Michelle A Albert, MD, MPH

Director and Principal Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
UCSF
Medicine

Dr. Michelle A. Albert, MD MPH is a Professor in Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and Director of the CeNter for the StUdy of AdveRsiTy and CardiovascUlaR DiseasE (NURTURE Center). Dr. Albert is a graduate of Haverford College (Chemistry), the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. She completed Internal Medicine Residency and was a Chief Medical Resident at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Dr. Albert then completed Cardiovascular Clinical and Research Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she rose in the ranks to an Associate Professor in Medicine, mentored by Dr. Paul M. Ridker in his research group. She was previously the Vivian Beaumont Allen Endowed Professor/Chair and Chief of Cardiology at Howard University.

Dr. Albert maintains an active clinical practice. Her clinical expertise involves both taking care of the most critically ill heart disease patients and preventive cardiology at UCSF. As a physician-scientist-epidemiologist, Dr. Albert is engaged in cutting-edge research that innovatively seeks to incorporate “biology” with social determinants of health to transform CVD science and healthcare of global populations, i.e “the biology of adversity”. Her research has followed a bold, non-traditional path for cardiovascular disease research. A central component of her current work focuses on developing innovative implementation strategies to curb adversity related CVD risk, particularly in women and racial/ethnic minorities. She is recipient of multiple research awards including NIH R01 funding, as well as funding from RWJ (Harold Amos Scholar), Kellogg and Doris Duke Foundations. She is one of two recipients nationally of the prestigious 2018 AHA Merit award for visionary research, and is the first woman and under-represented minority person to receive this award.

Dr. Albert is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC). She is an Associate Editor at Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology (ATVB), serves on the Editorial Board of Circulation and is a Section Editor for Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports.

Albert currently serves as a member of the NHLBI Board of External Experts (BEE), 2019 ACC/AHA Cardiovascular Prevention Guidelines committee and as a standing committee member of NIH study section - Mechanisms, Emotion, Sleep & Health (MESH). She also served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Qualification of Biomarkers and Surrogate Endpoints in Chronic Disease.

She currently serves on the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) Board of Directors as Secretary, was ABC Vice-President (2004-2006) and is President of the American Heart Association (AHA) San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley Board of Directors. Additionally, Dr. Albert has served/serves on multiple national AHA and American College of Cardiology (ACC) committees as well as currently on the Sarnoff Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. Albert enjoys mentoring trainees at all levels across the United States. She was a nominee for the competitive 2011-2012 Excellence in Mentoring Award at Harvard Medical School and the recipient of the Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award from the AHA (2016). She received the ACC Heart of Women’s Health Credo Award (2012), Woman’s Day Magazine’s Red Dress Award (2014), the 2018 Daniel D. Savage Science Award (ABC’s highest honor) and the Haverford College Alumni Award (2015) -- given to an alumnus whose “work typifies the values of the college and is of outstanding service to humanity”.

Publications: 

Sleep debt: the impact of weekday sleep deprivation on cardiovascular health in older women.

Cabeza de Baca T, Chayama KL, Redline S, Slopen N, Matsushita F, Prather AA, Williams DR, Buring JE, Zaslavsky AM, Albert MA

Financial strain and ideal cardiovascular health in middle-aged and older women: Data from the Women's health study.

Cabeza de Baca T, Burroughs Peña MS, Slopen N, Williams D, Buring J, Albert MA

Cumulative Psychosocial Stress and Ideal Cardiovascular Health in Older Women: Data by Race/Ethnicity.

Burroughs-Peña MS, Mbassa RS, Slopen NB, Williams DR, Buring J, Albert MA

2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

Arnett DK, Blumenthal RS, Albert MA, Buroker AB, Goldberger ZD, Hahn EJ, Himmelfarb CD, Khera A, Lloyd-Jones D, McEvoy JW, Michos ED, Miedema MD, Muñoz D, Smith SC, Virani SS, Williams KA, Yeboah J, Ziaeian B

2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Executive Summary.

