ARTICLES: Precision Health in Cardiovascular ConditionsEquity in Genomics A Brief Report on Cardiovascular Health Disparities in African American AdultsScott, Jewel PhD, MSN, FNP-C; Cousin, Lakeshia PhD, APRN; Woo, Jennifer PhD, CNM/WHNP, FACNM; Gonzalez-Guarda, Rosa PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN; Simmons, Leigh Ann PhD, MFT Author Information Jewel Scott, PhD, MSN, FNP-C Doctoral Trainee, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina. Lakeshia Cousin, PhD, APRN Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Outcomes and Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida. Jennifer Woo, PhD, CNM/WHNP, FACNM Assistant Professor, Texas Women's University, Dallas. Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina. Leigh Ann Simmons, PhD, MFT Professor and Chair, Department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis. J.S. is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program and the National Institute of Nursing Research, grant #1F31-NR018579-01. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the funding organizations. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Correspondence Jewel Scott, PhD, MSN, FNP-C, Duke University School of Nursing, DUMC Box 3322, 307 Trent Dr, Durham, NC 27710 ([email protected]). The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: 1/2 2022 - Volume 37 - Issue 1 - p 58-63 doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000725 Buy Metrics Abstract Background African Americans are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than all other populations in the United States. Although technological advances have supported rapid growth in applying genetics/genomics to address CVD, most research has been conducted among European Americans. The lack of African American representation in genomic samples has limited progress in equitably applying precision medicine tools, which will widen CVD disparities if not remedied. Purpose This report summarizes the genetic/genomic advances that inform precision health and the implications for cardiovascular disparities in African American adults. We provide nurse scientists recommendations for becoming leaders in developing precision health tools that promote population health equity. Conclusions Genomics will continue to drive advances in CVD prevention and management, and equitable progress is imperative. Nursing should leverage the public's trust and its widespread presence in clinical and community settings to prevent the worsening of CVD disparities among African Americans. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.