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Alain Bertoni, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Yale University , 1990
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , 1995
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health , 1999
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hosp, 1998
  • Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Schoo, 2001

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Alain Bertoni, M.D.

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Alain Bertoni, M.D.

Chair, Epidemiology & Prevention
Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Center for Diabetes Research
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

cardiac function, diabetes, epidemiology, medical technology/devices, prevention, primary care, vascular diseases

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2824 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: abertoni@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Fitzpatrick SL, Jeffery R, Johnson KC, Roche CC, Van Dorsten B, Gee M, Dotson K, Walkup MP, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht LE, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni AG, Lang W, Lawlor MS, Lefkowitz D, Miller GD, Reynolds PS, Ribisl PM,. Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(1):131-140.

Chang PP, Chambless LE, Shahar E, Bertoni AG, Russell SD, Ni H, He M, Mosley TH, Wagenknecht LE, Samdarshi TE, Wruck LM, Rosamond WD. Incidence and survival of hospitalized acute decompensated heart failure in four US communities (from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study). Am J Cardiol. 2014;113(3):504-510.

Cox AJ, Azeem A, Yeboah J, Soliman EZ, Aggarwal SR, Bertoni AG, Carr JJ, Freedman BI, Herrington DM, Bowden DW. Heart rate-corrected QT interval is an independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in individuals with type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes Heart Study. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(5):1454-1461.

Bonds DE, Harrington M, Worrall BB, Bertoni AG, Eaton CB, Hsia J, Robinson J, Clemons TE, Fine LJ, Chew EY. Effect of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and lutein+zeaxanthin supplements on cardiovascular outcomes: results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(5):763-771.

Ebong IA, Watson KE, Goff DC Jr, Bluemke DA, Srikanthan P, Horwich T, Bertoni AG. Age at menopause and incident heart failure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Menopause. 2014;21(6):585-591.

Yeboah J, Delaney JA, Nance R, McClelland RL, Polak JF, Sibley CT, Bertoni A, Burke GL, Carr JJ, Herrington DM. Mediation of cardiovascular risk factor effects through subclinical vascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014;34(8):1778-1783.

Effoe VS, Rodriguez CJ, Wagenknecht LE, Evans GW, Chang PP, Mirabelli MC, Bertoni AG. Carotid intima-media thickness is associated with incident heart failure among middle-aged whites and backs: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3(3):e000797.

Unger E, Diez-Roux AV, Lloyd-Jones DM, Mujahid MS, Nettleton JA, Bertoni A, Badon SE, Ning H, Allen NB. Association of neighborhood characteristics with cardiovascular health in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014;7(4):524-531.

Espeland MA, Glick HA, Bertoni A, Brancati FL, Bray GA, Clark JM, Curtis JM, Egan C, Evans M, Foreyt JP, Ghazarian S, Gregg EW, Hazuda HP, Hill JO, Hire D, Horton ES, Hubbard VS, Jakicic JM, Jeffery RW, Johnson KC, Kahn SE, Killean T,. Impact of an intensive lifestyle intervention on use and cost of medical services among overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes: the action for health in diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(9):2548-2556.

Yeboah J, Erbel R, Delaney JC, Nance R, Guo M, Bertoni AG, Budoff M, Moebus S, Jockel KH, Burke GL, Wong ND, Lehmann N, Herrington DM, Mohlenkamp S, Greenland P. Development of a new diabetes risk prediction tool for incident coronary heart disease events: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. Atherosclerosis. 2014;236(2):411-417.

Azeem A, Yeboah J, Bertoni A, Burke G, Turkbey E, Szklo M, Herrington D. Association of hemoglobin A1C with cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in individuals without diabetes--the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;127(12 Suppl):AP278.

Ng MCY, 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,. Transferability and fine mapping of type 2 diabetes loci in African Americans: the Candidate Gene Association Resource Plus Study. Diabetes. 2013;62(3):965-976.

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,. Admixture mapping of coronary artery calcified plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2013;6(1):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;36(2):342-347.

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;61(12):1231-1239.

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;10():120088.

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;26(5):636-642.

Ebong IA, Goff DC Jr, 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;6(3):371-378.

Champaneri S, Xu X, Carnethon MR, Bertoni AG, Seeman T, DeSantis AS, Diez Roux A, 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;21(1):E56-E63.

