Mercedes R Carnethon

  • 23376 Citations
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Research Interests

Epidemiologic studies of cardiovascular disease, with a focus on health behaviors including diet, physical activity and sleep and in populations defined by race/ethnicity, age and gender.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of North Carolina

… → 2000


  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Depression
  • Diabetes / Endocrinology / Metabolism
  • Epidemiology
  • Kidney
  • Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Sleep and Sleep Disorders

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Grants 1999 2023

Kidney Diseases
Research Personnel

Research Output 2000 2019

Fibroblast Growth Factor-23, Heart Failure Risk, and Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone-System Blockade in Hypertension: The MESA Study

Akhabue, E., Vu, T. H. T., Vaidya, A., Michos, E. D., de Boer, I. H., Kestenbaum, B., Allison, M., Szklo, M., Ouyang, P., Yancy, C. W., Wolf, M., Isakova, T. & Carnethon, M. R., Jan 1 2019, In : American journal of hypertension. 32, 1, p. 18-25 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Renin-Angiotensin System
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Association between Sustained Poverty and Changes in Body Mass Index, 1990-2015

Elfassy, T., Glymour, M. M., Kershaw, K. N., Carnethon, M. R., Llabre, M. M., Lewis, C. E., Schneiderman, N. & Zeki Al Hazzouri, A., Jun 1 2018, In : American journal of epidemiology. 187, 6, p. 1240-1249 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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Association of dispositional optimism with Life's Simple 7's Cardiovascular Health Index: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Sociocultural Ancillary Study (SCAS)

Hernandez, R., González, H. M., Tarraf, W., Moskowitz, J. T., Carnethon, M. R., Gallo, L. C., Penedo, F. J., Isasi, C. R., Ruiz, J. M., Arguelles, W., Buelna, C., Davis, S., Gonzalez, F., McCurley, J. L., Wu, D. & Daviglus, M. L., Mar 1 2018, In : BMJ open. 8, 3, e019434.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
American Heart Association

Associations between acculturation, ethnic identity, and diet quality among U.S. Hispanic/Latino Youth: Findings from the HCHS/SOL Youth Study

Arandia, G., Sotres-Alvarez, D., Siega-Riz, A. M., Arredondo, E. M., Carnethon, M. R., Delamater, A. M., Gallo, L. C., Isasi, C. R., Marchante, A. N., Pritchard, D., Van Horn, L. & Perreira, K. M., Oct 1 2018, In : Appetite. 129, p. 25-36 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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