Dr. Zainab Mahmoud Co-Authors Paper on Disparities in Cardiovascular Health in Black Women


Cardiovascular Division Instructor in Medicine Zainab Mahmoud, MD, MSc, co-authored a paper entitled “Eliminating Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease for Black Women”, published in the latest edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Some of the findings of the paper were:

  • That Black women bear a disproportionate burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
  • The ethnic diversity, regions of origin, and acculturation of Black women should be considered in the design of research studies and culturally tailored strategies.
  • Sustainable solutions that address social determinants of health and differential effects of risk factors should be implemented using a patient-centered framework and collaboration among clinicians, health care systems, professional societies, and government agencies.

The paper was named as JACC Review Topic of the Week for November 1st, 2022.

To read the full paper, click here.