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Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.

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Department: 336-713-1648

Email: crodrigu@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • B.S., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1992
  • M.D., Columbia University, 1996
  • M.P.H., Columbia University, 1996
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital Of Ny, 1999
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, Columbia University, 2002
  • Fellowship, Cardiology, Columbia University, 2003

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Aha - Council On Cardiovascula

NPI Number

  • 1023192820
Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.

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Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Cardiology

Research Interests

Hispanic Americans; Stroke; Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular; Myocardial Infarction; European Continental Ancestry Group
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Academic: 336-713-1648 | Department: 336-713-1648

Email: crodrigu@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Psychosocial factors and risk of incident heart failure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Ogilvie RP, Everson-Rose SA, Longstreth WT Jr, Rodriguez CJ, Diez-Roux AV, Lutsey PL.. Circ Heart Fail. 2016;9(1):e002243.

Dietary total isoflavone intake is associated with lower systolic blood pressure: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Richardson SI, Steffen LM, Swett K, Smith C, Burke L, Zhou X, Shikany JM, Rodriguez CJ.. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016;18(8):778-783.

Ethnic minorities and coronary heart disease: an update and future directions. Leigh JA, Alvarez M, Rodriguez CJ.. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2016;18(2):9.

Burden of systolic and diastolic left ventricular dysfunction among Hispanics in the United States: insights from the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos. Mehta H, Armstrong A, Swett K, Shah SJ, Allison MA, Hurwitz B, Bangdiwala S, Dadhania R, Kitzman DW, Arguelles W, Lima J, Youngblood M, Schneiderman N, Daviglus ML, Spevack D, Talavera GA, Raisinghani A, Kaplan R, Rodriguez CJ.. Circ Heart Fail. 2016;9(4):e002733.

Prognosis of low normal left ventricular ejection fraction in an asymptomatic population-based adult cohort: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Yeboah J, Rodriguez CJ, Qureshi W, Liu S, Carr JJ, Lima JA, Hundley WG, Herrington DM.. J Card Fail. 2016;():.

Perceived discrimination and nocturnal blood pressure dipping among Hispanics: the influence of social support and race. Rodriguez CJ, Gwathmey TM, Jin Z, Schwartz J, Beech BM, Sacco RL, Di Tullio MR, Homma S.. Psychosom Med. 2016;():.

Intensive vs standard blood pressure control and cardiovascular disease outcomes in adults aged greater than or equal to 75 years: a randomized clinical trial. Williamson JD, Supiano MA, Applegate WB, Berlowitz DR, Campbell RC, Chertow GM, Fine LJ, Haley WE, Hawfield AT, Ix JH, Kitzman DW, Kostis JB, Krousel-Wood MA, Launer LJ, Oparil S, Rodriguez CJ, Roumie CL, Shorr RI, Sink KM, Wadley VG,.. JAMA. 2016;315(24):2673-2682.

Race and sex differences in the incidence and prognostic significance of silent myocardial infarction in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Zhang ZM, Rautaharju PM, Prineas RJ, Rodriguez CJ, Loehr L, Rosamond WD, Kitzman D, Couper D, Soliman EZ.. Circulation. 2016;133(22):2141-2148.

Cardiovascular health among diverse Hispanics/Latinos: Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) results. Gonzalez HM, Tarraf W, Rodriguez CJ, Gallo LC, Sacco RL, Talavera GA, Heiss G, Kizer JR, Hernandez R, Davis S, Schneiderman N, Daviglus ML, Kaplan RC.. Am Heart J. 2016;176():134-144.

Heart disease and stroke statistics-2016 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, Das SR, de Ferranti S, Despres JP, Fullerton HJ, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Isasi CR, Jimenez MC, Judd SE, Kissela BM, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Liu S, Mackey RH, Magid DJ, McGuire DK,.. Circulation. 2016;133(4):e38-e60.

Comparison of echocardiographic measures in a Hispanic/Latino population with the 2005 and 2015 American Society of Echocardiography reference limits (the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos). Qureshi WT, Leigh JA, Swett K, Dharod A, Allison MA, Cai J, Gonzalez F II, Hurwitz BE, Shah SJ, Desai AA, Spevack DM, Rodriguez CJ.. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016;9(1):e003597.

Association of the intensity and duration of cigarette smoking exposure with cardiac structure and function in smokers: the Echocardiographic Study of Hispanic/Latinos (ECHO-SOL) [abstract]. Leigh J, Kaplan R, Swett K, Balfour P, Kansal M, Talavera G, Perreira K, Blaha M, Benjamin E, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Rodriguez C.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;67(13 Suppl):1799.

Life's simple 7's cardiovascular health metrics are associated with Hispanic/Latino neurocognitive function: HCHS/SOL results. Gonzalez HM, Tarraf W, Gouskova N, Rodriguez CJ, Rundek T, Grober E, Pirzada A, Gonzalez P, Lutsey PL, Camacho A, Daviglus ML, Wright C, Mosley TH.. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016;53(3):955-965.

