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Moyses Szklo, MD

  • University Distinguished Service Professor
  • Professor

Departmental Affiliations

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

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room W6009
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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DrPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1974
MD, State University, 1963


Dr. Szklo has been interested in both the natural history and the etiology of cardiovascular diseases. He was involved in a total metropolitan Baltimore study of the prognosis of patients with acute myocardial infarction, and was one of the first investigators to clearly demonstrate on a population-wide basis the prognostic importance of non-Q infarction, particularly relevant to the assessment of subclinical cardiovascular disease

Dr. Szklo was principal investigator for the Hopkins field center (based in Washington County, Maryland) and chairman of the Steering Committee of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study from 1986 through 2000, in addition to acting as its editor for internal review of manuscripts. He is currently principal investigator of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and chair of its publications committee.

Honors and Awards

1968-1969 Fellow, World Health Organization 1971-1974 Institutional Fellow, Pan American Health Organization 1979 "Golden Apple Award," presented by the Student Assembly of the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, for excellence in teaching. 1980 Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society, Alpha Chapter, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health 1981 Fellow, American College of Epidemiology (elected) 1983 Fellow, American Epidemiological Society (elected) 1984 Fellow, American Heart Association, Council on Epidemiology (elected) 1984 Visiting Scientist, National Research Council, Brazil 1984 Visiting Scientist, National Health Institute, Italy 1984 Visiting Scientist, Palermo University, Italy 1988-89 President, Society for Epidemiologic Research 1991 Visiting Scientist, National Health Institute, Italy 1996 "Golden Apple Award," presented by the Student Assembly of the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, for excellence in teaching. 1996-97 Chairman, Epidemiology Section, American Public Health Association 1996-97 Member, Cardiorespiratory Council, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine 2001 Vice-President for the U.S., American Public Health Association 2001 Ernest Lyman Stebbins Award for excellence in educational activities, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Epidemiology Hypertension Atheroslcerosis cognitive Risk ARIC MESA Coronary Heart Disease Population-based Carotid Arterial Subclinical
  • Vaidya D, Szklo M, Liu K, Schreiner P, Bertoni A, Ouyang P. Defining the Metabolic Syndrome Construct: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Cross-sectional Analysis. Diabetes Care 2007, In press.

  • Golden SH, Lee H, Fitzpatrick A, Diez Roux A, Schreiner PJ, Szklo M, Lyketsos C. The Association Between Depression and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Psychosomatic Medicine 2007, In press.

  • T. Manolio, A. Arnold, W. Post, A. Bertoni, P. Schreiner, R. Sacco, M. Saad, R. Detrano, M. Szklo. Ethnic differences in the relationship of carotid atherosclerosis to coronary calcification: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis 2007 [Epub ahead of print]

  • Golden SH, Dobs AS, Vaidya D, Szklo M, Gapstur S, Kopp P, Liu K, Ouyang P. Endogenous Sex Hormones and Glucose Tolerance Status in Post-menopausal Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2007 [

  • Mora S, Szklo M, Otvos JD, Greenland P, Psaty BM, Goff DC Jr, O'leary DH, Saad MF, Tsai MY, Sharrett AR. LDL particle subclasses, LDL particle size, and carotid atherosclerosis in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Atherosclerosis 2006 [Epub ahead of print]