South Asian Healthy Lifestyle Initiative (SAHELI)
SAHELI is one of the first healthy lifestyle research programs for South Asians (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali ) in the U.S.
South Asians are underrepresented in heart disease prevention research even though they have a very high risk compared to other ethnic groups in the U.S. Our goal is to understand the best ways to lower heart disease risk in South Asians.
In 2013, SAHELI was awarded the Community-Engaged Research Partnership Award by the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC).
SAHELI RESEARCH STUDY UPDATES
Congratulations to Dr. Namratha Kandula whose work with SAHELI and MASALA studies was highlighted in the American Heart Association Scientific Statement "Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians in the United States: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Treatments".