Lori Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD, Receives Epidemiology and Prevention Mentoring Award

February 7, 2018

The American Heart Association’s Council on Epidemiology and Prevention will present this year's Epidemiology and Prevention Mentoring Award to Dr. Lori Mosca, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The award, sponsored by the council’s Early Career Committee, honors a person who has provided exceptional individual and institutional mentoring and advocacy for cardiovascular epidemiology researchers.

Dr. Mosca’s research focuses on lifestyle and family centered interventions to prevent heart disease. She is currently the Center Director of the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Research Network at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The study is breaking new ground to use team science to solve complex problems in an understudied area. The center grant includes basic, clinical, and population studies conducted across multiple divisions within the Department of Medicine to examine if a causal link exists between lack of sleep and heart disease risk factors. The research aims to determine what mechanisms are involved and which women are at heightened risk of heart disease during different stages of life due to poor sleep.

Dr. Mosca has mentored dozens of new investigators. Her research contributions were previously recognized by the American Medical Women's Association with the 2007 Women in Science Award.

The award will be presented during the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2018 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 22, 2018.