Pooja Subedi receives AHA fellowship

Pooja SubediEpidemiology doctoral student Pooja Subedi received an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship for her proposal, “Telomere length, DNA methylation, and CVD risk: transethnic meta-EWAS in four large prospective cohorts.” Mentored by professor in Epidemiology Dr. Jinying Zhao, Ms. Subedi will use data from four large cohort studies of cardiovascular disease in the United States to conduct a meta-analysis of epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) of telomere length and to test the association between epigenetic markers of telomere length and incidence of cardiovascular diseases. This is the first large meta-analysis of EWAS of telomere length that includes American Indian participants.