GeneSTAR Research Program - Study of Atherosclerosis Risk in Families
Core Team and Core Collaborating Investigators
 
The Core Team consists of investigators whose primary and/or secondary appointments are in the Division of General Internal Medicine's (GIM) GeneSTAR Research Program. Collaborating Investigators are those from Johns Hopkins Divisions or Departments external to GIM and with sponsored research within the GeneSTAR Research Program, and who contribute in major ways to all programs within GeneSTAR.
 
 
Diane M. Becker, MPH, ScD
Diane M. Becker, MPH, ScD
Professor, Medicine
Director, GeneSTAR Research Program
Cardiovascular epidemiology, event risk modeling, traditional and nontraditional risk factors, behavioral sciences

Lewis C. Becker, MD
Lewis C. Becker, MD
Professor, Cardiology
Co-Director and Medical Director, GeneSTAR Research Program
Cardiovacular imaging and basic science, platelet biology, stem cells
Brian G. Kral, MD, MPH
Brian G. Kral, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Cardiology
Assistant Medical Director, GeneSTAR Research Program
Cardiovascular imaging, stress, vascular biology
Dhananjay (Jay) Vaidya, MBBS, PhD, MPH
Dhananjay (Jay) Vaidya, MBBS, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Assistant Director, GeneSTAR Research Program
Cardiovascular epidemiology, statistics, metabolic risk factors, and vascular biology
Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS
Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Platelet biology and genetics, pharmacogenetics, thrombosis and hemostasis
Rasika Mathias, ScD
Rasika Mathias, ScD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Genetic epidemiology, methods, family-based genetic models, African American ancestry
Rochelle V. Brown, MD, MS
Rochelle V. Brown, MD, MS
Instructor, Medicine
Lifestyle risk factors, extreme obesity, ethnic disparities, genetic risk and primary care
Lisa R. Yanek, MPH
Lisa R. Yanek, MPH
Instructor, Medicine
Director, GeneSTAR Analytical Unit
Psychosocial factors, nutrition, lifestyle, programming methods, genetic analysis
Taryn F. Moy, MS, RD
Taryn F. Moy, MS, RD
Research Associate, Medicine
Project Director, GeneSTAR Research Program
Nutrition, lifestyle, risk factors
Cheryl P. Finney, PhD
Cheryl P. Finney, PhD
Coordinator, Health Research Projects
Secondary prevention, health services models
Linzhao Cheng, PhD
Linzhao Cheng, PhD
Professor, Hematology, Stem Cell Program, Institute for Cell Engineering, Collaborating Investigator, GeneSTAR Research Program
Stem cells, cell engineering, platelet biology, thrombosis and hemostasis
Nauder Faraday, MD, MPH
Nauder Faraday, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Collaborating Investigator, GeneSTAR Research Program
Platelet biology, thrombosis and hemostasis, phamacogenetics
Kerry J. Stewart, EdD
Kerry J. Stewart, EdD
Professor, Cardiology, Collaborating Investigator, GeneSTAR Research Program
Exercise physiology, metabolic syndrome. body composition
Paul A. Nyquist, MD, MPH
Paul A. Nyquist, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Neurology
Collaborating Investigator, GeneSTAR Research Program
Cerebrovascular disease, cognitive function