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Ambar  Kulshreshtha

Assistant Professor

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

Dr. Kulshreshtha is Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and Department of Epidemiology at Emory University. Dr. Kulshreshtha did his residency training and PhD in Epidemiology at Emory. Prior to Emory, he completed his MPH at Harvard University and did his medical school training in New Delhi.  Dr. Kulshreshtha is interested in health disparities and prevention of heart disease and Alzheimer’s dementia. He has published several papers in high-impact journals such as Stroke, Circulation, and JAMA. He has funded grants from National Institutes of Health and non-profit organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association. His current research projects are focused on investigating the mechanisms of behavioral and lifestyle interventions to improve cognitive health and reduce disparities. Besides research, clinical and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Kulshreshtha is also involved locally with outreach programs in Greater Atlanta area to improve risk factor knowledge regarding dementia in the community.

Contact Information

Emory University School of Medicine

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-778-6910

Fax: 404-778-6901



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Areas of Interest

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Services Research


  • MD 2003, University College of Medical Sciences
  • MPH 2006, Harvard University
  • PhD 2013, Emory University

Affiliations & Activities

Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine 


  • , , Association of JNC-8 and SPRINT Systolic Blood Pressure Levels With Cognitive Function and Related Racial Disparity, JAMA, ,
  • , , Life's Simple 7 and risk of incident stroke: the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study, Stroke, ,
  • , , Depressive symptoms and the risk of atherosclerotic progression among patients with coronary artery bypass grafts., Circulation, ,
  • , , Association Between Cardiovascular Health and Cognitive Performance: A Twins Study, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, ,
  • , , Association of Cardiovascular Health and Cognition, , ,
  • , , Cardiovascular Health Status in Baby Boomers with Diabetes Mellitus., , ,