Karen E. Aspry, M.D., M.S. FACC FNLA FAHA is a clinical cardiologist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Lipid and Prevention Program for the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute. Her clinical and research interests are in clinical lipidology and cardiovascular disease prevention, with special interests in diet and heart disease, and in the application of health IT for population management of cardiovascular disease risk. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in nutritional science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and University of California-Berkeley, respectively, M.D. degree from the University of California-Davis School of Medicine, and post-graduate training at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. She was a former senior partner with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California before joining the Brown faculty in 2006.
|Friedrich DA, Karalis DG, Aspry KE, Martin SS, Guyton JR. "JCL roundtable: Lipid treatment targets." Journal of Clinical Lipidology, vol. 13, no. 2, 2019, pp. 223-230.|
|Johnston E, Mathews T, Aspry K, Aggarwal M, Gianos E. "Strategies to Fill the Gaps in Nutrition Education for Health Professionals through Continuing Medical Education." Current Atherosclerosis Reports, vol. 21, no. 4, 2019, pp. 13.|
|Aspry, KE, Dunsiger, S, Breault, C, Stabile, L, DeAngelis, J, Wu, WC. "Effect of Case Management With Goal-Setting on Diet Scores and Weight Loss in Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients." J Cardiopulm Rehab Prev, vol. 38, no. 6, 2018, pp. 380-387.|
|Aspry, Karen E., Van Horn, Linda, Carson, Jo Ann S., Wylie-Rosett, Judith, Kushner, Robert F., Lichtenstein, Alice H., Devries, Stephen, Freeman, Andrew M., Crawford, Allison, Kris-Etherton, Penny. "Medical Nutrition Education, Training, and Competencies to Advance Guideline-Based Diet Counseling by Physicians: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association." Circulation, vol. 137, no. 23, 2018, pp. e821-e841.|
|Aspry KE, Van Horn, L, Carson, J, Wylie-Rosett, J, Kushner, RK, Lichtenstein, AH, Devries S, Freeman, AM, Crawford, A, Kris-Etherton, P. "On Behalf of the AHA Nutrition Committee of the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health. AHA Scientific Statement - Medical Nutrition Education, Training and Competencies to Advance Guideline-Based Diet Counseling by Physicians. Circulation (In Press)." Circulation, vol. 137, no. 23, 2018, pp. IN PRESS.|
|Devries S, Agatston A, Aggarwal M, Aspry KE, Esselstyn CB, Kris-Etherton P, Miller M, O'Keefe JH, Ros E, Rzeszut AK, White BA, Williams KA, Freeman AM. "A Deficiency of Nutrition Education and Practice in Cardiology." The American Journal of Medicine, vol. 130, no. 11, 2017, pp. 1298-1305.|
|Brown, W. Virgil, Aberg, Judith A., Aspry, Karen E., Longenecker, Chris T., Myerson, Merle. "JCL roundtable: Managing lipid disorders in patients with HIV." Journal of Clinical Lipidology, vol. 11, no. 1, 2017, pp. 4-11.|
|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.|
|Crawford AL, Aspry KE. "Teaching Doctors-In-Training About Nutrition." RIMJ, vol. 99, no. 3, 2016, pp. 23-25.|
|Aspry KE, Furman R, Karalis DG, Jacobson TA, Zhang AM, Liptak GS, Cohen JD. "Effect of health information technology interventions on lipid management in clinical practice. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials." Jour Clinical Lipidology, vol. 7, no. 6, 2013, pp. 546-60.|
|Cohen JD, Aspry KE, Brown AS, Foody JM, Furman R, Jacobson TA, Karalis DG, Kris-Etherton PM, Laforge R, O'Toole MF, Scott RD, Underberg JA, Valuck TB, Willard KE, Ziajka PE, Ito MK. "Use of health information technology (HIT) to improve statin adherence and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal attainment in high-risk patients: proceedings from a workshop." Journal of Clinical Lipidology, vol. 7, no. 6, 2013, pp. 573-609.|
|Levisman JM, Aspry K, Amsterdam EA. "Improving the positive predictive accuracy of exercise testing in women for coronary artery disease." Amer J Cardiol, vol. 110, no. 11, 2012, pp. 1619-22.|
Aspry, KE and Campbell, J.
"Progress Report: EMR-Based Cholesterol Management.
2009; 3(1):4-10." Jour Clin Lipidology, vol. 3, no. 10, 2009, pp. 4-10.
|Aspry, KE, Holcroft, JW, and Amsterdam, EA. "Physician recognition of hypercholesterolemia in patients undergoing peripheral and carotid artery revascularization." American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 11, no. 5, 1995, pp. 337-41.|
Welborn, JL, O’Donnell, R, Hsieh, T, Eatherton, J, Aspry, K.
"Vincristine for thrombocytopenic purpura." The Lancet, vol. 337, no. 8749, 1991, pp. 1106-07.
|Aspry KE, Bjeldanes LF. "Effects of dietary broccoli and butylated hydroxyanisole on liver-mediated metabolism of benzopyrene." Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, vol. 21, no. 2, 1983, pp. 133-42.|
|Tolbert, ME, White, AC, Aspry, KE, Cutts, J and Fain, JN. "Stimulation by vasopressin and alpha-catecholamines of phosphatidylinositol formation in isolated rat liver parenchymal cells." Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 255, no. 5, 1980, pp. 138-44.|
|1990||MD||University of California, Davis|
|1982||MS||University of California, Berkeley|
|1978||BS||University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
Dean’s List, Boston University, 1974-76
Omicron Nu Honor Society, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1978
Graduation Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1978
Award for Excellence in Preventive Cardiology, U.C. Davis School of Medicine, 1990
Dean’s Medical Scholar, University of California-Davis School of Medicine, 1997
Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 1999
Award for Teaching Recognition, Brown Medical School, 2009
Fellow, National Lipid Association, 2015
Fellow, American Heart Association, 2018
Northeast Lipid Association of the NLA - President’s Service Award, 2018
National Lipid Association – President’s Service Award, 2019
|Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical Educator. Brown University, 2016-2019|