Samia Mora, MD, MHS

††††††††††† As a cardiologist cross-trained in epidemiology, Dr. Samia Mora has a long-term goal of advancing knowledge of cardiovascular prevention and epidemiology, focusing on cardiovascular risk factors in women.

††††††††††† Dr. Mora was promoted to assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in 2007. She was recently elected chair of the American Heart Associationís Women in Cardiology Committee, Council of Clinical Cardiology.

††††††††††† Born in Beirut, Lebannon, in 1971, she earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston and her masterís in health science in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

††††††††††† At what she considers a critical stage in her career, SADF support has enabled her to progress towards becoming an independent investigator in cardiovascular prevention and epidemiology research. Over the past two years, with the foundationís support, she has published 10 original research manuscripts, in addition to authoring several reviews, book chapters and a monograph.

††††††††††† She was recently awarded a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Career Development Award (K08 HL094375).

††††††††††† With her SADF research, her goal was to evaluate whether novel lipoprotein particle markers provide independent and incremental prognostic value, above and beyond traditional factors, for predicting incident type 2 diabetes in asymptomatic women in the Womenís Health Study. The results were given as an oral presentation at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions in March 2008.

††††††††††† She was the principal author of the manuscript ďFasting Compared with Nonfasting Lipids and Apolipoproteins for Predicting Incident Cardiovascular EventsĒ in Circulation, the Journal of the American Heart Association, in 2008. The online version of the article can be found at

††††††††††† A resident of Cambridge, Mass., she enjoys the hobbies of playing the oud, a lute-like stringed instrument, as well as tennis and travel.



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