Attendees

AHA Research Leaders Academy 2019
September 19-21, 2019
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront | Baltimore, Md.

2019 Roster

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A
Francois Abboud, MD
 - University of Iowa
Marwah Abdalla, MD, MPH, FAHA - Columbia University
Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD - U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Giulio Agnetti, PhD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Liliana Aguayo, PhD, MPH - Northwestern University
Rex Ahima - Johns Hopkins Medicine
Tinuola Ajayi, MBBS, MPH - Boston University
Kevin Alexander, MD - Stanford University
Matthew Allison, MD, MPH - UC San Diego
Fatima Alshbool, PharmD, PhD - University of Texas at El Paso
Francisco Altamirano, PhD - UT Southwestern
Francisco Alvarado, PharmD, PhD - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rodrigo Alves de Souza, PhD - BIDMC, Harvard Medical School
Lorena Amaral - UMMC
Rajarajan Amirthalingam T, M.Pharm, PHD - Houston Methodist Hospital
Brian Appavu, MD - Phoenix Children's Hospital
Suneel Apte, MBBS, DPhil - Cleveland Clinic
Antonis Armoundas, PhD - Masschusetts General Hospital
Rishi Arora, MD - Northwestern University, Chicago
Amirhossein Arzani, PhD - Northern Arizona University
Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD - Boston University and Wyss Institute

B
Mona Bahouth, MD
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Lisa Jones Barker - American Heart Association
J. Aaron Barnes, MD - Dartmouth-Hithcock Medical Center
Joey Barnett, PhD - Vanderbilt University
Chris Bashur, PhD - Florida Tech
Mary Ann Bauman, MD - INTEGRIS Health
Tina Baykaner, MD, MPH - Stanford University
Joshua Beckman, MD - Vanderbilt University Medical School
Adam Behroozian, MD, MPH - Vanderbilt University
Souad Belmadani, PhD - Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk
Emelia Benjamin, MD, ScM, FAHA - BUSM/BUSPH
Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH - Johns Hopkins University
Maria Berkman, MD - Broadview Ventures
Lanrong Bi, PhD - Michigan Technological University, Houghton
Janet Bickel
Kenneth Bilchick, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS - University of Virginia HS
Gerald Bloomfield, MD, MPH, FAHA - Duke University
Roger Blumenthal, MD - Johns Hopkins
Julia Boehm, PhD - Chapman University
Steven Bolling, MD - University of Michigan
Marc Bonaca, MD - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Wendy Bottinor, MD, MSCI - Vanderbilt University
Andras Bratincsak, MD, PhD - University of Hawaii
Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS, FAHA - University of Arizona
Nancy Brown - American Heart Association
Peter Buttrick - University of Colorado, Denver

C
David Cappel, PhD
- Vanderbilt University
Salvatore Carbone, PhD, MS - VCU
Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, FAHA - Northwestern University
Janet Catov, PhD, MS - Magee-Women's Research Institute
Crystal Wiley Cené - UNC
Alejandro Chade, MD, FAHA - University of Mississippi
Jiang Chang - Texas A&M University
Stephen Chelko, PhD - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Shuibing Chen - Weill Cornell Medical College
Suet Nee Chen - University of Colorado Denver
Henry Cheng, PhD - Brigham and Women's Hospital
Xingxing Cheng, MD, MS - Stanford, Div Nephrology
Aichi Chien, PhD, FAHA - UCLA Interventional Neurorad
Michael Chin, MD, PhD, FAHA - Tufts Medical Center
Zechen Chong, PhD - UAB
Xiangping Chu - University of Missouri - Kansas City
Jeanne Clark, MD, MPH, FTOS - Johns Hopkins University
Justin Coleman - Tougaloo College
Marc Cook, MS, PhD - North Carolina A&T State University
Tracy Costello, PhD
Malamo Countouris, MD - University of Pittsburgh
Nancy Cox, PhD - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Deidre Crews, MD, ScM - Johns Hopkins University
Michael Criqui - UCSD
Lesley Curtis, PhD - Duke University School of Medicine
Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, FAHA - University of Vermont

