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Women in Hypertension Research Committee

  • Ulrike (Muscha) Steckelings profile image

    Ulrike (Muscha) Steckelings Chair



    My research interests lie in the protective arm of the renin angiotensin system, in particular the angiotensin AT2-receptor and the receptor MAS, spanning from the basic biology of these receptors over pre-clinical studies to test their therapeutic efficacy in cardiovascular (e.g. heart failure, hypertensive and diabetic end organ damage, stroke) and other diseases to the involvement in the development of AT2-recepor agonists for future clinical use.

  • Hind Beheiry profile image

    Hind Beheiry



    I am Deputy Dean and the director of the Medical Research Centre Faculty of Medicine, International University of Africa and executive committee member and treasurer of Sudanese Society of Hypertension. My areas of interest are the RAAS, Pre-eclampsia and Genetics in Essential Hypertension in Africa.

  • Sofie Brouwers profile image

    Sofie Brouwers



    As a clinician-scientist, I conduct therapeutic research along with my clinical work. My basic research activities focus on the pathophysiology of hypertension, with special interest for the role of the renin angiotensin system and the central nervous system in the long-term regulation of blood pressure.

  • Louise Burrell profile image

    Louise Burrell



    My research interests include the pathophysiology of hypertension, with particular regard to the renin angiotensin system; diabetic heart disease and the role of echocardiography; and novel biomarkers in coronary artery disease.

  • Fadi Charchar profile image

    Fadi Charchar



    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.

  • Marisol Fernandez profile image

    Marisol Fernandez



    My research interest is the study of pathophysiological mechanisms leading to obesity-related cardiovascular disease. In particular, my focus is the role of the perivascular adipose tissue on the regulation of vascular function and structure, the renin-angiotensin system and oxidative stress. As a Pharmacologist, I have a special interest on the search for effective drugs/natural active compounds to prevent and/or reverse cardiovascular damage.

  • Nadia Khan profile image

    Nadia Khan



    I am a clinician scientist in epidemiology and health services research. My research area is focused on ethnic and sex differences in hypertension and cardiovascular disease chronic disease management.

  • Anastasia Mihailidou profile image

    Anastasia Mihailidou


  • Mansi Patil profile image

    Mansi Patil



    I am a public health researcher and a practicing clinical nutritionist with a focus on Cardio-metabolic syndrome. I have a special interest in studying the Epidemiology and lifestyle risk factors (behavioural and lifestyle) of hypertension in developing countries. I am also a trained UNICEF Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre expert and is a ToT (Trainer-of-Trainers) consultant for the Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCF) program.

  • Alta Schutte profile image

    Alta Schutte



    As the Theme Lead for Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic Medicine at the University of New South Wales, and Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health in Australia, my work focus on the primary and secondary prevention of hypertension and cardiovascular disease across theĀ  life-course, with a particular interest in low resource settings.

  • Ching Siew Mooi profile image

    Ching Siew Mooi



    My research focuses on non-communicable diseases especially hypertension. I have a special interest in blood pressure variability, home blood pressure monitoring, cardiovascular risk stratification, women in hypertension, hypertension related complication like left ventricular hypertrophy, chronic kidney disease, stroke and psychosocial issue.

  • Rhian Touyz profile image

    Rhian Touyz



    I am the British Heart Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, based in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

    I am a clinician-scientist investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms of hypertension. I am committed to hypertension through clinical and basic research, clinical service, teaching, mentoring and leadership and to establishing international networks for trainees and new investigators in hypertension research.

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