Senior Research Scientist
David Siscovick, MD, MPH, is a Senior Research Scientist at the New York Academy of Medicine. He is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and was formerly the Co-director of the University’s Cardiovascular Health Research Unit and Director of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program. Dr. Siscovick completed his undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and medical school at the University of Maryland, before doing a residency in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and earning an MPH degree in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. For more than three decades, he was a practicing general internist and clinical epidemiologist who had a commitment to impacting the health of the public, with a focus on bridging clinical medicine and public health.
Dr. Siscovick has a highly successful track record of research related to chronic disease prevention, health disparities, and successful aging, with more than 650 peer-reviewed publications and multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health. His research has focused broadly on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease across the lifespan. He has led interdisciplinary teams and large-scale multi-institutional collaborations, and he has mentored young investigators from multiple institutions. He has been the principal investigator or a co-investigator on multiple NIH grants. He currently is the Chair of the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention.