Amanda K Marma

  • 247 Citations
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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


  • 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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Grants 2017 2019

Research Output 2005 2019

  • 247 Citations
  • 9 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Editorial
17 Citations (Scopus)

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-e66

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Left Heart Lesions

Perak, AM., Reilly, B., Robinson, JD. & Rigsby, CK., 2018, Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging. Coley, BD. (ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Preserving Cardiovascular Health in Young Children: Beginning Healthier by Starting Earlier

Van Horn, L., Vincent, E. & Marma, A. K., Jun 1 2018, In : Current atherosclerosis reports. 20, 6, 26.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena

Preserving optimal cardiovascular health in children

Marma, A. K. & Benuck, I., Dec 1 2018, In : Pediatric annals. 47, 12, p. e479-e486

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Beginning of Human Life
American Heart Association
Health Promotion
Blood Glucose