Research under the UCSD CRCHD includes interdisciplinary biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and community-based applied research designed to advance the understanding of the development and progression of HIV, Cardiovascular, Liver, Hypertension and Glomerular Disease and improves the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases in Hispanic, African American and other populations at risk for health disparities.

       The new UCSD CRCHD has funded two large research projects:

  1. Francisco Villarreal, MD, PhD:  Diabetic Cardiomyopathy and diastolic dysfunction: molecular mechanisms.

    Dr. Villarreal Research Interests

  2. Daniel T. O'Connor, MD:  Pharmacogenomics of hypertension in minority populations.

    Dr. O'Connor Research Interests   [77 kb PDF]



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