Astrid Suchy-Dicey is an epidemiologist and biostatistician, with a PhD from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Her current research addresses the epidemiology, etiology, and consequences of vascular brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease in American Indians. She has more than ten years of experience working with large, longitudinal cohort studies, including the Cardiovascular Health Study, the Seattle Kidney Study, and the Strong Heart Study, with a focus on cardiovascular, renal, and genetic epidemiology. She also has a background in cardiovascular and neurological pathology and molecular biology. Astrid is a faculty member and investigator at Partnerships for Native Health, where she also serves as a member of the Methods Core. She is also Chair of the Publications and Presentations committee; a member of the Biostatistics and Methodology Core at Providence Medical Research Center in Spokane; a junior faculty seed grant awardee of the Health Equity Research Collaborative at Washington State University; a methods mentor for the Native Investigator Development Program; and a voting member of the Washington State University Institutional Review Board Biomedical Committee. In her free time, Astrid may be found rowing crew on Lake Union, learning to bake artisan bread, or running through the grassy fields with her Great Dane at one of Seattle’s many beautiful city parks.