Dawn Witt

Dawn Witt, PhD, MPH

Program Director, Joseph F. Novogratz Family Heart Rhythm Center

Dawn Witt serves as Program Director of the Joseph F. Novogratz Family Heart Rhythm Center. Having been with the organization for over 13 years in varying positions from research assistant to senior scientist, Dawn has vast knowledge of the clinical research work at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

Prior to MHIF, Dawn was at the University of Minnesota as a research assistant, where she also earned her PhD, MPH, and BA. Dawn’s extensive education in public health and nursing has led her to projects that combine healthcare research with community-driven health interventions to move toward creating accountable care communities. She brings research skills, cultural competency, and a creative outlook to healthcare projects focused on cardiovascular disease in populations often underrepresented in research.

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Dawn Witt

Professional Interests:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Women's heart health
  • Disparities in healthcare
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The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) strives to create a world without heart and vascular disease. To achieve this bold vision, we are dedicated to improving the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities through innovative research and education.

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Brad Paisley at Heart 360: Concert for Heart Research

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Brad Paisley at Heart 360 Concert

Ready to celebrate with a community that has heart? We are excited to announce Heart 360 Concert for Heart Research on Saturday, November 2 at The Armory with headliner and award-winning country music singer Brad Paisley! Purchase GA tickets via Ticketmaster, or Premium VIP tickets today: