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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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Achieve Greater Project Overview
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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

Projects

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ACHIEVE Hypertension (HTN)
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Wayne State University

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

ACHIEVE GREATER: #1
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ACHIEVE Heart Failure (HF)
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Wayne State University

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

ACHIEVE GREATER: #2
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ACHIEVE Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
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Wayne State University

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

ACHIEVE GREATER: #3
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Wayne State University

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

ACHIEVE GREATER: #4

Team

Leadership

Phillip Levy, MPH, MD
Principal Investigator
Deborah Ellis, PhD
Leadership Team
Safwan Badr, MBA, MD
Leadership Team
Rhonda Dailey, MD
Leadership Team
Elizabeth Towner, PhD
Leadership Team

Projects

Robert Brook, MD
Project Lead
Ijeoma Opara, MD
Co-Investigator
Katee Dawood, BASc, MBA, MS
Project Coordinator
David Lanfear, MD, MS
Project Lead
Ijeoma Opara, MD
Co-Investigator
Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD
Project Lead
Heather Conger, BSN, CCRP, RN
Project Coordinator
David Lanfear, MD, MS
Principal Investigator
Robert Brook, MD
Co-Investigator
Phillip Levy, MPH, MD
Co-Investigator
Steven Korzeniewski, PhD
Co-Investigator
Mei Lu, PhD
Co-Investigator
Whitney Cabral, MS
Project Manager
Samantha Hochstadt
Grant Manager
Christina Melkonian
Data Manager
Ruicong She, MS
Statistician
Vandana Venkateswaran, PhD
Bioinformatician
Jocelyne Cyrenne
Clinical Study Coordinator
Madeline Mackezyk
Clinical Study Coordinator

Cores

Phillip Levy, MPH, MD
Director
Andrea Jones
Administrative Coordinator
Deborah Ellis, PhD
Director
Rhonda Dailey, MD
Co-Assistant Director
Elizabeth Towner, PhD
Co-Assistant Director
Safwan Badr, MBA, MD
Director

Working Groups

Robert Brook, MD
Member
Brian Reed
Member
Toria Turner
Member
Ijeoma Opara, MD
Member
Rhonda Dailey, MD
Member
Elizabeth Towner, PhD
Member
Safwan Badr, MBA, MD
Member
Delores Gray
Member
Toria Turner
Member
Katee Dawood, BASc, MBA, MS
Member
Heather Conger, BSN, CCRP, RN
Member
Andrea Jones
Member

Partner Institutions

Phillip Levy, MPH, MD
Deborah Ellis, PhD
Safwan Badr, MBA, MD
Rhonda Dailey, MD
Elizabeth Towner, PhD
Robert Brook, MD
David Lanfear, MD, MS
Ijeoma Opara, MD
Brian Reed
Jackie Parker
LynnMarie Mango, BS, MPH
Andrea Jones
Katee Dawood, BASc, MBA, MS
Toria Turner
Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD
Sadeer Al-Kindi, MD
Heather Conger, BSN, CCRP, RN
Katee Dawood, BASc, MBA, MS