Training Program

Our fellowship training program examines the impact of pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes on women’s subsequent risk and responsible mechanisms for hypertension, cardiometabolic disorders and heart disease with clinical, basic and population strategies. The role of the placenta in these mechanisms is a topic of intense interest. The training duration is two years, with training opportunities for MDs, and PhD trained basic scientists and epidemiologists. Fellows receive a competitive stipend in a rich educational and training environment, with opportunities to network with four other AHA “Go Red” centers across the country.

Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents or have an appropriate visa. Click here to view the fellowship application.

For more information on this fellowship, please contact the fellowship coordinator, Ms. Lee Rager, at or the Training Center Director, Dr. James Roberts.


James M. Roberts, MD
Senior Investigator, Magee-Womens Research Institute
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Epidemiology and Clinical and Translational Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
204 Craft Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone: 412-641-1427