Professional Titles

  • Cardiovascular Epidemiologist
  • PhD, Epidemiology
  • MSPH, Epidemiology
  • Member of the American Heart Association
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Research and Professional Experience

Dr. May is a Professor of Research at Intermountain Health and has been with them since 2002. Her masters (MSPH) and doctoral training (PhD) were completed at the University of Utah in the School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology. Dr. May is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association. Dr. May’s research focuses on population health and precision medicine, including the evaluation of the influence of mental health, biomarkers, and lipids on adverse cardiovascular outcomes and the development of clinical risk decision tools for personalizing medical care.

Current Projects

  • Lipoproteins:

    Dr. May is currently involved in an academic collaboration that is determining the value of sub-classifying high and low density lipoproteins (HDL and LDL) and measuring other, additional lipoproteins in heart patients.

    It is known that lipoproteins are associated with coronary disease, but some risk remains for adverse outcomes, even when patients meet recommended levels of HDL, LDL and total cholesterol.

    To begin to identify these patients and estimate their cardiac risk, we must first determine if these other lipoprotein measurements are valuable disease predictors.