Yuan Ma
Research Scientist

Yuan Ma

Research Scientist

Epidemiology

yuanma@hsph.harvard.edu


Overview

As an epidemiologist trained in preventive medicine and cardiovascular epidemiology, Dr. Ma's research interests lie in the 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 through prospective cohort studies, randomized trials, and health policy modeling, with a specific focus on the prevention of hypertension and obesity through reducing population-wide sodium intake and added sugar intake. Dr. Ma's current research work focuses on unraveling the role of vascular factors in the multifactorial etiology of dementia through integrating advanced epidemiological methods with cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, neuropathology data, and gut microbiome data 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.


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