Yvonne Commodore-Mensah

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah



Yvonne Commodore-Mensah is a cardiovascular nurse epidemiologist whose current program of research seeks to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease risk among Africans locally (United States) and globally (sub-Saharan Africa) through community-engaged research.  Her research expertise includes immigrant health, global health,  cardiovascular disease epidemiology, and social determinants of health. She is the principal investigator of the ADHINCRA Study, a randomized control trial to address hypertension control in Ghana and the African Immigrant Health Study, which is examining the health of African immigrants in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association and was awarded the American Heart Association (AHA) Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award in 2016. She is a fellow and board member of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. She serves on the writing committee of the 2019 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults with High Blood Pressure. She is chief executive officer of the African Research Academies for Women, a non-profit which seeks to address gender disparities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in Africa.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Cardiovascular & Chronic Care
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research

Specialties and Expertise
  • Cardiovascular
  • Chronic Care
  • Community
  • Disparities
  • Equity
  • Global
  • Health Technology
  • Obesity
  • Public Health
  • Research Design
  • Social Determinants of Health