Dr. Salmoirago-Blotcher, M.D., Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Brown University Alpert School of Medicine) with a joint appointment in Epidemiology (School of Public Health). After a nearly 20-year experience as a clinician in her native Italy, where she is board certified in cardiology, she came to realize that efforts to prevent and treat cardiovascular (CV) disease cannot be successful without lasting and sustainable change in lifestyle. This prompted her to launch a research career in CV prevention and behavioral cardiology. After completing a PhD in clinical epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Salmoirago-Blotcher received a prestigious NRSA post-doctoral training award in behavioral medicine that allowed her to develop her research program.
Dr. Salmoirago-Blotcher's research focuses on the design of novel strategies for the promotion of behavioral change in patients with or at risk of CV disease. Specifically, she studies the role of mind-body approaches in the promotion of CV health (physical activity, healthy dietary behaviors, and medication adherence) as well as possible mechanisms (improvements in self-regulation, attentional processes, and working memory) underlying such behavioral changes. With the design of a phone-delivered mindfulness-training program for patients with severe heart failure and of a tai chi-based exercise program for patient unable to attend traditional cardiac rehabilitation she has also contributed to ongoing efforts to reach patients who have fewer options to improve their wellbeing and lifestyle behaviors.
A second area of research is the study of the role of psychosocial factors in the development of CV disease. In addition to studying the role of religion/spirituality in the prevention of CV disease, Dr. Salmoirago-Blotcher has conducted seminal research on stress (takotsubo) cardiomyopathy as a model for the study of the complex interactions between psychological factors, reproductive factors and acute CV conditions in women.
Dr. Salmoirago-Blotcher has been funded by the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, the Templeton Foundation, and the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute. Her work has been featured in Reuters, Time Magazine, NBC-Channel 10, CBS National News, and others.
|Harris, Kristie M., Rosman, Lindsey, Burg, Matthew M., Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena. "Modifiable lifestyle factors in women with Takotsubo syndrome: A case-control study." Heart & Lung, 2020.|
|Scheier, Michael, Swanson, Joshua, Barlow, Meaghan, Greenhouse, Joel, Wrosch, Carsten, Tindle, Hilary A. "Optimism versus pessimism as predictors of physical health: A comprehensive reanalysis of dispositional optimism research. American Psychologist.(2020, DOI: 10.1037/amp0000666)." 2020.|
|Kim ES, Tindle HA, Kubzansky LD, Liu S, Duncan MS, Manson JE, Springfield S, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Shadyab AH, Liu B, Grodstein F, De Vivo I. "The Relation of Optimism to Relative Telomere Length in Older Men and Women." Psychosomatic Medicine, vol. 82, no. 2, 2020, pp. 165-171.|
|Li J, Hovey KM, Andrews CA, Quddus A, Allison MA, Van Horn L, Martin LW, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Song Y, Manson JE, Albert CM, Lu B, Eaton CB. "Association of Dietary Magnesium Intake with Fatal Coronary Heart Disease and Sudden Cardiac Death." Journal of Women's Health, 2019.|
|Haring B, Liu J, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Hayden KM, Sarto G, Roussouw J, Kuller LH, Rapp SR, Wassertheil-Smoller S. "Blood pressure variability and brain morphology in elderly women without cardiovascular disease." Neurology, vol. 92, no. 12, 2019, pp. e1284-e1297.|
|Scott-Sheldon LAJ, Gathright EC, Donahue ML, Balletto B, Feulner MM, DeCosta J, Cruess DG, Wing RR, Carey MP, Salmoirago-Blotcher E. "Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 54, no. 1, 2019, pp. 67-73.|