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;109(8):1490-1497.

Ebong IA, Goff DC Jr, Rodriguez CJ, Chen H, Bluemke DA, Szklo M, Bertoni AG. The relationship between measures of obesity and incident heart failure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013;21(9):1915-1922.

Redheuil A, Wu C, Yan RT, Bertoni AG, Hundley GW [sic] [Hundley WG], Duprez DA, Jacobs DR, Daniels LB, Bluemke DA, Lima JAC. Proximal aortic distensibility is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality and incident cardiovascular events in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis [abstract]. Eur Heart J. 2013;34(Suppl 1):490.

Bertoni AG, Whitt-Glover MC. DASH for less cash? [invited commentary]. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(20):1924-1925.

McCaffery JM, Papandonatos GD, Huggins GS, Peter I, Kahn SE, Knowler WC, Hudnall GE, Lipkin EW, Kitabchi AE, Wagenknecht LE, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A,. FTO predicts weight regain in the Look AHEAD clinical trial. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013;37(12):1545-1552.

Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, de Chavez P, Bertoni A, Bowden D, Dye A, Golden S, Meigs J, Pankow J, Liu K, Vassy J, Carnethon M. Association of SNP rs7903146 in TCF7L2 with incident type 2 diabetes in normal weight and overweight/obese individuals; a pooled analysis [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;127(12 Suppl):AP156.

Agarwal SK, Wruck L, Chang P, Yim E, Russell S, Bertoni A, Coresh J, Heiss G, Rosamond W. Heart failure case identification criteria and one year fatality following hospitalization - does a criterion matter? [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;128(22 Suppl):A17195.

Dharod A, Soliman EZ, Dawood F, Chen HY, Shea S, Nazarian S, Bertoni AG. Long-term outcomes of bradycardia in adults free of cardiovascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;128(22 Suppl):A10726.

Effoe VS, Rodriguez CJ, Wagenknecht LE, Chang PP, Mirabelli MC, Bertoni AC. Carotid intima-media thickness is associated with incident heart failure among middle-aged whites and blacks the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;128(22 Suppl):A10554.

Ebong IA, Watson KE, Goff DC, Bluemke DA, Srikanthan P, Horwich T, Bertoni AG. Age at menopause and incident heart failure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;128(22 Suppl):A10384.

Allison MA, Jensky NE, Marshall SJ, Bertoni AG, Cushman M. Sedentary behavior and adiposity-associated inflammation: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Prev Med. 2012;42(1):8-13.

Yau JWY, Xie J, Lamoureux E, Klein R, Klein BEK, Cotch MF, Bertoni AG, Shea S, Wong TY. Retinal microvascular calibre and risk of incident diabetes: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012;95(2):265-274.

Ebong IA, Bertoni AG, Soliman EZ, Guo M, Sibley CT, Chen YD, Rotter JI, Chen YC, Goff DC Jr. Electrocardiographic abnormalities associated with the metabolic syndrome and its components: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2012;10(2):92-97.

Mount DL, Davis C, Kennedy B, Raatz S, Dotson K, Gary-Webb TL, Thomas S, Johnson KC, Espeland MA, Bahnson J, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Lang W, Bertoni A, Vitolins M, Miller G, Ribisl P, Hodges A,. Factors influencing enrollment of African Americans in the Look AHEAD trial. Clin Trials. 2012;9(1):80-89.

de Oliveira Otto MC, Alonso A, Lee D-H, Delclos GL, Bertoni AG, Jiang R, Lima JA, Symanski E, Jacobs DR Jr, Nettleton JA. Dietary intakes of zinc and heme iron from red meat, but not from other sources, are associated with greater risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. J Nutr. 2012;142(3):526-533.

Rejeski WJ, Ip EH, Bertoni AG, Bray GA, Evans G, Gregg EW, Zhang Q. Lifestyle change and mobility in obese adults with type 2 diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2012;366(13):1209-1217.

Faulconbridge LF, Wadden TA, Rubin RR, Wing RR, Walkup MP, Fabricatore AN, Coday M, Van Dorsten B, Mount DL, Ewing LJ, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Lang W, Miller G, Lefkowitz D,. One-year changes in symptoms of depression and weight in overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20(4):783-793.

