Thomas Keyserling, MD, MPH

Thomas Keyserling, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Admin Assistant: Lida Ashley
Office: (919) 445-6794
Appointments: (984) 974-4462

5034 Old Clinic Building
CB 7110
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-445-6794

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Professor of Medicine

NCQA_PCMH logo Tom Keyserling, MD, has been awarded Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes Physician Recognition Program.

Specialty Areas: General Internal Medicine  

Chronology: BS: Duke University, 1976; MD: Emory University, 1982; Resident: University of Rochester 1982-1985; National Health Service Corps Physician, Warrenton, NC 1985-1987; Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (fellowship): University of North Carolina 1987-1989; Primary Care Research Fellowship: University of North Carolina 1989-90; Research Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina 1990-1994; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina 1994-2001; Associate Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina 2001-2012; Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina 2012-present. 

Dr. Keyserling's research interests include lifestyle interventions to reduce risk for common chronic diseases (diabetes, heart disease, obesity).

Personal Statement:  My clinical practice emphasizes patient-centered and evidence-informed care for management of medical conditions and prevention.  My research has focused on the development and testing behavioral interventions designed to reduce the risk for and improve the management of common chronic illness, such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. These studies have focused on improving both dietary and physical activity behaviors and outcomes have included change in blood cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, and physical activity. 

Selected Bibliography:
Calancie L, Keyserling TC, Taillie LS, et al. TAS2R38 Predisposition to Bitter Taste Associated with Differential Changes in Vegetable Intake in Response to a Community-Based Dietary Intervention. G3 (Bethesda). 2018;8(6):2107-2119.

Camplain R, Kucharska-Newton A, Loehr L, et al. Accuracy of Self-Reported Heart Failure. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. J Card Fail. 2017;23(11):802-808.

Thayer LM, Pimentel DC, Smith JC, et al. Eating Well While Dining Out: Collaborating with Local Restaurants to Promote Heart Healthy Menu Items. Am J Health Educ. 2017;48(1):11-21.

Cubillos L, Estrada Del Campo Y, Harbi K, Keyserling T, Samuel-Hodge C, Reuland DS. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Clinic-based Mediterranean-style Diet Intervention to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk for Hispanic Americans With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2017;43(3):286-296.

Embree GG, Samuel-Hodge CD, Johnston LF, et al. Successful long-term weight loss among participants with diabetes receiving an intervention promoting an adapted Mediterranean-style dietary pattern: the Heart Healthy Lenoir Project. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2017;5(1):e000339.

Samuel-Hodge CD, Holder-Cooper JC, Gizlice Z, et al. Family PArtners in Lifestyle Support (PALS): Family-based weight loss for African American adults with type 2 diabetes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017;25(1):45-55.

Cene CW, Halladay JR, Gizlice Z, et al. A multicomponent quality improvement intervention to improve blood pressure and reduce racial disparities in rural primary care practices. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016.

Keyserling TC, Samuel-Hodge CD, Pitts SJ, et al. A community-based lifestyle and weight loss intervention promoting a Mediterranean-style diet pattern evaluated in the stroke belt of North Carolina: the Heart Healthy Lenoir Project. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:732.

Keyserling TC, Sheridan SL, Draeger LB, et al. A comparison of live counseling with a web-based lifestyle and medication intervention to reduce coronary heart disease risk: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(7):1144-1157.

Keyserling TC, Samuel Hodge CD, Jilcott SB, et al. Randomized trial of a clinic-based, community-supported, lifestyle intervention to improve physical activity and diet: The North Carolina enhanced WISEWOMAN project. Prev Med. 2008;46(6):499-510.

 Click here for a list of publications on PubMed. 

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