EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions

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We are pleased to offer live networking roundtables each afternoon for attendees with similar interests in specific topic areas to network and discuss. Each table will have one or two topic leads and attendees will have the ability to ask questions and engage with the topic leads and each other.

EPI|Lifestyle Keynote Speakers


Olajide Williams, MD, MS
Columbia University
The Relationship Between Structural Racism and Poor Health

LaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH
Mayo Clinic
Of the People, By the People, For the People: Community-Based Participatory Research to Promote Cardiovascular Health


Scott D. Solomon, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System

Mercedes R. Carnethon, PhD, FAHA
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Disparities Magnified: How Disparities in Cardiovascular Diseases Contributed to the Disproportionate Burden of Severe COVID-19

EPI|Lifestyle 2021 Program Committee

Executive Committee

Kristie J. Lancaster, PhD, RD, FAHA

Kristie J. Lancaster, PhD, RD, FAHA
New York University

Pamela L. Lutsey, PhD, MPH, FAHA

Pamela L. Lutsey, PhD, MPH, FAHA
University of Minnesota

Marie-France Hivert, MD, FAHA

Marie-France Hivert, MD, FAHA
Harvard Medical School

Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD, FAHA

Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD, FAHA
Emory University


  • Christy Leigh Avery, PhD, MPH, FAHA, University of North Carolina
  • Sarah M. Camhi, PhD, FAHA, University of San Francisco
  • Jared Magnani, MD, MSc, FAHA, University of Pittsburgh
  • Priya Palta, PhD, MHSc, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Casey Rebholz, PhD, MPH, FAHA, Johns Hopkins University
  • Monica Serra, PhD, UT Health San Antonio
  • Ravi Shah, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Liaison (American Society for Preventive Cardiology)

  • Amit Khera, MD, MSc, FAHA, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Program Committee Disclosures (PDF)

Additional Resources