July 02, 2012
Donna Arnett, Ph.D., MSPH, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the UAB School of Public Health and member of Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), is the first epidemiologist to lead the American Heart Association and the second Ph.D. in that position.
This is the fifth time a UAB faculty member has been named president of the AHA, the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.
Arnett’s term as president began on July 1 and will continue through June 30, 2013. As president, Arnett will serve as the leader of the scientific programs and spokesperson for the AHA.