Melissa Caughey, PhD

Research Instructor, Division of Cardiology

Specialty Areas: Epidemiology, echocardiography, endothelial function

Chronology: BS: North Carolina State University, 1998; MPH: Emory University, 2010; PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014. Instructor: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2015-present.

Dr. Caughey is a cardiovascular epidemiologist with a clinical background in medical imaging. She collaborates widely with investigators in the Department of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health. Dr. Caughey’s research is focused on the analysis of large datasets from epidemiological cohort studies and observational registries.

Selected Bibliography:

Caughey M, Poole C, Ataga K, Hinderliter A. Estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure and sickle cell disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Haematology 2015. Aug. 170(8): 416-24.

Caughey M, Avery C, Ni H, Solomon S, Matsushita K, Wruck L, Rosamond W, Loehr L. Outcomes of patients with anemia and acute decompensated heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction (from the ARIC study community surveillance). American Journal of Cardiology 2014. Dec; 114(12).

Caughey M, Loehr L, Key N, Derebail V, Gottesman R, Kshirsagar A, Grove M, Heiss G. Sickle cell trait and incident ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Stroke 2014. Oct; 45(10).

Caughey M, Loehr L, Cheng S, Solomon S, Avery C, Hinderliter A. Associations between echocardiographic arterial compliance and incident cardiovascular disease in blacks: The ARIC study. American Journal of Hypertension 2015. Jan; 28(1).

Caughey M, Hinderliter A, Jones S, Shah S, Ataga K. Hemodynamic characteristics and predictors of pulmonary hypertension in patients with sickle cell disease. American Journal of Cardiology 2012. May; 109 (9).

Melissa Caughey, PhD