On September 29th at 6pm (MST), in celebration of World Heart Day, All of Us UArizona-Banner will host a "Heart Healthy Arizona" webinar exploring how health disparities, especially among racial and gender minorities, sleep habits, and nutrition impact heart health, and how health research that considers all of these factors may help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy.
University of Arizona and Banner Health expert panelists include:
- Tomas Nuño, PhD, Co-Investigator for All of Us UArizona-Banner and an Assistant Research Professor in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
- Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSM, FAASM, Director of the Sleep and Heath Research Program at the University of Arizona, and Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson
- Elizabeth Juneman, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track) and Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and South
- Melissa Lopez-Pentecost, MS, RDN, PhD Student
Heart Healthy Arizona is a webinar presented by All of Us Research Program UArizona-Banner as part of their "Represent Arizona" webinar series. Other events in the series include:
- Breast Cancer Discussion: October 20 at 6pm
- LGBTQ Mental Health: November 17 at 6pm
About the All of Us Research Program: The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: to speed up health research. The program will partner with one million or more people across the United States who will share biomedical, environmental, and lifestyle health information to build the largest and most diverse data resource of its kind, to help researchers gain better insights into the biological, environmental, and behavioral factors that influence health, hopefully creating more precise medical approaches in the future. For more information, visit AllofUsAZ.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @AllofUsAZ.
Dr. Nuño is a co-investigator for All of Us UArizona-Banner and an Assistant Research Professor in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Dr. Nuño completed his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Arizona in 2011. His research addresses issues of chronic disease prevention, social and behaviioral epidemiology and disparities among underserved populations. More specified areas of research include cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes prevention and outcomes among Hispanic populations in the U.S. The over-arching aim of Dr. Nuño’s program of research is to identify disparities in health outcomes and to find methods to prevent and control chronic diseases among Hispanics and other underserved populations.
Dr. Grandner is a licensed clinical psychologist, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, and director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. His work focuses on translational sleep research and Behavioral Sleep Medicine, including studies of sleep as a domain of health behavior and the development and implementation of behavioral interventions for insufficient sleep and sleep disorders. Specific areas of focus include:
- Downstream cardiovascular, metabolic, and behavioral health outcomes associated with habitual sleep duration and/or insufficient sleep
- Upstream social, behavioral, and biological determinants of habitual sleep duration, insufficient sleep, and poor sleep quality
- Development and implementation of behavioral interventions for sleep as a domain of health behavior
Dr. Juneman is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine in the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, where she currently serves as the medical director of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation. She has been a member of the Sarver Heart Center since 2004. Dr. Juneman’s translational research interest is focused on mechanical and cellular remodeling in heart failure. She is interested in alterations in left ventricular dysfunction and has collaborated on cellular therapy for heart failure. Dr. Juneman’s clinical interest is cardiac physiology in the failing heart as well as women’s cardiovascular disease.
Lopez is a Registered Dietitian and Doctoral Candidate in the College of Medicine at University of Arizona in Clinical and Translational Sciences. She obtained both her bachelor's and master's degrees of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona. She has been trained in the area of lifestyle interventions (physical activity and diet) for modifying obesity-related chronic disease risk and has a passion to apply her knowledge and experiences to improve health in underserved communities. Lopez has received two NIH grants with a more recent award to support her project to evaluate the effects of a Traditional Mexican Dietary Pattern on health in Mexican-origin Hispanic adults.
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