Future Research Directions to Prevent
Cardiovascular Disease and its Risk Factors Among Latinos

July 14-16th, 2010
NIH, Neuroscience Building,
6001 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD

Roster

 

Workshop Chairs  
John Elder, PhD, MPH
Distinguished Professor of Public Health
Institute for Behavioral and Community Health
San Diego State University
San Diego CA 92182  
Phone: (619)-594-2997
Email: jelder@projects.sdsu.edu
Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Director, Salud America!
Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research
Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
8207 Callaghan Road, Suite 353
San Antonio, TX  78230
Phone: (210) 562-6500  Fax: (210) 348-0554
Email: ramirezag@uthscsa.edu
Web site: http://www.salud-america.org
Invited Participants  
Elva Arredondo, PhD
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Institute for Behavioral and Community Health
San Diego State University
San Diego CA 92182
Phone: (619)-594-3481
Email: earredondo@projects.sdsu.edu
Guadalupe X. Suchi Ayala, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, San Diego State University
Co-Director, San Diego Prevention Research Center
Institute for Behavioral and Community Health
9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 221
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (619) 594-6686  Fax: (619) 594-2998
Email: ayala@mail.sdsu.edu
Hector Balcazar, PhD
Regional Dean and Professor
Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
UT School of Public Health at Houston
El Paso Regional Campus
1100 N. Stanton, Suite 110
El Paso, Texas 79902
Phone: (915) 747-8507 Fax: (915) 747-8512
Email: hector.g.balcazar@uth.tmc.edu
Olveen Carrasquillo, MD,MPH
Chief, Division of General Medicine
Clinical Research Building, Room 968
(Locator Code C223)
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14th Street Miami, FL 33136
Phone: (305) 243-2718 Fax: (305) 585-5655
Email: oc6@med.miami.edu
Mary E. Charlson, MD
Chief, Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research
Executive Director
Center for Integrative Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Box #46 New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 746-1684   Fax: (212) 746-7443
Email:charl@med.cornell.edu
Andrea Cherrington MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Preventive Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical Towers 624 1530 32d Avenue
South Birmingham, AL 35294-1250
Phone: (205) 934-8960
Email: cherrington@uab.edu
Kim M. Gans, PhD, MPH, LDN
Professor
Director, Institute for Community Health Promotion
Brown University
Box G-S121-8
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-6564   Fax: (401) 863-6551
Email: kim_gans@brown.edu
Michael I Goran, PhD
Director, Childhood Obesity Research Center
Professor of Preventive Medicine; Physiology & Biophysics; and Pediatrics
The Dr. Robert C & Veronica Atkins Chair in Childhood Obesity Diabetes
USC Keck School of Medicine
Email: goran@usc.edu
Felipe Lobelo, MD, PhD
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
CDC-WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health Physical Activity and Health Branch Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Phone: (770) 488-5737
Email: rlobelo@cdc.gov
Jose S. Loredo, MD, MS, MPH
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California San Diego
School of Medicine
200 West Arbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92103
Email: jloredo@ucsd.edu
Diego Osuna, MD, MPH
Kaiser Permanente Colorado
8040 E. Cedar Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: (303) 614-7589
Email: diego.osuna@kp.org
Deborah Parra-Medina, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Institute for Health Promotion Research
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
8207 Callaghan Road, Suite 353
San Antonio, TX  78230
Phone: (210) 562-6500 Fax: (210) 348-0554
Email: parramedina@uthscsa.edu
Kevin Patrick, MD, MS
Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine UCSD
Director, Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems (Calit2)
9500 Gilman Dr. #0811
La Jolla, CA 92093-0811
Phone: (858) 534-9550 Fax: (858) 534-7404
Email: kpatrick@ucsd.edu
Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD
Director
Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Population (MERC)
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite 405
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-4362   Fax: (415) 476-7964
Email: eliseops@medicine.ucsf.edu
Gregory A. Talavera, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Graduate School of Public Health
San Diego State University
9245 Sky Park Court, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92123
Email: gtalaver@mail.sdsu.edu

