Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Division, Feinberg School of Medicine
Yacob is a cardiovascular epidemiologist. His research work focuses on vascular structural and functional abnormalities and their impact on cardiovascular diseases. He specifically investigated new risk factors and prevention strategies for arterial stiffness and blood pressure variability as well as the effect of different blood pressure components on cardiovascular events. Yacob takes advantage of big electronic health record data to conduct his research, cross validating with population based cohort studies, while leveraging his training and knowledge of robust epidemiologic methods and analytical techniques.
Key Projects: H3, GLPTN, Precision Medicine Initiative, Determinants of racial disparity in the prescription of oral anticoagulants, Provider Compliance to the 2017 Hypertension Treatment Guidelines and Patients’ Trajectory of Blood Pressure, Surveillance on Anticoagulants Prescription, Risk of Stroke and Bleeding by Geographic Region and Race in the US
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