Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Palliative and Primary Care, University of Minnesota
Associate Director, Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota

Dr. Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Associate Director for Research in the Divison of General Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the Program in Health Disparities Research, and Director of the Health Equity Leadership and Mentoring (HELM) program at the University of Minnesota. She is trained in cardiovascular psychophysiology, behavioral medicine, stress mechanisms of disease, neuropsychology, and cardiovascular and social epidemiology. Dr. Everson-Rose's research has shown how stress, distress, emotions, personality, behavioral and socioeconomic factors contribute to morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular diseases and related conditions, greater cognitive decline, cancer-related behavioral and lifestyle risk factors, and worse health outcomes overall. Her most recent work focuses on evidence-based stress-management, and mindfulness-based interventions that can be used to effectively manage chronic disease conditions and promote healthier lifestyles in diverse settings. Dr. Everson-Rose has over 25 years' experience as an NIH-funded investigator, including on several large epidemiologic cohort studies (e.g., the Alameda County Study, the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study, the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation, the Chicago Health and Aging Project, and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Currently she is funded as a co-investigator on several NIH-funded behavioral clinical trials, two NCI-funded training programs, and as a Co-Principal Investigator on a study of MBSR with breast cancer survivors. She is an Associate Editor for Psychosomatic Medicine , and nationally and internationally regarded for her work on psychosocial risk factors for chronic diseases.