Bairey Merz Lab

Personal Statement

I have a broad background in cardiovascular prevention, with specific training and expertise in key research areas. As a professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai and UCLA, I have carried out preventive, advanced imaging and surrogate outcome clinical trial protocols. As Principal Investigator (PI) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation—WISE—I have a translational approach to the use of advanced cardiovascular imaging for the study of cardiovascular disease."

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD

  • Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) Coronary Vascular Dysfunction
  • Treatment with Ranolazine in Microvascular Coronary Dysfunction (MCD): Impact on Angina and Myocardial Ischemia
  • A Noninvasive Index of the Detrimental Cardiopulmonary Effects of Secondhand Smoke
  • Cardiac Autonomic Function In Women with Microvascular Coronary Dysfunction (MCD)
  • Is Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency Associated with Resolution of Statin-Induced Muscular Symptoms?
  • Estrogen Deficiency and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Premenopausal Women

CREWHS: Call for Applications

The Center for Research in Women’s Health and Sex Differences (CREWHS) is calling for investigators to submit their research on women’s health or sex differences. Winners of the award will receive up to $50,000 (direct costs) for a year with a potential to extend for a second year.

Please submit your research application via email at by 5:00 p.m. on on Friday, June 23, 2023. Winners will be notified in July.

Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Bairey Merz Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

Wei J, Cheng S, Bairey Merz CN.

JAMA. 2019 Nov 18. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.15736. PMID: 31738820. PMCID: PMC7388690.

Reynolds HR, Shaw LJ, Min JK, Spertus JA, Chaitman BR, Berman DS, Picard MH, Kwong RY, Bairey Merz CN, Cyr DD, Lopes RD, Lopez-Sendon JL, Held C, Szwed H, Senior R, Gosselin G, Nair RG, Elghamaz A, Bockeria O, Chen J, Chernyavskiy AM, Bhargava B, Newman JD, Hinic SB, Jaroch J, Hoye A, Berger J, Boden WE, O’Brien SM, Maron DJ, Hochman JS, for the ISCHEMIA Research Group.

JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Mar 30. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.0822, PMID: 32227128.

Mauvais-Jarvis F, Bairey Merz CN, Barnes PJ, Brinton RD, Carrero JJ, DeMeo DL, De Vries GJ, Epperson CN, Govindan R, Klein SL, Lonardo A, Maki PM, McCullough LD, Regitz-Zagrosek V, Regensteiner JG, Rubin JB, Sandberg K, Suzuki A.

Lancet. 2020 Aug 22;396(10250):565-582. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31561-0. PMID: 32828189. PMCID: PMC7440877.

Contact the Bairey Merz Lab

127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Pavilion, A9300
Los Angeles, CA 90048