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Wendy S. Post

WENDY S. POST, M.D., M.S., is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University and Director of Research for the Hopkins Division of Cardiology. She also serves as the Director of the Hopkins field center for the NIH- funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.  Wendy first arrived at Johns Hopkins as a cardiology fellow in 1994. Since then, she has rightfully earned a reputation as an internationally recognized leader in cardiovascular disease and epidemiology research during almost three decades at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Post is known for her seminal contributions to our understanding of subclinical atherosclerosis, genetics, and cardiovascular disease risk, especially in women and racial/ethnic minorities. She leads the long-standing NIH T32 post-doc training program in cardiology along with David Kass and is an associate editor for Circulation. She has established herself as a scientific leader in the understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV, publishing extensively on the cardiovascular risk associated with HIV infection. Most recently, she has been one of the leaders in efforts to study the long-term cardiovascular effects of COVID-19.  In addition, she has spearheaded the creation of a formal faculty mentoring program within the division.