Yuan Ma
Primary Faculty

Yuan Ma

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology



Other Positions

Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Nutrition


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


As an epidemiologist trained in preventive medicine, cardiovascular epidemiology, and aging epidemiology, Dr. Ma's research interests lie in the epidemiology and prevention of aging-related diseases, with a focus on cardiovascular disease and vascular contributions to brain aging and dementia. Dr. Ma's research work has investigated modifiable vascular risk factors and the development of effective intervention strategies for the prevention of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in prospective cohort studies, randomized trials, and health policy modeling studies. Dr. Ma's current research work aims to improve our understanding of how vascular factors contribute to brain aging and dementia using multidisciplinary approaches that integrate advanced epidemiological methods with cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, neuropathology data, and multi-omics methods in epidemiological studies. Dr. Ma is a recipient of the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, the National Academy of Medicine Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award, and the NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Award.