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Stephen E. Daniels; M.D., Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Daniels is currently the Pediatrician-in-Chief at The Children's Hospital at Colorado University in Denver, CO. Earlier, he was a Professor of Pediatric Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Children¹s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH where he was also the Associate Chairman for Clinical Research in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Daniels clinical training is in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology, both at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH.  His research interests lie in the area of preventive cardiology and cardiovascular epidemiology. Dr.Daniels studies have focused on better understanding the causes of blood pressure elevation and cholesterol abnormalities in children, particularly the role that overweight may play in these problems. Another focus of Dr. Daniels research has been the evaluation of the mass of the left ventricle of the heart as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and the relationship of left ventricular mass to obesity and hypertension. His research has evaluated cardiovascular abnormalities occurring in pediatric patients with diabetes mellitus. The role of lifestyle factors, such as diet and physical activity, are important factors in many of Dr. Daniels' studies. He is a co-author of the book, Medical Epidemiology, which is a textbook for medical students to learn approaches to epidemiologic and clinical research, as well as to critically evaluate the medical literature. Dr. Daniels is also a co-author of over 150 research publications. He is the Chairman of the Council of Cardiovascular Diseases in the Young of the American Heart Association.  He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatrics. Dr. Daniels holds a M.D. degree from the University of Chicago, a Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.


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