International Society of Hypertension

New Investigators Network

New Investigator Committee

The New Investigator Committee (NIC) is charged with encouraging and supporting New Investigator Network initiatives to attract and retain younger members of the ISH.

The NIC was established in 2013 to strengthen and further develop network activities and ensure regional representation where possible. Details follow of all current members.

New Investigator Committee

  • Fadi Charchar profile image

    Fadi Charchar Chair New Investigator and Mentorship Committees


    My research interests focus on genomics of cardiovascular disease in humans and animal models. I have a special interest in the contribution of the Y chromosome and microRNA to hypertension.

  • Ruan Kruger profile image

    Ruan Kruger Lead

    South Africa

    I am a basic scientist with special interest in clinical and epidemiological population studies focusing on ethnic phenotyping of cardiovascular pathophysiology related to hypertension, arterial stiffness and cardiac impairment (echocardiography). My research particularly includes novel biomarkers and early predictors of cardiovascular disease aiming to contribute to the prevention of early incidence in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Katrina Mirabito Colafella profile image

    Katrina Mirabito Colafella Co-Lead


  • Mattias Brünstrom profile image

    Mattias Brünstrom



    I am a physician scientist working at Umeå University in Northern Sweden. My current research involves meta-analyses of the effect of antihypertensive treatment on clinical outcomes, and observational research using data from electronic health records and health registries.

  • Pablo Kempny profile image

    Pablo Kempny


  • Lyudmila Korostovtseva profile image

    Lyudmila Korostovtseva


  • Dean Picone profile image

    Dean Picone



    I am a clinical researcher with interests in blood pressure measurement methods and large artery physiology. My research has a particular focus on novel methods to measure blood pressure using waveform analysis and improving the accuracy of measurement devices.

  • Elena Velkoska profile image

    Elena Velkoska


  • Brandi Wynne profile image

    Brandi Wynne


  • Matias Zanuzzi profile image

    Matias Zanuzzi


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