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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.

Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Cardiology

Research Interests

Hispanic Americans; Blood Pressure; Stroke; Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular; Hypertension
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-1648 | Department: 336-713-1648

Email: crodrigu@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Baseline blood pressure control in Hispanics: characteristics of Hispanics in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. Rodriguez CJ, Still CH, Garcia KR, Wagenknecht L, White S, Bates JT, Del Cid MV, Lioudis M, Lopez Barrera N, Moreyra A, Punzi H, Ringer RJ, Cushman WC, Contreras G, Servilla K, Rocco M.. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017;19(2):116-125.

A genome-wide interaction analysis of tricyclic/tetracyclic antidepressants and RR and QT intervals: a pharmacogenomics study from the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium. Noordam R, Sitlani CM, Avery CL, Stewart JD, Gogarten SM, Wiggins KL, Trompet S, Warren HR, Sun F, Evans DS, Li X, Li J, Smith AV, Bis JC, Brody JA, Busch EL, Caulfield MJ, Chen YI, Cummings SR, Cupples LA, Duan Q, Franco OH, Mendez-Giraldez R,.. J Med Genet. 2017;54(5):313-323.

The relationship between smoking intensity and subclinical cardiovascular injury: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Al Rifai M, DeFillippis AP, McEvoy JW, Hall ME, Acien AN, Jones MR, Keith R, Magid HS, Rodriguez CJ, Barr GR, Benjamin EJ, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Blaha MJ.. Atherosclerosis. 2017;258():119-130.

Effect of intensive blood pressure treatment on heart failure events in the Systolic Blood Pressure Reduction Intervention Trial. Upadhya B, Rocco M, Lewis CE, Oparil S, Lovato LC, Cushman WC, Bates JT, Bello NA, Aurigemma G, Fine LJ, Johnson KC, Rodriguez CJ, Raj DS, Rastogi A, Tamariz L, Wiggers A, Kitzman DW.. Circ Heart Fail. 2017;10(4):e003613.

Diabetes status modifies the association between carotid intima-media thickness and incident heart failure: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Effoe VS, McClendon EE, Rodriguez CJ, Wagenknecht LE, Evans GW, Chang PP, Bertoni AG.. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2017;128():58-66.

Association of albuminuria with cardiac dysfunction in US Hispanics/Latinos. Hanna DB, Xu S, Melamed M, Gonzalez F II, Allison MA, Bilsker MS, Hurwitz BE, Kansal MM, Schneiderman N, Shah SJ, Kaplan RC, Rodriguez CJ, Kizer JR.. Am J Cardiol. 2017;119(12):2073-2080.

American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) class I guidelines for the treatment of cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk: implications for US Hispanics/Latinos based on findings from the Hispanic. Qureshi WT, Kaplan RC, Swett K, Burke G, Daviglus M, Jung M, Talavera GA, Chirinos DA, Reina SA, Davis S, Rodriguez CJ.. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017;6(5):e005045.

Blood pressure and Hispanic/Latino cognitive function: Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos results. Tarraf W, Rodriguez CJ, Daviglus ML, Lamar M, Schneiderman N, Gallo L, Talavera GA, Kaplan RC, Fornage M, Conceicao A, Gonzalez HM.. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;59(1):31-42.

Higher number of live births is associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and adverse cardiac remodelling among US Hispanic/Latina women: results from the Echocardiographic Study of Latinos. Aggarwal SR, Herrington DM, Vladutiu CJ, Newman JC, Swett K, Gonzalez F, Kizer JR, Kominiarek MA, Tabb KM, Gallo LC, Talavera GA, Hurwitz BE, Rodriguez CJ.. Open Heart. 2017;4(1):e000530.

High quality statin trials support the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines after HOPE-3: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Mortensen MB, Budoff MJ, Li D, Nasir K, Blaha MJ, Sandfort V, Rodriguez CJ, Ouyang P, Falk E.. Circulation. 2017;():.

Statin trials, cardiovascular events, and coronary artery calcification: implications for a trial-based approach to statin therapy in MESA. Mortensen MB, Falk E, Li D, Nasir K, Blaha MJ, Sandfort V, Rodriguez CJ, Ouyang P, Budoff M.. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017;():.

Prevalence and predictors of diastolic dysfunction according to different classification criteria: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young in Adults Study. Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Colangelo LA, Lima JAC, Jacobs DR, Rodriguez CJ, Gidding SS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Shah SJ.. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;185(12):1221-1227.

