I develop protocols and conduct analyses on MR and CT images of cardiac, vascular, adipose and skeletal tissues from study cohorts with burden of cardio vascular disease, diabetes, and atherosclerosis.
I develop protocols and conduct analysis on complex, multi-subject, multi-level MR and CT imaging of cardiac, vascular, adipose and skeletal tissues in Dr. Carr’s team. Our research focuses on developing quantitative imaging phenotypes and biomarkers from study cohorts with burden of cardio vascular disease, diabetes, atherosclerosis and obesity. Current efforts are to understand the role of pericardial adipose tissue in coronary atherosclerosis and cardiac structure function. Prior to joining Dept. of Radiology in 2014, I was Research Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Ob/Gyn, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. My important research contributions in women health include identification of stem cell markers in uterine fibroids, understanding role of TNF alpha in uterine fibroids and application of gene therapy for reduction of fibroid volume. In the past nine years, I have 16 publications and am interested in scientific writing including grants and manuscripts.