Anthony Viera MD, MPH,

Professor, UNC Family Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Public Health Leadership; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Anthony Viera MD, MPH,

590 Manning Drive, CB #7595
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7595


Biographical Information

Dr. Anthony Viera is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He also holds appointments as Adjunct Professor in the Public Health Leadership Program. Dr. Viera has a special interest in cardiovascular disease prevention, and to that end is leading research in hypertension as well as nutrition and physical activity.  Dr. Viera is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and is the Principal Investigator on a number of grants. Dr. Viera also plays an active role in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. He is the Director of the UNC MD-MPH Program (Health Care & Prevention), and he currently holds a Medical Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professorship. He also is co-director of the Scholarship Curriculum for the Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship. He has published over 140 articles, book chapters, monographs and books, and has been the recipient of a number of research and teaching awards. He is co-editor of the book Management and Leadership Skills for Medical Faculty: A Practical Handbook: ( 

Areas of Interest

Dr. Viera's current areas of interest include examining new food labeling schemes and their effects on calories purchased and physical activity. In the Hypertension Research Program, he is examining strategies for incorporating ambulatory BP monitoring and home BP monitoring into clinical care (both for diagnosis and monitoring) to improve accurate diagnosis of hypertension and attain better control of BP.

Related Links

UNC Hypertension Research Program

National Institute of Health (NIH) Reporter

UNC MD-MPH Program, Health Care & Prevention

UNC Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship