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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: Jackie Kiger
Wells Fargo (WF)
Room Number:
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 an Associate 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 the PI of the southeast clinical network of ACCORDION, which is a post-trial follow-up extension of the Action to Control Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) clinical trial. 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 and teaches in the Population Epidemiology course for medical students.

PUBLICATIONS (10 most recent):
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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
Whitt-Glover MC;Hunter JC;Foy CG;Quandt SA;Vitolins MZ;Leng I;Hornbuckle LM;Sanya KA;Bertoni AG;  Translating the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet for use in underresourced, urban African American communities, 2010; Prev Chronic Dis ; 2013 Jan; 10:120088-
Champaneri S;Xu X;Carnethon MR;Bertoni AG;Seeman T;DeSantis AS;Diez RA;Shrager S;Golden SH;  Diurnal salivary cortisol is associated with body mass index and waist circumference: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis; Obesity (Silver Spring); 2013 Jan; 21:E56-E63
Divers J;Palmer ND;Lu L;Register TC;Carr JJ;Hicks PJ;Hightower RC;Smith SC;Xu J;Cox AJ;Hruska KA;Bowden DW;Lewis CE;Heiss G;Province MA;Borecki IB;Kerr KF;Chen YD;Palmas W;Rotter JI;Wassel CL;Bertoni AG;Herrington DM;Wagenknecht LE;Langefeld CD;Freedman BI;  Admixture mapping of coronary artery calcified plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus; Circ Cardiovasc Genet; 2013 Feb; 6:97-105
Lin SX;Berlin I;Younge R;Jin Z;Sibley CT;Schreiner P;Szklo M;Bertoni AG;  Does elevated plasma triglyceride level independently predict impaired fasting glucose?: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA); Diabetes Care; 2013 Feb; 36:342-347
Abiemo EE;Alonso A;Nettleton JA;Steffen LM;Bertoni AG;Jain A;Lutsey PL;  Relationships of the Mediterranean dietary pattern with insulin resistance and diabetes incidence in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA); Br J Nutr ; 2013 Apr 28; 109:1490-1497
Agarwal SK;Chambless LE;Ballantyne CM;Astor B;Bertoni AG;Chang PP;Folsom AR;He M;Hoogeveen RC;Ni H;Quibrera M;Rosamond WD;Russell SD;Shahar E;Heiss G;  Prediction of Incident Heart Failure in General Practice: The ARIC Study; Circ Heart Fail ; 2012 May 15;

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