Mark Huffman, MD, MPH


Dr. Huffman’s research focus is acute cardiovascular quality improvement, simplifying pharmacotherapy through fixed-dose combinations, programmatic implementation and evaluation for large-scale hypertension control, monitoring and improving the US and global food and medicine supplies, and achieving tobacco endgame. He is Director, Institute for Global Health – Center for Global Cardiovascular Health; Quentin D. Young Professor of Health Policy and Associate Professor at the Food Policy Division of The George Institute for Global Health; and Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Medicine (Cardiology) at Northwestern University.

Recognized as one of the brightest minds in both cardiovascular and food policy research worldwide, Dr. Huffman aims to improve global food and medicine supply and achieve tobacco endgame with a special focus on underserved populations. In 2019, Huffman was named an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine. He is a practicing cardiologist, researcher and teacher interested in global cardiovascular health epidemiology, clinical trials, implementation science, health systems and policy research and training. He has also served as Member, American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Task Force and as an expert reviewer for the Global Burden of Disease project.

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