Tali Elfassy

Research Asst. Professor

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Dr. Tali Elfassy is a Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Elfassy’s research focuses on the area of cardiovascular disease and minority health. Her program of research focuses on understanding how complex cardiovascular disease risk factors shape health disparities among minority populations and ultimately inform prevention strategies.

Dr. Elfassy received her MSPH from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, after which she worked as a Research Associate for Pfizer and then as a Research Scientist for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Elfassy completed her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Miami where she also conducted her American Heart Association funded post-doctoral fellowship. Her current research is focused on cardiovascular disease and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, specifically sodium and potassium consumption among US Hispanics/Latinos. She is currently a CTSI KL2 Scholar. In her research, Dr. Elfassy works with several epidemiologic cohorts including, the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS), and the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA).