Prof. L. Adrienne Cupples Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Boston University, USA

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Dr. Cupples received a PhD in Mathematics and Statistics in 1980 from Boston University. In 1981, she joined the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health at Boston University. Today, she is Chair and Professor of the Department of Biostatistics at the same location. Dr. Cupples... read morehas collaborated with investigators in the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) for nearly 25 years on traditional epidemiological studies of risk factors for heart disease, including nutritional factors and methodological studies of longitudinal data. Dr. Cupples serves on the Executive Committee of the FHS and the Framingham Genetics Steering Committee. Her interests lie in evaluating the joint effects of environmental factors, such as diet and genes, upon the development of cardiovascular disease traits, especially glycemic and lipid profiles and osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.