In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Casey M. Rebholz, PhD, MS, MNSP, MPH, FAHA, will present an overview of "Dietary Biomarkers and Cardioprotective Mechanisms of the DASH Diet." She will discuss biomarkers as an objective approach to assess dietary intake. Dr. Rebholz will also present findings on metabolomic and proteomic biomarkers of the DASH dietary pattern from observational studies as well as clinical trials. Finally, she will share metabolomic markers of blood pressure reduction in response to the DASH diet.
Dr. Rebholz is a tenure-track Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Core Faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, with a joint appointment in the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research focuses primarily on biomarkers of dietary intake and chronic disease risk. Another main research interest is dietary intake as a modifiable risk factor for cardiometabolic diseases. Dr. Rebholz is an active investigator in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, and is currently funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Office of Dietary Supplements, and the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. In the past few years, she has used metabolomics and proteomics to identify new, objective biomarkers of dietary intake and disease risk.