Rosamond WD, Chang PP, Baggett C, Johnson A, Bertoni AG, Shahar E, Deswal A, Heiss G, Chambless LE. Classification of heart failure in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study: a comparison of diagnostic criteria. Circ Heart Fail. 2012;5(2):152-159.

Schwartz AV, Johnson KC, Kahn SE, Shepherd JA, Nevitt MC, Peters AL, Walkup MP, Hodges A, Williams CC, Bray GA, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Lang W, Miller G, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS,. Effect of 1 year of an intentional weight loss intervention on bone mineral density in type 2 diabetes: results from the Look AHEAD randomized trial. J Bone Miner Res. 2012;27(3):619-627.

Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Guo X, Bowden DW, Bertoni AG, Sale MM, Yao J, Bluemke DA, Goodarzi MO, Chen YI, Vaidya D, Raffel LJ, Papanicolaou GJ, Meigs JB, Pankow JS. Fasting glucose GWAS candidate region analysis across ethnic groups in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Genet Epidemiol. 2012;36(4):384-391.

Wong ND, Nelson JC, Granston T, Bertoni AG, Blumenthal RS, Carr JJ, Guerci A, Jacobs DR Jr, Kronmal R, Liu K, Saad M, Selvin E, Tracy R, Detrano R. Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and incidence and progression of coronary calcium: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis study. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012;5(4):358-366.

Bertoni AG, Wagenknecht LE, Kitzman DW, Marcovina SM, Rushing JT, Espeland MA. Impact of the Look AHEAD intervention on NT-pro brain natriuretic peptide in overweight and obese adults with diabetes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20(7):1511-1518.

Champaneri S, Xu X, Carnethon MR, Bertoni AG, Seeman T, Diez Roux A, Golden SH. Diurnal salivary cortisol and urinary catecholamines are associated with diabetes mellitus: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Metabolism. 2012;61(7):986-995.

Carnethon MR, De Chavez PJD, Biggs ML, Lewis CE, Pankow JS, Bertoni AG, Golden SH, Liu K, Mukamal KJ, Campbell-Jenkins B, Dyer AR. Association of weight status with mortality in adults with incident diabetes. JAMA. 2012;308(6):581-590.


de Oliveira Otto MC, Mozaffarian D, Kromhout D, Bertoni AG, Sibley CT, Jacobs DR Jr, Nettleton JA. Dietary intake of saturated fat by food source and incident cardiovascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;96(2):397-404.

Azeem A, Yeboah J, Soliman EZ, Cox A, Bertoni A, Herrington DM, Bowden DW. Heart rate corrected QT interval is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in a diabetic population--the Diabetes Heart Study [abstract]. Circulation. 2012;126(21 Suppl):A15550.

de Oliveira Otto MC, Alonso A, Lee D-H, Delclos GL, Bertoni AG, Jiang R, Lima JA, Symanski E, Jacobs DR Jr, Nettleton JA. Statistical considerations are necessary in assessing associations between micronutrient intake and times to clinical events [reply to letter]. J Nutr. 2012;142(10):1918.

Gregg EW, Chen H, Wagenknecht LE, Clark JM, Delahanty LM, Bantle J, Pownall HJ, Johnson KC, Safford MM, Kitabchi AE, Pi-Sunyer FX, Wing RR, Bertoni AG. Association of an intensive lifestyle intervention with remission of type 2 diabetes. JAMA. 2012;308(23):2489-2496.

Sittadjody S, Ilangovan R, Thangasamy T, Vignesh RC, Veni S, Bertoni AG, Srinivasan S, Subramanian C, Srinivasan N. Age-related changes in serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-II and its binding proteins correlate with calcaneal bone mineral density among post-menopausal South-Indian women. Clin Chim Acta. 2012;414():281-288.

Agarwal SK, Chambless LE, Ballantyne CM, Astor B, Bertoni AG, Chang PP, Folsom AR, He M, Hoogeveen RC, Ni H, Quibrera PM, Rosamond WD, Russell SD, Shahar E, Heiss G. Prediction of incident heart failure in general practice: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Circ Heart Fail. 2012;5(4):422-429.

