Al-Aly on Time100 Health list of people who have most influenced global health

Ziyad Al-Aly

Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, a clinical epidemiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named to the inaugural Time100 Health, a new, annual list of 100 individuals who have most influenced global health.

Al-Aly has drawn international attention for more than two dozen studies he has led examining long-term health effects on people who have had COVID-19, also called long COVID. He is director of the Clinical Epidemiology Center at the Washington University-affiliated Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System, and head of research and development service.

Al-Aly has developed significant expertise in deriving insight from big data. By leveraging the power of a comprehensive health records database of more than 10 million people, maintained by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation’s largest integrated health-care delivery system, Al-Aly has found that people who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 are at higher risks of developing long-term — and potentially deadly — heart, brain, kidney, gastrointestinal and mental health problems compared with those who have not.

Read more on the School of Medicine website.

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