|Bublitz, Margaret H., Nillni, Yael, Livingston, Zoe, Carpenter, Marshall, Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena. "Phone-Delivered Mindfulness Training for Pregnant Women at Risk for Preterm Birth." The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2019.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Hovey KM, Andrews CA, Allison M, Brunner RL, Denburg NL, Eaton C, Garcia L, Sealy-Jefferson SM, Zaslavsky O, Kang J, López L, Post SG, Tindle H, Wassertheil-Smoller S. "Psychological traits, heart rate variability, and risk of coronary heart disease in healthy aging women - the Women's Health Initiative." Psychosomatic Medicine, 2019.|
|Rosman L, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Cahill J, Sears SF. "Psychosocial Adjustment and Quality of Life in Patients With Peripartum Cardiomyopathy." The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, vol. 34, no. 1, 2019, pp. 20-28.|
|Hall PS, Nah G, Vittinghoff E, Parker DR, Manson JE, Howard BV, Sarto GE, Gass ML, Sealy-Jefferson SM, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Stefanick ML, Shadyab AH, Van Horn LV, Park K, Parikh NI. "Relation of Pregnancy Loss to Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Parous Postmenopausal Women (From the Women's Health Initiative)." The American Journal of Cardiology, 2019.|
|Conboy L, Krol J, Tomas J, Yeh GY, Wayne P, Salmoirago-Blotcher E. "Tai Chi for heart attack survivors: qualitative insights." BMJ supportive & palliative care, 2019.|
|Carey, Michael P., Dunne, Eugene M., Norris, Alyssa, Dunsiger, Shira, Rich, Carla, Rosen, Rochelle K., Chan, Philip, Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena. "Telephone-Delivered Mindfulness Training to Promote Medication Adherence and Reduce Sexual Risk Behavior Among Persons Living with HIV: An Exploratory Clinical Trial." AIDS and Behavior, 2019.|
|Dunne EM, Balletto BL, Donahue ML, Feulner MM, DeCosta J, Cruess DG, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wing RR, Carey MP, Scott-Sheldon LAJ. "The benefits of yoga for people living with HIV/AIDS: A systematic review and meta-analysis." Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, vol. 34, 2019, pp. 157-164.|
|Gathright, Emily C., Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena, DeCosta, Julie, Balletto, Brittany L., Donahue, Marissa L., Feulner, Melissa M., Cruess, Dean G., Wing, Rena R., Carey, Michael P., Scott-Sheldon, Lori A.J. "The impact of transcendental meditation on depressive symptoms and blood pressure in adults with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis." Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 46, 2019, pp. 172-179.|
|Abu, Hawa O., Ulbricht, Christine, Ding, Eric, Allison, Jeroan J., Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena, Goldberg, Robert J., Kiefe, Catarina I. "Association of religiosity and spirituality with quality of life in patients with cardiovascular disease: a systematic review." Quality of Life Research, 2018.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena, Druker, Susan, Meleo-Meyer, Florence, Frisard, Christine, Crawford, Sybil, Pbert, Lori. "Beneficial effects of school-based mindfulness training on impulsivity in healthy adolescents: results from a pilot randomized controlled trial." EXPLORE, 2018.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, DeCosta J, Harris K, Breault C, Dunsiger S, Santos C, Snyder P. "Exploring synergistic effects of aerobic exercise and mindfulness training on cognitive function in older adults: Protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial." Medicine, vol. 97, no. 21, 2018, pp. e10626.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Druker S, Frisard C, Dunsiger SI, Crawford S, Meleo-Meyer F, Bock B, Pbert L. "Integrating mindfulness training in school health education to promote healthy behaviors in adolescents: Feasibility and preliminary effects on exercise and dietary habits." Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 9, 2018, pp. 92-95.|
|Scott-Sheldon LAJ, Balletto BL, Donahue ML, Feulner MM, Cruess DG, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wing RR, Carey MP. "Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Adults Living with HIV/AIDS: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis." AIDS and Behavior, 2018.|
