February Researcher: Dr. Martha L. Daviglus

Community Research Summary:

Prevalence of major cardiovascular risk factors among diverse Hispanic/ Latino individuals in the United States

Martha L. Daviglus, MD, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Director, Institute for Minority Health Research
Edmund Foley Professor of Medicine
UIC College of Medicine

Email: daviglus@northwestern.edu

Dr. Daviglus is professor of Medicine, Director of the Institute for Minority Health Research, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at UIC. She is a bilingual and bicultural physician/ epidemiologist of Hispanic origin (Bolivian) and the founding Director of the UIC Institute for Minority Health Research, a campus-wide unit committed to promoting interdisciplinary research, training, policy development, and community partnerships to improve the health of vulnerable minority populations. Dr. Daviglus’ research areas include the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and related chronic conditions, minority health, and health disparities. She is the principal investigator (PI) or multiple-PI on several NIH-sponsored longitudinal studies including the HCHS/SOL Chicago Field Center and the Illinois Precision Medicine Consortium (one of the sites that will enroll participants in the national All of UsSM Research Program, a cornerstone of the Precision Medicine Initiative®). In addition, she is the Director of an NHLBI-funded T32 pre- and post-doctoral Research Training Program on Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Related Chronic Diseases in Minority Populations.