The Neuro/Mental Health – Vascular Group was created in November 2018 by its core members and focuses on studying the heart-brain connection in both clinical and population-based settings.
The group’s research centers on studying the relationship of subclinical and clinical vascular markers and conditions with brain and mental health.
- Integrating cardiac measurements and risk scores to improve stroke profiling and prediction;
- Studying the relationships of subclinical cardiovascular markers and risk factors with mental health in the Lebanese population;
- Examining cardiovascular, socioeconomic, and sleep-related predictors of vascular dementia risk;
- Incorporating imaging and artificial intelligence computations to better characterize heart and brain disorders and their interplay.