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JaNae Joyner, PhD, MHA


Program Director, Academic Affairs
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, N.C.


Ph.D., Molecular Medicine and Translational Science Graduate Program, Aug. 2007
Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

B.A., Biology/Chemistry, 1998 - 2002
Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, NC

Research Interests:

  1. Establishment of community African American cardiovascular disease prevention and screening program targeting the individual’s understanding, attitude, behavior, and motivation towards health control.
  2. Bridging Scientific Disciplines through Student Educational Tools: Evaluation by Survey Methodology of Individual Mindset as a Means of Hypertension Control
  3. Evaluation by questionnaire of patient inertia factors (including reading ability, emotional and psychological health, and barriers to health care) which contribute to the lack of hypertension control

Valdes G, Kaufmann P, Corthorn J, Erices R, Brosnihan KB, Joyner-Grantham, J. Vasodilator factors in the systemic and local adaptations to pregnancy. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 2009;7 [E-pub ahead of print].

Joyner-Grantham J, Mount DL, McCorkle OD, Simmons DR, Ferrario CM, Cline DM. Patient Inertia Beliefs among Hypertensive Emergency Department Patients Reveals Hopelessness Surrounding Disease Control and a Disconnect Between Hypertension Literacy and Patient Action. [In Press, November, 2009]

Joyner-Grantham J, Simmons DR, Moore MA, Ferrario, CM. The Impact of Changing ICD Code on Hypertension-Related Mortality in the Southeastern United States from 1994-2005. [In press: The Journal of Clinical Hypertension]

Joyner, J, Neves, LAA, Stovall, K, Ferrario, CM, Brosnihan, KB. Angiotensin-(1-7)
serves as an aquaretic by increasing water intake and diuresis in association with down-regulation of aquaporin-1 during pregnancy in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 2008; 294(3):R1073-R1080.
Joyner J, Neves LAA, Ferrario CM, Brosnihan KB. Administration of D-Alanine-[Ang-(1-7)](A-779) prior to pregnancy in Sprague Dawley rats produces antiduresis in late gestation. J Am Soc Hyper 2008; 2(6):425-430.

Neves, LAA, Stovall, K, Joyner, J, Valdes G, Gallagher, PE, Ferrario CM, Merrill, DC, Brosnihan, KB. ACE2 and Ang-(1-7) in the uterus during early gestation. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 2008; 294 (1):R151-R161.

Joyner, J, Neves, LAA, Granger, JP, Alexander, BT, Merrill DC, Chappell, MC, Ferrario, CM, Davis, WP, Brosnihan, KB. Temporal-spatial expression of angiotensin-(1-7) and angiotensin converting enzyme 2 in the kidney of normal and hypertensive pregnant rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 2007; 293(1):R169-R177.
For a listing of additional publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.


Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) Clinical Center Networks. National Institutes of Health. 2009-2018. Role: Assistant Clinical Coordinator.
This grant was awarded to Public Health Sciences (PI: Goff)
Aggressively Treating Global Cardiometabolic Risk Factors to Reduce Cardiovascular Events (CGA 6/9/08). Pfizer Medical Education Group (Grant ID: 009238). October, 2008-2011. Role: Co-Investigator.

Hypertension on Wheels—An Initiative to Provide Cardiovascular Screening, Lifestyle Education, and Follow-Up in a High Risk African American Low-Income Population in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. May, 2008-April, 2009. Role: Primary Investigator.
Bridging Scientific Disciplines through Student Educational Tools: Evaluation by Survey Methodology of Individual Mindset as a Means of Hypertension Control. Wake Forest University Ethics Leadership, and Civic Responsibility Fund. February, 2008-February, 2009. Role: Primary Investigator.

The role of angiotensin-(1-7) in renal function in normal pregnancy and pregnancy induced hypertension. American Heart Association pre-doctoral fellowship (AHA061547U). July, 2006-June 2008. Role: Primary Investigator.

Role of the novel angiotensin [Ang-(1-7)] in volume regulation in pregnancy. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Grant-In-Aid. April 2006-March, 2007. Role: Primary Investigator.

Novel role of Ang-(1-7) in volume regulation in pregnancy. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Grant-In-Aid. January, 2005-December, 2005. Role: Primary Investigator.


Selected participant and travel awardee to attend the American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease 35th Ten-Day Seminar (Tahoo, CA)

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