Nguyen HT, Bertoni AG, Nettleton JA, Bluemke DA, Levitan EB, Burke GL. DASH eating pattern is associated with favorable left ventricular function in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Am Coll Nutr. 2012;31(6):401-407.

Bertoni AG, Ensley D, Goff DC. 30,000 fewer heart attacks and strokes in North Carolina: a challenge to prioritize prevention. N C Med J. 2012;73(6):449-456.

Wagenknecht LE, Divers J, Bertoni AG, Langefeld CD, Carr JJ, Bowden DW, Elbein SC [deceased], Shea S, Lewis CE, Freedman BI. Correlates of coronary artery calcified plaque in blacks and whites with type 2 diabetes. Ann Epidemiol. 2011;21(1):34-41.


Magzamen S, Szpiro A, Bertoni A, O'Neill M, Lima J, Barr RG, Kaufman J. Traffic-related air pollution is associated with aortic distensibility in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and air pollution [abstract]. Epidemiology. 2011;22(1 Suppl):S63.

Park SK, O'Neill M, Auchincloss A, Bertoni A, Adar S, Szpiro A, Navas-Acien A, Szklo M, Kaufman J, Roux AD. Association between proximity to traffic and type 2 diabetes: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Epidemiology. 2011;22(1 Suppl):S195.

Aaron CP, Tandri H, Barr RG, Johnson WC, Bagiella E, Chahal H, Jain A, Kizer JR, Bertoni AG, Lima JAC, et al. Physical activity and right ventricular structure and function: the MESA-Right Ventricle Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011;183(3):396-404.

Blaha MJ, DeFilippis AP, Rivera JJ, Budoff MJ, Blankstein R, Agatston A, Szklo M, Lakoski SG, Bertoni AG, Kronmal RA, et al. The relationship between insulin resistance and incidence and progression of coronary artery calcification: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Diabetes Care. 2011;34(3):749-751.


Wing RR, Lang W, Wadden TA, Safford M, Knowler WC, Bertoni AG, Hill JO, Brancati FL, Peters A, Wagenknecht L. Benefits of modest weight loss in improving cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2011;34(7):1481-1486.

Belalcazar LM, Ballantyne CM, Lang W, Rushing J, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Miller G, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS, Ribisl P, Vitolins M, Booth M, Dotson KM, Hodges A, Williams CC,. Metabolic factors, adipose tissue, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in type 2 diabetes: findings from the Look AHEAD study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011;31(7):1689-1695.

Blecker S, Matsushita K, Kottgen A, Loehr LR, Bertoni AG, Boulware LE, Coresh J. High-normal albuminuria and risk of heart failure in the community. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011;58(1):47-55.

Allen NB, Diez-Roux A, Liu K, Bertoni AG, Szklo M, Daviglus M. Association of health professional shortage areas and cardiovascular risk factor prevalence, awareness, and control in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011;4(5):565-572.

Tison GH, Blaha MJ, Budoff MJ, Katz R, Rivera JJ, Bertoni AG, Wong ND, Blumenthal RS, Szklo M, Eng J, et al. The relationship of insulin resistance and extracoronary calcification in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2011;218(2):507-510.

Bertoni AG, Foy CG, Hunter JC, Quandt SA, Vitolins MZ, Whitt-Glover MC. A multilevel assessment of barriers to adoption of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) among African Americans of low socioeconomic status. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011;22(4):1205-1220.

Yeboah J, Bertoni AG, Herrington DM, Post WS, Burke GL. Impaired fasting glucose and the risk of incident diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular events [reply to letter]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;58(24):2547.

Balfour PC, Bertoni AG, Watson KE, Choi EY, Lima JA, Herrington D. The association between amino terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and incident heart failure in diabetes--the Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Suppl 1):A11495.

Feinstein MJ, Ning H, Kang J, Bertoni A, Carnethon M, Lloyd-Jones DM. Racial differences in competing risks for first cardiovascular events and non-cardiovascular death in middle-aged and older adults [abstract]. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Suppl):A8847.

Rodriguez CJ, Moran A, Chen H, Bertoni A, Bluemke D, Seeman T, Darwin C, Watson K, Diez-Roux A. Acculturation is associated with left ventricular mass in a multiethnic sample: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Suppl):A10477.

