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NHLBI Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Seminar: Cardiovascular Health in the Peripartum Period: Drivers and Determinants

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET


Image of Dr. Sadiya S. Khan, MD, MScIn this one-hour webinar, Dr. Sadiya S. Khan, MD, MSc, will present an overview of "Cardiovascular Health in the Peripartum Period: Drivers and Determinants." She will discuss how cardiovascular health in the peripartum period is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes with short- and long-term implications for the birthing adult and offspring. Dr. Khan will also share how upstream drivers, including social, psychological, and lifestyle factors, offer opportunities for intervention to improve cardiovascular health. Finally, she will discuss why interventions should include individual-, health-system, community, and policy-level approaches to prioritize the greatest benefit in optimizing intergenerational cardiovascular health.

Dr. Sadiya S. Khan is the Magerstadt Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology and tenured Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, inaugural Director of the Center of Population Science and Aging in the Potocsnak Longevity Institute, and preventive cardiologist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Khan's clinical expertise and research focus on the epidemiology, risk prediction, and genetics of cardiovascular disease with a focus on pregnancy-specific risk factors. Dr. Khan's research efforts are supported by multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. Dr. Khan has published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific research publications in leading medical journals and has an h-index of 41 (Scopus, January 2024). Her original science has been highlighted by the American Heart Association as among the Top Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research for four consecutive years (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023). 

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