|Korthauer LE, Goveas J, Espeland MA, Shumaker SA, Garcia KR, Tindle H, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Sink KM, Vaughan L, Rapp SR, Resnick SM, Driscoll I. "Negative Affect Is Associated With Higher Risk of Incident Cognitive Impairment in Nondepressed Postmenopausal Women." The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, vol. 73, no. 4, 2018, pp. 506-512.|
|Tindle HA, Duncan MS, Liu S, Kuller LH, Fugate Woods N, Rapp SR, Kroenke CH, Coday M, Loucks EB, Lamonte MJ, Progovac AM, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Walitt BT, Yuo NY, Freiberg MS. "Optimism, Pessimism, Cynical Hostility, and Biomarkers of Metabolic Function in the Women's Health Initiative." Journal of Diabetes, vol. 10, no. 6, 2018, pp. 512-523.|
|Dias A, Núñez Gil IJ, Santoro F, Madias JE, Pelliccia F, Brunetti ND, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Sharkey SW, Eitel I, Akashi YJ, El-Battrawy I, Franco E, Akin I, Jaguszewski M, Dawson D, Figueredo VM, Napp LC, Christensen TE, Hebert K, Ben-Dor I, Ozaki Y, García-Garcia HM, Kajita AH, Akasaka T, Kurisu S, Lerman A, Waksman R. "Takotsubo syndrome: State-of-the-art review by an expert panel - Part 1." Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 2018.|
|Dias A, Núñez Gil IJ, Santoro F, Madias JE, Pelliccia F, Brunetti ND, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Sharkey SW, Eitel I, Akashi YJ, El-Battrawy I, Franco E, Akin I, Jaguszewski M, Dawson D, Figueredo VM, Christian Napp L, Christensen TE, Hebert K, Ben-Dor I, Ozaki Y, García-Garcia HM, Kajita AH, Akasaka T, Kurisu S, Lerman A, Waksman R. "Takotsubo syndrome: State-of-the-art review by an expert panel - Part 2." Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, 2018.|
|Mongraw-Chaffin M, LaCroix AZ, Sears DD, Garcia L, Phillips LS, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Zaslavsky O, Anderson CA. "A prospective study of low fasting glucose with cardiovascular disease events and all-cause mortality: The Women's Health Initiative." Metabolism: clinical and experimental, vol. 70, 2017, pp. 116-124.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Carey MP. "Can Mindfulness Training Improve Medication Adherence? Integrative Review of the Current Evidence and Proposed Conceptual Model." Explore (New York, N.Y.), vol. 14, no. 1, 2017, pp. 59-65.|
|Rosman L, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wuensch KL, Cahill J, Sears SF. "Contraception and reproductive counseling in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy." Contraception, 2017.|
|Rosman L, Dunsiger S, Salmoirago-Blotcher E. "Cumulative Impact of Stressful Life Events on the Development of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy." Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2017.|
|Rosman L, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Cahill J, Wuensch KL, Sears SF. "Depression and health behaviors in women with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy." Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 2017.|
|Progovac AM, Donohue JM, Matthews KA, Chang CH, Habermann EB, Kuller LH, Saquib J, LaMonte MJ, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Zaslavsky O, Tindle HA. "Optimism predicts sustained vigorous physical activity in postmenopausal women." Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 8, 2017, pp. 286-293.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Rich C, Rosen RK, Dunsiger S, Rana A, Carey MP. "Phone-delivered mindfulness training to promote medication adherence and reduce sexual risk behavior among persons living with HIV: Design and methods." Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 53, 2017, pp. 162-170.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wayne PM, Dunsiger S, Krol J, Breault C, Bock BC, Wu WC, Yeh GY. "Tai Chi Is a Promising Exercise Option for Patients With Coronary Heart Disease Declining Cardiac Rehabilitation." Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 6, no. 10, 2017, pp. e006603.|
|Rosen RK, McGarrity LA, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Rich C, Rana A, Carey MP. "Telephone-Delivered Mindfulness Training for People Living with HIV: A Qualitative 360° Inquiry." AIDS and Behavior, vol. 21, no. 11, 2017, pp. 3194-3201.|
