Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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

Associate Professor,

Contact Information

Department: 336-713-1648


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Education & Training

  • M.D., Columbia University , 1996
  • B.S., University of Massachusetts-Amherst , 1992
  • 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


  • American College of Cardiology
  • Aha - Council On Cardiovascula

NPI Number

  • 1023192820
Carlos J. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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

Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Research Interests

cardiac function, epidemiology, minority health issues

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6012 | Department: 336-713-1648


Recent Publications

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

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

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

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.

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.

Arguelles W, Llabre MM, Penedo FJ, Talavera GA, Aviles-Santa L, Daviglus ML, Espinoza RA, Ostfeld RJ, Gonzalez HM, Rodriguez CJ, Schneiderman N. 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]. Psychosom Med. 2013;75(3):A93-A94.

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. Population structure of Hispanics in the United States: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. PLoS Genet. 2012;8(4):e1002640.

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

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

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,. Evaluation of the metabochip genotyping array in African Americans and implications for fine mapping of GWAS-identified loci: the PAGE study. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(4):e35651.

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

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

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

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.

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Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention

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