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Norrina Allen

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Associate Professor, Departments of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Center for Epidemiology and Population Health, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)
Co-Director of the Data Science Hub, Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci)


Areas of Focus

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Use of data in medical care


  • Origins of cardiovascular disease in childhood, including the effect of neighborhood and environment
  • When and how to preserve cardiovascular health
  • Healthy aging and healthspan
  • Blood pressure across the lifecourse
  • Disparities in quality of care and outcomes


Dr. Norrina Allen is a leader in many of the cardiovascular prospective cohorts including MESA and CARDIA.