NIH Participants  
Matilde Alvarado RN, MSN*
Enhanced Dissemination and Utilization Branch
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Building 31 – Claude D Pepper Building,A18
31 Center Dr
Bethesda, MD
Phone: (301) 496-1051   Fax: (301) 402-1051
Email: alvaradm@nhlbi.nih.gov
S. Sonia Arteaga, PhD*
Program Director
Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
Prevention and Population Sciences Program
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 10018
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 435-6677
Email: arteagass@nhlbi.nih.gov
Larissa Avilés-Santa, MD, MPH, FACP, FACE*
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 10018, Room 10188
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7936
Phone: (301) 435-0450   Fax: (301) 480-1455
Email: avilessantal@nhlbi.nih.gov
Aleli Ayala, LND
Summer Intern NHLBI
Graduate Student – MPH Epidemiology
University of Puerto Rico (UPR)
Medical Sciences Campus
Email:aleli.ayala@upr.edu
Diane Bild, MD, MPH
Associate Director
Prevention and Population Sciences
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7936
Phone: (301) 435-0457   Fax: (301) 480-1864
Email: bildd@mail.nih.gov
Josephine Boyington, PhD, MPH
Program Director
Clinical Application and Prevention Branch
Prevention and Population Sciences Program
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Building II, Suite 10018
Bethesda, MD 20892
Email:  boyingtonje@mail.nih.gov
Karen A. Donato, S.M.
Acting Branch Chief, Enhanced Dissemination and Utilization Branch
Coordinator, Overweight and Obesity Research Applications
Division for the Application of Research Discoveries
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Building 31, Room 4A03
31 Center Drive, MSC 2480
Bethesda, MD 20892-2480
Phone: (301) 496-1051    Fax: (301) 402-2405
Email: donatok@nih.gov
Lawrence J. Fine, MD, DrPH
Chief, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch
Prevention and Population Sciences Program
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Dr.
Room 10100, MSC-7936
Bethesda MD 20892-7936
Phone: (301)435-0305 Fax: (301)480-1669
Email: Finel@NHLBI.NIH.GOV
Jane L. Harman, DVM, PhD
Prevention and Population Sciences Program
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 10018
Bethesda, MD 20982-7936
Phone: (301) 435-1290  Fax: (301) 480-1455
Wendy L. Johnson-Askew, Ph.D., MPH, RD*
Public Health Nutrition and Health Policy Advisor
NIH, Division of Nutrition and Research Coordination
Democracy Plaza II, Room 635
6707 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD  20817
Phone: (301) 594-7440   Fax: (301) 480-3768
E:mail: wj50v@nih.gov
Catherine (Cay) Loria, PhD, MS, MA, FAHA*
Nutritional Epidemiologist
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
6701 Rockledge Dr., Suite 10018
Bethesda, MD 20892-7936
Phone: (301) 435-0702 Fax: (301) 480-5158
Email: loriac@mail.nih.gov
Melissa McGowan, MHS, CHES
Division for the Application of Research Discoveries
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Building 31 Room 4A10
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 594-1595
Email: mcgowanm@mail.nih.gov
Toni Nettles
Summer Intern NHLBI
Graduate Student
MPH Behavioral and Environmental Health Promotion Jackson State University (JSU)
Charlotte A. Pratt,  PhD, MS, RD, FAHA*
Program Director
Clinical Application and Prevention Branch
Prevention and Population Sciences Program
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive
MSC 7936, Room 10118
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 435-0382   Fax: (301) 480-5158
E-mail: prattc@nhlbi.nih.gov
Kate Robertson
Summer Intern NHLBI
Medical Student
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Email:kathryn.robertson@ucsf.edu
Melissa Yang
Summer Intern NHLBI
High School Student - Senior
Richard Montgomery High School
  * Planning Group

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