Monday, March 2, 2020 - 12:00pmDowntown Campus
Paul Muntner is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Additionally, he is the Co-director of the UAB Pharmacoepidemiology and Economics Research Unit. He earned a Master’s degree in biostatistics and a doctorate degree in epidemiology fromthe Johns Hopkins University. Since 2015, Dr. Muntner has served as the director for the UAB American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network hypertension center and he is the principal investigator on grants from the US National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. From 2015 to 2018, he was Vice-Chair of the Statistics Committee for the American Heart Association and chaired the 2019 American Heart Association Scientific Statement on blood pressure measurement. His research has focused on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. Dr. Muntner has an extensive bibliography in clinical and population hypertension, including over 500 peer-reviewed journal articles.