Faculty

Susan R Heckbert

Professor, Epidemiology

206-221-7775

Education

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

Contact

206-221-7775

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)

Validation of human telomere length multi-ancestry meta-analysis association signals identifies POP5 and KBTBD6 as human telomere length regulation genes.
(2024 May 24)
Nat Commun 15(1): 4417
Keener R, Chhetri SB, Connelly CJ, Taub MA, Conomos MP, Weinstock J, Ni B, Strober B, Aslibekyan S, Auer PL, Barwick L, Becker LC, Blangero J, Bleecker ER, Brody JA, Cade BE, Celedon JC, Chang YC, Cupples LA, Custer B, Freedman BI, Gladwin MT, Heckbert SR, Hou L, Irvin MR, Isasi CR, Johnsen JM, Kenny EE, Kooperberg C, Minster RL, Naseri T, Viali S, Nekhai S, Pankratz N, Peyser PA, Taylor KD, Telen MJ, Wu B, Yanek LR, Yang IV, Albert C, Arnett DK, Ashley-Koch AE, Barnes KC, Bis JC, Blackwell TW, Boerwinkle E, Burchard EG, Carson AP, Chen Z, Chen YI, Darbar D, de Andrade M, Ellinor PT, Fornage M, Gelb BD, Gilliland FD, He J, Islam T, Kaab S, Kardia SLR, Kelly S, Konkle BA, Kumar R, Loos RJF, Martinez FD, McGarvey ST, Meyers DA, Mitchell BD, Montgomery CG, North KE, Palmer ND, Peralta JM, Raby BA, Redline S, Rich SS, Roden D, Rotter JI, Ruczinski I, Schwartz D, Sciurba F, Shoemaker MB, Silverman EK, Sinner MF, Smith NL, Smith AV, Tiwari HK, Vasan RS, Weiss ST, Williams LK, Zhang Y, Ziv E, Raffield LM, Reiner AP, NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium, TOPMed Hematology and Hemostasis Working Group, TOPMed Structural Variation Working Group, Arvanitis M, Greider CW, Mathias RA, Battle A

Development and validation of the Michigan Chronic Disease Simulation Model (MICROSIM).
(2024)
PLoS One 19(5): e0300005
Burke JF, Copeland LL, Sussman JB, Hayward RA, Gross AL, BriceƱo EM, Whitney R, Giordani BJ, Elkind MSV, Manly JJ, Gottesman RF, Gaskin DJ, Sidney S, Yaffe K, Sacco RL, Heckbert SR, Hughes TM, Galecki AT, Levine DA

Statin use and risks of breast cancer recurrence and mortality.
(2024 May 6)
Cancer
Guo H, Malone KE, Heckbert SR, Li CI

Cumulative Systolic Blood Pressure and Incident Stroke Type Variation by Race and Ethnicity.
(2024 May 1)
JAMA Netw Open 7(5): e248502
Johnson KE, Li H, Zhang M, Springer MV, Galecki AT, Whitney RT, Gottesman RF, Hayward RA, Sidney S, Elkind MSV, Longstreth WT Jr, Heckbert SR, Gerber Y, Sullivan KJ, Levine DA

AI-enabled left atrial volumetry in coronary artery calcium scans (AI-CAC(TM)) predicts atrial fibrillation as early as one year, improves CHARGE-AF, and outperforms NT-proBNP: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.
(2024 Apr 23)
J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr
Naghavi M, Yankelevitz D, Reeves AP, Budoff MJ, Li D, Atlas K, Zhang C, Atlas TL, Lirette S, Wasserthal J, Roy SK, Henschke C, Wong ND, Defilippi C, Heckbert SR, Greenland P

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