Matthew AllisonDepartment of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA F1000 Faculty Member (since 13 November 2007)
Associate Professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Previously, he was the PI of a Sandra Daugherty grant in Cardiovascular Epidemiology, an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship award and a clinical trial sponsored by Pfizer pharmaceuticals.
Dr Allison received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University and subsequently served as a diving and undersea medical officer in the US Navy for 12 years. He received his Masters degree in public health epidemiology from San Diego State University and then completed residency training in general preventive medicine and public health at UCSD. After this, Dr Allison was funded by the American Heart Association to complete a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Dr Allison is a Diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and a member of the American Heart Associations Council on Epidemiology and Prevention.
Dr Allison is the principal investigator for an NIH grant studying the association between abdominal body composition, inflammation and cardiovascular disease as well as the PI of the subcontract for the Hispanic Centers of Excellence, an American Heart Association Fellow to Faculty Transition Award and a clinical trial sponsored by Pfizer pharmaceuticals. He is also an co-investigator for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), the Hispanic Communities Health Study Study of Latinos, the Alzheimer Caregivers Study, the Epidemiology of Aortic Calcium study and the Venous Incidence Study.
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