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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

EDUCATION:
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 

RESEARCH:
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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05/11/2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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