Professor of Cardiology, Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology & Prevention
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY
Senior Vice President, Center for Equity of Care
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY
Dr. Jennifer H. Mieres is a leading expert in the fields of nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular disease in women and patient-centered healthcare advocacy. As Senior Vice President of Northwell Health’s, Center for Equity of Care, She has oversight of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, as well as all diversity and health equity initiatives and serves as the health system’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Dr. Mieres is also the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and a professor of cardiology, at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.
A graduate of Bennington College and Boston University School of Medicine; she is a Fellow of The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and served as the first female President of the ASNC. She is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and nuclear cardiology and is actively involved in clinical cardiovascular research.
Dr. Mieres is a leading advocate for patient-centered healthcare and medical education reform. Following her Emmy-nominated documentary A Woman’s Heart; her creative ingenuity has evolved as an executive producer of a two part documentary series Rx: The Quiet Revolution and Doctors of Tomorrow. The films have forged a change in narrative while garnering placement on national TV network PBS and in educational institutions.
A prolific communicator; Mieres has co-authored Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas: A Five Week Program for Living a Heart- Healthy Lifestyle as well as over 60 scientific publications. As an international speaker, she has presented her research as distinguished faculty at over 100 forums and conferences; both nationally and internationally including scientific sessions of the ACC, AHA, ASNC, the International Conference of Nuclear Cardiology and IHI/BMJ International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare.
A true patient and community advocate; Dr. Mieres is actively involved in service. She serves as a national spokesperson for AHA’s Go Red For Women movement and has served as chair of several national AHA committees as well as the Scientific Advisory Board for WomenHeart.
A recipient of several prestigious awards; Dr. Mieres has been recognized as a tireless force; fostering diversity in medical education as well as eliminating disparities in the delivery of healthcare to the community. The Association of Black Cardiologists recognized her work with the Walter M. Booker Sr. Health Promotion Award in 2015. The American Heart Association has also presented her with a number of awards, such as the Chairman’s Award; the Louis B. Russell, Jr., Memorial Award; the Award for Outstanding Service as President and the William Groom Award for Volunteer of the Year. Dr. Mieres has also received the National ACC’s Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award; the Woman’s Day Red Dress Award; the WomenHeart Wenger Award for Healthcare and the New York State Governor’s Award of Excellence.
Dr. Mieres is routinely called upon by national and local media for expert commentary and has been designated as a most-credible voice in the healthcare industry.
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