Sue Duval, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Sue Duval

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Fax 612-626-4411

Office Address:
Cardiovascular Division
Variety Club Research Center
401 East River Parkway
2nd Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Mailing Address:
UMN – Cardiovascular Division
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508 Mayo
8508A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Division of Biostatistics

Biostatistics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Statistical Science, Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park, Australia


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

Professor 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 has served as a past member and lead statistician of the AHRQ-funded "Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) III" 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.

She has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Heart Association and serves on the editorial board of the journal "Research Synthesis Methods", the official journal of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology (SRSM).

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow of the American Heart Association, Peripheral Vascular Disease Council (2012)
  • Invited inaugural member, Society for Research Synthesis Methodology (2006)
  • The Strother G. Walker Award for outstanding performance in the biometrics PhD program, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1998)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Evaluation of the efficacy, harm and cost-effectiveness of cardiovascular disease behavioral, pharmacological 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
  • Consultative advice to investigators and sponsors regarding drug and device development
  • Meta-analytic methods applied to cardiovascular clinical trials and observational studies