Thinking and acting; locally and globally
Our population scientists generate new knowledge about population-level cardiovascular health and apply this knowledge both to discover new biology and to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease.
We use innovative methods to uncover the causes of cardiovascular diseases and to identify optimal therapies. We evaluate prevention and treatment strategies, and develop and apply methods to track population health. Our work is carried out in collaboration with scientists and policy makers from local, national, and international academic centers, non-government organizations, and governmental institutions. Our approaches are multidisciplinary and include tools derived from epidemiology, data science, genomics, pharmacoepidemiology, health-services research, and implementation science. UW Cardiology’s population research program bridges medicine and public health to improve cardiovascular health and reduce the global burden of cardiovascular diseases.
Peer review is recommended as an approach to quality assessment in all cardiac catheterization programs. Dr. Jacob Doll investigated how to best apply peer review to improve the quality of cardiovascular care.