UNC Hypertension Research Program

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The UNC Hypertension Research Program is a multi-disciplinary program aimed at enhancing basic, translational and clinical hypertension research. Our research team consists of medical and research professionals from UNC's School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health. Through empirical investigation, we strive to make valuable contributions to clinical healthcare knowledge and standards of practice related to the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and its related processes.To date, we have performed over 1,000 ambulatory blood pressure monitoring sessions.

The Hypertension Research Program is directed by Dr. Anthony Viera, a Distinguished Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Director of the UNC MD-MPH Program, and certified Clinical Hypertension Specialist.

If you are interested in speaking to someone regarding our research program or wish to learn more, please contact:
Laura Tuttle, MA, CCRP, Program Manager at (919)966-2881 or laura_tuttle@med.unc.edu.

Hypertension is the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and chronic kidney disease. Achieving proper blood pressure control can significantly decrease risk of those associated health complications.