Arnett DK, Blumenthal RS, Albert MA, Buroker AB, Goldberger ZD, Hahn EJ, Himmelfarb CD, Khera A, Lloyd-Jones D, McEvoy JW, Michos ED, Miedema MD, Muñoz D, Smith SC, Virani SS, Williams KA, Yeboah J, Ziaeian B

2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Arnett DK, Blumenthal RS, Albert MA, Buroker AB, Goldberger ZD, Hahn EJ, Himmelfarb CD, Khera A, Lloyd-Jones D, McEvoy JW, Michos ED, Miedema MD, Muñoz D, Smith SC, Virani SS, Williams KA, Yeboah J, Ziaeian B

2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Arnett DK, Blumenthal RS, Albert MA, Buroker AB, Goldberger ZD, Hahn EJ, Himmelfarb CD, Khera A, Lloyd-Jones D, McEvoy JW, Michos ED, Miedema MD, Muñoz D, Smith SC, Virani SS, Williams KA, Yeboah J, Ziaeian B

RelationshipBetween Psychosocial Stressors and Atrial Fibrillation in Women >45 Years of Age.

Westcott SK, Beach LY, Matsushita F, Albert CM, Chatterjee N, Wong J, Williams DR, Vinayagamoorthy M, Buring JE, Albert MA

Association between neighborhood-level socioeconomic deprivation and incident hypertension: A longitudinal analysis of data from the Dallas heart study.

Claudel SE, Adu-Brimpong J, Banks A, Ayers C, Albert MA, Das SR, de Lemos JA, Leonard T, Neeland IJ, Rivers JP, Powell-Wiley TM

Impact of Body Mass Index on Heart Failure by Race/Ethnicity From the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF) Registry.

Powell-Wiley TM, Ngwa J, Kebede S, Lu D, Schulte PJ, Bhatt DL, Yancy C, Fonarow GC, Albert MA

Cardiovascular Health in African Americans: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

Carnethon MR, Pu J, Howard G, Albert MA, Anderson CAM, Bertoni AG, Mujahid MS, Palaniappan L, Taylor HA, Willis M, Yancy CW

Temporal Trends in Care and Outcomes of Patients Receiving Fibrinolytic Therapy Compared to Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Insights From the Get With The Guidelines Coronary Artery Disease (GWTG-CAD) Registry.

Hira RS, Bhatt DL, Fonarow GC, Heidenreich PA, Ju C, Virani SS, Bozkurt B, Petersen LA, Hernandez AF, Schwamm LH, Eapen ZJ, Albert MA, Liang L, Matsouaka RA, Peterson ED, Jneid H

Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status in Relation to Serum Biomarkers in the Black Women's Health Study.

Cozier YC, Albert MA, Castro-Webb N, Coogan PF, Ridker P, Kaufman HW, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L

Racial Disparities in Child Adversity in the U.S.: Interactions With Family Immigration History and Income.

Slopen N, Shonkoff JP, Albert MA, Yoshikawa H, Jacobs A, Stoltz R, Williams DR

Relationship between perceptions about neighborhood environment and prevalent obesity: data from the Dallas Heart Study.

Powell-Wiley TM, Ayers CR, de Lemos JA, Lakoski SG, Vega GL, Grundy S, Das SR, Banks-Richard K, Albert MA

Psychosocial stressors and cigarette smoking among African American adults in midlife.

Slopen N, Dutra LM, Williams DR, Mujahid MS, Lewis TT, Bennett GG, Ryff CD, Albert MA

Socioeconomic status and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: data from the Women's Health Study.

Lee TC, Glynn RJ, Peña JM, Paynter NP, Conen D, Ridker PM, Pradhan AD, Buring JE, Albert MA

Body size misperception: a novel determinant in the obesity epidemic.

Powell TM, de Lemos JA, Banks K, Ayers CR, Rohatgi A, Khera A, McGuire DK, Berry JD, Albert MA, Vega GL, Grundy SM, Das SR

Early life adversity and inflammation in African Americans and whites in the midlife in the United States survey.

Slopen N, Lewis TT, Gruenewald TL, Mujahid MS, Ryff CD, Albert MA, Williams DR

Cardiovascular risk indicators and perceived race/ethnic discrimination in the Dallas Heart Study.

Albert MA, Ravenell J, Glynn RJ, Khera A, Halevy N, de Lemos JA

Surgical treatment of a large left-main coronary artery aneurysm.

Unic D, Mihaljevic T, Leacche M, Gasparovic H, Albert MA, Byrne JG

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