Brooke Aggarwal, EdD, MS Appointed to American Heart Association National Research Committee

Dr. Brooke Aggarwal, Associate Research Scientist in the Division of Cardiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, has been selected to serve on the American Heart Association/AmericanStroke Association National Research Committee.  The appointment came on behalf of Chairman of the Board James J. Postl and President-elect Ivor Benjamin, MD. 

Serving in this role, Dr. Aggarwal will work with distinguished scientists across the country from the field of cardiology to oversee and execute strategies to achieve the goals of the American Heart Association’s research enterprise. These tasks include developing and evaluating strategies for high-impact, novel research funding mechanisms, ensuring appropriate funding for cutting edge investigator skill development, and optimizing collaborations to support transformational research. Her appointment term runs through June 2020.

Dr. Aggarwal’s research focuses on the impact of lifestyle, behavioral, and psychosocial factors on cardiovascular disease risk.  She is currently the Training Director of the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Strategically Focused Research Network at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Having been involved in the American Heart Association for several years, she is also a member of the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, and serves on the Research Funding Subcommittee.