School of Public Health

Heckbert, Susan

Susan R. Heckbert

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacy

Affiliate Investigator, Group Health Research Institute


MD Case Western Reserve University, 1981
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990
Contribution to Science 

Contact Info

Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
Box 358085
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1360
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-221-7775

Research Interests

Dr. Heckbert's main research interests are in clinical epidemiology, with emphasis on cardiovascular disease. Her research focuses on the benefits and adverse effects associated with drug therapy, the interaction of genetic susceptibility with medication use, and genetic associations with cardiovascular disease.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Heckbert currently co-teaches EPI 533 joint with PHARM 533 "Pharmacoepidemiology" offered during Spring Quarter in even-numbered years.



In The News

Eating Fatty Fish Linked to Reduced Risk of Death
American Journal of Epidemiology, 02/03/2014

Study: Diabetes self-care may be as good with depression as without it
KING5, 06/09/2010

Severe complications of diabetes higher in depressed patients
University Week, 01/28/2010