|Hayden KM, Beavers DP, Steck SE, Hebert JR, Tabung FK, Shivappa N, Casanova R, Manson JE, Padula CB, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Snetselaar LG, Zaslavsky O, Rapp SR. "The association between an inflammatory diet and global cognitive function and incident dementia in older women: The Women's Health Initiative Memory Study." Alzheimer's & Dementia, 2017.|
|Thind, Herpreet, Lantini, Ryan, Balletto, Brittany L., Donahue, Marissa L., Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena, Bock, Beth C., Scott-Sheldon, Lori A.J. "The effects of yoga among adults with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis." Preventive Medicine, vol. 105, 2017, pp. 116-126.|
|Park CL, Masters KS, Salsman JM, Wachholtz A, Clements AD, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Trevino K, Wischenka DM. "Advancing our understanding of religion and spirituality in the context of behavioral medicine." J Behav Med, 2016.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Fitchett G, Leung K, Volturo G, Boudreaux E, Crawford S, Ockene I, Curlin F. "An exploration of the role of religion/spirituality in the promotion of physicians' wellbeing in Emergency Medicine." Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 3, 2016, pp. 189-195.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Fitchett G, Leung K, Volturo G, Boudreaux E, Crawford S, Ockene I, Curlin F. "An exploration of the role of religion/spirituality in the promotion of physicians' wellbeing in Emergency Medicine." Preventive Medicine Reports, vol. 3, 2016, pp. 189-95.|
|Aspry K, Wu WC, Salmoirago-Blotcher E. "Cardiac Rehabilitation in Patients with Established Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: New Directions in the Era of Value-Based Healthcare." Curr Atheroscler Rep, vol. 18, no. 2, 2016, pp. 10.|
|Korthauer, Laura E., Goveas, Joseph S., Espeland, Mark A., Shumaker, Sally A., Garcia, Katelyn R., Ockene, Judith, Tindle, Hilary, Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena, Cochrane, Barbara, Sink, Kaycee M., Vaughan, A Leslie, Rapp, Stephen R., Resnick, Susan M., Driscoll, Ira. "NEGATIVE AFFECT ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED INCIDENCE OF MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND DEMENTIA IN NON-DEPRESSED POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN." Alzheimer's & Dementia, vol. 12, no. 7, 2016, pp. P906.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Rosman L, Wittstein IS, Dunsiger S, Swales HH, Aurigemma GP, Ockene IS. "Psychiatric history, post-discharge distress, and personality characteristics among incident female cases of takotsubo cardiomyopathy: A case-control study." Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, vol. 45, no. 6, 2016, pp. 503-509.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena, Dunsiger, Shira, Swales, Heather H., Aurigemma, Gerard P., Ockene, Ira, Rosman, Lindsey, Wittstein, Ilan S. "Reproductive History of Women with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy." The American Journal of Cardiology, 2016.|
|Scott-Sheldon LA, Lantini R, Jennings EG, Thind H, Rosen RK, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Bock BC. "Text Messaging-Based Interventions for Smoking Cessation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 4, no. 2, 2016, pp. e49.|
|Ermakov S, Azarbal F, Stefanick ML, LaMonte MJ, Li W, Tharp KM, Martin LW, Nassir R, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Albert CM, Manson JE, Assimes TL, Hlatky MA, Larson JC, Perez MV. "The associations of leptin, adiponectin and resistin with incident atrial fibrillation in women." Heart (British Cardiac Society), vol. 102, no. 17, 2016, pp. 1354-62.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Druker S, Meyer F, Bock B, Crawford S, Pbert L. "Design and methods for "Commit to Get Fit" - A pilot study of a school-based mindfulness intervention to promote healthy diet and physical activity among adolescents." Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 41, 2015, pp. 248-258.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena, Wayne, Peter, Bock, Beth C., Dunsiger, Shira, Wu, Wen-Chih, Stabile, Loren, Yeh, Gloria. "Design and methods of the Gentle Cardiac Rehabilitation Study - A behavioral study of tai chi exercise for patients not attending cardiac rehabilitation." Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 43, 2015, pp. 243-51.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Hovey KM, Andrews CA, Robinson JG, Johnson KC, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Crawford S, Qi L, Martin LW, Ockene J, Manson JE. "Statin use and risk of haemorrhagic stroke in a community-based cohort of postmenopausal women: an observational study from the Women's Health Initiative." BMJ Open, vol. 5, no. 2, 2015, pp. e007075.|
