J. Michael Gaziano, M.D., M.P.H., is a preventive cardiologist and internationally recognized chronic disease epidemiologist whose research interests include the epidemiology of chronic diseases using large data sources. He has a particular interest in the lifestyle, metabolic, biochemical and genetic determinants of common chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.
A centerpiece of his research involves observational studies and trials that are imbedded in a health care system and use electronic health data. He serves as one of the PIs of the Million Veteran Program (MVP), a project that will enroll one million veterans into a longitudinal cohort with stored biospecimens, self-reported data and the rich electronic data available in the VA. To date over 435,000 veterans have been enrolled into MVP. He is principal investigator for the Physicians' Health Study, a large-scale trial-based cohort of over 29,000 physicians followed for over 30 years. He has also served as PI, Co-PI or co-investigator on a number of other cohort studies and large-scale trials.
Dr. Gaziano oversees several fellowship programs and teaches advanced epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has published over 500 journal articles, reviews, book chapters and books. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.