Turkbey EB, Jorgensen NW, Bertoni AG, Johnson WC, Roux AD, Polak JF, Tracy R, Ainsworth B, Jacobs D, Shea S, Lima JA, Bluemke DA. Physical activity and cardiovascular events in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) [abstract]. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Suppl):A13126.

Makil S, Budoff MJ, Katz R, Blumenthal RS, Bertoni AG, Nasir K, Szklo M, Barr RG, Wong ND. Impact of subclinical atherosclerosis on cardiovascular disease events in individuals with metabolic syndrome and diabetes: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Diabetes Care. 2011;34(10):2285-2290.

Stacey RB, Bertoni AG, Eng J, Bluemke DA, Hundley WG, Herrington D. Modification of the effect of glycemic status on aortic distensibility by age in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Hypertension. 2010;55(1):26-32.

Turkbey EB, Jorgensen NW, Johnson WC, Bertoni AG, Polak JF, Diez Roux AV, Tracy RP, Lima JAC, Bluemke DA. Physical activity and physiological cardiac remodelling in a community setting: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Heart. 2010;96(1):42-48.

Bertoni AG, Burke GL, Owusu JA, Carnethon MR, Vaidya D, Barr RG, Jenny NS, Ouyang P, Rotter JI. Inflammation and the incidence of type 2 diabetes: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Diabetes Care. 2010;33(4):804-810.

Bell R, Bertoni A, Calles J, Hairston K, Hunter J, Mount D, Whitt-Glover MC. The epidemiology of diabetes in African Americans In: Jack L Jr, Fonseca VA, Graham GN, eds. Diabetes in Black America: public health and clinical solutions to a national crisis. Roscoe (IL): Hilton Publishing Company;2010: 5-25.

Mann DM, Bertoni AG, Shimbo D, Carnethon MR, Chen H, Jenny NS, Muntner P. Comparative validity of 3 diabetes mellitus risk prediction scoring models in a multiethnic US cohort: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Epidemiol. 2010;171(9):980-988.

Redmon JB, Bertoni AG, Connelly S, Feeney PA, Glasser SP, Glick H, Greenway F, Hesson LA, Lawlor MS, Montez M, et al. Effect of the look AHEAD study intervention on medication use and related cost to treat cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2010;33(6):1153-1158.

Chonchol M, Katz R, Fried LF, Sarnak MJ, Siscovick DS, Newman AB, Strotmeyer ES, Bertoni A, Shlipak MG. Glycosylated hemoglobin and the risk of death and cardiovascular mortality in the elderly. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2010;20(1):15-21.

Lutsey PL, Pereira MA, Bertoni AG, Kandula NR, Jacobs DR Jr. Interactions between race/ethnicity and anthropometry in risk of incident diabetes: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Epidemiol. 2010;172(2):197-204.

Blecker S, Loehr L, Coresh J, Kottgen A, Bertoni A. High normal albuminuria is associated with increased risk of heart failure in the community [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25(Suppl 3):293-294.

Matsushita K, Blecker S, Pazin-Filho A, Bertoni A, Chang PP, Coresh J, Selvin E. The association of hemoglobin A1c with incident heart failure among people without diabetes: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Diabetes. 2010;59(8):2020-2026.

DeFilippis AP, Kramer HJ, Katz R, Wong ND, Bertoni AG, Carr J, Budoff MJ, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K. Association between coronary artery calcification progression and microalbuminuria: the MESA study. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010;3(6):595-604.

Paramsothy P, Knopp RH, Bertoni AG, Blumenthal RS, Wasserman BA, Tsai MY, Rue T, Wong ND, Heckbert SR. Association of combinations of lipid parameters with carotid intima-media thickness and coronary artery calcium in the MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;56(13):1034-1041.

Yeboah J, Herrington DM, Bertoni A, Post W, Burke GL. Pre-diabetes and the risk of incident diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular events in an adult population. MESA [abstract]. Circulation. 2010;122(21 Suppl):abstr 9389.

Bertoni AG, Hightower-Huges T, Hunter JC, Quandt SA, Vitolins MZ, Whitt-Glover MC. Barriers to DASH adoption among African Americans in Forsyth County, NC: the Translating Dietary Trials into the Community study [abstract]. In: Abstracts of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Heart Association; 2010 Mar 2-5; San Francisco (CA). 2010;():142.

