Elena Flowers, PhD, RN

ASSOC PROF-HCOMP
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2 Koret Way, Rm 605L
UCSF Box 0610
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Biography
My program of research focuses on precision medicine and risk for type 2 diabetes in high risk racial groups. Specifically, I am studying the utility of epigenetic biomarkers for risk detection and prediction of response to risk-reduction interventions. Current studies include investigation of microRNA expression in individuals who are insulin resistant, and prediction of response to both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
Fellow, American Heart Association, 2017
Fellow, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, 2017
Nurse Faculty Scholars Finalist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014
Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award Finalist, American Heart Association, 2012
M.S., 2007 - Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Metabolic Syndrome
Dyslipidemias
MicroRNAs
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Fatigue