Thomas Gaziano

Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School
Health Policy and Management
Harvard School of Public Health

Associate Physician in Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Cardiology
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Co-Leader
Chronic & Cardiovascular Diseases Working Group
Harvard Institute for Global Health
Assistant Professor


Thomas Gaziano M.D., M.Sc. is jointly appointed to the Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine and Social Medicine and Health Inequalities at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Gaziano is certified as a Diplomat in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases and has expertise in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in developing countries including the epidemiology and management of its risk factors. His research includes the development of decision analytic models to assess the cost-effectiveness of various screening, prevention and management decisions--including in developing countries. Dr. Gaziano's international experience includes two years at Oxford University South Africa as the first Lancet International Fellow and recently four months in India evaluating CVD epidemiology and cost-effective strategies for its management. He has served as a consultant and author for the Disease Control Priorities Project organized by the World Bank, WHO, and the Fogarty International Center, NIH and has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Posted on February 18, 2013
Authors: Pagidipati NJ, Gaziano T
Circulation 2103 127(6): 749-56
Posted on January 20, 2013
Authors: Gaziano TA, Pagidipati N
Annu Rev Public Health 2013  DOI: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031912-114402

Chronic diseases are increasingly becoming a health burden in lowerand middle-income countries, putting pressure on public health efforts to scale up interventions. This article reviews current efforts in interventions on a population and individu... (more »)

Posted on July 29, 2013
Authors: Gaziano TA, Pandya A, Steyn K, Levitt N, Mollentze W, Joubert G, Walsh CM, Motala AA, Kruger A, Schutte AE, Naidoo DP, Prakaschandra DR, Laubscher R
BMC Med 2013 11(1)

BACKGROUND:

All rigorous primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines recommend absolute CVD risk scores to identify high- and low-risk patients, but laboratory testing can be impractical in low- and middle-income countries. T... (more »)

Posted on October 19, 2013
Authors: Pandya A, Gaziano TA, Weinstein M, Cutler D
Health Aff (Millwood) 2013 32(10): 1706-14

In the past several decades, some risk factors for cardiovascular disease have improved, while others have worsened. For example, smoking rates have dropped and treatment rates for cardiovascular disease have increased-factors that have made the d... (more »)

Posted on June 10, 2011
PLoS One 2011 6(5)  PubmedID: 21655241

BACKGROUND:

National and international primary CVD risk screening guidelines focus on using total CVD risk scores. Recently, we developed a non-laboratory-based CVD risk score (inputs: age, sex, smoking, diabetes, systolic blood pre... (more »)

Posted on June 27, 2011
Authors: Huffman MD, Rao KD, Pichon-Riviere A, Zhao D, Harikrishnan S, Ramaiya K, Ajay VS, Goenka S, Calcagno JI, Caporale JE, Niu S, Li Y, Liu J, Thankappan KR, Daivadanam M, van Esch J, Murphy A, Moran AE, Gaziano TA, Suhrcke M, Reddy KS, Leeder S, Prabhakaran D
PLoS One 2011 6(6)  PubmedID: 21695127   DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020821

To estimate individual and household economic impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in selected low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

BACKGROUND:

Empirical evidence on the microeconomic consequences of CVD in LMIC is scarce.<... (more »)

Posted on August 31, 2011
Author: Gaziano TA
Lancet 2011  PubmedID: 21868084   DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61299-3
Posted on November 4, 2011
Authors: Huffman MD, Rao KD, Pichon-Riviere A, Zhao D, Harikrishnan S, Ramaiya K, Ajay VS, Goenka S, Calcagno JI, Caporale JE, Niu S, Li Y, Liu J, Thankappan KR, Daivadanam M, van Esch J, Murphy A, Moran AE, Gaziano TA, Suhrcke M, Reddy KS, Leeder S, Prabhakaran D
PLoS One 2011 6(6)  PubmedID: 21695127

OBJECTIVE:

To estimate individual and household economic impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in selected low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

BACKGROUND:

Empirical evidence on the microeconomic consequences of CVD... (more »)

Posted on November 17, 2011
Author: Gaziano TA
Circ Heart Fail. 2011 4(6): 682-684  PubmedID: 22086830
Posted on January 12, 2012
Author: Gaziano TA
Circ Heart Fail 2011 4(6): 763-9  PubmedID: 22086830   DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.111.964684
Posted on March 1, 2010
Authors: Gaziano TA, Bitton A, Anand S, Abrahams-Gessel S, Murphy A
Current Problems in Cardiology 2010 35(2): 72-115  PubmedID: 20109979   DOI: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2009.10.002

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the single largest cause of death in the developed countries and is one of the leading causes of disease burden in developing countries. In 2001, there were 7.3 million deaths due to CHD worldwide. Three-fourths ... (more »)

Posted on March 1, 2010
Authors: Asana P, Beaglehole R, Chisholm D, Gaziano TA, Horton R, Leeder S, Lim SS, Mathers C, Reddy S, Strong K, Voute J
International Journal of Epidemiology 2010 39(1): 309-310  PubmedID: 19254946
Posted on April 2, 2010
Authors: Schulman-Marcus J, Prabhakaran D, Gaziano TA
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2010 10(13)  PubmedID: 20222987   DOI: 10.1186/1471-2261-10-13

BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in India have increased pre-hospital delay and low rates of thrombolytic reperfusion. Use of ECG could reduce pre-hospital delay among patients who first present to a general practitioner ... (more »)

Posted on July 16, 2010
Authors: Bitton A, Gaziano TA
Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 2010 53(1): 69-78  PubmedID: 20620429

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality, responsible for about 30% of deaths worldwide. Globally, 80% of total CVD deaths occur in developing countries. In recent years, age-adjusted CVD death has been cut in half in deve... (more »)

Posted on September 15, 2010
Authors: Schulman-Marcus J, Prabhakaran D, Gaziano TA
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2010 10(13)  PubmedID: 20222987   DOI: 10.1186/1471-2261-10-13

BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in India have increased pre-hospital delay and low rates of thrombolytic reperfusion. Use of ECG could reduce pre-hospital delay among patients who first present to a ge... (more »)

Instructor:
Thomas Gaziano
Term:
Fall

Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model

A model focused on screening, prevention and treatment of CVD

NHLBI/UNITED Health Collaboration Centers of Excellence (COE) Network

Working to reduce the burden of chronic disease among neglected populations in sub Saharan Africa

Predicting Cardiovascular Disease Risk in India and South Africa

Evaluating strategies for assessing cardiovascular risk