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  • Nicole De Jesus

    Nicole De Jesus

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Multidisciplinary and multimodal approach to understanding the role of myocardial inflammation in cardiac electrophysiology, structural and electrical remodeling, and the molecular mechanisms underlying lethal ventricular arrhythmias.

    Additionally, targeting inflammation as a novel anti-arrhythmic strategy.

  • Liana Del Gobbo

    Liana Del Gobbo

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine

    Bio I am a Nutritional Epidemiologist passionate about understanding the role of diet in disease risk.

    During my training, I've gained extensive experience in epidemiologic research methods, including the design and analysis of large-scale population-based cohorts and meta-analysis, and organized a large international consortium examining the role of fatty acid biomarkers and incident cardiometabolic outcomes.

    My interest in 'big data' projects has extended to my current work at Stanford, where I am excited to be diving into the world of gene-environment interactions and precision health initiatives.

    Recent Publications:

    Del Gobbo LC, Khatizbzadeh S, Imamura F, Micha R, Mozaffarian D. 2015. Global dietary intake of major food items: a comparison of FAO food supply data and the Global Dietary Database. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition e-pub ahead of print March 18, 2015: doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.087403

    Del Gobbo, LC, Falk M, Feldman R, Lewis K, Mozaffarian D. 2015. Are phytosterols responsible for the LDL-lowering effects of tree nuts? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 65(25):2765-2767: doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.595

    Del Gobbo LC, Kalantarian S, Imamura F, Lemaitre RN, Siscovick DS, Mozaffarian D. 2015. Contribution of preventable risk factors for incident heart failure in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology- Heart Failure 3(7):520-528. doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2015.02.009

    Afshin A, Penalvo J, Del Gobbo LC, Kashaf, M, Micha R, Morrish K, Pearson-Stuttard J, Rehm C, Shangguan S, Smith JD, Mozaffarian D. 2015. CVD prevention through policy: a review of mass media, food/menu labeling, taxation/subsidies, built environment, school procurement, worksite wellness and marketing standards to improve diet. Current Cardiology Reports 17(11)98. doi: 10.1007/s11886-015-0658-9.

    Del Gobbo LC, Falk M, Feldman R, Lewis K, Mozaffarian D. 2015. Effects of tree nuts on blood lipids, lipoproteins, and blood pressure: meta-analysis and dose-response of 61 trials. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 102(6):1347-56. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.110965.

    Zhang X, Del Gobbo LC, Hruby A, Rosanoff A, He K, Dai Q, Costello RB, Zhang W, Song Y. The Circulating Concentration and 24-h Urine Excretion of Magnesium Dose- and Time-Dependently Respond to Oral Magnesium Supplementation in a Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Nutrition 2016, doi: 10.3945/jn.115.223453

    Del Gobbo LC, Falk MC, Feldman R, Lewis K, Mozaffarian D. 2016. Reply to G-C Chen et al. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 103(4):1186-7. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.129106.

  • Mohsen Fathzadeh

    Mohsen Fathzadeh

    Postdoctoral Research fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine

    Bio My long-term plan for training is to gain insight of the evolutionary and developmental origin of cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. I am especially interested in mechanism of insulin resistance as the underlying risk factor for these disorders.