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Dr. Cora E. Lewis is professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, and professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Board certified in internal medicine, she is a chronic disease epidemiologist and clinical trialist with over 30 years’ experience in many large, long-term, multi-center clinical trials and observational studies. Her research has focused on cardiovascular disease prevention, cardiovascular health in women and disparities by race and socioeconomic position, and the epidemiology and health consequences of obesity. She has been continuously funded by NIH for more than 30 years, and has led the UAB center for the following NIH-funded multi-center studies: Treatment of Mild Hypertension Study (ToMHS), Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), The Testosterone Trials (T Trials), Aspirin in Reducing the Effects on the Elderly (ASPREE), Action for Health in Diabetes (LookAHEAD) trial, and the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study (CARDIA). She served in several leadership roles in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Twice included on the Highly Cited Researchers list, Dr. Lewis has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications. She has served as an NIH grant reviewer and workshop member; data and safety monitoring board member and chair; and professional organization leader and scientific conference program planner.