RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO EPIDEMIOLOGY
POTENTIALLY DESERVING INCREASED EMPHASIS (listed by task force or
- Task Force on Epidemiology and Prevention
of CVD, 1994.
- Incorporate cultural assessment techniques into
- Enhance knowledge of the role of physical
activity in reducing CVD and its complications.
- Task Force on Behavioral Research in
Cardiovascular, Lung, and Blood Health and Disease, 1998.
- Encourage research on behavioral issues
relevant to lung and blood diseases.
- Encourage further research on the biological
mechanisms that underlie associations between behavior and disease.
- Conference on Socioeconomic Status and
Cardiovascular Health and Disease, 1995.
- Develop, validate and incorporate more
sophisticated measures of SES, with explicit attention to features that may
condition the definition in women, minorities and rural residents.
- Study SES from childhood on; including
influences of the family, community, school and workplace.
- Working Group on Research in Coronary Heart
Disease in Blacks, 1994.
- Establish culturally specific and reliable
dietary assessment tools that allow determination of the nutrient composition
of the diets of black populations.
- Encourage the biomedical community to take
greater responsibility for the ways in which genetic research comparing ethnic
groups is communicated.
- Develop innovative, new methods for assessing
energy expenditure related to physical activity, particularly in
- Special Emphasis Panel on Opportunities and
Obstacles to Genetic Research, 1997.
- Provide necessary funding to facilitate
collaborations between new investigators and existing large collections.
- National Sleep Disorders Research Plan,
- Develop new technological approaches for
diagnosis and screening of sleep disorders and for detecting abnormalities of
sleep as early biological markers of psychiatric illnesses.
- Expert Panel on Genetic Strategies for
Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases, 1993.
- Establish interdisciplinary training
- Organize workshops/courses in which
investigators can present possible studies to experts in statistical genetics
and epidemiology to obtain a detailed proposal critique.
- Once genetic factors have been identified,
support research to evaluate the cost-benefit issues and the impact of genetic
screening on prevention and treatment.
- Address the need for guidelines for
Institutional Review Boards reviewing genetic family studies.
- Task Force on Research in Atherosclerosis,
- Further studies to evaluate the importance of
oxidative modification of LDL and other modifications and to explore the
potential for clinical intervention.
- More detailed investigation of the consequences
of marked hypocholesterolemia are required.
- Task Force on Research in Heart Failure,
- By using molecular biology techniques, it may
be possible to identify a genetic basis for the risk for heart failure.
- Respiratory Health of Women: Current
Perspective and Future Research Needs, 1992.
- Influence of gender on natural history of
asthma; genetic basis of asthma.
- Sickle Cell Task Force Report on
Investigator- and Institute-initiated Research, 1993.
- A prospective epidemiological study of sickle
cell disease and sickle crises with respect to various markers of coagulation
and fibrinolysis is needed.
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