Anthony Joseph Viera

Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
2200 West Main Street, Erwin Square, 4th Floor, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 681-3178
anthony.viera@duke.edu

My major area of research is cardiovascular disease prevention. I am particularly interested in improving detection and control of hypertension. Since assessment of blood pressure begins with measurement, my studies often include out-of-office BP measurement techniques including 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring and home BP monitoring.

I am also interested in obesity prevention, and in another line of research am examining the effectiveness of food labeling policies (such as calorie-labeling) on people's food and physical activity decisions.

As a family physician, I enjoy providing full-scope primary care (acute care, chronic illness care, preventive services) to patients of all ages and from all walks of life.

Education and Training

  • Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine, M.D. 1996
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.P.H. 2006
  • Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Family Medicine Internship and Residency, Family Medicine
  • Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Chief Resident, Family Medicine
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholarship Program, Global Public Health

Publications

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Seyedhamzeh S, Nedjat S, Hosseini H, Shakibazedeh E, Viera AJ, Dorosty Motlagh A. Potential effect of different nutritional labels on food choices among mothers: a study protocol. Bmc Public Health. 2020 Mar 6;20(1):294.
Yano Y, Viera AJ, Hinderliter AL, Watkins LL, Blumenthal JA, Johnson KS, et al. Vascular α1-adrenergic receptor responsiveness in masked hypertension. American Journal of Hypertension. 2020 Mar 4;
Sangvai DG, Viera AJ. Preface.. Vol. 46. 2019.
Deery CB, Hales D, Viera L, Lin F-C, Liu Z, Olsson E, et al. Physical activity calorie expenditure (PACE) labels in worksite cafeterias: effects on physical activity.. Bmc Public Health. 2019 Nov 29;19(1).

Muntner P, Shimbo D, Carey RM, Charleston JB, Gaillard T, Misra S, Myers MG, Ogedegbe G, Schwartz JE, Townsend RR, Urbina EM, Viera AJ, White WB, Wright JT. Measurement of Blood Pressure in Humans: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979). 2019 May;73(5):e35-e66. PubMed Central PMCID: 30827125.

Cohen JB, Padwal RS, Gutkin M, Green BB, Bloch MJ, Germino FW, Sica DA, Viera AJ, Bluml BM, White WB, Taler SJ, Yarows S, Shimbo D, Townsend RR. History and Justification of a National Blood Pressure Measurement Validated Device Listing.(Accepted) Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979). 2019 Feb;73(2):258-264. PubMed Central PMCID: 30580681.

Viera AJ, Gizlice Z, Tuttle L, Olsson E, Gras-Najjar J, Hales D, Linnan L, Lin F-C, Noar SM, Ammerman A. Effect of calories-only vs physical activity calorie expenditure labeling on lunch calories purchased in worksite cafeterias. Bmc Public Health. 2019 Jan 23;19(1):107-null. PubMed Central PMCID: 30674291.

Beyhaghi H, Viera AJ. Comparative Cost-Effectiveness of Clinic, Home, or Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement for Hypertension Diagnosis in US Adults. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979). 2019 Jan;73(1):121-131. PubMed Central PMCID: 30571548.

Viera AJ, Sangvai D. Preface. Primary Care  Clinics in Office Practice. 2019 Jan 1;

Vongpatanasin W, Ayers C, Lodhi H, Das SR, Berry JD, Khera A, Victor RG, Lin F-C, Viera AJ, Yano Y, de Lemos JA. Diagnostic Thresholds for Blood Pressure Measured at Home in the Context of the 2017 Hypertension Guideline: Analysis From 2 US Cohorts(Accepted). Hypertension. 2018 Dec 1;72(6):1312-1319. (Academic Article)

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