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Translational Science Grand Rounds - Diet and Cardiovascular Health Disparities: Interplay between Biological, Behavioral, and Social Influences


Featuring Cheryl Anderson, PhD, MS, MPH Professor and Dean Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science University of California San Diego

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Cheryl A. M. Anderson is a Professor and Dean of the UCSD Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. Dr. Anderson's research focuses on nutrition and chronic disease prevention in underserved populations using observational epidemiologic study designs, randomized clinical trials, and implementation science. Her research projects include the California Teachers Study; studies of stable carbon isotopes as novel dietary biomarkers for sweetened foods; clinical trials addressing lifestyle and behavioral factors for obesity reduction; and the RESOLVE to save 100 million lives D&I initiative. Her body of work addresses the effects of dietary patterns, sodium, and potassium intake on blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases; behavioral interventions for adherence to dietary recommendations; and identification of nutritional risk factors for progression of kidney disease and development of cardiovascular events in individuals with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Anderson is Director of the UCSD Center of Excellence in Health Promotion and Equity; was a member of the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee; and served on the National Academy of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board. She is current Chair of the AHA’s Epidemiology and Prevention Council and immediate past chair of the Nutrition Committee. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2016.


Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM



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For additional information, please contact Kate Obst at kobst@tulane.edu or Therese Carter at tcarter1@tulane.edu