Nora Franceshini

Nora Franceschini is a nephrology-trained physician and a cardiovascular disease epidemiologist. Her research focuses on environmental and genetic determinants of hypertension, kidney and cardiovascular diseases in diverse and underrepresented U.S. minority populations who carry a high burden of chronic health conditions. This work includes gene discovery in American Indians, African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos, trans-ethnic genetic studies, and studies to characterize the social/environmental context in which genetic variants contribute to health conditions.