Anthony Joseph Viera, MD, MPH
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
Selected Grants and Awards
- Sleep Quality and Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Risk in Adults with Hypertension
- Duke Creating ADRD Researchers for the Next Generation - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Program (CARiNG-StARR)"
- Improving the Detection of Masked Hypertension: Analysis of Pooled Population-and Community-Based Studies
- Effects of Physical Activity Calorie Expenditure (PACE) Food Labeling