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Alain Bertoni , MD, MPH

Bertoni, Alain

Department of Epidemiology & Prevention
Division of Public Health Sciences
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Administrative Contact:
Room Number: 5109
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1063

Telephone: 336-716-2824
Email: abertoni@wakehealth.edu

B.A. Yale University, New Haven CT, Political Science 1990 M.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD 1995
M.P.H. Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore MD 1999 

Dr. Bertoni is a Professor in Public Health Sciences/ Epidemiology and Prevention with a joint appointment in General Internal Medicine. He is a general internist and epidemiologist with research interests in diabetes and its complications, cardiovascular disease, quality improvement in chronic disease, and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare.

He is currently a co-investigator in the cohort study "Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)" , the multicenter clinical trial "Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD)", testing weight loss in adults with diabetes to prevent cardiovascular morbidity and the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) cohort study. He is a co-PI of a translational research trial called Lifestyle Interventions for Treatment of Diabetes (LIFT). He recently concluded a pilot study, Translating Dietary Trials into the Community, and an ancillary study to Look AHEAD: Determinants of Brain Natriuretic Peptide in Diabetes. He is Director of Research and Evaluation for the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, and an afilliate of the Wake Forest Translational Science Institute Dr. Bertoni precepts Internal Medicine residents in clinic.

PUBLICATIONS (10 most recent):
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Espeland MA;Glick HA;Bertoni A;Brancati FL;Bray GA;Clark JM;Curtis JM;Egan C;Evans M;Foreyt JP;Ghazarian S;Gregg EW;Hazuda HP;Hill JO;Hire D;Horton ES;Hubbard VS;Jakicic JM;Jeffery RW;Johnson KC;Kahn SE;Killean T;Kitabchi AE;Knowler WC;Kriska A;Lewis CE;Miller M;Montez MG;Murillo A;Nathan DM;Nyenwe E;Patricio J;Peters AL;Pi-Sunyer X;Pownall H;Redmon JB;Rushing J;Ryan DH;Safford M;Tsai AG;Wadden TA;Wing RR;Yanovski SZ;Zhang P;  Impact of an intensive lifestyle intervention on use and cost of medical services among overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes: the action for health in diabetes; Diabetes Care; 2014 Sep; 37:2548-2556
Cox AJ;Azeem A;Yeboah J;Soliman EZ;Aggarwal SR;Bertoni AG;Carr JJ;Freedman BI;Herrington DM;Bowden DW;  Heart rate-corrected QT interval is an independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in individuals with type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes Heart Study; Diabetes Care; 2014 May; 37:1454-1461
Ebong IA;Watson KE;Goff DC;Bluemke DA;Srikanthan P;Horwich T;Bertoni AG;  Age at menopause and incident heart failure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis; Menopause ; 2014 Jun; 21:585-591
Effoe VS;Rodriguez CJ;Wagenknecht LE;Evans GW;Chang PP;Mirabelli MC;Bertoni AG;  Carotid intima-media thickness is associated with incident heart failure among middle-aged whites and blacks: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study; J Am Heart Assoc; 2014 Jun; 3:e000797-
Chang PP;Chambless LE;Shahar E;Bertoni AG;Russell SD;Ni H;He M;Mosley TH;Wagenknecht LE;Samdarshi TE;Wruck LM;Rosamond WD;  Incidence and survival of hospitalized acute decompensated heart failure in four US communities (from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study); Am J Cardiol; 2014 Feb 1; 113:504-510
Ebong IA;Goff DC;Rodriguez CJ;Chen H;Bluemke DA;Szklo M;Bertoni AG;  The relationship between measures of obesity and incident heart failure: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis; Obesity (Silver Spring); 2013 Sep; 21:1915-1922
Ebong IA;Goff DC;Rodriguez CJ;Chen H;Sibley CT;Bertoni AG;  Association of lipids with incident heart failure among adults with and without diabetes mellitus: Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis; Circ Heart Fail ; 2013 May; 6:371-378
Winston GJ;Palmas W;Lima J;Polak JF;Bertoni AG;Burke G;Eng J;Gottesman R;Shea S;  Pulse pressure and subclinical cardiovascular disease in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis; Am J Hypertens ; 2013 May; 26:636-642
Budoff MJ;Young R;Lopez VA;Kronmal RA;Nasir K;Blumenthal RS;Detrano RC;Bild DE;Guerci AD;Liu K;Shea S;Szklo M;Post W;Lima J;Bertoni A;Wong ND;  Progression of coronary calcium and incident coronary heart disease events: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis); J Am Coll Cardiol ; 2013 Mar 26; 61:1231-1239
Ng MC;Saxena R;Li J;Palmer ND;Dimitrov L;Xu J;Rasmussen-Torvik LJ;Zmuda JM;Siscovick DS;Patel SR;Crook ED;Sims M;Chen YD;Bertoni AG;Li M;Grant SF;Dupuis J;Meigs JB;Psaty BM;Pankow JS;Langefeld CD;Freedman BI;Rotter JI;Wilson JG;Bowden DW;  Transferability and fine mapping of type 2 diabetes loci in African Americans: the Candidate Gene Association Resource Plus Study; Diabetes; 2013 Mar; 62:965-976

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