|Azarbal F, Stefanick ML, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Manson JE, Albert CM, LaMonte MJ, Larson JC, Li W, Martin LW, Nassir R, Garcia L, Assimes TL, Tharp KM, Hlatky MA, Perez MV. "Obesity, physical activity, and their interaction in incident atrial fibrillation in postmenopausal women." Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 3, no. 4, 2014.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher, Elena, Reddy, Sandhya, Swales, Heather, Wittstein, Ilan, Ockene, Ira, Aurigemma, Gerard, Bouchard, Joseph, Goldberg, Robert J. "Post-discharge prognosis of stress cardiomyopathy in women: a retrospective cohort study." IJC Metabolic & Endocrine, vol. 4, 2014, pp. 23-27.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Fitchett G, Hovey KM, Schnall E, Thomson C, Andrews CA, Crawford S, O'Sullivan MJ, Post S, Chlebowski RT, Ockene J. "Frequency of private spiritual activity and cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative." Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 23, no. 5, 2013, pp. 239-45.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher, E., Hunsinger, M., Morgan, L., Fischer, D., Carmody, J. "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Change in Health-Related Behaviors." Journal of evidence-based complementary & alternative medicine, vol. 18, no. 4, 2013, pp. 243-247.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Crawford SL, Carmody J, Rosenthal L, Yeh G, Stanley M, Rose K, Browning C, Ockene IS. "Phone-delivered mindfulness training for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial." Annals of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 46, no. 2, 2013, pp. 243-50.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Carmody J, Yeh G, Crawford S, Rosenthal L, Ockene I. "Design and methods for a pilot study of a phone-delivered, mindfulness-based intervention in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators." Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, vol. 2012, 2012, pp. 972106.|
|Schnall E, Kalkstein S, Fitchett G, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Ockene J, Tindle HA, Thomas A, Hunt JR, Wassertheil-Smoller S. "Psychological and social characteristics associated with religiosity in Women's Health Initiative participants." Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 51, no. 1, 2012, pp. 20-31.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Crawford S, Tran C, Goldberg R, Rosenthal L, Ockene I. "Spiritual well-being may buffer psychological distress in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD)." Journal of evidence-based complementary & alternative medicine, vol. 17, no. 3, 2012, pp. 148-154.|
|Bertone-Johnson ER, Powers SI, Spangler L, Larson J, Michael YL, Millen AE, Bueche MN, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Brunner RL, Ockene I, Ockene JK, Liu S, Manson JE. "Vitamin D supplementation and depression in the women's health initiative calcium and vitamin D trial." American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 176, no. 1, 2012, pp. 1-13.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Crawford S, Carmody J, Rosenthal L, Ockene I. "Characteristics of Dispositional Mindfulness in Patients with Severe Cardiac Disease." Journal of evidence-based complementary & alternative medicine, vol. 16, no. 3, 2011, pp. 218-225.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Crawford S, Jackson E, Ockene J, Ockene I. "Constipation and risk of cardiovascular disease among postmenopausal women." The American Journal of Medicine, vol. 124, no. 8, 2011, pp. 714-23.|
