The Johns Hopkins
GeneSTAR Cohort Study
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. Yanek, MPH