Dr Elizabeth Barr

Institute: Menzies School of Health Research
Category: Public Health
Current Project

Cardiovascular risk in Indigenous people

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians compared to non-Indigenous Australians. In addition to death, CVD leads to more hospitalisations, disability, and premature mortality. 

Understanding what drives these differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is paramount to improving the prevention and management of CVD…

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