null Judy Luu, MD, PhD

Junior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation



women's heart health • cardiac MRI • ischemic heart disease • healthcare disparities • equity/diversity/inclusion

Research Focus

My research has a multidisciplinary approach, combining cardiac MRI technology, epidemiological studies, and health equity principles to tackle heart disease challenges unique to women. The goals are to refine diagnostic tools, develop targeted treatments, and ultimately reduce the incidence and impact of heart disease among women, with a particular focus on marginalized and underrepresented communities.

Selected Publications

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  • Luu JM, Malhotra P, Cook-Wiens G, Pepine CJ, Handberg EM, Reis SE, Reichek N, Bittner V, Wei J, Kelsey SF, Sailaja Marpuri R, Sopko G, Bairey Merz CN. Long-Term Adverse Outcomes in Black Women With Ischemia and No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: A Study of the WISE (Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation) Cohort. Circulation. 2023 Feb 14;147(7):617-619. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.063466. Epub 2023 Feb 13. PMID: 36780383.

  • Luu JM, Gebhard C, Ramasundarahettige C, Desai D, Schulze K, Marcotte F, Awadalla P, Broet P, Dummer T, Hicks J, Larose E, Moody A, Smith EE, Tardif JC, Teixeira T, Teo KK, Vena J, Lee DS, Anand SS, Friedrich MG; CAHHM Study Investigators. Normal sex and age-specific parameters in a multi-ethnic population: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study of the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds cohort. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2022 Jan 3;24(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s12968-021-00819-z. PMID: 34980185.

  • Luu JM, Wei J, Shufelt CL, Asif A, Tjoe B, Theriot P, Bairey Merz CN. Clinical Practice Variations in the Management of Ischemia With No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 Oct 4;11(19):e022573. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.121.022573. Epub 2022 Sep 29. PMID: 36172938.

  • Luu JM, Schmidt A, Flewitt J, Mikami Y, Ter Keurs H, Friedrich MG. Cardiovascular risk is associated with a transmural gradient of myocardial oxygenation during adenosine infusion. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Nov 1;20(11):1287-1295. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jey202. PMID: 30590548.

  • Luu J, Dayan N. The Duality of Screening Mammography: Advancing Women's Cardiovascular Health. Can J Cardiol. 2023 Dec;39(12):1951-1953. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2023.09.022. Epub 2023 Sep 24. PMID: 37748642.