Bonds DE, Hogan PE, Bertoni AG, Chen H, Clinch CR, Hiott AE, Rosenberger EL, Goff DC. A multifaceted intervention to improve blood pressure control: the Guideline Adherence for Heart Health (GLAD) study. Am Heart J. 2009;157(2):278-284.

Bertoni AG, Whitt-Glover MC, Chung H, Le KY, Barr RG, Mahesh M, Jenny NS, Burke GL, Jacobs DR. The association between physical activity and subclinical atherosclerosis: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Epidemiol. 2009;169(4):444-454.

Lutsey PL, Pankow JS, Bertoni AG, Szklo M, Folsom AR. Serological evidence of infections and type 2 diabetes: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Diabet Med. 2009;26(2):149-152.

Paramsothy P, Knopp R, Bertoni AG, Tsai MY, Rue T, Heckbert SR. Combined hyperlipidemia in relation to race/ethnicity, obesity, and insulin resistance in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Metabolism. 2009;58(2):212-219.

Bertoni AG, Bonds DE, Chen H, Hogan P, Crago L, Rosenberger E, Barham AH, Clinch CR, Goff DC Jr. Impact of a multifaceted intervention on cholesterol management in primary care practices: guideline adherence for heart health randomized trial. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(7):678-686.

Foraker RE, Rose KM, Chang PP, Bertoni AG, Whitsel EA, Suchindran CM, Rosamond WD. Socioeconomic status and cardiac diagnostic testing during an index heart failure hospitalization: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study [abstract]. Circulation. 2009;119(10):e354.

Kalyani RR, Franco M, Dobs AS, Ouyang P, Vaidya D, Bertoni A, Gapstur S, Golden SH. Endogenous sex hormones predict incident type 2 diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Circulation. 2009;119(10):e297.

Katz R, Budoff MJ, Takasu J, Shavelle DM, Bertoni A, Blumenthal RS, Ouyang P, Wong ND, O'Brien KD. Relationship of metabolic syndrome with incident aortic valve calcium and aortic valve calcium progression: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Diabetes. 2009;58(4):813-819.

Loehr LR, Kucharska-Newton AM, Rosamond WD, McNeill AM, Bertoni AG, Chang PP, Heiss G. The association of diabetes mellitus with incident heart failure: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study [abstract]. Circulation. 2009;119(10):e296.

Barham AH, Goff DC Jr, Chen H, Balasubramanyam A, Rosenberger E, Bonds DE, Bertoni AG. Appropriateness of cholesterol management in primary care by sex and level of cardiovascular risk. Prev Cardiol. 2009;12(2):95-101.

Kramer H, Reboussin D, Bertoni AG, Marcovina S, Lipkin E, Greenway FL III, Brancati FL. Obesity and albuminuria among adults with type 2 diabetes: the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study. Diabetes Care. 2009;32(5):851-853.

Marwick TH, Hordern MD, Miller T, Chyun DA, Bertoni AG, Blumenthal RS, Philippides G, Rocchini A. Exercise training for type 2 diabetes mellitus: impact on cardiovascular risk: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2009;119(25):3244-62.

Winston GJ, Carrasquillo O, Bertoni A, Barr R, Shea SJ. Race-ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk factor treatment and control among participants with diabetes in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24(Suppl 1):155.

Rosenberger EL, Goff DC Jr, Blackwell CS, Williams DT, Crago OL, Ellis SD, Bertoni AG, Bonds DE. Implementing a palm pilot intervention for primary care providers: lessons learned. Contemp Clin Trials. 2009;30(4):321-325.

Liu L, Nettleton JA, Bertoni AG, Bluemke DA, Lima JA, Szklo M. Dietary pattern, the metabolic syndrome, and left ventricular mass and systolic function: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;90(2):362-368.


Chang PP, Rosamond WD, Shahar E, Bertoni AG, Russell SD, Samdarshi T, Mosley TH, Ni HY, Wagenknecht LF, Chambless LE. Incidence of hospitalized acute decompensated heart failure in four US communities: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study [abstract]. J Card Fail. 2009;15(6 Suppl 1):S81.

