YSPH Centennial Event / Milbank Lecture Series: "Public Health in the 21st Century"
“Seeking the causes of racial (and geographic) disparities in stroke mortality”
Dr. George Howard is Professor and former Chair of Biostatistics at the UAB. He received his training in biostatistics was from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has had experience in biostatistics, data management, and the direction of coordinating centers of multicenter studies. He is currently the overall project PI for the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) project, a national study developing a cohort of over 30,000 individuals to provide insights to the excess stroke mortality among African Americans and Southerners. He is the immediate past PI of the Coordinating Centers the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Stenting Trial (CREST), Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3), and the Trial of Early Aggressive Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (TEAR) Trial. He was previously the PI of the Coordinating Center for the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study (IRAS), the Autoimmune Ear Disease (AIED) Study, and the Prospective Randomized Evaluation of the Vascular Effects of Norvasc Trial (PREVENT). He has published extensively in the analysis of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk factors, and has nearly 30 years experience working directly with clinical investigators.
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