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Kristi Reynolds, PhD, MPH


Division of Epidemiologic Research




Dr. Kristi Reynolds is a chronic disease epidemiologist and the director of Epidemiologic Research for the Department of Research & Evaluation. Her research focuses on the prevention and treatment of hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. She also studies medication adherence, drug safety, and cardiovascular quality of care and outcomes. She has substantial experience leading and collaborating on multisite epidemiological and intervention studies. This includes her role as site principal investigator of the Cardiovascular Research Network.

She is also a professor in the Department of Health Systems Science of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Dr. Reynolds currently is a multiple PI of two studies funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and home blood pressure monitoring


and risk for falls among older adults with treated hypertension and a third study that is comparing three approaches for measuring blood pressure for diagnosing and managing hypertension. Dr. Reynolds is an editorial board member of several prominent journals.


Areas of Focus

  • Cardiovascular risk factors, treatment, and outcomes
  • Chronic disease epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Quality of care


PhD, Epidemiology
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
MPH, Epidemiology
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Fellow, American College of Epidemiology
  • Section Co-Editor, Current Hypertension Reports