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Paul Muntner, PhD

Adjunct Investigator
Research & Evaluation
100 S. Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101-2453
Phone: 626-564-5103
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  • PhD, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

  • MHS, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

  • BS, Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Research Interests

Dr. Muntner is a professor and vice chair in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the co-director of the Pharmacoepidemiology and Economics Research Unit, and director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. His research is focused on preventing, diagnosing, and treating hypertension, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.

He currently is conducting investigations on measuring blood pressure outside of the clinical setting using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, identifying reasons for racial disparities in the incidence of hypertension and hypertension-related cardiovascular disease, and determining the reasons for gaps in care for patients with cardiovascular disease. Additionally, Dr. Muntner is conducting studies of cardiometabolic complications among adults living with HIV and the role of blood pressure control in maintaining functional independence among older adults.

Dr. Muntner is the deputy editor for the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Hypertension and American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Dr. Muntner was also a member of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults writing committee.

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