Brain, Stress, Hypertension and Aging Research Program
The Emory University Brain, Stress, Hypertension and Aging Research Program (BSHARP) is a collaborative team of investigators and research personnel that aim to better understand the relationship between brain health and the cardiovascular system, focusing on aging and hypertension. We serve as a central link at Emory University between multiple scientific and clinical areas such as aging and geriatrics, cardiology and vascular biology neurosciences (cognitive neurology, neuroimaging, neuropsychology), and molecular sciences. Our research studies the effect of hypertension and its treatment on cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Our ultimate goal is to develop new therapies that will affect both. We are an interdisciplinary program at Emory University with collaborators from multiple disciplines and programs locally and nationally across other institutions. Dr. Ihab Hajjar an associate professor of medicine is the principal investigator for the program.
- Hypertension and cognitive disorders
- Antihypertensive medications for cognitive disorders
- Microvascular function, Progenitor cells and Cognition
- Stress racial disparity and the heart-brain connection
News and Events
- BSHARP Research Program hosts the Helene Mills Health Initiative
- Dr. Ihab Hajjar wins the Tinsley Harrison Award for 2017 as author of the best article published in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.
- BSHARP Postdoctoral Fellow, Om Sharma was awarded 3rd place for his clinical poster, "Cerebral Blood Flow is Associated with Executive Function in Hypertensive African Americans but not Caucasions" that was presented at the 9th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day.
- Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute (ECCRI)
- Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
- Healthy Heart Coalition