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J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH
Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Aging
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

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Research Narrative:

Principal Investigator, Million Veteran Program and Scientific Director of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC), VA Boston Heathcare System; Chief, Division of Aging, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; all in Boston, Massachusetts


Dr. Gaziano 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 the conduct of observational studies and trials that are imbedded in a health care system and the curation of electronic health data from many sources. He serves as one of two 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 clinical and administrative data available in the VA. To date over 650,000 veterans have been enrolled into MVP. He is principal investigator of 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. He serves on advisory committees for the Precision Medicine Initiative and the UKBiobank.


Dr. Gaziano oversees several fellowship programs and teaches advanced epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has published over 600 journal articles, reviews, book chapters and books. He has also served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.


Harvard School of Public Health, 1993, MPH
Yale University School of Medicine, 1987, MD