Auchincloss AH, Diez Roux AV, Mujahid MS, Shen M, Bertoni AG, Carnethon MR. Neighborhood resources for physical activity and healthy foods and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(18):1698-1704.


Kalyani RR, Franco M, Dobs AS, Ouyang P, Vaidya D, Bertoni A, Gapstur SM, Golden SH. The association of endogenous sex hormones, adiposity, and insulin resistance with incident diabetes in postmenopausal women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009;94(11):4127-4135.

Malik S, Budoff M, Katz R, Blumenthal RS, Bertoni A, Nasir K, Szklo M, Barr G, Wong ND. Utility of coronary artery calcium in identifying whether metabolic syndrome and diabetes are coronary heart disease risk equivalents [abstract]. Circulation. 2009;120(18 Suppl 2):S547.

Matsushita K, Pazin A, Bertoni A, Chang PP, Coresh J, Selvin E. The association of hemoglobin A1c with incident heart failure among persons without diabetes: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study [abstract]. Circulation. 2009;120(18 Suppl 2):S504.

Rosamond WD, Chang P, Baggett C, Bertoni A, Shahar E, Deswal A, Heiss G, Chambless L. Classification of heart failure in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study: a comparison with other diagnostic criteria [abstract]. Circulation. 2009;120(18 Suppl 2):S506.

Bertoni AG, Burke GL. Primary prevention of CVD: there is much work yet to be done [editorial]. My.AmericanHeart for Professionals. 2009;September():.

Auchincloss AH, Diez Roux AV, Brown DG, Erdmann CA, Bertoni AG. Neighborhood resources for physical activity and healthy foods and their association with insulin resistance. Epidemiology. 2008;19(1):146-157.

Bertoni AG, Clark JM, Feeney P, Yanovski SZ, Bantle J, Montgomery B, Safford MM, Herman WH, Haffner S. Suboptimal control of glycemia, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol in overweight adults with diabetes: the Look AHEAD Study. J Diabetes Complications. 2008;22(1):1-9.

Manolio TA, Arnold AM, Post W, Bertoni AG, Schreiner PJ, Sacco RL, Saad MF, Detrano RL, Szklo M. Ethnic differences in the relationship of carotid atherosclerosis to coronary calcification: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 2008;197(1):132-138.

Bahrami H, Bluemke DA, Kronmal R, Bertoni AG, Lloyd-Jones DM, Shahar E, Szklo M, Lima JAC. Novel metabolic risk factors for incident heart failure and their relationship with obesity. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008;51(18):1775-1783.

Burke GL, Bertoni AG, Shea S, Tracy R, Watson KE, Blumenthal RS, Chung H, Carnethon MR. The impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease risk factors and subclinical vascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(9):928-935.

Kirk JK, Bertoni AG, Grzywacz JG, Smith A, Arcury TA. Evaluation of quality of diabetes care in a multiethnic, low-income population. J Clin Outcomes Manage. 2008;15(6):281-286.

Golden SH, Lazo M, Carnethon M, Bertoni AG, Schreiner PJ, Diex Roux AV, Lee HB, Lyketsos C. Examining a bidirectional association between depressive symptoms and diabetes. JAMA. 2008;299(23):2751-2759.

Malayeri AA, Natori S, Bahrami H, Bertoni AG, Kronmal R, Lima JAC, Bluemke DA. Relation of aortic wall thickness and distensibility to cardiovascular risk factors (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [MESA]). Am J Cardiol. 2008;102(4):491-496.

Moran A, Katz R, Jenny NS, Astor B, Bluemke DA, Lima JAC, Siscovick, Bertoni AG, Shlipak MG. Left ventricular hypertrophy in mild and moderate reduction in kidney function determined using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and cystatin C: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Am J Kidney Dis. 2008;52(5):839-848.

Pazin-Filho A, Kottgen A, Bertoni AG, Russell SD, Selvin E, Rosamond WD, Coresh J. HbA1c as a risk factor for heart failure in persons with diabetes: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Diabetologia. 2008;51(12):2197-2204.

Daniel KR, Bertoni AG, Ding J, Johnston S, Budoff MJ, Bluemke DA, Carr JJ. Comparison of methods to measure heart size using noncontrast-enhanced computed tomography: correlation with left ventricular mass. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2008;32(6):934-941.

