Dr. Svati H. Shah, a physician-scientist, is the Ursula Geller Distinguished Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases, associate dean of Genomics, and director of the Center for Precision Health and the Precision Genomics Collaboratory in the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Shah is the vice-chief of Translational Research and director of the Adult Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine. She is the co-director of Translational Research in the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI), director of Duke Kannapolis Research, and a faculty member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). Dr. Shah is also the principal investigator for the MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository and the Duke principal investigator for the Project Baseline Health Study.
Her research focus is on metabolic and genetic pathways of cardiometabolic diseases, integrating diverse genomic, metabolomic and proteomic techniques for identification of novel mechanisms of disease and biomarkers. Her multi-disciplinary molecular epidemiology lab within the DMPI has quantitative and molecular components and leverages large biorepositories on to perform discovery studies using omics technologies, with subsequent functional validation for mechanistic insight.