Ross Arena (lead) and Deepika Laddu among authors of study published in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

Ross Arena is the lead author of “The geographic distribution of unhealthy living characteristics according to the American Nations model: Cultural factors warranting attention” published in the Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. The study found substantial regional differences in four key indices of healthy behavior and health outcomes, with the Deep South and Greater Appalachia performing markedly worse. Deepika Laddu is a co-author. Colin Woodward, a co-author, published an article on the study.