #: T32 HL007180
Program Director: David Levine, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D.,

Trainees Supported: 7 postdoctoral and 1 predoctoral

Areas of Emphasis:
Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases and RISF factors (e.g., high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, inadequate physical activity, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, stroke, end stage renal disease); community-based participatory research; disparities in cardiovascular health (in particular in minority populations); health promotion, health education, and behavioral change; social , cultural, psychological economic ethnic and racial factors in cardiovascular risk, cardiovascular risk and disease in women, health organization and health policy to reduce cardiovascular burden; ethical and moral issues in cardiovascular research and programs; HIV and cardiovascular risk; hypertension control in urban, African American and Latino populations

Program Summary:

The program recruits trainees from the Health Professions[e.g.-m edicine, public health, nursing],who want to focus their research on behavioral and preventive factors and mechanisms regarding cardiovascular disease and health, and on trainees from the Behavioral Sciences[e.g.-psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology]who are committed to an investigative career in cardiovascular disease and health. Predoctoral trainees complete their doctoral theses. All postdoctoral trainees have a required core curriculum and research design and methods, and almost all also enroll in Masters Programs in Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy, or Bioethics. Such training is built into the Program. The Program is in its 38th year, having graduated over 200 postdoctoral and 150 predoctoral trainees. To inquire, and or apply, please send a letter of interest to Dr. David Levine, emphasizing your career interests, a C.V. and 3 letters of Recommendation.

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Last updated: June 2014

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