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Elizabeth Selvin, PhD

  • Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

2024 E. Monument Street
Suite 2-600
Baltimore, Maryland 21287


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004
MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2001
BA, Northwestern University, 1999


Dr. Elizabeth Selvin is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heath and holds a joint appoint in the School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. She is currently principal investigator of grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the National Kidney Foundation. Dr. Selvin is an internationally recognized leader in the field of diabetes and cardiovascular epidemiology. Her work on the association of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) with complications and its role in the diagnosis of diabetes has directly influenced clinical practice guidelines. In 2013, she was awarded the Harry Keen Memorial Award by the International Diabetes Epidemiology Group of the International Diabetes Federation for her contributions to the field. 

Dr. Selvin has a particular interest in the interface of epidemiology and clinical and public health policy. Much of her work focuses on the study of biomarkers and diagnostics relavant to diabetes and its complications. An overarching goal of her work is use epidemiologic research to inform diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and kidney disease screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

Honors and Awards

2015 Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

2013 Harry Keen Memorial Award, International Diabetes Epidemiology Group, International Diabetes Federation

2012 Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2012 Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health

2012 Fellow of the American Heart Association

1999-2001 Dean’s Scholarship, University of Michigan School of Public Health

1999-2001 Klare Memorial Scholarship, University of Michigan School of Public Health 1999

Summa cum Laude, Northwestern University

1999 Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University

  • epidemiology
  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • obesity
  • biomarkers
  • diagnostics
  • policy

Selected Publications (out of over 200 total)

  • Selvin E, Marinopoulos S, Berkenblit G, Rami T, Brancati FL, Powe NR, Golden SH. Meta-analysis: glycosylated hemoglobin and cardiovascular disease in diabetes mellitus. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Sep 21;141(6):421-31. PMID: 15381515
  • Selvin E, Steffes MW, Zhu H, Matsushita K, Wagenknecht L, Pankow J, Coresh J, Brancati FL. Glycated hemoglobin, diabetes, and cardiovascular risk in nondiabetic adults. N Engl J Med. 2010 Mar 4;362(9):800-11. PMID: 20200384
  • Selvin E, Steffes MW, Ballantyne CM, Hoogeveen RC, Coresh J, Brancati FL. Racial differences in glycemic markers: a cross-sectional analysis of community-based data. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Mar 1;154(5):303-9. PMID: 21357907
  • Selvin E, Rawlings AM, Grams M, Klein R, Sharrett AR, Steffes M, Coresh J. Fructosamine and glycated albumin for risk stratification and prediction of incident diabetes and microvascular complications: a prospective cohort analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014 Apr;2(4):279-88. PMID: 24703046
  • Selvin E, Parrinello CM, Sacks DB, Coresh J. Trends in prevalence and control of diabetes in the United States, 1988-1994 and 1999-2010. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Apr 15;160(8):517-25. PMID: 24733192
  • ARIC Cancer
  • ARIC Diabetes and Prediabetes in Old Age
  • Biomarkers in ADVANCE
  • Cardiac Biomarkers for Risk Stratification
  • Co-occurrence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Major Chronic Disease