Jennifer H. Mieres
FACC, FASNC, FAHA
Jennifer H. Mieres is one of the world’s experts
and patient advocates in the fields of nuclear cardiology
and cardiovascular disease in women. Dr. Mieres is a founding
member and past president of the American Society
of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC). She also has the distinction
of being the first female President of ASNC.
June 2010 Dr. Mieres joined the North Shore-LIJ Health
System as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and
of the Center for Learning and Innovation. She will serve as
the Health System’s liaison for diversity initiatives to
membership organizations, government entities and other healthcare
organizations. Dr. Mieres continues her role as a clinical
nuclear cardiologist and is also a member of the physician
faculty of the North Shore-LIJ Health System as well as an
Professor of Medicine at Hofstra University School of Medicine.
Previously Dr. Mieres served as an Associate Professor of
Medicine and the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at The
Leon H. Charney
Division of Cardiology at New York University School of Medicine.
graduate of Bennington College and Boston University School
of Medicine, she is a Fellow of the American College of
Cardiology (ACC), the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
and the American Heart Association (AHA) and
is board certified in cardiovascular diseases and nuclear
Mieres is actively involved in clinical cardiovascular
research. She chaired the AHA’s writing group on imaging in women
and is the lead author of the AHA’s 2005 scientific
publication on diagnostic testing for women She is
currently one of the lead investigators of a national
study (The WOMEN Study: What is the Optimal Method
Evaluation in Women?) to determine the optimal non-invasive
test for women
with suspected heart
disease. She presents her research papers on cardiovascular
disease in women at national and international conferences
is one of the distinguished faculty invited
to scientific sessions of the ACC, AHA, ASNC and
the International conference of Nuclear Cardiology.
is an active volunteer for the AHA and is the Chair of
the AHA’s 2010 national Professional Education
Committee and a member of the Program Committee for
AHA scientific sessions
(2009, 2010). She is very involved
in community service and is a national spokesperson
for the AHA’s
Go Red For Women movement. Dr. Mieres is a past chair
of the organization’s national Cardiac Imaging
Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology (2006-2008)
and in addition served as a member of the AHA’s
National Board of Directors (2004-2006). She also
serves as a member of
the Scientific Advisory Board for WomenHeart: The
national coalition for women living with heart
Dr. Mieres is a recipient of many awards. Most recently she received the Louis B. Russell award from the American Heart Association. This award is presented annually to one Association volunteer for outstanding service in addressing healthcare disparities and/or service to minority and underserved communities and enhancing the relationship between the Association and under-served communities. Other awards include the 2008 Woman’s Day Red Dress Award for her contributions to Women’s Heart Health , the 2002 New York State Governor’s award for excellence, the April 2004 WomenHeart Wenger Award for Healthcare and the Long Island AHA Award for Outstanding Service as President.
upon by the media to comment on heart health, appearing
in national and local media
outlets on such programs as 20/20, the Today
Show, Good Morning America, CNN,
and the Martha Stewart Show. As a producer of the PBS documentary “A
Woman’s Heart,” (2003) she was nominated for an Emmy
for Best documentary in the Health Science category at the 46th
Annual New York Emmy Awards. In November 2008 she was featured
in SHAPE magazine as one of the women who Shape the World. In
2009 and 2010, Dr Mieres was featured in New York magazine as
one of NY’s leading doctors in cardiovascular disease.
2008 Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas: A Five
Week Program for Living a Heart-Healthy
by St Martin’s Press.
Jennifer Mieres Press Kit
Terri Ann Parnell is the Corporate Director of Health Literacy
for the North Shore-LIJ Health System in the Office of Diversity,
Inclusion & Health Literacy. Dr. Parnell is responsible
for establishing a health literacy strategic plan and implementing
health literacy initiatives across the NS-LIJ Health System,
its communities, and the Hofstra University Medical School.
Dr. Parnell is a nursing graduate of St. Vincent’s Hospital
School of Nursing in New York City. Her BSN was completed at Adelphi
University in Garden City New York. She went on to complete her
master’s degree in health care administration at Hofstra
University in Hempstead, New York where she served as an adjunct
professor. As a graduate of Case Western University’s Doctorate
of Nursing Practice program, Dr. Parnell researched health literacy
knowledge and experience in senior level baccalaureate nursing
over 30 years of progressive roles in nursing and administration,
Dr. Parnell is well known for innovation in the area of health
literacy. Her accomplishments include receiving a Pfizer Health
Literacy / Communication Visiting Professorship Grant, hosting
various health literacy events, and developing a patient education
material review process.
co-author of Heart Smart for Black Women and Latinas:
A Five-Week Program for Living a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle (New
St. Martin’s Press, 2008), Dr. Parnell is very familiar with
the importance of community, culture and lifestyle.
Parnell has been honored for her efforts in conjunction with
the Long Island Heart Walk and the Go Red for Women
Initiative. She has received nursing awards for excellence
and family education and community service.
Dr. Parnell is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Health Care
Education Association, the New York Organization
Executives and the American Medical Writers Association.
She is also on the planning committee for the Institute
Advancement’s 2011 Health Literacy Conference. Her expertise
and passion for health literacy have also allowed Dr. Parnell to
present at local and national conferences.