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Dr. Anna Kucharska-Newton, is a cardiovascular epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. She is a long-term investigator of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, with more than 100 publications to date. Her research portfolio includes, among others, the (1) examination of factors associated with frailty among older adults; (2) assessment of the community burden of heart failure; and (3) examination of the contribution of socioeconomic factors to cardiovascular disease incidence. Dr. Kucharska-Newton teaches the following courses: Advanced Epidemiology, Doctoral Seminar, and Chronic Disease Epidemiology.


  • MPH, Epidemiology
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • PhD, Biochemistry
    • Rush University
  • MS, Oral Biology
    • Northwestern University
  • MS, Chemistry
    • University of Warsaw

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Multimorbidity
  • Aging
  • Physical and cognitive resilience
  • Social determinants of health and health disparities
  • Electronic health records

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