Mariano J. Rey, MD – Principal Investigator

Dr. Rey is the Director of the NYU Institute of Community Health and Research as well as the Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Affairs at the NYU School of Medicine and Medical Center.  Dr. Rey was one of the founding faculty members and Director of the NYU’s Institute for Urban and Global Health and Centers for Health Disparities Research. Both of these entities were the predecessors of the present Institute of Community Health and Research which was officially established on July 2006.  He served as Director of the Bellevue Hospital Cardiology Clinic for ten years, as well as the Director of the Nuclear Cardiology and Exercise Laboratories at both Bellevue and NYU for fifteen years.  He is now the Coordinator of the Cardiovascular Physiology section of that course. At present, Dr. Mariano Rey continues to be the Director of the Joan and Joel Smilow Center for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention at the NYU Medical Center, a position he has held since 1990.

Dr. Rey has published numerous articles and book chapters in his fields of cardiology and cardiovascular physiology, of health disparities and international health, and of medical education and its interaction with the humanities. He has been an Investigator in several grants for multi-center NIH and National Cancer Institute studies, in which he has served as a Core Laboratory Director or as the Principal Investigator at the NYU site.

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