Academic Advisory Committee

Academic Advisory Council

COSEHQ’s Academic Advisory Council represents renowned academicians, researchers and clinicians that have been national leaders in NIH and other funded health research. They have served as key leaders in the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and population health.

The council interprets emerging science and evidence-based data to guide COSEHQ in its development and implementation of strategies to optimize clinical care and improve health outcomes.

Dr. Carey standing at podium with presentation screen in the background, lecturing.

Robert M. Carey, M.D., M.A.C.P.

Council Chair

Professor of Medicine-Endocrinology and Metabolism
Dean, Emeritus

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Research: Hormonal control of blood pressure and hypertension.

Jennifer Kirby, M.D.

Associate Professor
Internal Medicine—Endocrinology and Metabolism
Co-Director: Cardiovascular Diabetes Consult Services

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Research: Inpatient management of hyperglycemia

Daniel Lackland, Dr.P.H.

Professor of Epidemiology

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Research: Population risk assessment of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and hypertension. Assessing disparities in CV diseases and hypertension.

Paul Muntner, Ph.D.

Vice Chair: Department of Epidemiology

University of Alabama @ Birmingham School of Public Health

Research: epidemiology of hypertension; Jackson Heart Study—causes of cardiovascular disease in African Americans

Phil Oravetz, M.D.

Medical Director, Accountable Care Organization

Ochsner Health System

Specialties: Population risk management models, population health, value-based care delivery

Alvin C. Powers, M.D.

Professor: Internal Medicine & Endocrinology-Vanderbilt Diabetes Center
Chair: Biomedical Science Medicine/Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Director, Division of Diabetes at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Research: Type 1 and type 2 diabetes, pancreatic islet biology, development and function

Paul K. Whelton, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor—Department of Epidemiology
Show Chwan Health System Endowed Chair in Global Public Health

Tulane University School of Public Health

Research: Prevention and epidemiology of cardiovascular and renal diseases; high blood pressure; randomized controlled trials

Jeff Williamson, M.D., M.H.S.

Professor: Internal Medicine and Epidemiology
Chief, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and
Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Research: The relationships between chronic diseases (hypertension/diabetes) and brain health and physical function in aging adults