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Heart Disease and Stroke

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Heart Disease and Stroke are leading causes of death and disability in the United States and worldwide. Our research focuses on examining stroke and heart disease outcomes using large administrative databases and observational studies. We use rigorous epidemiologic methods to examine the role of traditional risk factors, genetics, biomarkers, receipt of health services, and community-based characteristics on disease rates and outcomes.

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month- an opportunity for everyone to learn about and improve their cardiovascular health. Throughout February, we are conducting several activities to promote the heart health of our YSPH community and beyond. This includes spreading the word about hands-only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), which when used in conjunction with an automated external defibrillator (AED), can save lives. This video by the American Heart Association shows that hands-only CPR involves just a couple of easy steps: call 9-1-1, get an AED, and push hard and fast until help arrives.

Hands-Only CPR Woman

Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of any tune that is 100 to 120 beats per minute, such as the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive".

Video by American Heart Association

Faculty of Interest

  • Department Chair and Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director, Humanities, Arts, and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative; Co-director, Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

    Research Interests
    • Epidemiology
    • Heart Diseases
    • Quality of Health Care
    • Research
    • Stroke