National Mentoring Network (MNET) Mentor Profiles
Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
Morehouse School of Medicine
Research Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Mentoring, Early Detection and Treatment of Heart Disease, Using Technology to Empower Patients and to Improve Patient Care
Dr. Ofili is the Director and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Clinical and translational Research at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Ofili has been funded by the NIH and industry/foundations since 1994, with a track record in clinical trials that impact health disparities focusing on cardiovascular disparities and women’s health. As president of the Association of Black Cardiologists, she led the initiative to implement the landmark African American Heart Failure Trial (AHEFT), whose findings led to a change in practice guidelines for the treatment of heart failure in African Americans. Dr. Ofili has grown the clinical research infrastructure and training programs at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), including serving as the founding director of the U54 center of clinical research excellence, the community physicians network, the U54 RCMI Center of Excellence for Clinical and Translational Research and the R25 clinical research education and career development program. She is the senior co-PI of the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), a citywide collaborative CTSA at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, along with their partnering health systems and statewide research organizations. Dr. Ofili has led successful multi institutional collaborations through the ACTSI and the RCMI Translational Research Network of 18 historically Black, Hispanic and Minority Serving Institutions across the nation, and was lead author of a publication on models of partnerships between HBCUs/MSIs and research intensive institutions. Dr. Ofili has mentored over 30 MD and PhD clinical and translational science investigators.