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Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Training Program

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Projects at Johns Hopkins Research Center - Downtown Hagerstown

Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study 


ARIC Carotid MRI 


Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)


Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) Study

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Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS)    

     Sleep, Obesity, and Metabolism in Normal 
     and Obese Subjects (SOMNOS)

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Overview of Research
ARIC Fact Sheet
CHS Fact Sheet
GEM Fact Sheet
SHHS Fact Sheet
SOMNOS Fact Sheet
Staff Directory

Faculty Research Highlights

Brad Astor, PhD, MPH

Kidney function and anemia as risk factors for coronary heart disease and
mortality: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

Association of kidney function and hemoglobin with left ventricular morphology among African Americans: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study

Paulo Chaves, MD, PhD

Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults: Insights from the Cardiovascular Health Study

Josef Coresh, MD, PhD

Decreased Kidney Function in the Elderly: Clinical and Preclinical, Neither Benign

Apolipoprotein E and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

Plasma Lipids and Risk of Developing Renal Dysfunction: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

Linda Fried, MD, MPH

The Cardiovascular Health Study: Design and Rationale

Risk Factors for 5-Year Mortality in Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study

Frailty in Older Adults: Evidence for a Phenotype

Linda Kao, PhD, MHS

Genetic Variation of the Renin-Angiotensin System and Chronic Kidney Disease Progression in Black Individuals in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

Coffee and Sweetened Beverage Consumption and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Naresh Punjabi, MD, PhD

Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Glucose Intolerance, and Insulin Resistance: The Sleep Heart Health Study

Cigarette Smoking and Nocturnal Sleep Architecture

Richey Sharrett, MD, PhD

Smoking and diabetes differ in their associations with subclinical atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease - the ARIC Study

Moyses Szklo, MD, DrPH, MPH

Social Inequalities and Atherosclerosis. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

Socioeconomic differences in progression of carotid intima-media thickness in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study

Training grant support should be acknowledged whenever appropriate (papers, presentations, CV). The recommended text for papers is: Dr. Smith was supported by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute grant 5T32HL007024, or this study was supported by grant 5T32HL007024