Program Leadership

Matthew Allison, MD, MPH, Director

The T32 program provides a unique opportunity for training in preventive and epidemiologic aspects of cardiovascular disease. In this, a major strength is the broad range of interest of the participants. Faculty interests span the spectrum from basic experimental research to the clinical investigation. The ability to interact with individuals with expertise in so many areas has been of great value to me, and of extraordinary value to the trainees. Discussing topics which range from normal human physiology to in patient disease offers an enormous opportunity to both learn and discover. 

Michael H. Criqui, MD, MPH, Co-Director 
The goal of our T32 training program is to train talented students and professionals to become future contributors to and leaders in the field of the epidemiology and prevention of CVD. To this end we have designed a broad-based training program with a diverse and highly qualified faculty in order to bridge a wide range of interests in this discipline. Faculty come primarily, but not exclusively from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the SDSU Graduate School of Public Health

Jan Hughes-Austin, MPT, PhD, Assistant Director
As a former T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in this program, I benefitted from the freedom, guidance, and support to pursue my own research direction in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, which is very much encouraged. The diversity of mentorship, including those outside of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health as well as outside of UC San Diego is a key aspect of individual development; and it also serves the broader community. The strength of our faculty mentors and the relationships nurtured have been instrumental in my personal success as well as the success of the fellows who have completed this program.

Executive Committee:

  • Matthew Allison, MD, MPH

  • Michael Criqui, MD, MPH
  • Jan Hughes-Austin, PhD