Lawton Cooper, MD
Lawton Cooper, MD is a Medical Officer in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. His major research interests include clinical trial methodology, heart failure disease management and transitional care, exercise therapy for heart failure and other cardiovascular disease (CVD), CVD predictive modeling and risk stratification (in both the acute and chronic care setting), and reducing delay time for treatment of acute coronary syndrome. He has been a major collaborator on several large multi-center NHLBI-funded clinical trials or epidemiological cohort studies, including ARIC, REACT, PREMIER, HF-ACTION, PROMISE, and GUIDE-IT.
Holly Nicastro, PhD
Holly Nicastro, PhD is currently a Program Director in the Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch; Division of Cardiovascular Sciences; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH).
Nicole Redmond, MD, PhD, MPH
Nicole Redmond, MD, PhD, MPH is a board-certified internal medicine physician who completed her MD/PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. Her initial interests were in neurobiology and she conducted research on GABA-a receptor expression in a mouse model for alcohol withdrawal. However, as she completed medical school she became more interested in health disparities and population medicine. She completed her internal medicine (primary care track) residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health as a part of her training in the Harvard Fellowships in General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Rebecca Campo, PhD
Rebecca Campo, PhD is a social-health psychologist with research interests in psychosocial determinants of chronic disease risk and prevention, health disparities, mHealth, and behavioral intervention clinical trials.
Song Yang, PhD
Song Yang, PhD is a Mathematical Statistician and Program Officer in the Office of Biostatistics Research at NHLBI. His areas of research expertise include clinical trial methodology, time to event data analysis, semiparametric modeling and robust inference. He has worked on several large multi-center NHLBI-funded clinical trials, including AIM-HIGH, COPTR, CORAL, SPRINT, TAAG and TOPCAT. He is the Program Officer for the Summer Institutes in Biostatistics program which has been running since 2003 for the development of the next generation of biostatisticians.