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A Population-Based Policy and Systems Change Approach to Prevent and Control Hypertension
early detection, as well as tobacco control. Previously, he served as Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health to advance projects with a broad array of state and national organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute. He is a member of the IOM and has participated in a number of IOM activities. Dr. Koh received his M.D. from Yale University and his M.P.H. from the Boston University School of Public Health.
Ana V. Diez-Roux, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Center for Integrative Approaches to Health Disparities, and Associate Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Her research interests include social epidemiology, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, air pollution and cardiovascular risk, race and ethnic disparities, and systems approaches in population health. She has published extensively on a variety of public health issues, including the relationship between communities and cardiovascular risk factors and exposure to particulate matter and subsequent development of atherosclerosis, among others. Dr. Diez-Roux earned a Ph.D. and M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She also earned an M.D. from the University of Buenos Aires in 1985.
Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., is Joseph S. Copes Chair and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Tulane University. His research interests include the etiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and stroke; ethnic and gender differences in chronic disease and international comparisons of disease; and gene and environment interaction on hypertension and other cardiovascular disease. He has published extensively on a variety of topics including cardiovascular disease risk factors. Dr. He earned his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, his Dr.Med.Sc. from Peking Union Medical College, and his M.D. from Jiangxi Medical College in Jiangxi, China.
Kathy Hebert, M.D., M.P.H., M.M.M., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed fellowships in cardiology/nuclear medicine from the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in Louisiana. Dr. Hebert also holds an M.M.M. degree from the Tulane School of Public Health and an M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Before joining the University of Miami, Dr. Hebert was the state task force director for congestive heart failure disease management at the Louisiana State University Health