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Anthony Joseph Viera

Leonard J. & Margaret Goldwater Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Family Medicine and Community Health

Overview


My major area of research is cardiovascular disease prevention. I am particularly interested in improving detection and control of hypertension. Since assessment of blood pressure begins with measurement, my studies often include out-of-office BP measurement techniques including 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring and home BP monitoring.

I am also interested in obesity prevention, and in another line of research am examining the effectiveness of food labeling policies (such as calorie-labeling) on people's food and physical activity decisions.

As a family physician, I enjoy providing full-scope primary care (acute care, chronic illness care, preventive services) to patients of all ages and from all walks of life.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Leonard J. & Margaret Goldwater Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health · 2023 - Present Family Medicine and Community Health, Clinical Science Departments
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health · 2018 - Present Family Medicine and Community Health, Clinical Science Departments
Chair in Family Medicine and Community Health · 2017 - Present Family Medicine and Community Health, Clinical Science Departments
Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2020 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship · 2021 - Present Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2006 M.P.H.
Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine · 1996 M.D.