D
Saumya Das, MD, PhD
- Massachusetts General Hospital
Esa Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP - University of Pittsburgh
Ashley Dawson, MD - Baylor College of Medicine
Tanima De, PhD - Northwestern University
Lisandra de Castro Brás, PhD - East Carolina University
Sarah DeFerranti, MD - Children's Hospital Boston
Federica del Monte, MD, PhD - MUSC
Rebecca Delaney, PhD - University of Utah
Deeptankar Demazumder - Johns Hopkins University
Glenn Dillon, PhD - American Heart Association
Cynthia Dougherty, ARNP, PhD, FAHA - University of Washington
Layne Dylla, MD, PhD - University of Rochester

E
Igor Efimov, PhD, FAHA
 - George Washington University
Mitchell Elkind, MD, MS, FAHA - Columbia University

F
Angie Fagerlin, PhD
 - University of Utah
Ahmed Fahmy, PhD - Harvard Medical School
Alexander Fanaroff, MD, MHS - University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Favilla - University of Pennsylvania
Xue Feng, PhD - University of Virginia
Alberto Figueroa, PhD - University of Michigan
Brad Fitch - Congressional Management Foundation
Garret FitzGerald, MD - University of Pennsylvania
Roberta Florido - Johns Hopkins University
Cerrone Foster, PhD - East Tennessee State University
Brian Foster, PhD - Johns Hopkins University
Jane Freedman, MD - University of Massachusetts Medical School

G
Chen Gao, PhD - UCLA
Ilan Goldenberg, MD - University of Rochester
Rayna Gonzales, PhD - University of Arizona COMP
Laura Gonzalez Bosc, PhD - Dept of Cell Biology & Physiology, UNM HSC
Juan Manuel Gonzalez-Rosa, PhD - Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Parag Goyal, MD, MSc, FACC - Weill Cornell Medicine
Suzanne Grant - American Heart Association
Philip Greenland, MD - Northwestern University
Julien Grondin - Columbia University
Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD - University of Iowa
Vivek Gupta, PhD - St. John's University
James Guseh, MD - Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard

H
Alireza Haghighi, MD, LLB, DPhil - Harvard Medical School
Taben Hale, PhD, FAHA - University of Arizona
Jennifer Hall, MD - American Heart Association
Janet Hall - American Heart Association
Guichun Han, MD, PhD - Texas A&M University
Matthew Harber, PhD, FACSM - Ball State University
Lorie Harper, MD, MSCI - UAB
Robert Harrington, MD, FAHA - Stanford University
Leslie Hearn - American Heart Association
Adrian Hernandez, MD, MPH - Duke Clinical Research Institute
Narutoshi Hibino, MD, PhD - University of Chicago
Joseph Hill, MD, PhD - UT Southwestern
Gordon Ho, MD - UC San Diego
Judith Hochman, MD - NYU School of Medicine
Ulrike Hoffmann, MD, PhD - Duke University
Debbie Hornor - American Heart Association
Lifang Hou, MD - Northwestern University, Chicago
Carl Hubel, PhD - Magee-Womens Research
Patricia Hurn, PhD, FAHA - University of Michigan
Allison Hyngstrom, PT, PhD - Marquette University

I
Erik Ingelsson, MD, PhD, FAHA - Ingelsson
Bruce Inverso - American Heart Association

J
Mukesh Jain, MD - University Hospitals, Cleveland
Sandeep Jauhar
Nathaniel Jenkins, PhD - Oklahoma State University
Mariell Jessup, MD - American Heart Association
Michelle Johansen, MD - Johns Hopkins University SOM
Lisa Jones Barker - American Heart Association
Miyeon Jung, PhD, RN - Indiana University School of Nursing
Ikrak Jung - Johns Hopkins University
Meher Juttukonda, PhD - Harvard Medical School

K
Onur Kanisicak, PhD - University of Cincinnati
Mikael Kanski - NYU School of Medicine
Evonne Kaplan-Liss, MD - UNTHSC/TCU
Harry Karmouty Quintana, PhD - UTHealth McGovern Medical School
David Kass, MD - Johns Hopkins University
Sreenivasulu Kilari, PhD - Mayo Clinic
Jung Han Kim, PhD - Marshall University
Kyungsoo Kim, PhD - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Francis Kim, MD - University of Washington
Miyong Kim, PhD, RN, FAHA - University of Texas at Austin
Danielle Kirkman, PhD - VCU
Stacey Knight, PhD, MStat - Intermountain Healthcare
Christopher Knoepke, PhD - University of Colorado Denver
Bjorn Knollmann, MD, PhD, FAHA - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD - Stanford University
Arthur Ko, PhD - UCLA
Sai Koka, PhD - University of Houston
Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopou, PhD - University of Maryland School of Medicine

