Amanda K Marma

  • 1344 Citations

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Dr. Perak is committed to preventing cardiovascular diseases (e.g., heart attack) by promoting optimal health from the beginning of life. Her research centers on defining and intervening at the origins of cardiometabolic function. Specific areas of focus include molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular health development (e.g., microbiome), maternal-fetal cardiometabolic health, and behavioral intervention. Her clinical and teaching interests are in preventive cardiology and noninvasive cardiac imaging.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Cardiology

Training Experience

2012Residency, Boston Children's Hospital
2015Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital
2016Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Lurie Children's Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MS, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2018

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2009

Research interests

  • Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cholesterol
  • Clinical Research
  • Diet and Behavioral Medicine
  • Maternal/Fetal Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Weight Management and Obesity

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Research Output

  • 1344 Citations
  • 11 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Editorial
Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Heart disease and stroke statistics—2020 update: A report from the American Heart Association

    Virani, S. S., Alonso, A., Benjamin, E. J., Bittencourt, M. S., Callaway, C. W., Carson, A. P., Chamberlain, A. M., Chang, A. R., Cheng, S., Delling, F. N., Djousse, L., Elkind, M. S. V., Ferguson, J. F., Fornage, M., Khan, S. S., Kissela, B. M., Knutson, K. L., Kwan, T. W., Lackland, D. T., Lewis, T. T. & 23 others, Lichtman, J. H., Longenecker, C. T., Loop, M. S., Lutsey, P. L., Martin, S. S., Matsushita, K., Moran, A. E., Mussolino, M. E., Perak, A. M., Rosamond, W. D., Roth, G. A., Sampson, U. K. A., Satou, G. M., Schroeder, E. B., Shah, S. H., Shay, C. M., Spartano, N. L., Stokes, A., Tirschwell, D. L., VanWagner, L. B., Tsao, C. W., Wong, S. S. & Heard, D. G., Mar 3 2020, In : Circulation. p. E139-E596

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 60 Scopus citations

    Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association

    American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee, Mar 5 2019, In : Circulation. 139, 10, p. e56-e528

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    994 Scopus citations

    Left Heart Lesions

    Perak, AM., Reilly, B., Robinson, JD. & Rigsby, CK., 2019, Caffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging, 13th Edition. Coley, BD. (ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, p. 664-671

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter