Mike Gaziano

I am a chronic disease epidemiologist. I have a particular interest in the roles that individual lifestyle choices (diet, exercise, smoking), metabolic factors (obesity, high cholesterol, and hypertension), and biochemical and genetic markers play on the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. Also of interest is the impact that vascular disease has on other organ systems, including cognitive dysfunction and renal disease.

Recently, I have initiated a number of research projects to investigate the diverse nature of atherosclerosis and I serve as the director of the Geriatric Research and Education Center (GRECC) at the VA Boston Healthcare System.