|Carmody JF, Crawford S, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Leung K, Churchill L, Olendzki N. "Mindfulness training for coping with hot flashes: results of a randomized trial." Menopause (New York, N.Y.), vol. 18, no. 6, 2011, pp. 611-20.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Fitchett G, Ockene JK, Schnall E, Crawford S, Granek I, Manson J, Ockene I, O'Sullivan MJ, Powell L, Rapp S. "Religion and healthy lifestyle behaviors among postmenopausal women: the women's health initiative." J Behav Med, vol. 34, no. 5, 2011, pp. 360-71.|
|Bertone-Johnson ER, Powers SI, Spangler L, Brunner RL, Michael YL, Larson JC, Millen AE, Bueche MN, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Liu S, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Ockene JK, Ockene I, Manson JE. "Vitamin D intake from foods and supplements and depressive symptoms in a diverse population of older women." The American journal of clinical nutrition, vol. 94, no. 4, 2011, pp. 1104-12.|
|Ockene I, Salmoirago-Blotcher E. "Varenicline for smoking cessation in patients with coronary heart disease." Circulation, vol. 121, no. 2, 2010, pp. 188-90.|
|Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Ockene IS. "Methodological limitations of psychosocial interventions in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) A systematic review." BMC cardiovascular disorders, vol. 9, 2009, pp. 56.|
|Lotan C, Hasin Y, Salmoirago E, Rozenman Y, Mosseri M, Admon D, Nassar H, Gotsman MS. "The Radial Artery: An Applicable Approach to Complex Coronary Angioplasty." The Journal of invasive cardiology, vol. 9, no. 8, 1997, pp. 518-522.|
|"Six-month effects of early treatment with lisinopril and transdermal glyceryl trinitrate singly and together withdrawn six weeks after acute myocardial infarction: the GISSI-3 trial. Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Sopravvivenza nell'Infarto Miocardico." Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 27, no. 2, 1996, pp. 337-44.|
|"Epidemiology of avoidable delay in the care of patients with acute myocardial infarction in Italy. A GISSI-generated study. GISSI--Avoidable Delay Study Group." Arch Intern Med, vol. 155, no. 14, 1995, pp. 1481-8.|
|"GISSI-3: effects of lisinopril and transdermal glyceryl trinitrate singly and together on 6-week mortality and ventricular function after acute myocardial infarction. Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Sopravvivenza nell'infarto Miocardico." The Lancet, vol. 343, no. 8906, 1994, pp. 1115-22.|
|Alli C, Avanzini F, DiTullio M, Mariotti G, Salmoirago E, Taioli E, Radice M. "Left ventricular diastolic function in normotensive adolescents with different genetic risk of hypertension." Clinical Cardiology, vol. 13, no. 2, 1990, pp. 115-8.|
|Radice M, Alli C, Di Tullio M, Guiducci D, Mariotti G, Salmoirago E, Taioli E. "[Relations between pressure overload and early signs of cardiac involvement in arterial hypertension]." Cardiologia (Rome, Italy), vol. 34, no. 4, 1989, pp. 341-5.|
|Radice M, Albertini A, Alli C, Canciani C, Di Tullio M, Manzini M, Mariotti G, Salmoirago E, Taioli E, Zatta G. "Assessment of ventricular function in arterial hypertension with radionuclide ventriculography." The American Journal of Medicine, vol. 84, no. 3A, 1988, pp. 133-5.|
|Radice M, Alli C, Avanzini F, Canciani C, Castelli MR, Di Tullio M, Giudici V, Manzini M, Mariotti G, Salmoirago E. "[Usefulness of exertion tests in the evaluation of the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy]." Giornale italiano di cardiologia, vol. 17, no. 5, 1987, pp. 414-8.|
|Mariotti G, Alli C, Avanzini F, Canciani C, Di Tullio M, Manzini M, Salmoirago E, Taioli E, Zussino A, Radice M. "Arm position as a source of error in blood pressure measurement." Clinical Cardiology, vol. 10, no. 10, 1987, pp. 591-3.|
Dr. Salmoirago-Blotcher's research program focuses on the study of novel approaches to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. She conducts cutting edge research on the role of mind-body training in the promotion of physical activity, diet, and medication adherence - behaviors that play a critical role in cardiovascular health as well as on the role of key mediators - attentional skills, working memory, and impulsivity - in promoting such behavioral changes.
