Epidemiology and Community Health Branch

The mission of the Epidemiology and Community Health Branch (ECHB) is to deploy innovative multimodality ascertainment and analytical approaches with a unifying focus on the phenotypic expressions of heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) diseases, their occurrence and outcomes in populations.

The ECHB will leverage interdisciplinary collaborations and apply methods grounded in epidemiology, population “omics’, behavioral sciences, chronic disease management, health services, and health equity.  In doing so, the ECHB will delineate mechanisms of HLBS diseases and evaluate the intersection of HLBS diseases with aging, multimorbidity and social determinants of health in diverse populations.

Our Labs

Heart Disease Phenomics

The Laboratory of Heart Disease Phenomics focuses on defining clinical and biological heart disease phenotypes, their determinants, and associated outcomes in populations with the goal of advancing treatment and prevention.