GeneSTAR Research Center - Genetic Studies of Atherosclerosis Risk
About Johns Hopkins GeneSTAR 
Division of General Internal Medicine 

In 1982 The Johns Hopkins Sibling and Family Heart Study was created to study patterns of coronary heart disease and related risk factors in families with early-onset coronary disease, identified from10 Baltimore area Hospitals.. 

GeneSTAR continues to study mechanisms of coronary heart disease and stroke in families using novel models and exciting new methods.

GeneSTAR is a family-based study in initially healthy brothers and sisters, and offspring of people with early-onset coronary disease, The goal is to discover and amplify mechanisms of stroke and coronary heart disease.

Our African American and European American family cohort has undergone extensive screening, genetic testing, and follow-up for new cardiovascular disease, stroke, and other clinical events for 5 to 32 years. 


The GeneSTAR Team Welcomes You 
Jay Vaidya, PhD
Lisa R. Yanke, MPH
Co-Directors