Fine particulate air pollution stimulates production of inflammatory cells, leading to inflammation of the arteries.
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Cardiac Unit Associates
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Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
- MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
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Cardiometabolic disease has emerged as a growing public health problem across the world. While a large proportion of cardiometabolic disease risk arises from heritable factors and health behaviors, it has hypothesized for years that psychosocial and environmental stressors contribute to the development of these pathologies. Nevertheless, the mechanisms are incompletely defined. Dr. Osborne's research implements advanced cardiovascular imaging, specifically positron emission tomography, to: 1) understand the mechanisms that link psychosocial and environmental stressors to cardiometabolic diseases, 2) identify early markers of cardiometabolic risk, and 3) evaluate the effect of interventions on imaging biomarkers of cardiometabolic diseases.
- Dec | 6 | 2019
Research at the MGH is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units and is conducted with the support and guidance of the MGH Research Institute. The Research Roundup is a monthly series highlighting studies, news and events.
- Press Release
- Nov | 26 | 2019
Mass General investigators have identified a potential mechanism through which long-term exposure to noise leads to inflammation, blood vessel damage, and heart disease.