James Gregory 'Greg' Terry, M.S.

Assistant in Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Office Address
Vanderbilt University Health Sciences
2525 West End Avenue
Room / Suite
Suite 300B, Room 307

I am a graduate of UNC-Wilmington (BS, Biology) and Wake Forest University (MS, Molecular & Cellular Pathobiology). My training is in atherosclerosis pathology and cardiovascular disease epidemiology. I came to Vanderbilt in 2014 after 25 years at Wake Forest University Medical Center. Our research relies on CT and MRI to quantify atherosclerosis, cardiac structure and function, and ectopic adipose tissue deposition in studies ranging from small clinical trials to large epidemiologic populations. I also have long-standing interests in traditional and emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Our imaging techniques and measures of cardiovascular risk and outcomes are included in NIH studies such as MESA, CARDIA, and Jackson Heart Study.



  1. Ahmed HS, Wang N, Carr JJ, Ding J, Terry JG, VanWagner LB, Hou L, Huo Y, Palmisano J, Zheng Y, Benjamin EJ, Long MT. The association between hepatic steatosis and incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality in a US multi-cohort study. Hepatology. 2023 Jan 19;. doi: 10.1097/HEP.0000000000000286. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36651168.
  2. Freaney PM, Petito L, Colangelo LA, Lewis CE, Schreiner PJ, Terry JG, Wellons M, Kim C, Rana JS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Allen NB, Khan SS. Association of Premature Menopause With Coronary Artery Calcium: The CARDIA Study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021 Nov;14(11):e012959. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.121.012959. Epub 2021 Nov 11. PubMed PMID: 34758640; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8830869.
  3. Moore EE, Liu D, Li J, Schimmel SJ, Cambronero FE, Terry JG, Nair S, Pechman KR, Moore ME, Bell SP, Beckman JA, Gifford KA, Hohman TJ, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Carr JJ, Jefferson AL. Association of Aortic Stiffness With Biomarkers of Neuroinflammation, Synaptic Dysfunction, and Neurodegeneration. Neurology. 2021 Jul 27;97(4):e329-e340. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012257. Epub 2021 May 24. PubMed PMID: 34031194; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8362359.
  4. Terry JG, Hartley KG, Steffen LM, Nair S, Alman AC, Wellons MF, Jacobs DR Jr, Tindle HA, Carr JJ. Association of smoking with abdominal adipose deposition and muscle composition in Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) participants at mid-life: A population-based cohort study. PLoS Med. 2020 Jul;17(7):e1003223. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003223. eCollection 2020 Jul. PubMed PMID: 32692748; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7373261.
  5. Terry JG, Shay CM, Schreiner PJ, Jacobs DR Jr, Sanchez OA, Reis JP, Goff DC Jr, Gidding SS, Steffen LM, Carr JJ. Intermuscular Adipose Tissue and Subclinical Coronary Artery Calcification in Midlife: The CARDIA Study (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults). Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2017 Dec;37(12):2370-2378. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.117.309633. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 29025708; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5699947.