Laura Harrington

Research Fellow

Department of Nutrition

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, 2018
  • PhD, University of Washington, Epidemiology, 2014
  • MPH, University of Michigan, Epidemiology, 2009
  • BA, Grinnell College, English, 2006

Research Interests

Dr. Harrington’s research aims to improve our understanding of modifiable risk factors associated with cardiovascular event risk, with a particular focus on cardiovascular risk among older women and on risk factors associated with incident and recurrent venous thromboembolism. Her research to-date has specifically focused on venous thromboembolism risk associated with exposures that are hormonally-related, pharmacologic, and more recently, lifestyle-based. She has conducted research in settings that include the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), the Seattle Heart and Vascular Health (HVH) case-control study, the Nurses’ Health Studies (NHS) I and II and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS). Dr. Harrington is the recent recipient of a K01 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute regarding physical activity, sedentary behavior, and venous thromboembolism risk.


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