Rosenberger EL, Goff DC Jr, Davis CC, Blackwell CS, Bertoni AG. Control of blood pressure in North Carolina primary care: baseline data from the GLAD Heart Trial. N C Med J. 2008;69(6):441-446.

DeFilippis AP, Kramer HJ, Katz R, Wong N, Bertoni A, Carr JJ, Budoff MJ, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K. Microalbuminuria is associated with progression of coronary atherosclerosis in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) [abstract]. Circulation. 2008;118(18 Suppl 2):S1147.

Turkbey EB, Jorgensen N, Johnson C, Bertoni AG, Polak JF, Roux AD, Ainsworth B, Tracy RP, Lima JA, Bluemke DA. Left ventricular remodeling is associated with physical activity in a community-based population: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) [abstract]. Circulation. 2008;118(18 Suppl 2):S1126-1127.

Ellis SD, Bertoni AG, Bonds DE, Clinch CR, Balasubramanyam A, Blackwell C, Chen H, Lischke M, Goff DC Jr. Value of recruitment strategies used in a primary care practice-based trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2007;28(3):258-267.

Carnethon MR, Biggs ML, Barzilay JI, Smith NL, Vaccarino V, Bertoni AG, Arnold A, Siscovick D. Longitudinal association between depressive symptoms and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167(8):802-807.

Nettleton JA, Steffen LM, Schulze MB, Jenny NS, Barr RG, Bertoni AG, Jacobs DR Jr. Associations between markers of subclinical atherosclerosis and dietary patterns derived by principal components analysis and reduced rank regression in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(6):1615-1625.

Bertoni AG, Wong ND, Shea S, Ma S, Liu K, Preethi S, Jacobs DR Jr, Wu C, Saad MF, Szklo M. Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and subclinical atherosclerosis: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Diabetes Care. 2007;30(11):2951-2956.

Cushman WC, Grimm RH Jr, Cutler JA, Evans GW, Capes S, Corson MA, Sadler LS, Alderman MH, Peterson K, Bertoni A, Basile JN. Rationale and design for the blood pressure intervention of the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial. Am J Cardiol. 2007;99(12A Suppl):44i-55i.

Vaidya D, Szklo M, Liu K, Schreiner PJ, Bertoni AG, Ouyang P. Defining the metabolic syndrome construct: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) cross-sectional analysis. Diabetes Care. 2007;30(8):2086-2090.

Kirk JK, Bertoni AG, Case D, Bell RA, Goff DC Jr, Narayan KMV. Predicted risk of coronary heart disease among persons with type 2 diabetes. Coron Artery Dis. 2007;18(8):595-600.

Stewart JH IV, Bertoni AG, Staten JL, Levine EA, Gross CP. Participation in surgical oncology clinical trials: gender-, race/ethnicity-, and age-based disparities. J Surg Oncol. 2007;14(12):3328-3334.

Bertoni AG, Wenzel EL, Davis CC, Blackwell C, Goff DG. Impact of diabetes on control of hypertension in primary care practices in North Carolina: baseline results from the GLAD Heart trial [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(Suppl 1):128.

Malik S, Budoff MJ, Katz R, Blumenthal RA, Bertoni A, Nasir K, Szklo M, Barr RG, Wong N. Impact of subclinical atherosclerosis on coronary heart disease events in persons with metabolic syndrome and diabetes: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Circulation. 2007;116(16 Suppl):859-860.

Barzilay J, Grimm R, Cushman W, Bertoni AG, Basile J. Getting to goal blood pressure: why reserpine deserves a second look [editorial]. J Clin Hypertens. 2007;9(8):591-594.

Allison MA, Criqui MH, McClelland RL, Scott JM, McDermott MM, Liu K, Folsom AR, Bertoni AG, Sharrett AR, Homma S, et al. The effect of novel cardiovascular risk factors on the ethnic-specific odds for peripheral arterial disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006;48(6):1190-1197.

Bertoni AG, Bonds DE, Steffes S, Jackson E, Crago L, Balasubramanyam A, Chen H, Goff DC Jr. Quality of cholesterol screening and management with respect to the National Cholesterol Education's Third Adult Treatment Panel (ATPIII) guideline in primary care practices in North Carolina. Am Heart J. 2006;152(4):785-792.

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