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Diagnostics and Disease Management Tools for Use in Underserved Populations: An NHLBI Research & Implementation Workshop

April 14 - 15, 2021
Virtual event


The NHLBI is hosting a virtual research workshop to discuss barriers to—and opportunities for—improving heart, lung blood, and sleep (HLBS) health in underserved communities. Participants will discuss how to tailor health monitoring devices and tools that diagnose patients to underserved, low-resource, and remote communities. Participants will:

  • Identify practical and affordable technology solutions to diagnose and manage HLBS diseases
  • Prioritize the ones that could have the greatest impact in these underserved groups
  • Determine the ones best suited for further research and testing

Join technology and medical device experts, implementation scientists, community health workers, and many others for discussions on:

  • Technology and data use to improve HLBS health in these communities
  • Effective community strategies for disease management
  • Device development for use in these communities
  • Innovative diagnostic tools and programs that could be used as models

This workshop is free, open to the public, and available via NIH videocast. Register in advance for this Zoom event.


Watch the NIH Videocast:

Speakers, Panelists, and Moderators

  • Christopher Austin, M.D., National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH
  • Shauntice Allen, Ph.D., M.A., The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Jeroan Allison, M.D., M.S., University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Elise Berliner, Ph.D., Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Lyle Best, M.D., Missouri Breaks Industries Research
  • Bishow Adhikari, Ph.D., Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS), NHLBI, NIH
  • Marishka Brown, Ph.D., National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, Division of Lung Diseases (DLD), NHLBI, NIH
  • Tyra Bryant-Stephens, M.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., University of Miami Health System
  • Jue Chen, Ph.D., DCVS, NHLBI, NIH
  • Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NIH
  • Jean Marie Connors, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Nakela L. Cook, M.D., M.P.H., Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • M. Bradley Drummond, M.D., M.H.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • William England, Ph.D., JD, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Chris Fore, Ph.D., Indian Health Service (IHS) TeleBehavioral Health Center of Excellence
  • Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., NHLBI, NIH
  • Umut Gurkan, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
  • David Harrison, M.D., Vanderbilt University
  • W. Keith Hoots, M.D., Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR), NHLBI, NIH
  • Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D., National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH
  • Erin Iturriaga, DNP, M.S.N., RN, DCVS, NHLBI, NIH
  • Girardin Jean-Louis, Ph.D., NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Tania Kamphaus, M.Sc., Ph.D., Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
  • Douglas Kelly, M.D., Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Wilbur Lam, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University
  • Christine Lee, Ph.D., Pharm.D., Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, FDA
  • Meredith McCormack, M.D., M.H.S., Johns Hopkins University
  • David McManus, M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Martin Mendoza, Ph.D., Office of Minority Health, HHS
  • Kyung Moon, Ph.D., DBDR, NHLBI, NIH
  • Mahasin Mujahid, Ph.D., M.S., FAHA, University of California, Berkeley
  • Wendy Nilsen, Ph.D., National Science Foundation
  • Patricia O'Brien-Richardson, Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • Marcia O'Leary, RN, Missouri Breaks Industries Research
  • Betty S. Pace, M.D., Augusta University
  • Athena Philis-Tsimikas, M.D., Scripps Research Translational Institute and the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute
  • Susy Postal, DNP, RN-BC, IHS
  • Naresh M. Punjabi, M.D., Ph.D., University of Miami
  • Kathleen Rousche, Ph.D., Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC), NHLBI, NIH
  • Ŝeila Selimović, Ph.D., Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
  • Michael Snyder, Ph.D, Stanford University
  • Leith States, M.D., M.P.H., Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS
  • Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
  • Louis Vuga, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., DLD, NHLBI, NIH
  • Hilary Wall, M.P.H., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Makeda Williams, Ph.D., M.P.H., Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS), NHLBI, NIH
  • LCDR Shondelle Wilson-Frederick, Ph.D., Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services