Dr. Lisabeth is Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and Research Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lisabeth studies the epidemiology of stroke in the United States with a focus on stroke health disparities in the Mexican American population. She conducts population-based stroke surveillance in a bi-ethnic community in south Texas, where data collection has been ongoing since 2000. Dr. Lisabeth received her PhD in Epidemiologic Science and MPH in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Lisabeth has been involved in strategic planning efforts for the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke surrounding the advancement of stroke research and the elimination of stroke disparities. She has also participated in numerous activities for the American Heart Association (AHA) including chairing the Statistics Committee for the AHA Heart and Stroke Statistics Update and serving as an invited author for the AHA statement on the Factors Influencing to Decline in Stroke Mortality and the AHA Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Stroke in Women.