Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Program in Public Health

Mercedes  Carnethon, PhD

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

Vice Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
Chief of Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

Focus of Work


Epidemiologic studies of cardiovascular disease, with a focus on health behaviors including diet, physical activity and sleep and in populations defined by race/ethnicity, age and gender.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of North Carolina (2000)