Our research is examining the epidemiology of metabolic risk factors and endocrine disorders as they influence development of atherosclerosis and a range of cardiovascular complications across the life course. Our longitudinal studies include:
The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
The CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study, which is examining the development and determinants of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. Participants have recently completed 35-year follow-up examinations, and researchers have generated more than 1,100 publications from this resource. Key findings include: Black young and middle-aged adults have an incidence rate of stroke 4 times higher than that of white young and middle-aged adults; and women who breastfeed for 6 months or more reduce their diabetes risk by 50%.
The Study of Women, Infant Feeding and Type 2 Diabetes
The Study of Women, Infant Feeding and Type 2 Diabetes (SWIFT Study) after gestational diabetes is following more than 1,000 women and their children to evaluate early-life factors from before, during and after pregnancy, and the effects on future health of mothers and children. Learn more about its key findings.