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Paul Muntner, PhD

Adjunct Investigator




Paul Muntner is associate dean for research and professor of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also co-director of the UAB Pharmacoepidemiology and Economics Research Unit.

Dr. Muntner serves as the center director for an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network Hypertension Center and he is the principal investigator on two R01 grants from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute focused on preventing hypertension and eliminating racial disparities. He has published over 450 peer-reviewed articles over the past 18 years.

Areas of Focus

  • Hypertension
  • Lipids
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Renal disease
  • Epidemiology methods


PhD, Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Honors and Awards

Faculty, American Heart Association
Faculty, American Society of Hypertension
Graduate School Dean's Award for Mentoring, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015
Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015