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Addressing Cardiometabolic Health Inequities by Early PreVEntion in the GREAT LakEs Region

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Compelling evidence indicates that the key to increasing lifespan equality is saving lives at ages below ~70 years. The Addressing Cardiometabolic Health Inequities by Early PreVEntion in the Great LakEs Region (ACHIEVE GREATER) Center is designed to ameliorate cardiometabolic health disparities during early phases of pathogenesis in order to improve Black-White lifespan inequality in two uniquely comparable, densely populated, and severely affected cities: Detroit, MI, and Cleveland, OH.

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Wayne State University
ACHIEVE GREATER projects focus on early to mid-life intervention of cardiometabolic health disparities. 

CV: Cardiovascular, QOL: Quality of life HTN: Hypertension, BP: Blood pressure, MHU: Mobile Health Unit, HF: Heart failure, BNP: Brain natriuretic peptide, CHD: Coronary heart disease, CMHA: Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, CAC: Coronary artery calcium, LDL: Low-density lipoprotein, A1c: A hemoglobin A1c test measures the amount of glucose attached to hemoglobin
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The ACHIEVE GREATER Center is a collaboration between three research institutions: Wayne State University, the Henry Ford Health System, and Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals. The Center is performing three distinct but closely-related research projects that focus on interrupting early stages of pathogenesis in different contexts (e.g., mobile health units versus fixed community locations). Importantly, this work will be nested in a larger epidemiologic study of multi-level cardiometabolic risk factors, and the Center is developing a cloud-based database that will enable investigators to robustly profile multi-level risk factors across different domains in the region.

Publications

 

Partner Institutions

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Wayne State University

42 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

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Case Western Reserve University

10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland , OH 44106
United States

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Henry Ford Health

2799 West Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

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University Hospitals

8819 Quincy Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

Team

  • Phillip D. Levy, MPH, MD
    Principal Investigator
    Director, Administrative Core
    Wayne State University
  • Deborah Ellis, PhD
    Director, Community Engagement Core
    Wayne State University
  • Safwan Badr, MD, MBA
    Director, Investigator Development Core
    Wayne State University
  • Rhonda Dailey, MD
    Co-Assistant Director, Community Engagement Core
    Wayne State University
  • Elizabeth Towner, PhD
    Co-Assistant Director, Community Engagement Core
    Wayne State University
  • Robert Brook, MD
    Principal Investigator, Project 1: ACHIEVE P1 - HTN
    Wayne State University
  • David Lanfear, MD, MS
    Principal Investigator, Project 2: ACHIEVE P2 - HF
    Wayne State University
  • Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD
    Principal Investigator, Project 3: ACHIEVE P3 - CHD
    Case Western Reserve University
  • Sadeer Al-Kindi, MD
    Project 3: ACHIEVE P3 - CHD
    Case Western Reserve University
  • Ijeoma Opara, MD
    Co-Investigator, Project 1: ACHIEVE P1 - HTN
    Co-Investigator, Project 2: ACHIEVE P2 - HF
    Member, Community Engagement Working Group
    Wayne State University
  • Brian Reed
    Wayne State University
  • Jackie Parker
    Wayne State University
  • Lynnmarie Mango
    Wayne State University
  • Andrea Jones
    Admin Coordinator for ACHIEVE GREATER
    Wayne State University
  • Katee Dawood, MBA, MS, BASc
    Project Coordinator: ACHIEVE P1 - HTN
    Coordinator, Wayne State University and the Henry Ford Health System
    Wayne State University
  • Nicole Zeld
    Project Coordinator: ACHIEVE P2 - HFa
    Henry Ford Health System
  • Heather L. Conger RN, BSN, CCRP
    Project Coordinator: ACHIEVE P3 - CHD
    Case Western Reserve University
  • Toria Turner
    Community Member, Community Engagement Working Group