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Nancy Marie Allen LaPointe

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
Medicine, Cardiology
Remote, Raleigh, NC 27607
Remote, Raleigh, NC 27607


Dr. Allen LaPointe is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Medicine and Faculty Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University.  She is a researcher and cardiovascular clinical pharmacist with extensive experience in health outcomes and health services research, evidence synthesis, and the protection of human research subjects.  Her clinical and research work have been focused on patient safety, predominately in patients with cardiovascular disease.  This includes work in reducing medication errors, improving medication adherence, safely and effectively translating evidence into clinical practice, comparing safety and effectiveness of therapeutics, evaluating risk communication and mitigation strategies, and exploring the interface between health policy and patient safety.  

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine · 2015 - Present Medicine, Cardiology, Medicine
Faculty Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy · 2020 - Present Duke - Margolis Center For Health Policy, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2013 M.H.S.
Purdue University · 1988 Pharm.D.