JoAnne M. Foody, MD, is Director of the Cardiovascular Wellness Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston. Dr. Foody has an active role in inpatient care, education and research. Her work is focused on improving cardiovascular outcomes through strengthening cardiac disease prevention and rehabilitation. Her research has focused on identifying and fostering greater use of clinical strategies that prevent adverse cardiovascular events in people with and without coronary artery disease. Dr. Foody also has had leadership roles on the National AMI and National Heart Failure projects of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She is currently Editor of Braunwald's Preventive Cardiology text as well as serves as Editor of the American College of Cardiology's patient website, CardioSmart.org.