Daniel Lackland DrPH
Daniel T. Lackland is Professor of Epidemiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received his doctorate degree in cardiovascular epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology, American Society of Hypertension, and American Heart Association. He directs the Division of Translational Neuroscience and Population Studies, and the Masters of Science in Clinical Research Program. He also serves as chair of the Oversite Advisory Committee for the American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network on Hypertension. Dr. Lackland was appointed to the Evidence Rating Committee for the 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. Much of his research interest involves the population risk assessment of cardiovascular disease, stroke and hypertension. He is the principal investigator for the NIH-funded Black Pooling Project assessing the disparities in cardiovascular diseases and hypertension, and is subcontract PI for “Impact of Nativity on Cardiometabolic Syndrome Factors” in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.
In addition to these epidemiological investigations, Professor Lackland is involved in population high blood pressure control efforts with over 300 scientific journal publications. He is Past President of the World Hypertension League and serves on the boards of the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence, Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC), and Inter-American Society of Hypertension. He is former Deputy Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, and member of the editorial boards of Hypertension, Ethnicity and Disease, Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, and Advances in Cardiovascular Therapeutics. He also leads blood pressure and risk factor screening activities at sporting events in the Southeast, and is a consultant for high blood pressure control programs throughout the world.