About the Lab

The Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Outcomes Laboratory is a collaborative research group among physician-scientists with expertise in cardiovascular epidemiology and outcomes research.

The lab, based at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is led by principal investigators Suzette J. Bielinski, Ph.D., Alanna M. Chamberlain, Ph.D., and Veronique L. Roger, M.D. Their research focuses on atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, coronary disease, heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases and conditions. Specific research interests of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Outcomes Lab team include aging, frailty and multimorbidity, genetics and molecular epidemiology, and methods relevant to the analysis of observational data.

Research conducted by the lab team of Drs. Bielinski, Chamberlain and Roger is aimed at improving patient care and outcomes.

By understanding individual differences in cardiovascular disease, the team hopes that prevention, diagnosis and treatment can be improved through tailoring care to an individual's molecular profile. Their research also is informing models of patient-centered care and delivery, and may be used to design more-effective interventions to manage patients with cardiovascular disease.

The laboratory group also fosters critical interactions among researchers with the goal of nurturing scientifically promising collaborations, mentorships, grant proposals and projects. In addition to promoting research and grant applications, the objective is to support and expand the mentoring and training of junior investigators, didactic training in cardiovascular epidemiology, and coordination of external collaborations in the field.

About Dr. Bielinski

Dr. Bielinski is an associate professor of epidemiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Bielinski is a cardiovascular genetic epidemiologist, with a research focus on identifying molecular biomarkers of cardiovascular disease.

About Dr. Chamberlain

Dr. Chamberlain is an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Chamberlain is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on outcomes among patients with cardiovascular disease.

About Dr. Roger

Dr. Roger is a professor of epidemiology and a professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Roger, a cardiologist, focuses her research on the epidemiology and outcomes of cardiovascular diseases.