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In both genders, "there is unequivocal ...
In both genders, "there is unequivocal evidence that a healthy eating pattern, being physically active, maintaining an ideal body weight and not smoking are strongly related to reduced risk of heart disease," said Donna Arnett, chair of epidemiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health and past president of the American Heart Association.
She wrote a commentary accompanying the study.
Many women "lack knowledge that heart disease can affect them at any age, and they might not recognize the symptoms of heart disease," Arnett
"While many women have classic symptoms of heart attack -- like crushing pain in the center of the chest that radiates to the neck/arm, shortness of breath and profuse sweating -- others have back pain or indigestion."
This study confirms the importance of healthy behaviors, such as not smoking and exercising more, Arnett
SOURCES: Andrea Chomistek, Sc.D., assistant professor, epidemiology and biostatistics, Indiana University Bloomington; Donna Arnett, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., chair of epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, and past president, American Heart Association; Jan. 6/13, 2015, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
AHA President Donna ...
AHA President Donna Arnett
Friday, September 14th, 2012
Donna Arnett, Ph.D., MSPH, has worn many hats- nurse, researcher, epidemiologist, volunteer, public health advocate- and now, President of the American Heart Association.
Having dedicated her
career to understanding how diseases affect various populations, her
leadership, expertise, and passion will be a valuable asset as the AHA
continues to work toward its goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, by the year 2020.
In her role as President, Dr. Arnett has made it her mission to encourage every person and group she meets with to take small steps toward a healthier life.
"We know so much about how to protect cardiovascular health and that by following a healthy lifestyle and preventing risk factors from developing, much of cardiovascular disease and stroke can be prevented," she
And as a researcher and a concern citizen, Dr. Arnett knows the impact she can have as a You're the Cure advocate too.
She has been an active advocate for years, helping to educate her lawmakers about the importance of funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has made much of her research possible, and pushing for policy changes that promote prevention.
"Advocacy is critical for us to reach our 2020 goal.
To make large population changes, we need to have policies that address whole populations, including making healthy foods more available and affordable, creating infrastructure to support physical activity in schools, and making cities more 'walkable'," she
"And we need NIH research to find the best and most cost-effective treatments for those who already have heart disease or stroke."
That's why Dr. Arnett
is calling on all AHA
volunteers to join the organization's advocacy efforts.
"It's fast, easy, and effective.
Combining your voice with the thousands of other AHA
voices is a powerful tool, and highlights the foundational principles of our democracy."
In addition to serving her two-year term as President of the AHA, Dr. Arnett is the Chairperson of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.
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Donna K. Arnett, PhD is Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
Background: Dr. Arnett joined the American College of Epidemiology as a Fellow in 2005.
She is a member of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, an elected member of the American Epidemiology Society, and a Fellow of the Council of Epidemiology of the American Heart Association (AHA).
MSPH from the University of South Florida
in 1988 and PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1991.
was awarded her
first grant, a post-doctoral fellowship from AHA
In 1994, Dr. Arnett joined the Division of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, where she was promoted to Professor with Tenure in 2002.
In 2004, Dr. Arnett became Chair of Epidemiology at UAB.
Dr. Arnett has held many leadership positions with AHA.
She chairs the Research Committee and serves on the National AHA Board of Directors.
participated in development of the new strategic plan for the AHA
Dr. Arnett was a chartered member of the NIH Cardiovascular Sleep Epidemiology study section, and served as Chair from 2006-2008.
Dr. Arnett is Editor for the American Journal of Epidemiology and Senior Guest Editor-in-Chief for Circulation.
professional interests include cardiovascular disease epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, and pharmacogenetics.
holds five NIH grants in these areas, and is internationally recognized for her
work in genetic epidemiology of complex diseases and pharmacogenetics.
is PI of GenHAT, a pharmacogenetic study of blood pressure treatment, the Genetics of Lipid Lowering and Diet Network, and pharmacogenomics of methotrexate treatment in rheumatoid arthritis.
has published about 250 peer-reviewed articles and more than 12 book chapters or invited review papers.
has taught graduate courses methodological aspects of epidemiology.
She chaired the Epidemiology MPH Program at the University of Minnesota and directed the NHLBI T32 Program in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology.
At UAB, Dr. Arnett teaches a grant writing course and a study design course.
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Donna Arnett, University of Alabama, School of Public Health
Professor Donna Arnett is chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Arnett received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of South Florida and practiced critical care nursing before earning her MSPH degree from USF.
She received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
After post-doctoral training at UNC
, Dr. Arnett
joined the epidemiology faculty at the University of Minnesota
came to lead UAB's epidemiology program in 2004.
primary interest is in cardiovascular disease with a strong focus on how genetic factors influence cardiovascular health.
research programs have identified genes that may increase the risk of developing heart disease and atherosclerosis.
is also interested in learning how genes and drugs interact, information critical for developing strategies of personalized medicine.
In addition to her responsibilities at UAB, Dr. Arnett has served as President of the American Heart Association (2012-2013).
The school says Donna Arnett ...
The school says Donna Arnett was selected by UK Provost Tim Tracy for the job.
Arnett has been associate dean at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Public Health.
UK says that during her
term as president of the American Heart Association
from 2012 to 2013, Arnett
built relationships with business and health care leaders around the world.
, a Kentucky native, has published more than 450 peer-reviewed papers and two books.