A Social Network-Based Cardiovascular Research Study
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Investigators

The Social Heart Study is run by investigators at the University of California:

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Mark J. Pletcher, MD, MPH

Dr. Pletcher is a practicing internal medicine physician and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Pletcher specializes in research on prevention of cardiovascular disease. Learn more about Dr. Pletcher and his research.

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James H. Fowler, PhD

Dr. Fowler is an expert on social networks and health, author of Connected: The Surpising Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives, and Professor of Genetics and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. Learn more about Dr. Fowler and his research.

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Ida Sim, PhD, MD

Dr. Sim is an expert on informatics for clinical research and evidence-based practice, and is a Co-Founder of Open mHealth. She is a practicing internal medicine physician and a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Learn more about Dr. Sim and her research.

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Jeffrey E. Olgin, MD

Dr. Olgin is Chief of Cardiology at UCSF, a practicing cardiologist and electrophysiologist, and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Olgin specializes in research on arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and prevention of sudden death, and runs the Vest Prevention of Early Sudden Death Trial (VEST), a multicenter randomized trial designed to prevent sudden death after myocardial infarction. Learn more about Dr. Olgin and his research.