Rachel Zmora, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine

I am an epidemiologist focused on the health and quality of life of individuals with congenital heart disease. My work integrates clinical epidemiology with qualitative and mixed-method approaches to understand the unique needs of this population and improve their health and wellbeing throughout their life through engagement with the healthcare system.

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  1. Graffy P, Zimmerman L, Luo Y, Yu J, Choi Y, Zmora R, Lloyd-Jones D, Allen NB. Longitudinal clustering of Life's Essential 8 health metrics: application of a novel unsupervised learning method in the CARDIA study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2024 Jan 18; 31(2):406-415. PMID: 38070172; PMCID: PMC10797259; DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocad240;
  2. Gaugler JE, Zmora R, Peterson CM, Mitchell LL, Jutkowitz E, Duval S. What interventions keep older people out of nursing homes? A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Nov; 71(11):3609-3621. PMID: 37526432
  3. Pedamallu H, Zmora R, Perak AM, Allen NB. Life Course Cardiovascular Health: Risk Factors, Outcomes, and Interventions. Circ Res. 2023 Jun 09; 132(12):1570-1583. PMID: 37289908
  4. Zmora R, Spector L, Bass J, Thomas A, Knight J, Lakshminarayan K, St Louis J, Kochilas L. Procedure-Specific Center Volume and Mortality After Infantile Congenital Heart Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 Sep; 116(3):525-531. PMID: 37100164; PMCID: PMC10524585; DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2023.04.020;
  5. Pool LR, Petito LC, Yang X, Krefman AE, Perak AM, Davis MM, Greenland P, Rosenman M, Zmora R, Wang Y, Hou L, Marino BS, Van Horn L, Wakschlag LS, Labarthe D, Lloyd-Jones DM, Allen NB. Cardiovascular health trajectories from age 2-12: a pediatric electronic health record study. Ann Epidemiol. 2023 Jul; 83:40-46.e4. PMID: 37084989
  6. Gaugler JE, Rosebush CA, Zmora R, Albers EA. Outcomes of remote activity monitoring for persons living with dementia over an 18-month period. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Aug; 70(8):2439-2442. PMID: 35532893; PMCID: PMC9541345; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17839;
  7. Wright LK, Zmora R, Huang Y, Oster ME, McCracken C, Mahle WT, Kochilas L, Kalogeropoulos A. Long-Term Risk of Heart Failure-Related Death and Heart Transplant After Congenital Heart Surgery in Childhood (from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium). Am J Cardiol. 2022 03 15; 167:111-117. PMID: 34991844; PMCID: PMC8885859; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.11.052;
  8. Gaugler JE, Zmora R, Mitchell LL, Finlay J, Rosebush CE, Nkimbeng M, Baker ZG, Albers EA, Peterson CM. Remote activity monitoring for family caregivers of persons living with dementia: a mixed methods, randomized controlled evaluation. BMC Geriatr. 2021 12 18; 21(1):715. PMID: 34922475; PMCID: PMC8684277; DOI: 10.1186/s12877-021-02634-8;
  9. Forrester SN, Zmora R, Schreiner PJ, Jacobs DR, Roger VL, Thorpe RJ, Kiefe CI. Accelerated aging: A marker for social factors resulting in cardiovascular events? SSM Popul Health. 2021 Mar; 13:100733. PMID: 33532540; PMCID: PMC7823205; DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100733;
  10. Mitchell LL, Zmora R, Finlay JM, Jutkowitz E, Gaugler JE. Do Big Five Personality Traits Moderate the Effects of Stressful Life Events on Health Trajectories? Evidence From the Health and Retirement Study. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2021 01 01; 76(1):44-55. PMID: 32478815; PMCID: PMC7756683; DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbaa075;
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Congenital Heart Defects
Qualitative Research

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