Rasmussen-Torvik et al. respond to "the perfect measure of diastolic dysfunction" [editorial]. Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Colangelo LA, Lima JAC, Jacobs DR Jr, Rodriguez CJ, Gidding SS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Shah SJ.. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;185(12):1231-1232.

Smoking intensity and duration is associated with cardiac structure and function: the ECHOcardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos. Leigh JA, Kaplan RC, Swett K, Balfour P, Kansal MM, Talavera GA, Perreira K, Blaha MJ, Benjamin EJ, Robertson R, Bhartnagar A, Rodriguez CJ.. Open Heart. 2017;4(2):e000614.

Experiences of discrimination and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Whitaker KM, Everson-Rose SA, Pankow JS, Rodriguez CJ, Lewis TT, Kershaw KN, Diez Roux AV, Lutsey PL.. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;186(4):445-455.

Effect of intensive blood-pressure treatment on patient-reported outcomes. Berlowitz DR, Foy CG, Kazis LE, Bolin LP, Conroy MB, Fitzpatrick P, Gure TR, Kimmel PL, Kirchner K, Morisky DE, Newman J, Olney C, Oparil S, Pajewski NM, Powell J, Ramsey T, Simmons DL, Snyder J, Supiano MA, Weiner DE, Whittle J, Rocco M,.. N Engl J Med. 2017;377(8):733-744.

Adult height, prevalent coronary artery calcium score, and incident cardiovascular disease outcomes in a multi-ethnic cohort. Yeboah J, Blaha MJ, Michos ED, Qureshi W, Miedema M, Flueckiger P, Rodriguez CJ, Szklo M, Bertoni AG.. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;186(8):935-943.

Diurnal salivary cortisol and nativity/duration of residence in Latinos: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Novak NL, Wang X, Clarke PJ, Hajat A, Needham BL, Sanchez BN, Rodriguez CJ, Seeman TE, Castro-Diehl C, Golden SH, Diez Roux AV.. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017;85():179-189.

Clinical outcomes by race and ethnicity in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT): a randomized clinical trial. Still CH, Rodriguez CJ, Wright JT Jr, Craven TE, Bress AP, Chertow GM, Whelton PK, Whittle JC, Freedman BI, Johnson KC, Foy CG, He J, Kostis JB, Lash JP, Pedley CF, Pisoni R, Powell JR, Wall BM.. Am J Hypertens. 2017;():.

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;22(10):763-768.

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;78(7):841-850.

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-e360.

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.

Cardiovascular disease in Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. Balfour PC Jr, Ruiz JM, Talavera GA, Allison MA, Rodriguez CJ.. J Lat Psychol. 2016;4(2):98-113.

Epigenetic signatures of cigarette smoking. Joehanes R, Just AC, Marioni RE, Pilling LC, Reynolds LM, Mandaviya PR, Guan W, Xu T, Elks CE, Aslibekyan S, Moreno-Macias H, Smith JA, Brody JA, Dhingra R, Yousefi P, Pankow JS, Kunze S, Shah SH, McRae AF, Lohman K, Sha J, Absher DM,.. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2016;9(5):436-447.

Association of impaired glucose regulation and insulin resistance with cardiac structure and function: results from ECHO-SOL (Echocardiographic Study of Latinos). Demmer RT, Allison MA, Cai J, Kaplan RC, Desai AA, Hurwitz BE, Newman JC, Shah SJ, Swett K, Talavera GA, Thai A, Youngblood ME, Rodriguez CJ.. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016;9(10):e005032.

Clinical outcomes in different types of aortic stenosis as assessed by Doppler echocardiography. Brandon Stacey R [sic] [Stacey RB], Meng M, Byrum Iii GV, Gilbert ON, Upadhya B, Rodriguez C, Zhao D, Pu M.. J Heart Valve Dis. 2016;25(6):672-678.

Estimation of incident heart failure risk in US Hispanics/Latinos using a validated echocardiographic risk stratification index: Echo Study of Latinos [abstract]. Rangel MO, Kaplan RC, Daviglus ML, Kitzman DW, Kansal M, Spevack DM, Raisinghani A, Shah SJ, Rodriguez CJ.. Circulation. 2016;134(Suppl 1):A18106.

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.

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Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention

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

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

Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Cardiology

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