Implementation of Multifaceted Patient-Centered Treatment Strategies for Intensive Blood Pressure Control
Standardized Blood Pressure Measurement: Approach, Importance and Clinical Relevance
M.A. “Tonette” Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH
Dr. Krousel-Wood is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Associate Provost for the Health Sciences at Tulane University. Over the last 25 years, she has successfully led and administered clinical studies and health services research projects in hypertension and other cardiovascular-related diseases, collaborated with other investigators and healthcare providers in multiple disciplines, and has over 100 peer-reviewed articles, reports and book chapters. With a long term goal to improve blood pressure control and reduce cardiovascular risk, Dr. Krousel-Wood has served in a leadership role on several hypertension studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, including as the Principal Investigator for the Cohort Study of Medication Adherence among Older Adults (CoSMO), a Site Principal Investigator for the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), and a Co-Investigator for the Comprehensive Approach for Hypertension Prevention and Control in Argentina. Together with her colleague, Dr. Jiang He, she leads the National Institutes of Health-funded Implementation of Multifaceted Patient-Centered Treatment Strategies for Intensive Blood Pressure Control (IMPACTS) study.