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2020 Scholars

Yuan Lu, ScD


Assistant Professor
Yale University

Yuan Lu was trained in epidemiology and global health, with a particular focus on cardiovascular diseases. She obtained both of her ScD and MSc Degrees in Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her current research interests bridge population health, cardiovascular disease prevention, implementation science, and clinical informatics. Her long-term goal is to improve outcomes for people with cardiovascular diseases by linking digital data with health information technology to identify opportunities for care improvement and develop interventions to address missed opportunities. As a K12 Yale Scholar in Implementation Science, she is currently working on a project to leverage the electronic health records from the Yale New Haven Health System to identify patients with persistent hypertension and design decision supports to improve their care. Over the past few years, she has been working on a number of groundbreaking collaborating projects between Yale University and the Chinese National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases in Beijing. These include the Millions Persons Project that assembles remarkable population health and biomedical resources from 5 million people across China. She has also worked with the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) on global analyses of the impact of risk factors on global burden of cardiovascular diseases. She has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications, including first author articles in leading journals such as The Lancet and Circulation, and her work has been cited more than 20,000 times.