Anthony Joseph Viera, MD, MPH

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 - 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 - Chapel Hill, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholarship Program, Global Public Health

Publications

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Nwabuo CC, Yano Y, Moreira HT, Appiah D, Vasconcellos HD, Aghaji QN, et al. Long-Term Blood Pressure Variability in Young Adulthood and Coronary Artery Calcium and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Midlife: The CARDIA Study. Hypertension. 2020 Aug;76(2):404–9.
Kronish IM, Hughes C, Quispe K, Viera AJ. Implementing Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Primary Care Practice. Family Practice Management. 2020 May;27(3):19–25.
Nwabuo CC, Yano Y, Moreira HT, Appiah D, Vasconcellos HD, Aghaji QN, et al. Association Between Visit-to-Visit Blood Pressure Variability in Early Adulthood and Myocardial Structure and Function in Later Life. Jama Cardiology. 2020 Apr 15;
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).
Blewer AL, McGovern SK, Murray AD, Leary M, Putt M, Riegel B, et al. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training for Families of Cardiac Patients Before Hospital Discharge Using a Mobile Application. In: Circulation. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS; 2019.

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.

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