NEWS & EVENTS
Eliminating Cardiovascular Disparities through Community Engaged Research
June 22 to July 23, 2017
NIH
Description

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) convened several experts from a broad range of biomedical, behavioral, environmental, and social science backgrounds to explore community-engaged implementation research strategies for reducing cardiovascular disparities. Findings from this workshop will help inform NHLBI Strategic Vision Implementation Plan for health disparities implementation research and will have significant impact when scaled up across high burden communities.

Recap

Background

NHBLI has supported several long-standing cohort studies, representing diverse populations, that have added vast new knowledge to our understanding of the onset and progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors. These observational research studies have tracked national CVD trends over the decades and have helped guide efforts for CVD prevention and control. These legacy cohorts have also provided documentation of the substantial and pervasive CVD disparities in specific populations. High burden CVD health disparities are not limited to these cohorts and are also found within U.S. population groups defined by socioeconomic status, educational attainment, sex, race, ethnicity, and geography. While proven-effective interventions capable of addressing CVD in these communities, few implementation research studies have been designed specifically to explore their use in reducing and eliminating CVD disparities.

Presentations

During the workshop there were several presentations and follow-up discussions focusing on several areas including: high burden populations, evidence-based interventions, strategies to engage communities, engaging health care networks interfacing with high burden populations, optimal methods for implementation research studies, and finally, training needs to adequately address each of these areas. The workshop discussions highlighted the opportunities, challenges, strategies, partnerships, and useful resources for tackling CVD disparities amongst population groups with the highest burden. Several key research concepts and approaches emerged from which NHLBI will develop recommendations.

Publication Plans

The organizers for the workshop plan to publish a report from the meeting with a summary of the main findings and recommendations in a peer reviewed journal.

NHLBI Contact

Dr. LeShawndra Price, Ph.D.
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIH
Leshawndra.price@nih.gov

Meeting Participants

Chairs

  • Lisa Cooper, M.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • Elizabeth Ofili, M.D., M.P.H., FACC, Morehouse College
  • Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Ph.D., University of Virginia

Members

  • Sonia Arteaga, Ph.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI
  • Bettina Beech, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Jada Brooks, Ph.D., MSPH, RN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • C. Hendricks Brown, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Richard Cooper, M.D., Loyola University
  • Michael Engelgau, M.D., M.S., CTRIS, NHLBI
  • Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Wayne Giles, M.D., M.S., Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • David Goff Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI
  • Melissa Green Parker, Ph.D., CTRIS, NHLBI
  • Tené Lewis, Ph.D., Emory University
  • George A. Mensah, M.D., CTRIS, NHLBI
  • Ali Mokdad, Ph.D., University of Washington
  • Kari Moore, M.S.N., AGACNP-BC, University of Louisville
  • Cheryl Nelson, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI
  • Brad Newsome, Ph.D., CTRIS, NHLBI
  • LeShawndra Price, PhD., CTRIS, NHLBI
  • Joseph Ravenell, M.D., M.S., New York University
  • Nicole Redmond, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI
  • Al Richmond, M.S.W., Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
  • Rebecca Roper, M.S., M.P.H., CTRIS, NHLBI
  • Nancy Schoenberg, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • Mario Sims, Ph.D., M.S., F.A.H.A., University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Gopal Singh, Ph.D., M.S., M.Sc., Health Resources and Service Administration
  • J.D. Smith, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Roberto Treviño, M.D., Social and Health Research Center
  • Karriem Watson, M.P.H, M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jack Westfall, M.D., M.P.H, Colorado HealthOP

NHLBI Staff Attendees

  • David Abram, Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
  • Ebyan Addou, M.P.H., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Neyal Ammary-Risch, MCHES, Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education and Communications
  • Deshiree Belis, M.P.H., Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
  • Cheryl Anne Boyce, Ph.D., Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
  • Chris Burt, M.B.A., M.S., Benedictine University
  • Rebecca Campo, Ph.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Helen Cox, M.H.S., Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
  • Anthony Crampton, M.B.A., Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
  • Mishyelle Croom, M.A., Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
  • Jennifer Curry, M.P.H., Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
  • Lawrence Fine, M.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Travis Hyam, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Christopher Kyriacou, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Cindy Miner, Ph.D., Office of Science Policy, Engagement, Education and Communications
  • Helena Mishoe, Ph.D., M.P.H., Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
  • Mark Parker, Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
  • Gail Pearson, M.D., Sc.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Ilsa Rovira, M.S., Center for Molecular Medicine
  • Vandana Sachdev, M.D., Echocardiography Laboratory
  • Susan Shero, M.S., B.S.N., Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
  • Gina Wei, M.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences

NIH Institutes and Centers Attendees

  • Vence Bonham Jr., J.D., National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Pamela Collins, M.D., M.P.H., National Institute of Mental Health
  • Aria Crump, Sc.D., National Institute of Drug Abuse
  • Samson Gebreab, Ph.D., M. Sc., National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Michael Hahn, Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Carl Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H., National Institute of Aging
  • Brittany Hollister, Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Andrea Horvath Marques, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health
  • Regina James, M.D., National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D., National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Anne Sumner, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Pamela Thornton, Ph.D., National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Additional Attendees

  • Phil Lee, J.D., Clear Impact
  • Andrew Sanderson II, MD, MPH, FASGE, Office of Minority Health, U.S. DHHS