1) F32AT005048. A mindfulness-based intervention for treatment of anxiety in ICD patients. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Role: Principal Investigator.
2) AHA13CRP1334001. Prognosis and predisposing factors of stress cardiomyopathy. Funding agency: American Heart Association.
Role: Principal Investigator.
3) FP048381. Role of religion/spirituality and other psychosocial factors in burnout prevention among ER physicians. University of Chicago & Templeton Foundation.
Role: Principal Investigator.
4) R21HL119665. Mindfulness training to promote healthy diet and physical activity in teens. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Role: Multiple Principal Investigator, with Lori Pbert, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
5) R34AT007569. Development of a Tai Chi intervention to overcome barriers to cardiac rehabilitation. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Role: Principal Investigator.
6) Exploring synergistic effects of aerobic exercise and mindfulness training on cognitive function in older adults: A pilot, proof of concept study. Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute & Brown University Mindfulness Center, 2015-2018
Role: Principal Investigator.
7) R34AT008930. Mindfulness training to improve ART adherence and reduce risk behavior among persons living with HIV. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 2015-2018
Role: Multiple Principal Investigator, with Michael Carey, PhD.
Currently active grants:
1) R01AT008815. Psychosocial, immunological, and biobehavioral benefits of stress management interventions for chronic diseases: comprehensive systematic review and meta-analyses. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 2016–2021
2) R21HL140492. Exploring the Role of Mindfulness Training In the Promotion of Medication Adherence In Heart Failure Outpatients. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2018-2020
Role: Principal Investigator.
3) R01HL149672-01. Heterogeneity and predictors of stress reactivity in takotsubo syndrome. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2020-2025
|F32 Post-doctoral fellow||University of Massachusetts Medical School, behavioral medicine||2009-2012||Worcester, MA, United States|
|Fellow||Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel, interventional cardiology||1995-1998|
|Fellow||University of Milan Medical School, Cardiology||1985-1989|
2017 - Elected Fellow, American Heart Association
2014 - Early Career Award, Spirituality and Health - Society for Behavioral Medicine
2013 - Faculty Scholar Award, Program in Medicine and Religion, University of Chicago
2012 - Fellow, Advanced Training Institute in Health Behavior Theory course Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health
2010 - Fellow, 36th Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (American Heart Association)
2009 - Mind and Life Summer Research Fellow. Mind & Life Institute, Garrison, NY
2009 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Postdoctoral Training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (National Institutes of Health)
|Abbott, J||Professor of Medicine|
|Aspry, Karen||Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator|
|Bock, Beth||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|Bublitz, Margaret||Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Assistant Professor of Medicine|
|Carey, Michael||Director of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|Dunsiger, Shira||Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research)|
|Gathright, Emily||Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Levine, Daniel||Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine|
|Loucks, Eric||Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Medicine|
|Scott-Sheldon, Lori||Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|Wu, Wen-Chih||Professor of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology|
Society of Behavioral Medicine (member)
American Heart Association (Fellow)Milan Medical Association, Italy (member)
|Qualified Mindfulness Instructor||Center for Mindfulness University of Massachusetts Medical School||2016-||#n/a|
|Associate Professor of Medicine. Brown Medical School, 2019-|
|Senior Research Scientist. Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The MIriam Hospital, 2019-|
|Assistant Professor of Medicine. Brown School of Medicine, 2014-2019|
|Research Scientist. The Miriam Hospital, 2014-2019|
|Assistant Professor of Medicine. University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2012-2014|
|Cardiologist. Humanitas Institute, Rozzano, Italy, 2001-2005|
|Cardiologist. San Paolo University Hospital, Milan, Italy, 1990-1995|
|Cardiologist. San Pietro Hospital, Italy, 1989-1990|