Dr. Chizobam Ani is an internist and epidemiologist. He is a graduate of the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Loma Linda University. He also holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Wichita State University and University of Kansas and a PhD in epidemiology from Loma Linda University. Dr Ani’s primary research interest is focused on cardiometabolic diseases particularly risk factors and interventions to mitigate these risks among minority ethnic communities. He is currently working on several studies aimed at understanding the unique role of diabetes on cardiomyopathy and heart failure. He has been an investigator on several federally funded research grants and authored or co-authored several peer reviewed research articles and a book chapter.