Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher Assistant Professor of Medicine (Research), Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Research)

Dr. Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; an assistant professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health; and a research scientist at The Miriam Hospital - Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine. She received her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts in 2010 and in 2012 she completed an NIH-funded post-doctoral training program in complementary and alternative medicine. A board certified cardiologist in her native Italy, and trained in interventional cardiology at the Hadassah Hospital at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she has worked for over 15 years in the Intensive Coronary Care Unit and Cath lab before becoming a full-time clinical researcher. She is currently the PI on two NIH-funded studies investigating the role of Tai Chi as an alternative to traditional cardiac rehabilitation programs and the role of mindfulness training in the promotion of healthy behaviors among teenagers and a co-PI (with Dr. Carey, PhD) on a study investigating the role of phone-delivered mindfulness training to promote ART adherence and reduce risky sex behaviors among people living with HIV. As a consultant for the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, she is the leading author on an ongoing secondary analysis of WHI data studying associations between optimism/hostility and heart rate variability. 

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