Evelyn O Talbott, MPH, DRPH

Professor
Univ of Pittsburgh
Dept of Epidemiology GSPH

Biographical Sketch:
Evelyn O. Talbott, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., is a professor of epidemiology at the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health and an environmental and cardiovascular epidemiologist with more than 25 years of experience in designing and conducting studies in these areas. Until recently, she was principal investigator of a 12-year National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded study titled, “Cardiovascular Risk in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.” This case control study of 244 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and 244 age-matched controls involved three separate research cycles (1994–1996, 1997–2000, and 2001–2006) during which she investigated cardiovascular risk factors, including measures of subclinical atherosclerosis and inflammatory markers (carotid intima-media thickness, endothelial function, and coronary and aortic calcification). She is currently the principal investigator of the University of Pittsburgh Academic Partner for Excellence in Environmental Public Health Tracking project (2005–2013), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to consider short-term effects of air pollution on inflammatory biomarkers and heart disease. Dr. Talbott is a fellow of the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention. She is also a member of the Endocrine Society, the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society, Society for Epidemiologic research and the American Diabetes Association. She has published over 100 articles in the area of environmental and cardiovascular epidemiology and has mentored over 75 doctoral and master’s students.
Papers:
S62 Long-Term Health Consequences of PCOS
S62-2 PCOS and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease