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External Advisory Committee

C. William Balke, MD, Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine, UK—oversees and coordinates the UK Clinical Research Organization, GCRC, K30, Physician Scientist and Dean’s Clinical Scholars Programs and is a noted cardiologist;

Maria Boosalis, PhD, MPH, RD, LD, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Clinical Nutrition, UK—noted interdisciplinary researcher, studies the role of nutrition in successful aging, prevention and treatment of obesity and comorbidities;

Steve Browning, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, UK—noted interdisciplinary researcher, studies cardiovascular and cancer epidemiology;

Jody Clasey, PhD, Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, College of Education, UK—noted interdisciplinary researcher, studies body composition analysis, and the relationship among body composition measures, physical activity and hormone function;

Leslie Crofford, MD, Gloria W. Singletary Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Chief, Division of Rheumatology; Director, Center for the Advancement of Women’s Health and Director, GCRC, College of Medicine, UK—renowned expert in women’s health, program director of the General Clinical Research Center;

Kathy Dracup, DNSc, RN, FNP, FAAN, Dean and Endowed Professor, University of California, San Francisco—an internationally renowned cardiovascular researcher with expertise in cardiac disease and heart failure self-management;

Sandra Dunbar, DSN, RN, FAAN, Professor and Charles Howard Chandler Professor of Nursing, Schools of Nursing and Medicine, Emory University— an internationally renowned cardiovascular researcher with expertise in implantable device and heart failure self-management, including family roles;

David Mannino, MD, FCCP, Clinical and Research Faculty, Division, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, UK—renowned epidemiologist pulmonologist and interdisciplinary researcher;

John Novak, PhD, MS, LDS, BDS, Professor of Periodontics and Associate Director, Center for Oral Health Research, College of Dentistry, UK—an internationally known expert in oral health self-management and its impact on cardiovascular disease and maternal health;

David Randall, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, UK—renowned for work to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and enhance collaboration between basic and clinical scientists;

Michael Rich, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Rapid Evaluation Unit, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University—internationally renowned cardiologist, geriatrician, and self-management researcher;

Barbara Riegel, DNS, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania—an internationally renowned expert in cardiac self-management, developer of the theory of self-care;

Nancy Schoenberg, PhD, Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Sciences, UK— noted medical anthropologist who studies the needs of middle aged and older adults particularly those populations that suffer the greatest health inequities, expert in self-care decision-making;

John Watkins, PhD, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate Center for Gerontology, College of Public Health, UK—noted interdisciplinary researcher and gerontologist