Annette Fitzpatrick

Annette Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

  • Former Chair, Capacity Building Sub-Committee

Dr. Fitzpatrick serves as the Chair of the Capacity Building Sub-Committee for the GRIT consortium. She is also a research team member of the TREIN Nepal Project.
She is an epidemiologist and Research Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health at the Washington University in Seattle. Dr Fitzpatrick has been working in the field of aging for over 28 years with a focus on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors, including hypertension and diabetes, as well as in dementia and cognitive function. She has been Principal Investigator of 18 studies funded by the NIH or CDC as well as co-investigator in an additional 15 studies.

She was the first Program Director for the “Cardiovascular Health Study” (CHS), a multi-site cohort developed to understand risk factors of heart disease and stroke in older adults and is a co-investigator for the “Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis” (MESA) designed to assess subclinical CVD in adults of White, African-American, Hispanic and Chinese ethnicity (both sponsored by NHLBI). In 2010 she began working with colleagues at Kathmandu University to begin a collection of cardiovascular risk factors in the town of Dhulikhel, Nepal, in the “Dhulikhel Heart Study” (DHS). She has published over 170 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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