P2 Cardiovascular Health

Our Vision: Towards optimized cardiovascular health in Alberta and beyond.

Our Mission: Be a world leader in transforming cardiovascular data into knowledge for better health.


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Our Objectives

Monitor population health (cardiovascular factors and disease) in Alberta

Design interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease and promote cardiovascular health

Implement precision medicine in cardiovascular health from person to population

Align with the federal government’s priority to reduce vascular risk factors

Optimize cardiovascular health through the building of quality data

Support today’s cardiovascular experts and future leaders

Sonia Butalia

Sonia Butalia

She is the Co-Chair of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute’s Person to Population (P2) Cardiovascular Health Research Group. Dr. Sonia Butalia is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. 

Dr. Butalia is actively involved in clinical medicine, research, and teaching. Her research focuses on tools to improve diabetes care, prevention of cardiovascular disease, and novel risk factors for diabetes. Finally, she is heavily involved with the development of national clinical practice guidelines for Diabetes Canada (formerly the Canadian Diabetes Association) and Hypertension Canada.

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Hude Quan

Hude Quan

He is the Co-Chair of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute’s Person to Population (P2) Cardiovascular Health Research Group. Dr. Hude Quan is a Professor at the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Classification, Terminology and Standards at the O’Brien Institute for Public Health and the Director of the Center for Health Informatics. Dr. Quan is the Lead for Alberta’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) SUPPORT Unit Methods Support & Development Platform and Astra-Zeneca and Chiu Family Chair in Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. 

Dr. Quan has received training in medicine, public health, epidemiology, and health services research. A major theme of Dr. Quan's research is to develop novel methods for analyzing big data and improving its quality to enable its optimal use for health research, precision medicine, disease surveillance, and healthcare system performance assessment. The methods could advance population and health services research in quality of care and disease surveillance for policy-makers and health care providers.

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Innovative Research

We use our expertise in clinical research, health service research, statistics, health economics and implementation sciences to conduct innovative research that takes into perspective the patient's voice. We build on high quality 'big data' sources to drive cardiovascular health in Alberta while crafting solutions towards precision medicine.

Collaborative Research

We work with patients, clinicians, pharmacists, health administrators, community leaders, economists, policymakers, government officials, among others on a wide range of projects to improve the cardiovascular health for all Albertans.

Disease Surveillance

We use various health data sources to monitor and report on cardiovascular risk factors and disease occurrence and/or prevalence in Alberta. This allows us to design interventions aimed at optimizing Albertan cardiovascular health care. Precision medicine in cardiovascular health from persons to populations is one of the derivatives of this approach.

OUR AFFILIATIONS


Centre for Health Informatics

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Methods Hub

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Department of Community Health Sciences

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O'Brien Institute for Public Health

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Alberta’s SPOR SUPPORT Unit

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Alberta Health Services

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World Health Organization

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