Go Red for Women

April 2016-March 2020
Columbia University Logo

Research Focus: 
Developing evidence for prevention/ screening guideline to help educate women how poor sleep can hurt their heart.

Center Director:
Lori Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD, FAHA
Marie Pierre St-Onge, PhD, FAHA

Training Director:
Anne Taylor, MD
Brooke Aggarwal, EdD, MS, CHES

Principal Investigators:

  • Sanja Jelic, MD
    The Effects of Sleep Restriction on Endothelial Activation in Pre- and Post-Menopausal Women

  • Marie Pierre St-Onge, PhD, FAHA
    Impact of Sleep Restriction on Cardio Metabolic Risk Factors in Pre- vs Post-menopausal Women

  • Brooke Aggarwal, EdD, MS, CHES
    Sleep and Cardio Metabolic Risk in Different Life Stages in a Diverse Population of Women


John Hopkins University and Medicine

Research Focus: 
Studies will help identify at-risk heart failure patients on the basis for sex differences and the prevention strategies to help them.

Center Director:
Pamela Ouyang, MBBS, FAHA

Training Director:
Erin Michos, MD, MHS, FAHA

Principal Investigators:

  • David Kass, MD, FAHA
    Female Sex-Hormones and Cyclic GMP-PKG Modulation of Cardiac Disease and Metabolism

  • Sanjiv Shah, MD, FAHA
    Role of Female Sex and Hormone Status on HFpEF Pathophysiology and Therapy

  • Wendy Post, MD, MS and Dhananjay Vaidya, MBBS, PhD, MPH
    Sex Differences in Hormonal and Cyclic GMP Dependent Pathways to Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction


Magee Woman's Research Institute

Research Focus: 
Researchers will examine which pregnancy-related signals identify women at highest risk for future cardiovascular disease and guide novel interventions to help them.

Center Director:
Carl Hubel, PhD

Training Director:
James Roberts, MD

Principal Investigators:

  • Robert Powers, PhD
    The Influence of Pregnancy on Future Vascular Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis

  • Carl Hubel, PhD
    Glycocalyx Pathways Linking Pregnancy Profile with Microvascular Dysfunction Postpartum

  • Janet Catov, PhD, MS
    The Placenta as a Window to Maternal Microvascular Disease Risk


NYU Langone Medical Center

Research Focus: 
Causes of heart attacks in women and their relation to potentially treatable stress.

Center Director:
Judith Hochman, MD, FAHA

Deputy Director:
Harmony Reynolds, MD, FAHA

Training Director:
Glenn Fishman, MD, FAHA

Principal Investigators:

  • Jeffrey Berger, MD, FAHA
    Comprehensive Assessment of Platelet Activity in Women with Myocardial Infarction

  • Harmony Reynolds, MD, FAHA
    Mechanistic Insights into Myocardial Infarction with Non-obstructive Coronary Artery Disease (The MINOCA Study)

  • Tanya Spruill, PhD
    Telephone-Based Stress Management for Women with Myocardial Infarction

UC San Diego School of Medicine Logo

Research Focus: 
Study the relationship between sedentary behavior and cardiovascular risk factors for Latina Women.

Center Director:
Matthew Allison, MD, MPH, FAHA

Training Director:
Matthew Allison, MD, MPH, FAHA

Principal Investigators:

  • Dorothy Sears, PhD
    Mechanistic Transducers and Biomarkers of Sedentary Behavior-Associated Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Latina Women

  • Gregory A. Talavera, MD, MPH
    Randomized Control Trial to Reduce Sitting Time in Postmenopausal Latina Women at Increased Risk for Heart Disease

  • Sheila Castaneda, PhD
    Biopsychosocial and Ecological Correlates of Latina Women's Sedentary Behavior