Clinical Cardiovascular Research Conference

The Clinical Cardiovascular Research Conference takes place at noon on the third and fourth Friday of every month during the academic year. Due to COVID-19, this conference will be presented via Zoom until further notice.

This conference is presented in conjunction with the Emory Program in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Epidemiology (EPICORE) and Multidisciplinary Research Training to Reduce Inequalities in Cardiovascular Health (METRIC) in the Rollins School of Public Health.

Recordings of each presentation will be linked below the week following the conference.  Presentations from previous academic years are listed here.



Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, Professor of Pedagogy, Department of Religion; Executive Director, Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics, Emory University
Resilience and Healing through Compassion

10/21/2022 - AHA Prep - Recording Not Available
Jeffrey Wang, MD, Cardiology Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine
Validating the Hospital Frailty Risk Score in Middle Aged Adults Hospitalized for Heart Failure

Vardhmaan Jain, MD, Cardiology Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Heart Failure, And Long-term Mortality: Insights from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Apoorva Gangevelli, MD/MSCR Student, Emory University School of Medicine
Poor Medication Access as a Driver of Excess Heart Failure Readmissions in Deprived Neighborhoods

Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, FAHA, Vice Chair of Education for Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Clinical and Translational Science Institute, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Menopause and CVD Risk: 2020 AHA Scientific Statement

Manoj Bhasin, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Emory School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech; Associate Member of Benson Henry Institute for Mind body Medicine; Director of Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology and Aflac Director, Single Cell Biology Program at Children Healthcare of Atlanta
Single-Cell Omics: Unraveling Disease Complexity and Therapeutic Responses, One Cell at a Time

Conference Cancelled

Arash Harzand, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine; Senior Innovation Fellow, Veterans Health Administration
Clinical Applications of Machine Learning for Risk Prediction in Heart Disease

Rebecca Hasson, PhD, Associate Professor of Movement Science and Director of the Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory (CDRL), School of Kinesiology and Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
Harnessing the Power of Implementation Science to Promote Equitable Access to Youth Physical Activity Programming

2/17/2023 - ACC Prep - Recording Not Available
Jeffrey Wang, MD, Cardiology Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine
Psychosocial Risk Factors are Associated with Worse Quality of Live 1-year after LVAD Implantation

Shivang Desai, MD, Cardiology Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine
C-Peptide Correlates with Adverse Events in a Diverse, High-Risk Coronary Disease Cohort

Anish Shah, MD, Cardiology Fellow, University of Illinois Chicago
Mental Stress-Induced Autonomic Dysfunction is Associated with Cardiovascular Mortality

2/24/2023 - Conference Prep - Recording Not Available
Zachary T. Martin, PHD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Exaggerated Vasoconstriction During Psychological Stress in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Co-Twin Control Study

Zakaria Almuwaqqat, MD, MPH, Cardiology Fellow, Emory University School of Medicine
Diffuse Mental Stress-Induced Myocardial Ischemia and the Risk of Recurrent Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Individuals with Recent Myocardial Infarction

Douglas Bremner, MD, Professor, Department of Psychaitry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine; Director, Emory Clinical Neuroscience Research Institute
Short and Long Term Effects of COVID on Brain and Mental Health

Anant Madabhushi, PHD, FAIMBE, FIEEE, FNAI, Robert W. Woodruff Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Biomedical Informatics, Pathology, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University; Research Career Scientist, Atlanta VA Medical Center
Interpreter of Maladies: Applications to Precision Cardiovascular Disease

Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD, Stephen D. Clements Jr. Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

Alanna Morris, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine; Director of Heart Failure Research, Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Rsearch Institute