Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease. He attended medical school at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA and completed his Internal Medicine training at the LSU Internal Medicine Residency in Baton Rouge, LA where he served as Chief Medical Resident. After finishing his training at LSU, he came to UAB to pursue his Cardiovascular Disease training. While at UAB, he completed a MSPH in health services and outcomes research and also served as Chief Fellow during his final year of fellowship. After fellowship, Dr. Brown joined the UAB faculty in the Preventive Cardiology Section of the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease where he is an Associate Professor and also serves as the Director of Outpatient Services and Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is actively involved in research focusing on the epidemiology and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases including studying the utilization and benefits of cardiac rehabilitation. He also currently serves on the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Board of Directors as well as national committees for the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. In recent years, he has been heavily involved in the AACVPR cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation registries.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Causes and temporal patterns of 30-day readmission among older adults hospitalized with heart failure with preserved or reduced ejection fractionJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  7. 2018
    2018 N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and microsize myocardial infarction risk in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke studyBMC Cardiovascular Disorders.  18. 2018
    2017 Design and interpretation of non-inferiority studies: A clinician’s perspectiveJournal of Nuclear Cardiology.  24:1994-1997. 2017
    2017 Statin Discontinuation, Reinitiation, and Persistence Patterns among Medicare Beneficiaries after Myocardial Infarction: A Cohort StudyCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  10. 2017
    2017 Medical therapy following hospitalization for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and association with discharge to long-term care: A cross-sectional analysis of the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) populationBMC Cardiovascular Disorders.  17. 2017
    2017 Metabolic syndrome cluster does not provide incremental prognostic information in patients with stable cardiovascular disease: A post hoc analysis of the AIM-HIGH trialJournal of Clinical Lipidology.  11:1201-1211. 2017
    2017 Adherence to high-intensity statins following a myocardial infarction hospitalization among medicare beneficiariesJAMA Cardiology.  2:890-895. 2017
    2017 Trends in Use of High-Intensity Statin Therapy After Myocardial Infarction, 2011 to 2014Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  69:2696-2706. 2017
    2017 Insurance, self-reported medication adherence and LDL cholesterol: The REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke studyInternational Journal of Cardiology.  236:462-465. 2017
    2017 Comparison of expert adjudicated coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease mortality with the National Death Index: Results from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  6. 2017
    2017 Race-sex differences in statin use and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol control among people with diabetes mellitus in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke studyJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  6. 2017
    2017 Significant Discrepancy Between Estimated and Actual Longevity in St. Jude Medical Implantable Cardioverter-DefibrillatorsJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.  28:552-558. 2017
    2017 Albuminuria, kidney function, and sudden cardiac death: Findings from The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyHeart Rhythm.  14:65-71. 2017
    2017 Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9) inhibition in patients with or at high risk of coronary heart diseaseUS Cardiology.  11:16-17. 2017
    2017 Quality of anticoagulation control and hemorrhage risk among African American and European American warfarin usersPharmacogenetics -London-.  27:347-355. 2017
    2016 Diabetes, diabetes severity, and coronary heart disease risk equivalence: REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS)American Heart Journal.  181:43-51. 2016
    2016 Effect of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction on Response to WarfarinAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  118:232-236. 2016
    2016 Comparison of length of stay, 30-day mortality, and 30-day readmission rates in medicare patients with heart failure and with reduced versus preserved ejection fractionAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  118:79-85. 2016
    2016 Race-Specific Influence of CYP4F2 on Dose and Risk of Hemorrhage among Warfarin UsersPharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy.  36:263-272. 2016
    2016 Response to Letter Regarding Article, "southern Dietary Pattern is Associated with Hazard of Acute Coronary Heart Disease in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study"Circulation.  133:e416. 2016
    2015 Power and sample size in clinical studiesJournal of Nuclear Cardiology.  22:1314-1315. 2015
    2015 Race influences warfarin dose changes associated with genetic factorsBlood.  126:539-545. 2015
    2015 Characteristics and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction by discharge diagnosis: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke studyAnnals of Epidemiology.  25:499-504.e1. 2015
    2015 Race-sex differences in the management of hyperlipidemia: The reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke studyAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  48:520-527. 2015
    2015 Statin use following hospitalization among Medicare beneficiaries with a secondary discharge diagnosis of acute myocardial infarctionJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  4. 2015
    2015 Southern dietary pattern is associated with hazard of acute coronary heart disease in the reasons for geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyCirculation.  132:804-814. 2015
    2015 Trends in mortality and recurrent coronary heart disease events after an acute myocardial infarction among Medicare beneficiaries, 2001-2009American Heart Journal.  170:249-255.e2. 2015
    2015 Underutilization of high-intensity statin therapy after hospitalization for coronary heart diseaseJournal of the American College of Cardiology.  65:270-277. 2015
