Donald M Lloyd-Jones
Donald M Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine. Eileen M. Foell Professor. Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology), Medicine (Cardiology) and Pediatrics. Dr. Lloyd-Jones attended Swarthmore College for his BA (Major in History), Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons for his MD, and Harvard School of Public Health for his Master of Science (Epidemiology). He was a resident, chief resident and cardiology fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, and junior faculty at Harvard Medical School. In 2004, he moved to Northwestern and in 2009, he became Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine. From 2012-2020, he was Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research and Director of the NUCATS Institute. He is currently President-Elect of the American Heart Association. Dr. Lloyd-Jones’ research interests include the study of the mechanisms and life course of cardiovascular health and healthy aging, and cardiovascular disease epidemiology, risk estimation, and prevention. A main focus of his research has been investigation of the life course and mechanisms of chronic diseases of aging, lifetime risks for various cardiovascular diseases, and factors which modify those risks. Other areas of interest include CVD risk estimation using novel biomarkers, imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, and the epidemiology and outcomes of hypertension and dyslipidemia. Dr. Lloyd-Jones' clinical and teaching interests lie in general cardiology, with a focus on prevention.