J. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH is a cardiologist and chronic disease epidemiologist. He is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Aging at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He serves as Scientific Director of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC) at the VA Boston Healthcare System. He is an internationally recognized epidemiologist whose research interests include the epidemiology of chronic diseases in aging populations, with a particular interest in coronary artery disease and stroke and the adverse impact of vascular disease on other organ systems.
A centerpiece of his research is the data that resides within MAVERIC, one of four national centers of epidemiology funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He serves as one of the PIs of the Million Veteran Program (MVP), a project that will enroll one million veterans into a longitudinal cohort with stored biospecimens. He is principal investigator for the Physicians' Health Study, a large scale-trial of multivitamins for the prevention of chronic disease. He has served as PI or co-investigator on a number of large-scale trials and cohort studies including the Women's Health Study. He is chair of the Executive Committee of ARRIVE.
Dr. Gaziano oversees several fellowship programs and teaches advanced epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has published over 450 journal articles, reviews, book chapters and books. He also serves as a contributing editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association.