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CH A IR Profile GIOVANNI FILARDO, PH.D. Under the leadership of Giovanni Filardo, Ph.D., M.P.H., the epidemiology department at Baylor Scott & White Health develops and executes epidemiologic and comparative effectiveness research studies to improve patient management and outcomes at Baylor Scott & White facilities. In recognition of his work and innovative research in the field, in 2011, Dr. Filardo was named the Bradley Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a position he is honored to hold. “In an institution like Baylor, my role is to conduct research that supports our mission of quality and safety,” said Dr. Filardo. “Thanks to the support of the Bradley Family and Baylor Health Care System Foundation, I am able to have time dedicated to research that allows us to do work at the highest level. This support allows us to not only enhance quality and safety for Baylor patients, but to develop protocols and best practices that have an impact in the future.” Dr. Filardo received his Ph.D. in epidemiology with a concentration in cardiovascular disease from Yale University. He is an NIH- and AHRQfunded principal investigator. He has extensive experience in cardiovascular research, predominantly focused on outcomes of cardiac surgery, and currently oversees 20 research projects. In addition, Dr. Filardo’s research has garnered more than $6.5 million in grant funding from federal res X\