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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Kent ST, Shimbo D, Huang L, Diaz KM, Viera AJ, Kilgore M, Oparil S, Muntner P. Rates, amounts, and determinants of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring claim reimbursements among Medicare beneficiaries. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : Jash. 2014 Dec;8(12):898-908. PubMed Central PMCID: 25492833.

Shimbo D, Kent ST, Diaz KM, Huang L, Viera AJ, Kilgore M, Oparil S, Muntner P. The use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring among Medicare beneficiaries in 2007-2010. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : Jash. 2014 Dec;8(12):891-897. PubMed Central PMCID: 25492832.

Rivard G, Viera A. Staying ahead of pertussis. The Journal of family practice. 2014 Nov;63(11):658-669. PubMed PMID: 25362496.

Viera AJ, Shimbo D. Ambulatory blood pressure phenotypes and the risk for hypertension. Current hypertension reports. 2014 Oct;16(10):481-. PubMed PMID: 25139779. (Review)

Peacock J, Diaz KM, Viera AJ, Schwartz JE, Shimbo D. Unmasking masked hypertension: prevalence, clinical implications, diagnosis, correlates and future directions. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2014 Sep;28(9):521-528. PubMed Central PMCID: 24573133. (Review)

Rew KT, Clarke SL, Gossa W, Savin D. Immigrant and refugee health: common infectious diseases. FP essentials. 2014 Aug;423:24-29. PubMed PMID: 25127537.

Rew KT, Clarke SL, Gossa W, Savin D. Immigrant and refugee health: cross-cultural communication. FP essentials. 2014 Aug;423:30-39. PubMed PMID: 25127538.

Rew KT, Clarke SL, Gossa W, Savin D. Immigrant and refugee health: mental health conditions. FP essentials. 2014 Aug;423:19-23. PubMed PMID: 25127536.

Viera AJ, Lin F-C, Tuttle LA, Olsson E, Stankevitz K, Girdler SS, Klein JL, Hinderliter AL. Reproducibility of masked hypertension among adults 30 years or older. Blood Pressure Monitoring. 2014 Aug;19(4):208-215. PubMed Central PMCID: 24842491.

Hawes EM, Viera AJ. Anticoagulation: choosing the optimal anticoagulant. FP essentials. 2014 Jul;422:18-23. PubMed PMID: 25033002. (Review)

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