Elizabeth Barrett-Connor MD

University of California, USA

Speaking Agenda — Thursday March 10

Value Proposition of Science for Healthier Societies 1:30 — 5.30pm
"Can the global society cope with an epidemic of obese, diabetic, elderly men and women?"


Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD, FACP, FAHA, is Chief of the Division of Epidemiology and Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine and Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, in La Jolla. Dr Barrett-Connor earned a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, in New York, New York. She completed an internal medicine internship and a residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, in Dallas, followed by postgraduate training in infectious diseases at the University of Miami School of Medicine, in Florida. Her research concerns healthy aging with a particular focus on gender differences and women’s health. She is author of more than 850 publications. Dr Barrett-Connor is founder and director of the Rancho Bernardo Heart and Chronic Disease Study, begun in 1972, with continuous support from the NIH. She has served as principal investigator of several multicenter clinical trials, including the Postmenopausal Estrogen/Progestin Interventions trial, the Heart and Estrogen-Progestin Replacement Study, the Raloxifene Use in the Heart study, and the Diabetes Prevention Program. Dr Barrett-Connor is Past President of the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association, the Epidemiology Council of the American Heart Association, Chair of The Institute of Medicine Committee on a National Surveillance System for Cardiovascular, Select Chronic Diseases the Society for Epidemiologic Research, and the American Epidemiological Society. She has been a member of the Armed Forces Epidemiology Board, the Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging, the Board of the Menopause Society, and the Advisory Committee of the Millennium Cohort Study. She is a Master of the American College of Physicians of Medicine and a member of the Institute of Medicine. Her many honors include the National Osteoporosis Foundation (4/2009) Living Legacy Award, Distinguished Lecture for the American Heart Association (11/2009), 4 NIH MERIT awards, 2010 Fourth Annual Benenson Distinguished Lecture, SDSU Graduate School of Public Health, and the 2010 Jan J. Kellermann Memorial, 15th World Congress on Heart Disease-Vancouver.