Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD, FACP, FAHA, is Chief of the Division of Epidemiology and Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine and Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, in La Jolla.
Dr. Barrett-Connor earned a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, in New York, New York. She completed an internal medicine internship and a residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, in Dallas, followed by postgraduate training in infectious diseases at the University of Miami School of Medicine, in Florida. Her research concerns healthy aging with a particular focus on gender differences and women’s health. She is author of more than 850 publications.
Dr. Barrett-Connor is founder and director of the Rancho Bernardo Heart and Chronic Disease Study, begun in 1972, with continuous support from the NIH. She has served as Principal Investigator of several multicenter clinical trials, including the Postmenopausal Estrogen/Progestin Interventions trial, the Heart and Estrogen-Progestin Replacement Study, the Raloxifene Use in the Heart study, and the Diabetes Prevention Program.