Atrial fibrillation incidence and risk factors in relation to race-ethnicity and the population attributable fraction of atrial fibrillation risk factors: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Rodriguez CJ, Soliman EZ, Alonso A, Swett K, Okin PM, Goff DC Jr, Heckbert SR.. Ann Epidemiol. 2015;25(2):71-76.e1.

Prevalence and trends of isolated systolic hypertension among untreated adults in the United States. Liu X, Rodriguez CJ, Wang K.. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2015;9(3):197-205.

Executive summary: heart disease and stroke statistics--2015 update a report from the American Heart Association. Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, de Ferranti S, Despres JP, Fullerton HJ, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Judd SE, Kissela BM, Lackland DT, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Liu SM, Mackey RH, Matchar DB, McGuire DK,.. Circulation. 2015;131(4):434-441.

Heart disease and stroke statistics--2015 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS, Arnett DK, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, de Ferranti S, Despres JP, Fullerton HJ, Howard VJ, Huffman MD, Judd SE, Kissela BM, Lackland DT, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Liu SM, Mackey RH, Matchar DB, McGuire DK,.. Circulation. 2015;131(4):E29-E322.

Psychosocial predictors of metabolic syndrome among Latino groups in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Ortiz MS, Myers HF, Dunkel Schetter C, Rodriguez CJ, Seeman TE.. PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0124517.

Rationale and design of the echocardiographic study of Hispanics/Latinos (ECHO-SOL). Rodriguez CJ, Dharod A, Allison MA, Shah SJ, Hurwitz B, Bangdiwala SI, Gonzalez F, Kitzman D, Gillam L, Spevack D, Dadhania R, Langdon S, Kaplan R.. Ethn Dis. 2015;25(2):180-186.

High cholesterol awareness, treatment, and control among Hispanic/Latinos: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Rodriguez CJ, Cai J, Swett K, Gonzalez HM, Talavera GA, Wruck LM, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Lloyd-Jones D, Kaplan R, Daviglus ML.. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015;4(7):e001867.

Baseline characteristics of African Americans in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. Still CH, Craven TE, Freedman BI, Van Buren PN, Sink KM, Killeen AA, Bates JT, Bee A, Contreras G, Oparil S, Pedley CM [sic] [Pedley CF], Wall BM, White S, Woods DM, Rodriguez CJ, Wright JT Jr.. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2015;9(9):670-679.

The role of hypertension in race-ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease. Balfour PC Jr, Rodriguez CJ, Ferdinand KC.. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2015;9(4):.

Acculturation is associated with left ventricular mass in a multiethnic sample: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Effoe VS, Chen H, Moran A, Bertoni AG, Bluemke DA, Seeman T, Darwin C, Watson KE, Rodriguez CJ.. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2015;15(1):161.

Family environment and the metabolic syndrome: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Sociocultural Ancillary Study (SCAS). Penedo FJ, Brintz CE, LLabre MM, Arguelles W, Isasi CR, Arredondo EM, Navas-Nacher EL, Perreira KM, Gonzalez HM, Rodriguez CJ, Daviglus M, Schneiderman N, Gallo LC.. Ann Behav Med. 2015;49(6):793-801.

Burden of systolic and diastolic left ventricular dysfunction among Hispanics in the United States: insights from the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (ECHO-SOL) [abstract]. Mehta H, Armstrong A, Swett K, Shah S, Allison MA, Hurwitz B, Bangdiwala S, Dadhania R, Kitzman D, Arguelles W, Lima J, Youngblood M, Schneiderman N, Daviglus ML, Spevack D, Talavera G, Raisinghani A, Kaplan RC, Rodriguez CJ.. Circulation. 2015;132(Suppl 3):A19878.

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

Different domains of acculturation and cultural retention among US Hispanics/Latinos in relation to cardiovascular risk factors: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (Hchs/Sol) [abstract]. Arguelles W, Llabre MM, Schwartz SJ, Penedo FJ, Talavera GA, Aviles-Santa L, Daviglus ML, Espinoza RA, Ostfeld RJ, Gonzalez HM, Rodriguez CJ, Schneiderman N.. Psychosom Med. 2014;76(3):A49.

Blood pressure and cardiovascular effects of new and emerging antidiabetic agents. Balfour PC Jr, Rodriguez CJ, Ferdinand KC.. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2014;16(8):455.

Status of cardiovascular disease and stroke in Hispanics/Latinos in the United States: a science advisory from the American Heart Association. Rodriguez CJ, Allison M, Daviglus ML, Isasi CR, Keller C, Leira EC, Palaniappan L, Pina IL, Ramirez SM, Rodriguez B, Sims M.. Circulation. 2014;130(7):593-625.

Systolic blood pressure levels among adults with hypertension and incident cardiovascular events: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Rodriguez CJ, Swett K, Agarwal SK, Folsom AR, Fox ER, Loehr LR, Ni H, Rosamond WD, Chang PP.. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(8):1252-1261.

Population attributable risks of hypertension and diabetes for cardiovascular disease and stroke in the Northern Manhattan Study. Willey JZ, Moon YP, Kahn E, Rodriguez CJ, Rundek T, Cheung K, Sacco RL, Elkind MS.. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3(5):e001106.

