Pamela Schreiner, PhD

Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Pamela Schreiner

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-9097

Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building

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

PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

MS, Biomedical Engineering, Iowa State University

MS, Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, Iowa State University

BS, Biology/French Culture, Syracuse University


My primary research interests are cardiovascular disease etiology related to visceral fat accumulation, dyslipidemia, and the perimenopausal transition as well as structural and functional brain MRI in healthy populations. As director of the School of Public Health’s Center to Study Human-Animal Relationships and Environments (CENSHARE), I am also involved with human-animal interaction research in the area of companion animals. I also teach applied statistical methods.


Chronic diseases, methods, cardiovascular disease, subclinical disease, cohort, observational studies, menopause, anthrozoology, brain

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
  • Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2017

Professional Associations

  • American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology & Lifestyle
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • International Society for Anthrozoology


Research Funding Grants

  • 2016–2017, NIH, "CARDIA Microbiome Study," Principal Investigator
  • 2015–2017, Kaiser Fdn Res Inst, "10-Year Changes in Objectively-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in the CARDIA Cohort," Principal Investigator
  • 2015–2017, Kaiser Fdn Res Inst, "Pregnancy-Related Risk Factors and Glucose Intolerance in Women during Midlife," Principal Investigator
  • 2014–2018, Kaiser Permanente, "Determinants of Midlife & Longitudinal Change in Cognitive Function: CARDIA Study," Principal Investigator
  • 2014–2019, NIH Nat'l Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., "Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) - Field Center - Minneapolis, Minnesota," Principal Investigator
  • 2014–2017, Northwestern University, "Lung Function Decline and Disease Risk from Young Adulthood to Middle Age," Co-Investigator


See a full list of publications on PubMed

Selected Recent Publications

  • Carr JJ, Jacobs DR Jr, Terry JG, Shay CM, Sidney S, Liu K, Schreiner PJ, Lewis CE, Shikany JM, Reis JP, Goff DC Jr. "Association of Coronary Artery Calcium in Adults Aged 32 to 46 Years With Incident Coronary Heart Disease and Death," JAMA Cardiology, Feb 2017
  • Schreiner PJ. "Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Research: Impact of Pets on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention," Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, Feb 2016
  • Appiah D, Schreiner PJ, Demerath EW, Loehr LR, Chang PP, Folsom AR. "Association of Age at Menopause With Incident Heart Failure: A Prospective Cohort Study and Meta-Analysis," Journal of the American Heart Association, July 2016
  • Appiah D, Schreiner PJ, Durant RW, Kiefe CI, Loria C, Lewis CE, Williams OD, Person SD, Sidney S. "Relation of longitudinal changes in body mass index with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk scores in middle-aged black and white adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study," Annals of Epidemiology, Aug 2016
  • Schreiner PJ, Jacobs DR Jr, Wong ND, Kiefe CI. "Twenty-Five Year Secular Trends in Lipids and Modifiable Risk Factors in a Population-Based Biracial Cohort: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study, 1985-2011," Journal of the American Heart Association, July 2016



  • PubH 6343 Epidemiologic Methods 3
  • PubH 6350 Epidemiologic Methods 3 Lab


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  • Study reveals benefits of companion animals (KIMT-TV)