L
Robyn Landry - American Heart Association
Val Lantz-Gefroh - UNTHSC/TCU
Thorsten Leucker, MD, PhD - Johns Hopkins
Hongyang Li, PhD - University of Michigan
Bo Liu, PhD, FAHA - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yu Liu, MD, PhD, FAHA - University of Houston
Jamie Lohr, MD, FAHA - University of Minnesota
Barry London, MD, PhD - University of Iowa
Alex London, PhD - Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Lu, MD, MPH - Massachusetts General Hospital
Christopher Lu, MD - UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
Jake Lusis - UCLA

M
Julia Mack, PhD - UCLA
Ken Mahaffey, MD - Stanford
Morteza Mahmoudi - Harvard
Nour Makarem, PhD, MS - Columbia University
Amy Shope Manzi - American Heart Association
Wenbin Mao, PhD - University of South Florida
Oscar A Marcos-Contreras - University of Pennsylvania
Adam Marcus - Retraction Watch
Amanda Marma Perak, MD, MS, FAHA - Northwestern University
Nisa Maruthur, MD, MHS - JHU SOM
Francoise A. Marvel, MD - Johns Hopkins University, Corrie Health
Lena Mathews, MD, MHS - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Khalid Matrougui, PhD - Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk
Sarah McCarthy, PhD MPH - Mayo Clinic
Bradley McConnell, PhD, FAHA, FCVS - University of Houston
Michael McConnell, MD - Verily Life Sciences
Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, FAHA - McGovern Medical School at UTH
Erin Michos, MD, MHS, FAHA - Johns Hopkins University
Francis Miller, MD FAHA - Duke Univeristy
Edgar Miller III, PhD, MD - Johns Hopkins
Marzieh Mirhashemi, PhD-MS - UMass Medical School
Jeffery Molkentin, PhD - Cincinnati Children's
Favel Mondesir, PhD, MSPH - University of Utah
Victor M. Montori, MD - KER UNIT Mayo Clinic
Ivan Moskowitz, MD, PhD - University of Chicago
Megan Mueller, PhD MPH - Colorado State University
Babu Muhamed - Children's Research Institute, Washington, DC
Mukul Mukherjee, PhD - University of Nebraska at Omaha
Kathy Murray, MD, FAHA - Vanderbilt University
Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, FAHA - University of Pennsylvania

N
Brahmajee Nallamothu, MD, MPH - University of Michigan
Dimitrios Nasias MSc, PhD - NYU Medical Center
Cody Neshteruk, PhD - Duke University
Kristin Newby, MD, MHS, FAHA - Duke University
Patricia Nguyen, MD - Stanford
Kim-Lien Nguyen, MD - UCLA & VA Greater Los Angeles
Scott Nowak, PhD - Kennesaw State University

O
Imoh Okon, PhD, MSc - Georgia State University
Charlene Ong, MD, MPHS - Boston University
Anekwe Onwuanyi, MD - Morehouse School of Medicine
Pamela Ouyang, MBBS - Johns Hopkins University

P
Elizabeth Parker, PhD, RD - UMSOM
Rod Passman, MD - Northwestern University, Chicago
Antonio Paul - Albany Medical College
Gregory Payne, MD, PhD - UAB Department of Medicine
Daniel Perez-Cremades, PhD - Brigham and Women's Hospital
Alexander Perino, MD - Stanford University
Chia-Ling Phuah, MD - Washington University
Ileana Pina, MD, MPH, FACC - Wayne State University
Nelangi Pinto, MD, MS - University of Utah
Deborah Pitts MHA - AHA Lay Volunteer
Ela Plow, PhD - Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD - Stanford
Kenneth Poss - Duke University Medical Center
Wendy Post, MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Robert Powers, PhD - Magee-Womens Research Institute
Krishna Pundi, MD - Stanford Cardiovascular Med

