Natalie A. Bello, MD MPH FACC, is Associate Professor and the Director of Hypertension Research in the Smidt Heart Institute’s Department of Cardiology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Dr. Bello completed her undergraduate education at Cornell University, and medical school at the University of Rochester. She completed internal medicine residency and was a chief resident at Columbia University, and then moved to Boston for cardiology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and further research training as a T32 fellow including receiving her MPH from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. In 2014, she returned to Columbia University to join the faculty in the division of cardiology as the Victoria and Esther Aboodi assistant professor. In September 2021, Dr. Bello joined the faculty at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Bello’s professional activities include clinical research and direct patient care in hypertension as well as multi-modality cardiovascular imaging with expertise in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac magnetic resonance. Her research focuses on better understanding the relationships between hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and future cardiovascular risk, as well as the use of echocardiography and cardiovascular MRI to assess the effects of hypertension, obesity and other cardiometabolic processes on cardiovascular structure and function.