To improve and optimize the cardiometabolic health of people from all cultures, backgrounds, ethnicities, and regions of the world
To address cardiometabolic risk globally by acquiring data from target ethnocultural populations and then transculturalizing evidence-based recommendations
• Public health sciences, epidemiology, and social determinants
• Precision medicine, big data, and artificial intelligence
• Transculturalization, translational, and implementation sciences
• Mental well-being and policy
Allocate resources to cutting-edge research topics
● Attract, cultivate, and retain top researchers across various academic fields
● Capacity building of the next generation of cardiometabolic researchers
● Foster an interdisciplinary and collaborative culture.
● Pursue institutional, philanthropic and other extramural funding
The MEchanick Transculturallzation Research and Innovation ConSortium (METRICS) consortium is an initiative to address cardiometabolic risk on a global platform. METRICS have a unique integration of international efforts, building capacity and creating the basis to reduce cardiovascular burden. We respect and interpret diversity, equity, and inclusion for all people as an advantage in our efforts to promote transcultural adaptations of healthcare and fulfill our mission. This not only applies to the care of our patients but also to how we interact with our colleagues and partners.
METRICS started informally in 2010 through the collaboration between Dr. Mechanick and Dr. Nieto-Martinez, as part of the Transcultural Diabetes Nutrition Algorithm (tDNA) initiative. The first publication, which also included Dr. Marulanda, was in 2014. In 2015, Dr. González-Rivas joined the team, establishing a strong collaboration analyzing epidemiological studies from Venezuela and conducting reviews.
METRICS has been focused on capacity building. Between 2017 and 2019, in collaboration with the Venezuelan Society of Internal Medicine, the academic project «Pyramid of Researchers» was implemented.
The Pyramid of Researchers trained over 80 medical students, general doctors, nurses, and specialists. In two years, 42 conference posters at National Congresses were presented as part of this project, achieving 8 local publications.
Since June 2020, METRICS has been conducting monthly meetings, welcoming a diverse group of junior and senior researchers.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
We respect and interpret diversity, equity, and inclusion for all people as an advantage in our efforts to promote transcultural adaptations of healthcare and fulfill our mission. This not only applies to the care of our patients but also to how we interact with our colleagues and partners.