R
Anand Ramasubramanian, PhD, FAHA - San José State University
Rolando Ramirez, PhD - The University of Akron
Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, PhD, MPH, FAHA - Northwestern University
Thomas Rea, MD - University of Washington
Orna Reges, PhD - Northwestern University
Gissette Reyes-Soffer, MD, MD - Columbia University Medical Center
June Rhee, MD - Stanford
William Roach MS, JD - McDermott Will & Emery, LLP
Rose Marie Robertson, MD - American Heart Association
Dan Roden - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Paula Rodriguez Miguelez, PhD, NREMT, NPT - Virginia Commonwealth University
Mario Romero-Ortega, PhD - University of Texas, Dallas
Manuel Rosa-Garrido, PhD - UCLA
Julien Rossignol, PhD - Central Michigan University
Heloisa Rutigliano DVM, PhD - Utah State University

S
Sunil Saini - University of Florida
Eduardo Sanchez, MD - American Heart Association
Thomas Sanderson, PhD - University of Michigan
Suchi Saria, PhD - Johns Hopkins University
Leah Schinasi, PhD - Drexel University
Amy Sehnert, MD - MyoKardia, Inc.
Svati Shah, MD, MHS, FAHA - Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Sudhish Sharma, PhD - University of Maryland, Baltimore
Cyndya Shibao, MD, MSCI, FAHA - Vanderbilt University Medical
Yuichi Shimada, MD, MPH - Columbia University Medical Center
Moore Shoemaker, MD - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Robert Silbergleit, MD, FAHA - University of Michigan
Janet Snell-Bergeon, PhD, MPH - University of Colorado
Jessica Snow, PhD - New Mexico Highlands University
Laura Sol - American Heart Association
Nona Sotoodehnia, MD - University of Washington
Bonnie Spring, PhD - Northwestern University
Randall STAFFORD, MD, PhD, FAHA - Stanford University
Kristin Stanford, PhD - The Ohio State University
Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH - University of Utah
Ann Stowe, PhD - University of Kentucky
Jordan Strom, MD, MSc - Smith Center Outcomes Research
Vicki Sussman MA, JD - American Heart Association
Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD - University of Arizona

T
Gregory Talavera, MD, MPH - San Diego State University
Emmanouil Tampakakis, MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Yoshihiro Tanaka, MD, PhD - Northwestern University
Stephen Thomas, PhD, DBSM - UAB
Bill Thompsen - American Heart Association
Katherine Thompson, PhD - University of Kentucky
Rong Tian, MD, PhD, FAHA - University of Washington
James Tisdale, PharmD, FAHA - Purdue University
Mabel Toribio, MD - Massachusetts General Hospital
Kristy Townsend, PhD - University of Maine
Ludovic Trinquart, PhD - Boston U School Public Health

V
Anusha Vable, ScD, MPH - UCSF
Marcella Vaicik, PhD - Illinois Institute of Technology
Dhananjay Vaidya, PhD - Johns Hopkins University
Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC - National Institutes of Health
David Van Wagoner, PhD, FAHA, FHRS - Cleveland Clinic
Rebecca Vanderpool, PhD - University of Arizona
Wanpen Vongpatanasin, MD, FAHA - UT Southwestern Medical Center

W
Christine Wahlquist, PhD - CVI, Stanford
Tracy Wang, MD,MHS,MSc,FAHA - Duke University
Thomas J. Wang, MD - Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
Nancy Webb, PhD, FAHA - University of Kentucky
Noah Weisleder, PhD - The Ohio State University
Quinn Wells, MD, PharmD, MS - Vanderbilt University
Derek Weyhrauch, MD - University of Utah
Seamus Whelton, MD, MPH - Johns Hopkins
Gayle Whitman, PhD - American Heart Association
Laura Wiley, PhD - University of Colorado Denver
Jeffrey Willett - American Heart Association
Ona Wu, PhD - Massachusetts General Hospital

X
Jinjun Xia - Lawrence Tech University
Huichun Xu, MD, PhD - University of Maryland SOM

Y
Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc - Northwestern University
Wei Yang, PhD - Duke University Medical Center
Junjie Yao, PhD - Duke University
Zach Yoneda, MD - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Joseph Yost, PhD - University of Utah
David Yousem, MD - Johns Hopkins
Xiaoyi Yuan, PhD - University of Texas/UTHealth

Z
Ge Zhang, MD, PhD - The University of Akron BME
Li Zhang, PhD - University of Maryland Medical School
Di Zhao - Johns Hopkins University
Zhengshan Zhao, MD, PhD - Texas A&M University, Commerce
Meghan Zimmerman, MD - Children's National Health System