June 20, 2022

Yamnia Cortés, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC, FAHA

Dr. Cortés, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) School of Nursing, leads an interdisciplinary program of research focused on 1) understanding sociocultural, environmental, and biological factors that impact midlife women’s health; 2) the interface between reproductive aging and cardiovascular disease risk; 3) interventions to promote cardiovascular health, particularly in Latinas. Methodologically, Dr. Cortés integrates approaches from biosocial research, epidemiology, behavioral medicine, and community engagement strategies.

Dr. Cortés earned a PhD from Columbia University and completed postdoctoral training in cardiovascular epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, Research Fellow of the UNC-CH Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Affiliate of the UNC-CH Center for Population Aging and Health.