Research Steering Committee

The Research Steering Committee serves to coordinate activities across the consortium. Through monthly conference calls and in-person meetings, its main functions are to establish guidelines for timely participation, overall analytic approach, selection of phenotypes, publication strategies, and approaches to authorship. 

The RSC assists in the establishment of working groups for each phenotype of joint interest. It sets goals to aims for transparency, timely communication, effective coordination, and sharing of responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities among cohort members. The RSC encourages collaboration  among members of the consortium and valuable non-consortium partners and may recruit other population-based cohort studies to join the consortium, may encourage joint ancillary-study grant applications to accomplish new scientific aims, and may form additional committees as needed.

Research Steering Committee Members:

Cohort Representatives

AGES: Villi Gudnason, Valborg Guðmundsdóttir, Lenore Launer

ARIC: Eric Boerwinkle, Alanna Morrison

CARDIA: Myriam Fornage, Lifang Hou

CHS: Josh Bis, Jen Brody, Susan Heckbert, Bruce Psaty, Ken Rice

FHS: Dan Levy, Chunyu Liu, Kathy Lunetta, Vasan Ramachandran

JHS: Leslie Lange, Hao Mei

MESA: Steve Rich, Jerry Rotter

MVP: Jennifer Huffman, Scott Damrauer

Rotterdam: M. Arfan Ikram, André Uitterlinden

SOL: Robert Kaplan, Tamar Sofer

Committee Representatives 

Analysis Committee: Ken Rice

Genetics Committee: Jerome Rotter

Mendelian Randomization: Carolina Borges, George Davey-Smith

At Large

Stéphanie Debette, Abbas Dehghan, James Floyd, Kari North, Sudha Seshadri, Nick Smith, Helen Warren


Christopher O'Donnell, Cornelia van Duijn, James Wilson