October 30: Forum on cardiovascular disease prevention and intervention

Dr. Herman Taylor MD Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta GA

Dr. Herman Taylor to share successful cardiovascular disease and prevention strategies for African American men at CHAAMPS conference

The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) will host a forum on October 30, 2017, to share successful strategies in cardiovascular disease prevention and intervention for African American men. Herman Taylor, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, will provide the keynote address.


Dr. Taylor oversees a diverse portfolio of cardiovascular research with interdisciplinary teams spanning many departments, institutions, and funding agencies. He is a graduate of Princeton University, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to his position with Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Taylor was the Director and Principal Investigator of the NIH’s landmark study of African American heart health and disease: the Jackson Heart Study, the largest epidemiological study of cardiovascular health among African Americans which produced the world’s foremost repository of data on African American heart health.


Other panelists participating in the open forum include LeShawndra Price, PhD, Chief, Health Inequities and Global Health Branch Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science, National Heart Lung Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health; Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, FAHA, Associate Director and Vice Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine and Director, Division of Epidemiology in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University; Adam Vaughan, PhD, MPH, MS, Spatial Epidemiologist, Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Julian Booker, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Director of Echocardiography Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham.


The CHAAMPS panel discussion is open to the public. It will be held on Monday, October 30th, beginning at 1:00 pm at the Brimingham Doubletree Hotel. Prior to the panel discussion, participants are invited to attend the CHAAMPS poster session, which begins at 10:30 am. Lunch will be provided at noon.