The mission of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) is to accelerate the discovery, translation and application of knowledge to promote and improve overall cardiovascular health. Our efforts focus on contributing nursing’s biopsychosocial expertise to American Heart Association's (AHA) global agenda to promote ideal cardiovascular health, quality of life, and heart healthy lifestyles and environments.
Deborah Chyun, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing
The purpose of the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD) is to achieve the objectives of the American Heart Association (AHA) in the field of clinical cardiology, to promote excellence in clinical care and to foster the professional development and education of clinical cardiologists. Through council-sponsored symposia, panels and scientific conferences, members can access new developments in the field and interpret and promote clinical cardiology to professional and lay audiences.
Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC
Chair, Council on Clinical Cardiology
The Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI) focuses on population-based approaches to preventing cardiovascular diseases. The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Epidemiology and Prevention is to lead the discovery and translation of science related to the distribution and determinants of cardiovascular disease, with an emphasis on population approaches to prevent cardiovascular disease and improve cardiovascular health.
Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, FAHA
Chair, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
The Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health promotes the expansion and exchange of knowledge with the ultimate goal of improving cardiovascular health across the lifespan. Our council promotes basic, clinical, epidemiological, and translational science related to nutrition, lipids, obesity, diabetes, physical activity, and behavior change.
Jean-Pierre Després, PhD, FAHA, FIAS
Chair, Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health
The Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) provides a forum for a multidisciplinary group of volunteers committed to making a substantial contribution to reducing the burden of heart disease and stroke through improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes.
Paul Heidenreich, MD, MS, FAHA
Chair, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research
The American Heart Association’s mission is “building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” The Stroke Council, one of 16 scientific councils within the American Heart Association, is uniquely dedicated to advancing the science of stroke prevention, treatment and recovery through research and education. The Stroke Council develops scientifically based publications, meetings, professional education, and training programs and supports the American Stroke Association’s work in translating stroke-related science into effective initiatives and products for the public, healthcare professionals, healthcare facilities and policy makers.
Colin P. Derdeyn, MD, FAHA
Chair, Stroke Council