Senior Scientific Advisor, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Lawrence J. Fine, M.D., Dr. P.H., FAHA, is the senior advisor of the Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at NHLBI. He currently is a member of the Climate Change and Health NIH steering committee. He was the original project officer and Senior Medical Advisor of the SPRINT trial ( ). Current scholarly interests range from the prevention of coronary heart disease, efficacy studies treatment of hypertension and heart failure, better methods for patient-reported outcomes, and effectiveness studies of evidence-based cardiovascular medicine including the control of hypertension and statin. Prior to NHLBI, he worked at the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, in the Office of the Director of NIH. Between 1988 and 2001, Dr. Fine spent 14 years with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH) as Acting Director of the Institute and as Director of the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies (DSHEFS). He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Prior to joining the federal government in 1988, Dr. Fine spent 12 years on the faculties of the University of Michigan and the Harvard School of Public Health.