Thomas A Pearson

Thomas A Pearson

PROF

Department: PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-5048
Business Email: tapearson@ufl.edu

About Thomas A Pearson

Dr. Pearson is a Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center and currently serves as the Director of UF’s MD-PhD Program and. He also is Director of the Translational Workforce Development of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Award Program and Principal Investigator of its Mentored Career Development (KL2).

Dr. Pearson received his Doctor of Medicine, Master in Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy in cardiovascular epidemiology, all from the Johns Hopkins University, where he also completed residencies in preventive medicine and internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology. He holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Pearson is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Pearson has served as a member and chair of important committees of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Institute of Medicine, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. For the National Forum for Prevention of Heart Disease and Stroke, he served as founding Chair of its Coordinating Board. He has lectured and published extensively in the prevention of cardiovascular disease at the patient, healthcare system, community, and public policy levels.

Accomplishments

Epidemiology and Prevention Mentoring Award,
2019 · American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
Distinguished Lecture in Cardiovascular Medicine
2017 · University of Alabama – Birmingham
National Forum Leadership Award
2014 · National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Joseph Stokes III Memorial Lecturer
2013 · Boston University School of Medicine
National Forum Service Award
2012 · National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Heart Healthy and Stroke Free Award
2012 · National Forum for Prevention of Heart Disease and Stroke
Lyon Founder's Award
2011 · Rochester School for the Deaf
Special Lifetime Mentoring Award
2010 · University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars
2009 · Johns Hopkins University
Medicine Hedersdoktor
2002 · University of Umea
Fellow
1992 · American College of Cardiology
Fellow
1987 · American College of Preventive Medicine
Fellow, American College of Physicisans
1987 · American College of Physicians
Delta Omega
1983 · Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
Alpha Omega Alpha
1976 · Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Phi Beta Kappa
1971 · University of Wisconsin-Madison

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Lipidology
    American Board of Clinical Lipidology
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine and Public Health
    American Board of Preventive Medicine

Research Profile

Thomas A. Pearson, MD, MPH, PhD, is Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Pearson received his Doctor of Medicine, Master in Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy in cardiovascular epidemiology, all from the Johns Hopkins University, where he also completed residencies in preventive medicine and internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology. He holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Pearson is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the National Lipid Association. Dr. Pearson’s major research interests are in the epidemiology and prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with a special interest in the prevention and treatment of disorders of lipids and lipoproteins. He has actively participated in basic science studies, clinical investigations, and community-based projects. He has previously been Principal Investigator/Program Director for numerous NIH research and training grants, a CDC Prevention Center, and a Clinical and Translational Science Award. He currently directs the Translational Workforce Development and KL2 Programs of the UF Clinical Translational Science Institute.

Publications

2012 Progress in Community Health Partnerships-Research Education and Action
2011 Archives of Internal Medicine
2008 The American journal of medicine
2008 Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association
2008 Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association
2007 Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
2004 European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation
2004 European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation
2004 American Journal of Cardiology
2000 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
2000 Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
2000 International Journal of Cardiology
2000 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2000 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
1998 Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
1998 Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association
1997 American Journal of Cardiology
1997 Journal of Nutrition Health & Aging
1997 Cardiology Clinics
1996 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
1996 Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association
1996 Circulation
1996 Circulation
1995 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
1994 Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association
1994 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
1994 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
1994 Annals of Epidemiology
1993 Jama-Journal of the American Medical Association
1992 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
1992 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
1991 Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine
1990 The American journal of medicine
1990 American Journal of Preventive Medicine
1990 Annual Review of Medicine
1989 International Journal of Epidemiology
1988 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
1987 Journal of the American College of Cardiology
1977 The American Journal Of Pathology

Grants

Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Adequate selection of patients for thyroid biopsy: evaluation of a shared decision making conversation aid
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI ·
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Together Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS ·
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Institutional Career Development Core
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Principal Investigator
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
A Randomized Controlled Trial to Test the Effectiveness of Developmental Network Coaching in the Career Advancement of Diverse Early Stage Investigators
MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE · Principal Investigator
Jul 2019 – Jun 2020
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Principal Investigator
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Acceptance-Based Therapy Weight Loss Intervention for Adolescents: A Pilot, Randomized Controlled Trial
NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI ·
Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS ·
Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Principal Investigator
Jan 2018 ACTIVE
Training Program for Applied Research and Development in Genomic Medicine
NATL INST OF HLTH NHGRI ·
Sep 2017 – Dec 2018
Executive Committee Agreement Amendment
BAYER HEALTHCARE · Principal Investigator
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS ·
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Principal Investigator
Jan 2017 ACTIVE
mTOR pathway in breast cancer subtypes by race: A molecular pathological study
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI · Mentor
Apr 2016 – Mar 2017
TOGETHER: TRANSFORMING AND TRANSLATING DISCOVERY TO IMPROVE ,HEALTH ,
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Principal Investigator
Nov 2015 – Apr 2020
An Ethnicity-Specific MetS Severity Score to Assess Risk: The Jackson Heart
NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI · Project Manager
Oct 2015 – Mar 2019
OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Phase II
PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST · Project Manager
May 2015 – Mar 2016
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS · Principal Investigator
Apr 2015 ACTIVE
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS · Project Manager

Education

PhD
1983 · The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health
M.D.
1976 · The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
MPH
1976 · The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health
B.A.
1973 · The Johns Hopkins University

Contact Details

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Business:
(352) 273-5048
Emails:
Business:
tapearson@ufl.edu