Dr. Adolfo Correa, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA, Director for the JHS

Adolfo Correa, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA, is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and serves as Principal Investigator and Chief Science Officer for the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). Prior to joining the JHS, he served on the a faculty of the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) where he served as an epidemiologist for one of the first population-based case control studies of congenital heart defects (Baltimore-Washington Infant Study). He also worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as Birth Defects Surveillance Team Leader and director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program (MACDP). Dr. Correa has led numerous surveillance and epidemiologic research projects related to congenital heart defects and other birth defects based on data from MACDP, National Birth Defects Prevention Network, and National Birth Defects Prevention Study.