Hypertension, stroke, diabetes and obesity are among the biggest health problems in Texas. We are dedicated to improving prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases, as well as rehabilitation of their victims.

With an interdisciplinary team of clinical, basic science and behavioral scientists, we are a unique “big tent” for collaborative, cutting-edge research and educational opportunities devoted to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Our internationally-known researchers combine their unique perspectives and expertise to address the full range of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors across the life span.


Improve cardiovascular and metabolic health for all


Be internationally renowned leaders in the fight against cardiovascular and metabolic diseases


Establish ourselves as a premiere research institute for training future scientists and healthcare professionals