Susan Duval

Professor of Medicine


Administrator Info
Name: Roberta Beach
Mail: 420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508 Mayo
8508A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455


"Methodology is the core of excellence in cardiovascular health investigation."

rofessor Duval received her BSc (Honors) in Statistical Science from Flinders University of South Australia in 1993 and her PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1999. She has served on the faculty of the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health (University of Minnesota), and joined the Lillehei Clinical Research Unit of the Cardiovascular Division in 2011. Her career has been dedicated to the application of methodological approaches to cardiovascular clinical research.Prof. Duval serves as a faculty statistician in the AHRQ-funded "Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC)" at the University of Minnesota. She has achieved international recognition for the development of the "Trim and Fill" algorithm to address advanced issues in publication bias. Her papers on this topic in Biometrics and the Journal of the American Statistical Association have been cited over 6,800 times.She has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and serves on the editorial board of Research Synthesis Methods , the official journal of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology (SRSM). She is also a statistical editor for Circulation , the American Heart Association's flagship journal, and is the statistical consultant for the Vascular Medicine Journal .

Research Summary

Evaluation of the efficacy, harm, and cost-effectiveness of cardiovascular disease; behavioral, pharmacologic, and device-based therapeutic interventions spanning coronary artery and peripheral artery disease (PAD) syndromes, heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases Analysis of administrative databases and registries Meta-analytic methods applied to cardiovascular clinical trials and observational studies

Honors and Recognition

Wall of Scholarship, Medical School
Strother G. Walker Award for Outstanding Performance in the Biometrics Ph.D. Program, UC Health Sciences Center University of Colorado
Fellow of the American Heart Association, Peripheral Vascular Disease Council
Invited inaugural member, Society for Research Synthesis Methodology
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Cohn JN, Duprez DA, Hoke L, Florea N, Duval S. Office blood pressure and cardiovascular disease: Pathophysiologic implications for diagnosis and treatment. Hypertension 2017 May; 69(5):e14-e20. PMID: 28348011,
Duval S, Pepe PE, Aufderheide TP, Goodloe JM, Debaty G, Labarère J, Sugiyama A, Yannopoulos D. Optimal combination of compression rate and depth during cardiopulmonary resuscitation for functionally-favorable survival. JAMA Cardiol 2019 Sep 1;4(9):900-908. PMID: 31411632; PMCID: PMC6694399,
Duval S, Van't Hof JR, Steffen LM, Luepker RV. Estimation of cardiovascular risk from self-reported knowledge of risk factors: Insights from the Minnesota Heart Survey. Clin Epidemiol 2020 Jan 14;12:41-49. PMID: 32021470; PMCID: PMC6969684,
Rocha-Singh KJ, Duval S. Statistical alchemy and the road ahead. JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2019 Dec 23;12(24):2525-2527. PMID: 31857022,
Rocha-SinghKJ, DuvalS, Jaff MR, Schneider PA, Ansel GM, Lyden SP, Mullin CM, Ioannidis JPA, Misra S, Tzafriri AR, Edelman ER, Granada JF, White CJ, Beckman JA; VIVA Physicians. Mortality and paclitaxel-coated devices: An individual patient data meta-analysis. Circulation 2020 Jun 9;141(23):1859-1869. PMID: 32370548,