Pamela Lutsey
Office Address:
451 West Bank Office Building
Mailing Address:

1300 S 2nd St
300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Pamela Lutsey, PhD, MPH

Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health


PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
BS, Community Health Education, Iowa State University
BA, Psychology, Iowa State University


Pamela Lutsey is an epidemiologist whose mission is to identify potentially changeable factors that influence risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other chronic conditions. Areas of particular interest include nutritional biomarkers (e.g. serum magnesium), sleep disordered breathing, venous thromboembolism, and the identification of risk factors for dementia. Much of Dr. Lutsey’s research calls on two long term studies: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). She is also using large administrative data sources (i.e. MarketScan, Medicare) to compare the effectiveness of new versus established treatment strategies for venous thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation.


Aging, chronic diseases, equity, cardiovascular disease, sleep, pharamcoepidemiology, dementia.

Awards and Recognition

  • Fellow of the American Heart Association, conferred by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (2017)
  • McKnight Land-Grant Professor (2014–2016)
  • American Heart Association Early Career Committee (2012–2014)
  • Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Young Investigator Award (2012)

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