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photo Jared W Magnani, MD, MSc


Associate Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-383-0611

Office: 3609 Forbes Avenue, Second floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-383-0611
Fax: 412-802-6395
Administrative Assistant:
Yolanda Duncan
Address: UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street, Suite B535
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-6272
Fax: 412-647-7979
Education and Training
AB, Columbia University, 1991
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2002
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health, 2012
Internship, categorical internal medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2002
Residency, categorical internal medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2005
Cardiology fellowship, Boston University Medical Center, 2009
Clinical Research Fellowship, Framingham Heart Study, 2010
Research Interest
The Magnani Lab focuses on social determinants of health and cardiovascular disease and outcomes. There is tremendous evidence that social factors significantly influence health care access and outcomes. Identifying social determinants of health can provide avenues for community-based interventions and insight regarding the etiologies for disparities. To this end, our lab's principal research agenda consists in (1) identification of the intersection of social determinants (household income and composition; educational attainment; health literacy) with health-related risk factors and outcomes; and (2) development of strategic interventions to reduce or address cardiovascular risk in disadvantaged individuals. We have two on-going clinical trials which provide patient-centered interventions to patients with chronic cardiovascular disease, specifically atrial fibrillation. Our projects enroll rural and metropolitan individuals who face the multiple disadvantages of geographic isolation and limited social resources. Our team has further continued extensive health services research using administrative data. Dr. Magnani maintains active involvement in the American Heart Association (AHA), having chaired the writing group on health literacy and cardiovascular disease and serving as member of the EPI Statistics Committee and the Social Determinants Committee.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Magnani is an Associate Professor of Medicine with tenure in the Heart and Vascular Institute. He maintains an active clinical practice with a focus on preventive cardiology.
Educational Interest
Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh in May 2016, Dr. Magnani was at Boston University. In 2014 he received the Internal Medicine House Staff Mentoring Award and in 2015 the Department of Medicine Junior Faculty Mentoring Award. These awards reflect Dr. Magnani's commitment towards mentoring trainees and junior faculty to conduct high quality clinical research.
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Selected Publications:
Johnson, A.E., Zhu, J., Garrard, W., Thoma, F. W., Mulukutla, S., Kershaw, K. N., Magnani, J. W. Area Deprivation Index and Cardiac Readmissions: Evaluating Risk-Prediction in an Electronic Health Record. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2021; 10: e020466.
Magnani JW, Ferry D, Swabe G, Martin D, Chen X, Brooks MM, El Khoudary SR. Rurality and atrial fibrillation: a pathway to virtual engagement and clinical trial recruitment in response to COVID-19. American Heart Journal Plus. 2021; 3:
Kornej J, Benjamin EJ, Magnani JW. Atrial fibrillation: global burdens and global opportunities. Heart. 2021; DOI: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-318480.
Essien UR, Kornej J, Johnson AE, Schulson LB, Benjamin EJ, Magnani JW. Social determinants of atrial fibrillation. Nature Reviews Cardiology. 2021; DOI:10.1038/s41569-021-00561-0.
Rhinehart ZJ, Kinnee E, Essien UR, Saul M, Guhl E, Clougherty JE, Magnani JW. Association of fine particulate matter and risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. JAMA Network Open. 2020; 3(9): e2011760.
Guhl EN, Zhu J, Johnson AE, Essien U, Thoma F, Mulukutla SR, Magnani JW. Area deprivation index and cardiovascular events: can cardiac rehabilitation mitigate the effects?. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. 2021; DOI: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000591.
LaRosa AR, Claxton J, O'Neal WT, Lutsey PL, Chen LY, Bengtson L, Chamberlain AM, Alonso A, Magnani JW. Association of household income and adverse outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Heart. 2020; 106(21): 1679-1685.
Magnani JW, Kinloch V, Essien UR. Separate and unequal: the cost of Coronavirus Disease 2019 on childhood health and well-being. Health Equity. 2021; 5(1): 72-75.
Anderson MD, Merkin SS, Everson-Rose SA, Widome R, Semman T, Magnani JW, Rodriguez CJ, Lutsey PL. Health literacy within a diverse community-based cohort: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2021; 23(4): 659-667.
Magnani JW, Mujahid MS, Aronow HD, Cene CW, Dickson VV, Havranek E, Morganstern LB, Paasche-Orlow MK, Pollak A, Willey JZ. Health literacy and cardiovascular disease: fundamental relevance to primary and secondary prevention: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018; 138(2): e48-e74.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Mentoring in patient-oriented research in social determinants and atrial fibrillation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: K24 K24 HL160527
Start Year: 2022
End Year: 2027
Title: Multilevel mobile health program to improve rural hypertension
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 R01 HL160749
Start Year: 2022
End Year: 2027
Title: A Mobile Relational Agent to Enhance Atrial Fibrillation Self-care
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R33 HL144669
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2024
Title: Mobile Health Intervention for Rural Atrial Fibrillation
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL143010
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2023
Title: Pandemic Disruptions of Atrial Fibrillation Care
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: University of California/San Diego / National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 R01 HL157051
Start Year: 2021
End Year: 2025
Title: University of Pittsburgh MACS-WIHS CCS
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: U01 HL146208
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2026
Notable Achievements
American Heart Association, EPI Statistics Committee, 2021
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Study Section, 2020-21
American Heart Association, Social Determinants Committee, 2019
American Heart Journal (AHJ), Editorial Board; AHJ Plus, Associate Editor, 2018-
Particulate Matter and Atrial Fibrillation, University of Pittsburgh CTSI Pilot, 2017
Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award, 2015
Boston University Dept of Medicine Junior Faculty Mentor Award, 2015