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Byrd JB, Bisognano JD, Brook RD. Treating Hypertension in Patients With Orthostatic Hypotension: Benefits vs Harms in the Era of Aggressive Blood Pressure Lowering. JAMA. 2023;330(15):1435–1436. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.19096

Makhlouf MHE, Motairek I, Chen Z, Nasir K, Deo SV, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi SG. Neighborhood Walkability and Cardiovascular Risk in the United States. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2023 Mar;48(3):101533. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2022.101533. Epub 2022 Dec 5. PMID: 36481391; PMCID: PMC9892210.

Bevan G, Pandey A, Griggs S, Dalton JE, Zidar D, Patel S, Khan SU, Nasir K, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi S. Neighborhood-level Social Vulnerability and Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Coronary Heart Disease. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2023 Aug;48(8):101182. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2022.101182. Epub 2022 Mar 27. PMID: 35354074; PMCID: PMC9875801.


Brook RD, Levy PD, Brook AJ, Opara IN. Community Health Workers as Key Allies in the Global Battle against Hypertension: Current Roles and Future Possibilities. Circ Qual Cardiovasc Outcomes Originally published23 Feb 2023  

Issam Motaireka, Zhuo Chena, Mohamed H. E. Makhloufa, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Sadeer Al-Kindi: Historical Neighborhood redlining and contemporary environmental racism Published online: 10 Dec 2022

Motairek I, Makhlouf MH, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi S. The Exposome and Cardiovascular Health. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2023 Jun 6.

Motairek I, Al-Kindi S. Ameliorating Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics. 2023 Mar 1;52(1):135-47.

Dong T, Harris K, Freedman D, Janus S, Griggs S, Iyer Y, Nasir K, Neeland IJ, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi SG. Food insecurity and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk in adults with diabetes. Nutrition. 2023 Feb 1;106:111865.

Dong W, Motairek I, Nasir K, Chen Z, Kim U, Khalifa Y, Freedman D, Griggs S, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi SG. Risk factors and geographic disparities in premature cardiovascular mortality in US counties: a machine learning approach. Scientific Reports. 2023 Feb 20;13(1):2978.

Lobo TN, Motairek I, Perzynski A, Al-Kindi S. Health Equity Metrics for the US News and World Report Honor Roll Hospitals. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2023 Mar 21:1-3.

Motairek I, Deo SV, Elgudin Y, McAllister DA, Brook RD, Chen Z, Su J, Rao SV, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi S. Particulate matter air pollution and long-term outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. JACC: Advances. 2023 May 1;2(3):100285.

Motairek I, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi S. The “Heart” of Environmental Justice. American Journal of Cardiology. 2023 Feb 15;189:148-9.

Al-Kindi S. Leveraging Geospatial Data Science to Uncover Novel Environmental Predictors of Cardiovascular Disease. JACC: Advances. 2023 Jun 7.

Motairek I, Sharara J, Makhlouf MH, Dobre M, Rahman M, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi S. Association Between Particulate Matter Pollution and CKD Mortality by Social Deprivation. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2023 Apr 1;81(4):497-9.

Khraishah H, Ganatra S, Al-Kindi SG. Climate Change, Environmental Pollution, and the Role of Cardiologists of the Future. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2023 Mar 21;81(11):1127-32.

Milioglou I, Motairek I, Deo S, Ramani R, Neeland IJ, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi SG. Time-Varying Cardiovascular Outcomes of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter Inhibitors in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Post Hoc Analysis of Pivotal Trials Using Restricted Mean Survival Time. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2023 Mar;16(3):e009491.

Motairek IK, Dong W, Salerno PRVO, Janus SE, Ganatra S, Chen Z, Guha A, Makhlouf MHE, Hassani NS, Rajagopalan SR, Al-Kindi SG. Geographical Variation and Risk Factor Association of Cardio-Oncology Mortality in the United States. Am Jour Cardiol.

Al-Kindi SG, Paneni F, Brook RD, Rajagopalan S. Residual Environmental Risk in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: An Overlooked Paradigm. Eur Heart Jour.

Deo SV, Motairek IK, Nasir K, Mentias A, Elgudin Y, Virani S, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi SG. Association between Historical Neighborhood Redlining and Cardiovascular Outcomes among U.S. Veterans with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Diseases. JAMA Network Open [in press]

Al-Kindi SG, Motairek I, Kreatsoulas C, Wright Jr J, Dobre M, Rahman M, Rajagopalan S. Historical Neighborhood Redlining and Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Circulation [in press].

