Andrew Mente

Dr. Mente is interested in examining novel gene variants and their interaction with dietary components or patterns associated with cardiovascular disease outcomes (e.g., myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death, heart failure, and stroke) and key intermediate phenotypes (e.g., dysglycemia, dyslipidemia, abdominal obesity, and hypertension). Dr. Mente is also involved in the Population Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study, a large multi-national prospective cohort study investigating lifestyle behaviors, cardiovascular risk factors, and incidence of chronic diseases. He is particularly interested in identifying dietary constituents and patterns associated with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease in different ethnic populations.