Yacob Tedla, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology
PhD - University of Wisconsin Madison
MS - University of Wisconsin Madison
<div>Cardiovascular epidemiology, cardiovascular diseases, racial disparity, hypertension, arterial stiffness, blood pressure variability, epidemiologic methods</div>
Dr. Tedla’s research interest focuses on vascular structural and functional abnormalities and their effect on cardiovascular events. He also conducts research to understand determinants of racial disparities in cardiovascular diseases. His recent works identified new risk factors for arterial stiffness progression and blood pressure variability and the impact of different blood pressure components on cardiovascular events. Dr. Tedla is currently funded by the National Institute of Health (K01 grant) to evaluate provider compliance to hypertension treatment guideline and patients’ blood pressure trajectory and by the BMS/Pfizer alliance to explore racial disparity in the utilization of anticoagulants and the risk of stroke and major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation. Dr. Tedla uses data from multi-center epidemiologic cohort studies and electronic health records to conduct his research, leveraging robust epidemiologic methods and bioinformatics techniques. To facilitate his research, Dr. Tedla collaborates with an interdisciplinary team consisting of epidemiologists, public health experts, biostatisticians, cardiologists, internists, and others. His research career goal is to develop a collaborative research program to promote cardiovascular health and reduce disparity in cardiovascular diseases.