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Wendy Post

Departmental Affiliations

School of Medicine
Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology

Contact Info

Research Interests

Cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology; Subclinical atherosclerosis imaging; Prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death; Cardiovascular disease in HIV
Experiences & Accomplishments
Dr. Wendy Post is professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and holds a joint appointment as professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Post is a cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Echocardiography Laboratory and is associate faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University. She is Director of Cardiovascular Research for the Division of Cardiology and Director of Research for the Hopkins Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program.

Dr. Post’s research interests include prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, noninvasive imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, genetics of cardiovascular disease, mechanisms of gender differences in heart failure, and cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS. She is the principal investigator for the Hopkins field center for the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and for the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Cardiovascular Disease sub-study. Currently, Dr. Post is the PI for two R01 grants from NHLBI investigating cardiovascular disease in HIV.
Honors & Awards
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 1999
Elected to American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), 2015
Select Publications
Select Publications
  • Stein JH, Korcarz CE, Hurst RT, Lonn E, Kendall CB, Mohler ER, Najjar S, Rembold CM, Post WS. Use of carotid ultrasound to identify subclinical vascular disease and evaluate cardiovascular disease risk: A consensus statement from the American Society of Echocardiography Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Task Force. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2008;21(2):93-111.
  • Tsai MY, Johnson C, Kao WH, Sharrett AR, Arends VL, Kronmal R, Jenny NS, Jacobs DR Jr, Arnett D, O'Leary D, Post W. Cholesteryl ester transfer protein genetic polymorphisms, HDL cholesterol, and subclinical cardiovascular disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2008 Oct;200(2):359-67.
  • Thanassoulis G, Campbell CY, Owens DS, Smith JG, Smith AV, Peloso GM, Kerr KF, Pechlivanis S, Budoff MJ, Harris TB, Malhotra R, O'Brien KD, Kamstrup PR, Nordestgaard BG, Tybjaerg-Hansen A, Allison MA, Aspelund T, Criqui MH, Heckbert SR, S-J Liu Y, Sjogren M, van der Pals J, Kälsch H, Mühleisen TW, Nöthen MM, Cupples LA, Muriel Caslake M, Di Angelantonio E, Danesh J, Rotter JI, Sigurdsson S, Wong Q, Erbel R, Kathiresan S, Melander O, Gudnason V, O'Donnell CJ, Post WS. Genetic Associations with Valve Calcification and Aortic Stenosis. N Engl J Med 2013; 368(6):503-512. PMCID:PMC3766627.
  • Post WS, Budoff M, Kingsley L, Palella FJ, Witt MD, Li X, George RT, Brown T, Jacobson LP. Associations between HIV Infection and Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis. Ann Intern Med 2014;160:458-467. PMID:24687069. PMCID:PMC4143766.
  • McKibben RA, Margolick JB, Grinspoon S, Li X, Palella FJ Jr, Kingsley LA, Witt MD, George RT, Jacobson LP, Budoff M, Tracy RP, Brown TT, Post WS. Elevated Levels of Monocyte Activation Markers Are Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Men With and Those Without HIV Infection. J Infect Dis. 2015; 211(8):1219-28. PMCID: PMC4402336