Left ventricular dilation and incident congestive heart failure in asymptomatic adults without cardiovascular disease: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Yeboah J, Bluemke DA, Hundley WG, Rodriguez CJ, Lima JA, Herrington DM.. J Card Fail. 2014;20(12):905-911.

Mechanisms of heart failure in obesity. Ebong IA, Goff DC Jr, Rodriguez CJ, Chen H, Bertoni AG.. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2014;8(6):e540-e548.

Dyslipidemia patterns among Hispanics/Latinos of diverse background in the United States. Rodriguez CJ, Daviglus ML, Swett K, Gonzalez HM, Gallo LC, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Giachello AL, Teng Y, Schneiderman N, Talavera GA, Kaplan RC.. Am J Med. 2014;127(12):1186-1194.

Premature ventricular complexes predict mortality in a population with type 2 diabetes--the Diabetes Heart Study [abstract]. Virgadamo S, Azeem A, Yeboah J, Rodriguez CJ, Cox AJ, Bowden DW, Herrington DM.. Circulation. 2013;127(12 Suppl):AP049.

Salt sensitivity: a review with a focus on non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics. Richardson SI, Freedman BI, Ellison DH, Rodriguez CJ.. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2013;7(2):170-179.

Socioeconomic status, psychosocial factors, race and nocturnal blood pressure dipping in a Hispanic cohort. Rodriguez CJ, Jin Z, Schwartz JE, Turner-Lloveras D, Sacco RL, Di Tullio MR, Homma S.. Am J Hypertens. 2013;26(5):673-682.

Association of lipids with incident heart failure among adults with and without diabetes mellitus: Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Ebong IA, Goff DC Jr, Rodriguez CJ, Chen H, Sibley CT, Bertoni AG.. Circ Heart Fail. 2013;6(3):371-378.

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

Acculturation versus cultural retention among U. S. Hispanics/Latinos in relation to waist circumference: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) [abstract]. Arguelles W, Llabre MM, Penedo FJ, Talavera GA, Aviles-Santa L, Daviglus ML, Espinoza RA, Ostfeld RJ, Gonzalez HM, Rodriguez CJ, Schneiderman N.. Psychosom Med. 2013;75(3):A93-A94.

Residential relocation by older adults in response to incident cardiovascular health events [abstract]. Ovasi GSI, Richardson JM, Rodriguez CI [sic] [Rodriguez CJ], Kop W, Ahmed A, Brown AF, Greenlee H, Siscovick DS.. Circulation. 2013;127(12 Suppl):AMP12.

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

Population structure of Hispanics in the United States: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Manichaikul A, Palmas W, Rodriguez CJ, Peralta CA, Divers J, Guo X, Chen W-M, Wong Q, Williams K, Kerr KF, Taylor KD, Tsai MY, Goodarzi MO, Sale MM, Diez-Roux AV, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Mychaleckyj JC.. PLoS Genet. 2012;8(4):e1002640.

Dietary isoflavone intake is associated with lower systolic blood pressure: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (Cardia) Study [abstract]. Richardson S, Smith C, Burke L, Xia Z, Shikany JM, Steffen L, Rodriguez CJ.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13 Suppl):E1631.

Disparities in ideal cardiovascular health: a challenge or an opportunity? [editorial]. Rodriguez CJ.. Circulation. 2012;125(24):2963-2964.

Coronary death and myocardial infarction among Hispanics in the Northern Manhattan Study: exploring the Hispanic paradox. Willey JZ, Rodriguez CJ, Moon YP, Paik MC, Di Tullio MR, Homma S, Sacco RL, Elkind MSV.. Ann Epidemiol. 2012;22(5):303-309.

Evaluation of the metabochip genotyping array in African Americans and implications for fine mapping of GWAS-identified loci: the PAGE study. Buyske S, Wu Y, Carty CL, Cheng I, Assimes TL, Dumitrescu L, Hindorff LA, Mitchell S, Ambite JL, Boerwinkle E, Buzkova P, Carlson CS, Cochran B, Duggan D, Eaton CB, Fesinmeyer MD, Franceschini N, Haessler J,.. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(4):e35651.

Prognosis of individuals with asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Yeboah J, Rodriguez CJ, Stacey B, Lima JA, Liu S, Carr JJ, Hundley WG, Herrington DM.. Circulation. 2012;126(23):2713-2719.

Association of annular calcification and aortic valve sclerosis with brain findings on magnetic resonance imaging in community dwelling older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Rodriguez CJ, Bartz TM, Longstreth WT, Kizer JR, Barasch E, Lloyd-Jones DM, Gottdiener JS.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;57(21):2172-2180.

Association of sodium and potassium intake with left ventricular mass: coronary artery risk development in young adults. Rodriguez CJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Jin Z, Daviglus ML, Goff DC Jr, Jacobs DR Jr.. Hypertension. 2011;58(3):410-416.

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Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention

Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.

Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Cardiology

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