Science News from EPI|Lifestyle 2023
Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health
February 28 – March 3, 2023, | Omni Boston Seaport, Boston, Massachusetts
Wednesday's selected science
Implementation Science: An Overview
Program Committee Chair Marie-France Hivert, MD, FAHA interviews Keynote Lecturer Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, FAHA about her overview on Implementation Science, which she presented during the opening session of EPI/Lifestyle 2023.
Program Committee Chair Marie-France Hivert, MD, FAHA interviews Josiemer Mattei, PhD, MPH about her keynote lecture on real-life implementation, which she presented during the opening session of EPI/Lifestyle 2023.
Policies to Actions
Program Committee Chair Marie-France Hivert, MD, FAHA interviews Sara Bleich, PhD about her keynote lecture on moving policies to actions, which she presented during the opening session of EPI/Lifestyle 2023.
Other science presented Wednesday
Mental Health Differences by Vaping Behavior Observed Among Youth and Young Adults
Jeffrey Willett | American Heart Association
- AHA News Release: Depression & anxiety symptoms linked to vaping nicotine and THC in teens and young adults
Association Between Perceived Interpersonal Racism and Incident Coronary Heart Disease Among Black Women
Shanshan Sheehy | Boston University, Boston, MA
- AHA News Release: Higher levels of perceived racism linked to increased risk of heart disease in Black women
Published in ATVB: Sex Differences in Vascular Response to Mental Stress and Adverse Cardiovascular Events Among Patients With Ischemic Heart Disease
Sullivan, Young, et al
Thursday's selected science
Implementation Science as a Pathway to Equity-Competent Obesity Solutions
Chiadi Ndumele, MD, PhD, MPH interviews Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, about her David Kritchevsky Memorial Lecture, "Implementation Science as a Pathway to Equity-Competent Obesity Solutions," her career, her influences, and her advice for scientists interested in pursuing public health as a profession.
AHA Updates, and Sleep as a Component of Heart Health
Don Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, Michael Grandner, PhD, and Seth Martin, MD, MHS discuss some highlights from a session on AHA Updates during EPI|Lifestyle 2023 with a particular focus on the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2023 Update and Life's Essential 8, which both now incorporate sleep as an essential component of cardiovascular health.
Recent Guidelines and Statements
Optimizing Prepregnancy Cardiovascular Health to Improve Outcomes in Pregnant and Postpartum Individuals and Offspring
Khan, Brewer, et al.
Life’s Essential 8: Updating and Enhancing the American Heart Association’s Construct of Cardiovascular Health: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association
Lloyd-Jones, Allen, et al.
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2023 Update
Tsao, Aday, et al.
Explore the AHA-funded Health Equity Research Networks (HERNs)
The Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award Finalists
Adherence to Life’s Essential 8, Genetic Susceptibility, and Incident Cardiovascular Disease: A Prospective Study of 137,794 UK Biobank Participants
Xiang Li | Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Proteomic Signatures of Obesity-Related Heart Failure in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
Bige Ozkan | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
A Novel Two-Question Antihypertensive Medication Adherence Scale Predicts Blood Pressure Control and Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes
Farah Allouch | Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Association of Cardiovascular Health With Time Lived Free of Coronary Artery Calcium
Nilay S Shah | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Xiang Le, MD, PhD: Stamler Research Award Winner
Don Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, immediate past president of the American Heart Association, interviews this year's winner about her study, "Adherence to Life’s Essential 8, Genetic Susceptibility, and Incident Cardiovascular Disease: A Prospective Study of 137,794 UK Biobank Participants."
Friday's selected science
Cardiometabolic Health and Disease
Mary Rooney, PhD, MPH and Ryan Demmer, PhD, MPH, FAHA recap the science presented in a session they moderated on cardiometabolic health and disease during EPI|Lifestyle 2023 in Boston.
Integrated Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine & Implementation Science
Nathalie Moise, MD, MS, FAHA, coauthor of the AHA Scientific Statement, "Leveraging Implementation Science for Cardiovascular Health Equity," talks about the goals of the paper as context for brief recaps of presentations on integrating cardiovascular behavioral medicine and implementation science given by Alyssa Vela, PhD, LP, DipACLM and Allison E. Gaffey, PhD.
Cardiovascular Health Awareness and Risk Assessment in Schoolteachers in Calcutta, India
Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD, vice chair of the EPI|Lifestyle 2023 program committee interviews Madhab Ray, MD and two student volunteers who participated in the Kolkata Schoolteachers Cardiovascular Health initiative and presented the results of their study during the meeting in Boston.