Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Epidemiology & Biostatistics|
|Address||550 16th. Street|
San Francisco CA 94158
|University of California, San Francisco|| Residency ||School of Medicine|
|University of California, San Francisco||M.D.||School of Medicine||1998|
As an epidemiologist and a general internal medicine physician, my research is designed to inform clinical decision-making and policy relevant to primary care and prevention. I focus on prevention of cardiovascular disease, and have particular interests in early life causes of atherosclerosis, primordial and primary coronary heart disease and stroke prevention, clinical decision-making regarding use of preventive medications (statins and anti-hypertensive medications) and screening for subclinical cardiovascular disease. I have special expertise in study design, decision and cost-effectiveness analysis, risk prediction, and evaluating the clinical utility of biomarkers, and I currently lead a data coordinating center for a major ongoing multicenter clinical trial, the Health eHeart Study (an online technology-enabled cardiovascular cohort study), and the Health eHeart Alliance, a PCORI-funded Patient-Powered Research Network focused on heart health. My primary appointment is in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF, and I see patients in General Internal Medicine at UCSF/Mt. Zion. I also help lead our nationally-recognized clinical research training programs, teach clinical research methods (Course Director for 2 classes), mentor students, fellows and junior faculty members, and direct the UCSF CTSI’s Informatics and Research Innovation Program.
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