Jennifer Hall | Chief, Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine
American Heart Association

Jennifer Hall, Chief, Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, American Heart Association

Jennifer graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 1995 with a Ph.D. in physiology. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford and Harvard Schools of Medicine and now serves as the Chief of The Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine for the American Heart Association. 

Dr. Hall is the immediate past Chair of the Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council of the American Heart Association. She currently serves on other National and International Committees including the National Heart Lung and Blood Parent Committee, the AHA Steering Committee, the DNA Framingham Committee, and the Genome Canada Review Board (past Chair for Cardiovascular group).  Dr. Hall has been an associate editor of JACC since 2009 and has been the editor in chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research since 2008. 

In the last decade, Dr. Hall’s laboratory has been funded from NIH, AHA, JDRF, the American Diabetes Association and other privately funded foundations. Dr. Hall was the senior author of one of the first papers to identify a potential role for the disease-risk allele in TCF7L2 for T2D along with co-author Dr. Francis Collins. During her time at the Broad Institute, Dr. Hall also became involved in work identifying the function of a recently identified risk allele in SORT1 that increases risk for high cholesterol and myocardial infarction (Nature, 2010). Dr. Hall’s lab has also been one of the many leaders in genomics and human heart failure over the past ten years, identifying genes and signaling pathways that are modified in response to reversal of heart failure or left ventricular remodeling. A vascular focus in the Hall lab has been to define the role of heparan sulfate fine structure on vascular remodeling and function. 

As the past Director of the Program in Translational Cardiovascular Genomics, Dr. Hall helped establish a research program that includes genomics in the area of heart failure at the University of Minnesota. Over the past decade, Dr. Hall has had the privilege to work with clinician/scientists and surgeons to train fellows and students, increase the quality of translational research, and develop new guidelines and innovative techniques to promote quality patient care at the University of Minnesota. In the last decade, Dr. Hall has been involved in 16 manuscripts that have been a direct result of this Program and has trained over 50 fellows and students. Her growth-mindset mentoring view focuses on constant learning and effort and practice

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