Randi Foraker

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Faculty Affiliate

My research focuses on health disparities and chronic disease, specifically, cardiovascular disease and cancer.  My research explores the relationship between socioeconomic status (at the neighborhood and individual level) and cardiovascular disease outcomes, such as heart failure, myocardial infarction, and receipt of evidence-based therapies.  At the OSU Medical Center, I have become involved with two committees with a heart failure focus: the STAAR Initiative, and the Complexity Group.  Both initiatives are aimed at reducing potentially preventable readmissions among heart failure patients.  I recently joined the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Midwest Research Group as a junior investigator, and am involved with the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study as a co-investigator and co-author.  Through my involvement with WHI and ARIC, I have had the opportunity to work with both cohort and surveillance data. In future research projects, I hope to explore the risk of cardiovascular disease among cancer survivors.

Dr. Foraker's Seed Grants:

  • PhD, University of North Carolina, Epidemiology, 2010