Matthew Allison, MD, MPH
Dr. Matthew Allison, assistant
professor at the
Developing a program of research on
a Native American population in northeast
He began his research career as a preventive medicine resident at UCSD, studying the association between systemic calcified atherosclerosis and incident cardiovascular disease events. He held a post-doctoral fellowship at UCSD and has expanded his work as an investigator in the Women’s Health Initiative and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
He has received NIH grant funding to examine the associations between abdominal body composition and both inflammation and incident cardiovascular disease events, and also to study the associations between neighborhood characteristics and chronic diseases.
In 2006, his
Among several purposes for his SADF-funded research, Dr. Allison is determining the extent of atherosclerosis in the vascular beds of the neck, heart, upper and lower extremities and aorta, using five different non-invasive methods.
He resides with his wife and two