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Dr. Jonathan N. Bella is Chief of Cardiology at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American Society of Echocardiography. Professor Bella's research interests include cardiovascular disease epidemiology, hypertensive heart disease, cardiovascular imaging and genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases. Professor Bella has been involved in several major studies, including the Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network (HyperGEN) Study, the Losartan Intervention For Endpoint Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) Study, the Population Architecture Using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) Study and the Strong Heart Study, a population-based study of the 13 American Indian tribes in the United States.