Our Leadership

Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine

Our Vision:

The development of science and the practice of Precision Medicine will improve the cardiovascular health of individuals and populations.

Our Mission:

The Institute will integrate and enable research, education and implementation science activities in precision medicine for the cardiovascular and stroke communities.

In 2013, the American Heart Association Board of Directors made a commitment to advance precision cardiovascular medicine. The initial platform launched as the Cardiovascular Genome-Phenome Study (CVGPS) before it evolved into the AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine.

Since 2015, the Institute has established innovative research models, formed strategic collaborations, and enabled patient engagement, data integration and access through state of-the-art technology. Today, the AHA is poised to play a crucial role in helping to deliver on the AHA mission and long-term value proposition.

The Institute is led by an Institute Executive Committee, a highly-diversified team of experts in the fields of genomics, bioinformatics, marketing, and start-up business.

Nancy Brown

Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Loscalzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Committee Person, Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Chairman, Department of Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Elliott Antman, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director, Harvard Postgraduate Education Program, Clinical and Translational Science Senior Faculty, Cardiovascular Division Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Ivor Benjamin, M.D., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C.

Director-Cardiovascular Center Chief- Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Vice Chair- Translational Research Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

Gregory L. Burke, M.D., M.Sc.

Professor and Chair, Division of Public Health Sciences Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Robert Harrington, M.D.

Arthur L. Bloomfield Professor of Medicine & Chair, Department of Medicine Stanford University

Mariell Jessup, MD, FAHA

Chief Science and Medical Officer

Laura Sol

Chief of Staff to the CEO

Bert Scott

Senior Vice President of Population Health and Value-Based Care Novant Healthcare

Jennifer Hall, Ph.D., FAHA

Chief, Data Science
Co-Director, Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine

Donna Arnett, PhD, MSPH

Deputy Chief Science and Medical Officer American Heart Association

Jane E. Freedman, MD

Edward Budnitz Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, Circulation Research
Director of Cardiovascular Research
UMass Memorial Heart & Vascular Center



Svati H. Shah, MD, MS, MHS

Professor of Medicine Associate Dean for Genomics Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine Duke University School of Medicine