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
|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
Forest University School of Medicine, is a chronic disease epidemiologist with an extensive research
the epidemiology and genetics of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. She is the Principal
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
is also the Principal Investigator of an NHLBI-sponsored observational study coordinating center: the
Resistance Atherosclerosis Study) Family Study, a study of the genetics of insulin resistance and
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
co-investigator on the Diabetes Heart Study and on the African American Diabetes Heart Study, both
at WFU, and examining the genetics of sub-clinical coronary heart disease in siblings with type 2 DM.
active in the American Diabetes Association and is currently an Associate Editor for Diabetes. Dr.
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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