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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

Leadership

Leadership

Phillip Levy, MPH, MD
Principal Investigator
Deborah Ellis, PhD
Director, Community Engagement Core
Safwan Badr, MD, MBA
Director, Investigator Development Core
Rhonda Dailey, MD
Co-Assistant Director, Community Engagement Core
Elizabeth Towner, PhD
Co-Assistant Director, Community Engagement Core

Projects

Project 1 | ACHIEVE HTN

Robert Brook, MD
Project Lead
Ijeoma Opara, MD
Co-investigator
Katee Dawood, MBA, MS, BASc
Project Coordinator

Project 2 | ACHIEVE HF

David Lanfear, MD, MS
Project Lead
Ijeoma Opara, MD
Co-investigator
Nicole Zeld
Project Coordinator

Project 3 | ACHIEVE CHD

Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD
Project Lead
Heather Conger, RN, BSN, CCRP
Project Coordinator

Cores

Administrative

Phillip Levy, MPH, MD
Director
Andrea Jones
Administrative Coordinator

Community Engagement

Deborah Ellis, PhD
Director
Rhonda Dailey, MD
Co-Assistant Director
Elizabeth Towner, PhD
Co-Assistant Director

Investigator Development

Safwan Badr, MD, MBA
Director

Working Groups

Community Engagement Working Group

Toria Turner
Community Member
Ijeoma Opara, MD
Member

Partner Institutions

Wayne State University

Phillip Levy, MPH, MD
Deborah Ellis, PhD
Safwan Badr, MD, MBA
Rhonda Dailey, MD
Elizabeth Towner, PhD
Robert Brook, MD
David Lanfear, MD, MS
Ijeoma Opara, MD
Brian Reed
Jackie Parker
Lynnmarie Mango
Andrea Jones
Katee Dawood, MBA, MS, BASc

Case Western Reserve University

Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD
Al-Kindi Sadeer, MD
Heather Conger, RN, BSN, CCRP

Henry Ford Health

Nicole Zeld
Katee Dawood, MBA, MS, BASc

University Hospitals