Vascular Health Lab
1919 W. Taylor St., 646 AHSB
The VHL focuses on elucidating the mechanisms by which changes in lifestyle factors lead to beneficial changes in both conventional and nonconventional cardiovascular disease risk factors. We focus primarily, but not exclusively, on African Americans as their morbidity and mortality rates from cardiovascular disease, particularly hypertension, exceed other US populations. A combination of cell/molecular biology, human intervention, and community involvement uniquely positions us as a translational research group in vascular health.