Congratulations to Dr. Peter Brubaker, Professor of Health and Exercise Science!

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Brubaker, Professor of Health and Exercise Science, whose proposal entitled “Transition from Risk Factors to Early Heart Failure: Prevalence, Pathogenesis, and Phenomics (MESA 6)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.  Dr. Brubaker appointed Faculty Athletics Representative

The study will look at biological signals, including measures obtained from cardiopulmonary exercise testing, that may help predict the development of heart failure over time.  While the multi-ethnic study of MESA cohort has been evaluated many times, this is the first assessment that will include cardiopulmonary exercise testing on a subset of the participants.

For 30+ I have been involved in exercise/lifestyle studies and programs to designed improve the physical and psycho-social function of patients that already have heart failure,  but this is the first study that seeks to determine what factors lead to the development of this condition and how we might be able to prevent this important public health problem” .
Dr. Brubaker joined the HES faculty in 1991 and has been chair of the dept. since 2017.  He was the director of the HELPS/Cardiac Rehabilitation at WFU from 1991-2016.  He currently teaches graduate classes in Cardiovascular Disease Management and Exercise Testing and Prescription in Clinical Populations.