Aaron Folsom, MD, MPH

Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aaron Folsom

Contact Info

folso001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-8862

Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building

Mailing Address:
1300 S 2nd St
Room 300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

MD, Medicine, Ohio State University

MPH, Epidemiology, University of Michigan

BA, Chemistry, Capital University

Summary

My research and teaching interests are in cardiovascular epidemiology and preventive medicine, including time trends in cardiovascular disease and determinants of cardiovascular disease risk factors in populations. 

As principal investigator of the ARIC and MESA studies, my work involves many facets of cardiovascular health, including atherosclerosis, venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, sleep disorders, the role of genetics, and more. 

Expertise

Chronic diseases, cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
  • University of Minnesota’s Academy for Excellence in Health Science Research, 2006
  • Mentoring Award, American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, 2009
  • Population Research Prize, American Heart Association, 2012
  • American Society for Preventive Cardiology, Joseph Stokes, III, MD Lifetime Achievement Award, 2016
  • Ancel Keys Award, American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, 2019

Research

Research Funding Grants

  • 2020-24, National Institutes of Health, NHLBI Subcontract to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, “Early Detection of Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis: Defining a Novel Target for HFpEF Treatment & Prevention in Late Life”, Principal Investigator of Subcontract
  • 2019-24, National Institutes of Health, NHLBI, “Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (Renewal)”, Program Director
  • 2018-22, National Institutes of Health, NHLBI, “Left Atrial Abnormality and Atrial Fibrillation- Related Cerebral Infarcts and Cognitive Decline”, Co-Investigator
  • 2017-22, National Institutes of Health, NHLBI, Subcontract to Johns Hopkins University, “Quantifying Cardiovascular Calcification at a Very Old Age for Personalized Risk Classification”, Principal Investigator of Subcontract
  • 2017-22, National Institutes of Health, Subcontract to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, “Mapping the Progression to HFpEF in the Early Through Longitudinal Changes in Cardiac Function, Principal Investigator of Subcontract
  • 2016-21, National Institutes of Health, NHLBI, “Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study – Field Center (Task 1 Core)”, Principal Investigator
  • 2017-20, National Institutes of Health, NHLBI, “Epidemiology of Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (LITE)”, Principal Investigator

Publications

Media

In The News

SPH News

  • "Conquering Heart Disease for 30 Years" (Read more)
  • Folsom Receives American Society for Preventive Cardiology's Stokes Award (Read more)