Cardiovascular Diseases

Two sheriffs walking with a man in handcuffs.

Researchers are examining physiological and psychological measures of stress in police officers to evaluate potential associations of these measures with early signs of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

  • Postmenopausal Women, Hypertension, Periodontal Disease, Oral Microbiome Fellowship
    This study examines associations among subgingival microbiota, personal characteristics, and periodontal disease presence, severity and progression in postmenopausal women.
  • Randomized Trial of Cocoa Flavanols and Multivitamins in the Reduction of CVD and Cancer
    The study will test whether the effect of a concentrated cocoa extract can help reduce heart disease and stroke and whether commonly used multivitamin supplements can help reduce the risk of cancer, particularly in older women.
  • Stressors and Cardio-Metabolic Disease in Police: A 12-year Longitudinal Study
    As a follow-up to the 2003-2009 Buffalo Cardio-Metabolic Occupational Police Stress Study, this project will examine how job stress affects police officers over time and detail specific causes of stress.
  • Upstate KIDS CVD Follow-up Support - Second Phase
    This study examines whether childhood health, particularly of cardio-metabolic risk, through age 8 years differs by infertility treatment exposure.
  • WHISH-2-Prevent Heart Failure Study
    The study will evaluate whether increasing physical activity, reducing sedentary behavior and increasing muscle strength through resistance training in elderly women will reduce the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
  • Women's Health Initiative Regional Center
    This is a clinical trial and observational study with primary aims to determine how hormone therapy, diet and calcium/vitamin D affect risk of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and to determine the longer term effects of these interventions.