Social determinants of health, including education and income level and race/ethnicity, are drivers of declining cardiometabolic health in the US, says investigator Meghan O'Hearn.
Meghan O’Hearn, MS, is a doctoral student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University under the mentorship of Dariush Mozaffarian, MD. O'Hearn's research focus incudes understanding the use of dietary quality metrics to monitor global diet-related disease burdens as well as how research can collaborate with the food industry to address the growing double burden of malnutrition globally.
Reference: O'Hearn M, Lauren BN, Wong JB, Kim DD, Mozzafarian D. Trends and disparities in cardiometabolic health among US adults, 1999-2018. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022. Published online ahead of print July 4, 2022. https://www.jacc.org/doi/10.1016/j.jacc.2022.04.046