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Lynne E Wagenknecht , DrPH
Professor and Director

Wagenknecht, Lynne E

Division of Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Administrative Contact: Tina Church

Room Number: VINE, 3127
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1063

Telephone: 336-716-7652
Email: lwgnkcht@wakehealth.edu

B.S. (Biology), Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC, 1982
M.P.H. (Epidemiology), University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1984
Dr.P.H. (Epidemiology), University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1989 

Lynne E. Wagenknecht, DrPH, Professor and Director, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, is a chronic disease epidemiologist with an extensive research portfolio in the epidemiology and genetics of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. She is the Principal Investigator on various multi-center grants whose activities span both clinical centers and coordinating centers. Dr. Wagenknecht directs (or had directed) the clinical centers for several NHLBI-sponsored studies: ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) and FHS-SCAN (Family Heart Study of coronary and aortic calcification). She is also the Principal Investigator of an NHLBI-sponsored observational study coordinating center: the IRAS (Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study) Family Study, a study of the genetics of insulin resistance and abdominal adiposity. Dr. Wagenknecht is Co-Principal Investigator of the Look AHEAD Coordinating Center funded by the NIDDK, a lifestyle intervention trial aimed to reduce CVD outcomes in 5000 obese persons with type 2 DM. She is a co-investigator on the Diabetes Heart Study and on the African American Diabetes Heart Study, both being conducted at WFU, and examining the genetics of sub-clinical coronary heart disease in siblings with type 2 DM. She is active in the American Diabetes Association and is currently an Associate Editor for Diabetes. Dr. Wagenknecht serves on the Oversight Committee for the CARE program (Candidate-gene Association Resource). She also teaches and mentors students in the WFU Clinical and Population Translational Science graduate program.  


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