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Steering Committee - Biography

Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow, PhD, MPH

Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow, PhD, MPH Assistant Scientist and Research Epidemiologist, Henry Ford Health System, Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology

Dr. Cassidy-Bushrow is an epidemiologist with expertise in genetic and cardiovascular epidemiology. The majority of Dr. Cassidy-Bushrow’s research has focused on the topic of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, measured as coronary artery calcification; recent investigations include the examination of genetic factors in the progression of coronary artery calcification. Additionally, Dr. Cassidy-Bushrow has several research interests in-development; the first, to examine the role of hypertensive and diabetic complications in pregnancy as risk factors for later kidney and cardiovascular disease in women, and, the second, to examine whether cardiovascular disease disparities are evident in early childhood, and whether these disparities are attributable, in part, to racial differences in exposures during the prenatal and early infancy periods. Dr. Cassidy-Bushrow held an NIH pre-doctoral training fellowship in Genomic Sciences at the University of Michigan, and, in addition to formal training in epidemiology, has a MS in biostatistics.

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