• Georgeta Vaidean, MD, MPH, PhD teaches epidemiology and evidence-based medicine and mentors medical students in research methods within the research scholarship course.

    The focus of Vaidean’s career has been cardiovascular prevention and evidence-based medicine. She started her career by leading a preventive cardiology office and a community-based cardiovascular prevention program in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

    She has held academic appointments, including full tenured professorship, department chair at previous institutions. Dr. Vaidean has a long and rich experience teaching medical and pharmacy students, mentoring MPH and Ph.D. students, residents and fellows in training, conducting cardiovascular epidemiology studies, and designing clinical research studies. In addition, Vaidean has experience overseeing clinical trials management in clinical research settings and delivering patient counseling for behavioral changes and lifestyle medicine. She maintains an active publication record, including peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters on preventive cardiology. Dr. Vaidean completed additional training and certification in Lifestyle Medicine and Patient counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Positive psychology and coaching. Her well-rounded, multidisciplinary training makes her uniquely positioned for cardiovascular prevention research, implementation, collaborative work, as well as mentoring residents and fellows in training.

research interests

  • Cardiovascular Prevention: Cardiovascular epidemiology, Preventive Cardiology
    Cardiovascular risk mitigation in Cardio-Obstetrics and Cardio-Oncology
    Behavioral Cardiology
    Patient centered behavior change counseling, risk communication, SDM
    Motivational Interviewing, Positive psychology, coaching
    Evidence-based Lifestyle Medicine
    Teaching research methods for clinicians

selected scholarly works & creative activities

full name

  • Georgeta Vaidean