Mark J. Pletcher, MD, MPH

††††††††††† Dr. Mark Pletcher is assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He also maintains a secondary appointment and an active clinical practice in the Department of Medicine.

††††††††††† Dr. Pletcherís principal research interests are risk prediction and clinical decision-making; atherosclerosis and prevention of coronary heart disease; prediction of ventricular arrhythmia and prevention of sudden death; proteomics, telomeres and biomarker research; and pain, prescription opioid abuse and clinical decision-making in treatment of pain.

††††††††††† His SADF-funded research progresses, with recent manuscript publication on the cumulative exposure to prehypertension during young adulthood in Annals of Internal Medicine, and another manuscript, in preparation, examining cumulative exposure to lipids during young adulthood.

††††††††††† He earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard College, a medical degree from UCSF and masterís degree in public health, epidemiology, from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed an internship, residency and clinical research at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and advanced training in the Clinical Research Certificate Program at UCSF prior to joining the faculty.

††††††††††† He has authored and participated in 30 published articles in medical journals. These studies and a summary of his principal teaching activities and are found on his faculty profile web page (address below).

††††††††††† He resides with his family in the Bay Area.

Email: mpletcher@epi.ucsf.edu

Website: www.epibiostat.ucsf.edu/epidem/personnel/mpletcher2.html

Phone:†††††††††† 415-514-8008†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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