Susan Heckbert

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy



MD Case Western Reserve University, 1981
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990



Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
Box 358085
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1360
Seattle, WA 98101
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Research Interests

Dr. Heckbert's main research interests are in clinical epidemiology, with emphasis on cardiovascular disease. Her research focuses on cardiac arrhythmias, aging, alterations in brain structure and function, medication effects and drug safety, and genetic associations with cardiovascular disease.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

SPARE-Tau: A flortaucipir machine-learning derived early predictor of cognitive decline.
PLoS One 17(11): e0276392
Toledo JB, Rashid T, Liu H, Launer L, Shaw LM, Heckbert SR, Weiner M, Seshadri S, Habes M, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative

Left Atrial Strain and the Risk of Atrial Arrhythmias From Extended Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring: MESA.
(2022 Nov)
J Am Heart Assoc 11(21): e026875
Huber MP, Pandit JA, Jensen PN, Wiggins KL, Patel RB, Freed BH, Bertoni AG, Shah SJ, Heckbert SR, Floyd JS

Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure, urine cotinine, and risk of incident atrial fibrillation: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.
(2022 Oct 21)
Prog Cardiovasc Dis
Lin GM, Lloyd-Jones DM, Colangelo LA, Szklo M, Heckbert SR, Chen LY, Lima JAC, Liu K

Immune cell subpopulations as risk factors for atrial fibrillation: The Cardiovascular Health Study and Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
(2022 Oct 18)
Heart Rhythm
Floyd JS, Sitlani CM, Doyle MF, Feinstein MJ, Olson NC, Heckbert SR, Huber SA, Tracy RP, Psaty BM, Delaney JAC

Genome-wide analyses identify SCN5A as a susceptibility locus for premature atrial contraction frequency.
(2022 Oct 21)
iScience 25(10): 105210
Thériault S, Imboden M, Biggs ML, Austin TR, Aeschbacher S, Schaffner E, Brody JA, Bartz TM, Risch M, Grossmann K, Lin HJ, Soliman EZ, Post WS, Risch L, Krieger JE, Pereira AC, Heckbert SR, Sotoodehnia N, Probst-Hensch NM, Conen D

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