Matthew Allison

  • Matthew Allison, MD
    Matthew Allison, MD

    Associate Professor

    Division of Preventive Medicine

    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

    University of California, San Diego


    Dr. Allison is the principal investigator for an NIH/NHLBI R01 studying the association between abdominal body composition, inflammation and cardiovascular disease and an NIH/NIDDK R01 examining the association between renal artery atherosclerosis and kidney function. He is also the PI of the subcontract for the Hispanic Centers of Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease, a co-investigator for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), the Hispanic Communities Health Study – Study of Latinos, the Alzheimer Caregivers Study, and the Venous Incidence Study. Previously, he was the PI of a Sandra Daugherty grant in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and an American Heart Association Fellow to Faculty Award.

    Dr Allison is a Diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and a member of the American Heart Association’s Council on Epidemiology and Prevention. He is the past Chair of the Early Career and Minority Committees for this Council.