Dr. Wessel’s primary research area is cardiovascular genomic epidemiology. Her research involves identifying novel genomic risk factors for coronary heart disease and related outcomes, disease-gene associations for coronary heart disease pharmacologic endpoints, developing innovative public health interventions to promote healthy lifestyles through personalized interventions and risk communication based on individual’s genetic and lifestyle profiles, and developing epidemiologic and statistical methods for genomic data.

PhD, University of California, San Diego, Genetic Epidemiology, 2006
MPH, University of Arizona, Epidemiology, 1999
BS, University of Arizona, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1996
human population and genetics health and medicine cardiovascular disease diabetes public health disease prevention medical genetics genetics genomics personalized medicine precision medicine
American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, American Society of Human Genetics