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South Asians (people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka) have a higher risk of heart and cardiovascular disease than any other ethnic group. There is a need for research in finding effective ways to prevent and treat heart disease in South Asians, who may have different risk factors than other ethnic groups.

The Asian American Cohort Study for Prevention Research: A Populomics Epidemiology Cohort – ARISE 

ARISE is a cohort study at the Stanford Prevention Research Center in the Department of Medicine. ARISE is part of a nationwide Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AsA-NHPI) cohort study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to address key knowledge gaps in AsA-NHPI health research.

Learn more about the Stanford Arise Study.


In support of the Stanford University School of Medicine mission, DISCOVeR Lab, led by Dr. Latha Palaniappan, a physician scientist, conducts research that seeks to investigate racial/ethnic health disparities in cardiometabolic disease risk, burden, screening, treatment, and outcomes in multi-ethnic populations. She, along with collaborators at Stanford and other world-renowned institutions, take what they learn from patient care back to their labs to guide their research projects into new diagnostics and treatments for various illnesses.

DISCOVeR research projects seek to address the gap in knowledge of health and health-related patient-centered outcomes, specifically exploring gender and racial/ethnic disparities in obesity, diabetes, and coronary heart disease. 

Learn more about the DISCOVeR Lab