Cat Davis Ahmed, MBA
Family Heart Foundation
Cat Davis Ahmed is Vice President for Policy and Outreach for the Family Heart Foundation, where she works with individuals living with, or at risk for, early cardiovascular disease due to inherited lipid disorders (Familial Hypercholesterolemia and elevated Lipoprotein(a)) and the medical professionals who treat them. She is a coauthor on publications in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, and Atherosclerosis. Cat is a member of the American Heart Association’s Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, and Obesity in the Young Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young and Co-Investigator on the NIH-funded “Identification Methods, Patient Activation, and Cascade Testing for FH” (IMPACT-FH) study to improve detection of, and family screening for, FH. She speaks at national medical conferences, including the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, ISPOR, and the Global Cardiovascular Clinical Trialists Forum. As someone who has FH herself, she knows first-hand the impact the disorder can have on individuals and families. The Family Heart Foundation is a non-profit, patient-centered, research and advocacy organization dedicated to increasing the rate of early diagnosis and encouraging proactive treatment of inherited lipid disorders in order to prevent premature heart disease. Cat holds a BA from Union College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.