University of Minnesota

Attitudes about Epidemiology

Year: 2014

Henry Blackburn, at the University of Minnesota, was Project Officer for the Seven Countries Study, devised the Minnesota Code, wrote with Geoffrey Rose the first WHO Manual on Cardiovascular Survey Methods and led the Minnesota Heart Survey and the Minnesota Heart Health Program at their beginnings.

These audio segments are extracts from the Ancel Keys Lecture at the American Heart Association Meeting in Anaheim in 1991, a crossroads period in CVD epidemiology during which the built-in balance of NHLBI programs was heavily affected by funding and policy changes. Blackburn makes the case for restoring a balance of professional attitudes, thinking, organization, and support for all three major research disciplines, laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological.

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