    2014 Effect of sustaining lifestyle modifications (nonsmoking, weight reduction, physical activity, and Mediterranean diet) after healing of myocardial infarction, percutaneous intervention, or coronary bypass (from the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study)American Journal of Cardiology.  113:1933-1940. 2014
    2014 Achievement of optimal medical therapy goals for U.S. adults with coronary artery disease: Results from the REGARDS Study (REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke)Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  63:1626-1633. 2014
    2014 Claims-based algorithms for identifying Medicare beneficiaries at high estimated risk for coronary heart disease events: A cross-sectional studyBMC Health Services Research.  14. 2014
    2014 Aspirin as Primary Prevention of Acute Coronary Heart Disease Events.British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research.  4:5357-5367. 2014
    2014 Declines in coronary heart disease incidence and mortality among middle-aged adults with and without diabetesAnnals of Epidemiology.  24:581-587. 2014
    2014 Influence of regular physical activity on warfarin dose and risk of hemorrhagic complicationsPharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy.  34:545-554. 2014
    2014 Metabolic syndrome, C-reactive protein, and mortality in U.S. blacks and whites: The reasons for geographic and racial differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyDiabetes Care.  37:2284-2290. 2014
    2013 Awareness, treatment, and control of LDL cholesterol are lower among U.S. adults with undiagnosed diabetes versus diagnosed diabetesDiabetes Care.  36:2734-2740. 2013
    2013 Trends in the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of high low density lipoprotein-cholesterol among United States adults from 1999-2000 Through 2009-2010American Journal of Cardiology.  112:664-670. 2013
    2013 Cardioprotective medication use and risk factor control among US adults with unrecognized myocardial infarction: The REasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) studyVascular Health and Risk Management.  9:47-55. 2013
    2013 Hospital laboratory reporting may be a barrier to detection of 'microsize' myocardial infarction in the US: An observational studyBMC Health Services Research.  13. 2013
    2012 Awareness and management of chronic disease, insurance status, and health professional shortage areas in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS): A cross-sectional studyBMC Health Services Research.  12. 2012
    2012 Association of race and sex with risk of incident acute coronary heart disease eventsJournal of the American Medical Association.  308:1768-1774. 2012
    2012 Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Cardiovascular Disease RiskClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  10:568-569. 2012
    2012 Awareness, treatment and control of hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia and area-level mortality regions in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) studyJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  23:903-921. 2012
    2012 Epidemiology of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and chronic kidney diseaseCurrent Hypertension Reports.  14:152-159. 2012
    2012 Use of secondary prevention medications among adults with reduced kidney functionClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  7:604-611. 2012
    2012 The role of cardiac rehabilitation in heart failure patientsUS Cardiology.  9:61-65. 2012
    2011 Association of the metabolic syndrome with atrial fibrillation among United States adults (from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke [REGARDS] Study)American Journal of Cardiology.  108:227-232. 2011
    2011 Heart disease and stroke statistics-2011 update: A report from the American Heart AssociationCirculation.  123. 2011
    2011 Cardiac rehabilitation outcomes: impact of comorbidities and age.Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.  31:342-348. 2011
    2011 Clinical Research in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary PreventionJournal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.  31:333-341. 2011
    2011 Health professional shortage areas, insurance status, and cardiovascular disease prevention in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) studyJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  22:1179-1189. 2011
    2010 Exercise as a treatment for the risk of cardiovascular diseaseCurrent Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine.  12:329-341. 2010
    2010 Variations in prevalent cardiovascular disease and future risk by metabolic syndrome classification in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyAmerican Heart Journal.  159:385-391. 2010
    2010 Executive summary: Heart disease and stroke statistics-2010 update: A report from the american heart associationCirculation.  121. 2010
    2010 Heart disease and stroke statistics - 2010 update: A report from the American heart associationCirculation.  121:948-954. 2010
    2009 Biomarkers of atherosclerosis: Clinical applicationsCurrent Cardiovascular Risk Reports.  3:23-30. 2009
    2009 Predictors of Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral in Coronary Artery Disease Patients. Findings From the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines ProgramJournal of the American College of Cardiology.  54:515-521. 2009
    2009 Drugs are not enough: The metabolic syndrome - A call for intensive therapeutic lifestyle changeJournal of the CardioMetabolic Syndrome.  4:20-25. 2009
    2009 Assessing patient recall of discharge instructions for acute myocardial infarction.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  31. 2009
    2008 Biomarkers of atherosclerosis: Clinical applicationsCurrent Cardiology Reports.  10:497-504. 2008
    2008 Does prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in women with coronary artery disease differ by the ATP III and IDF criteria?Journal of Women's Health.  17:841-847. 2008
    2007 Management of stable patients with coronary heart disease: Clinical implications of the Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trialJournal of Clinical Lipidology.  1:564-574. 2007
    2006 B-type natriuretic peptide level in a patient with constrictive pericarditisCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.  68:832-834. 2006
    2006 Quantification of tricuspid regurgitation by live three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiographic measurements of vena contracta areaEchocardiography.  23:793-800. 2006
    2005 Acute Hepatitis E Infection in a Visitor to LouisianaSouthern Medical Journal.  98:721-722. 2005

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Louisiana State University System : University of New Orleans 2001
  • Earl K. Long Medical Center, Internship 2002
  • Earl K. Long Medical Center, Residency 2005
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2009
  • Full Name

  • Todd Brown