Brook RD, Motairek IK, Rajagopalan SR, Al-Kindi SG. Excess Global Blood Pressure Associated with Fine Particulate Matter Air Pollution Levels Exceeding World Health Organization Guidelines. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2023 Apr 18;12(8):e029206

Kashvi Gupta, John A Spertus, Mary Birmingham, Kensey L Gosch, Mansoor Husain, Dalane W Kitzman, Bertram Pitt, Sanjiv J Shah, James L Januzzi, Ildiko Lingvay, Javed Butler, Mikhail Kosiborod, David E Lanfear; Racial Differences in Quality of Life in Patients With Heart Failure Treated With Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors: A Patient-Level Meta-Analysis of the CHIEF-HF, DEFINE-HF, and PRESERVED-HF Trials; Circulation 2023 May 16.doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.063263. Online ahead of print PMID: 37191040 (NIHMS1891296)

Joseph Debbs, Bashar Hannawi, Edward Peterson, Hongsheng Gui, Nicole Zeld, Jasmine A. Luzum, Hani N. Sabbah, James Snider, Yigal M. Pinto, L. Keoki Williams & David E. Lanfear; Evaluation of a New Aptamer-Based Array for Soluble Suppressor of Tumorgenicity (ST2) and N-terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (NTproBNP) in Heart Failure Patients; J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2023 May 16.doi: 10.1007/s12265-023-10397-3. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37191882 (NIHMS1921225)


Brook RD, Dawood K, Foster B, Foust RM, Gaughan C, Kurian P, Reed B, Jones AL, Vernon B, Levy PD. Utilizing Mobile Health Units for Mass Hypertension Screening in Socially Vulnerable Communities across Detroit; Hypertension2022 Jun;79(6):e106-e108.doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.122.19088. Epub 2022 Mar 16. PMID: 35291803

Brook RD, Scirica BM, Levy PD. “The doctor is out”: New tactics and soldiers for our losing battle against hypertension. Circulation2022 May 31;145(22):1629-1631. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.059674. Epub 2022 May31. PMID: 35639852

Motairek I, Chen Z, Makhlouf MH, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi S. Historical neighborhood redlining and contemporary environmental racism. Local Environment. 2022 Dec 10:1-1.

Al-Kindi S, Tashtish N, Rashid I, Sullivan C, Neeland IJ, Robinson M, Gross EM, Shaw L, Cainzos-Achirica M, Nasir K, Kreatsoulas C. Impact of low/no-charge coronary artery calcium scoring on statin eligibility and outcomes in women: The CLARIFY study. American Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2022 Dec 1;12:100392.

Motairek IK, Al-Kindi SG. Ameliorating Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.  Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America 2022  Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2023 Mar;52(1):135-147. doi:10.1016/j.ecl. 2022.07.002. Epub 2022 Nov 18.

Bevan G, Pandey A, Griggs S, Dalton JE, Zidar DA, Patel S, Khan SU, Nasir K, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi S. Neighborhood-Level Social Vulnerability and Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Coronary Heart Disease.  Curr Prob Cardiol. 2022 Mar 27;101182

Motairek IK, Sharara J, Makhlouf ME, Dobre M, Rahman M, Rajagopalan SR, Al-Kindi SG. Association Between Particulate Matter Pollution and CKD Mortality by Social Deprivation November 14, 2022 DOI:

Al-Kindi SG, Brook RD, Dobre M, Rahman M, Wright JT, Rajagopalan S. Ambient Air Pollution and Pulse Wave Velocity in Patients With Hypertension Treated With Intensive Versus Standard Blood Pressure Control. Hypertension. 2022 Dec;79(12):e144-6.

Bevan G, Pandey A, Griggs S, Dalton JE, Zidar D, Patel S, Khan SU, Nasir K, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi S. Neighborhood-level social vulnerability and prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and coronary heart disease. Current problems in cardiology. 2022 Mar 27:101182.

Makhlouf MH, Motairek I, Chen Z, Nasir K, Deo SV, Rajagopalan S, Al-Kindi SG. Neighborhood Walkability and Cardiovascular Risk in the United States. Current Problems in Cardiology. 2022 Dec 5:101533.

David E. Lanfear, Nosheen Reza. Myosin-Related Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Another Elephant Emerges From Darkness; PMID: 36202535. Volume 80, Issue 15, 11 October 2022, Pages 1462-1464






American Heart Association Meeting Nov 11-13, 2023 Philadelphia PA
Phillip Levy, Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI, United States

Community Health Workers: Extending the Clinic to the Community

Nov. 11, 2023, 10:21 AM - 10:33 AM

Phillip Levy, Detroit, MI

Driving the Van: Challenges and Victories of a Mobile Health Unit

Nov. 11, 2023, 4:00 PM - 4:12 PM

Phillip Levy, Detroit, MI


WE SPARK Health Institute 2023 Health Research Conference

"Achieving Better Health One Population at a Time”

November 2023; Windsor, Canada


American College of Cardiology Quality Summit

October 2023; Orlando, Florida

"Using the Chest Pain Guidelines to Increase Patient
Throughput and Decrease Cost of Care"

"Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the Population Level"


Mobile Healthcare Association’s 19th Annual Mobile Health Clinics Conference

"Building an Equitable and Sustainable Mobile Health
Outreach Program"

September 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


ACC Industry Advisory Forum July 2023

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Focus on Community Impact

Title: Metropolitan Experience - Phillip Levy, MD, MPH, FACC – Wayne State University

American College of Cardiology


Moving beyond the "one patient, one provider" model of healthcare is needed to improve #CVD outcomes at the population level. Dr. Phillip Levy discusses community & institution perspectives needed to implement care pathways that will help shift the current paradigm. #ACCQuality23


Florida Lung Health Coalition Kickoff Symposium

“Applying Data Analytics to Mobile Healthcare”

June 2023; Tampa Bay, Florida


2023 Southern Emergency Medicine International Summit Forum

 “Beyond Hypertensive Emergencies - Managing Patients
with Elevated BP in the ED”

April 2023; Guangzhou, China


National Arab American Medical Association 32nd International Medical Convention

“What’s Next for Population Health?”

December 2022; Marrakesh, Morocco


MedHealth Summit

“Democratizing Data for Healthcare Innovation and Action”

November 2022; Detroit, Michigan


2023 Investigator Skills Development Unit (ISDU) Webinars:

NOTE:  Our Jan. 12th Webinar has been RESCHEDULED to July 19th due to illness.  Thank you for your kind understanding.

  •   Fri., Feb. 24th, 11am PT (1p CT, 2p ET): Marilyn Thomas, PhD, MPH - Structural Racism and Health Disparities.  Register HERE.
  •    Thurs., March 9th, 12pm PT (2p CT, 3p ET):  Doriane Miller, MD  Approaches to Community Engagement.  Register HERE.
  •    Thurs., April 6th, 10am PT (12p CT, 1p ET): Ariel Deardorff, MLIS -- Get up to speed on the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements.  Register HERE.
  •    Wed., May 3rd, 10am PT (12p CT, 1p ET): Michael Potter, MD -- Practice-Based Research: A Focus on Community Primary Care Setting.  Register HERE.
  •   Wed., June 7th, 11am PT (1p CT, 2p ET): Elaine Ku, MD, MAS -- Using Public Databases to Conduct Clinical Research: Focus on Hypertension. Register HERE.
  •   Wed., July 19th, 10am PT (12p CT, 1p ET): Damaris Javier, MA -- Navigating the NRMN Website and Resources for Early Career Investigators:  MyNRMN, MyMentor, and more.  Register HERE.

May-Dec. 2022 ISDU Webinars:

See our complete archive of Educational Webinars HERE!

  •    Thurs., May 12th 11am PDT: Orlando Gutiérrez, MD, MMSc -- Disparities in the Development and Progression of Kidney Disease in the U.S. Recording posted here.
  •    Thurs., June 16th 10am PDT: Edwin Charlebois, PhD, MPH -- Best Practices for Creating Poster Presentations for Scientific Conferences.  Recording posted here.
  •    Thurs., July 21st 10am PDT: Daichi Shimbo, MD  NIH K Award Info Session.  Recording posted here.
  •    Fri., Aug. 19th, 11am PDT: Diana Redwood, PhD  Addressing Health Disparities in Rural and Remote Areas: Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening among Alaska Native People. Recording posted here.
  •    Thurs. Sept. 22nd 11am: Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH; Nathalie Moise, MD, MS -- Implementation Science Theories, Models, and Frameworks.Recording posted here.
  •    Thurs., Dec. 8thSara Landes, PhD -- Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Approaches. Recording posted here.

RESTORE Network Oversight Advisory Committee meeting in San Diego

RESTORE Network Team

Wayne State University: LEAP-HTN Team 


AHA Hypertension Scientific Sessions (San Diego, CA)

Sept 8 (8:20-8:30): Neighborhood, Environment, and Hypertension  

AHA Health Equity Research Network Meeting (San Diego, CA)

Sept 11 (12:15-1pm): Linkage, Empowerment, and Access to Prevent Hypertension (LEAP-HTN) 


Presentation July Spotlight - Center Spotlight - Promoting Peer to Peer Learning Across The Consortium - July Spotlight - Center: ACHIEVE GREATER - Presenter: Elizabeth Towner, PhD, Wayne State University

Community Engagement CORE: To provide training and infrastructure to establish community-academic partnerships and ensure meaningful community engagement across pilot and R01 projects. The focus is on communities in the Great Lakes regionDetroit and Cleveland.

Presentation Highlights

  • Inclusive training programs with capacity-building curriculums for community members and early-stage investigators.
  • ACHIEVE GREATER's official logo was designed in collaboration with community!