Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Reducing disparities in the quality of palliative care for older african americans through improved advance care planning: Study design and protocolJournal of Palliative Medicine.  22:S90-S100. 2019
2019 Medication-Taking Behaviors and Perceptions Among Adults With Heart Failure (from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke Study)American Journal of Cardiology.  123:1667-1674. 2019
2019 Low Utilization of Beta-Blockers Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection FractionJournal of Cardiac Failure.  25:343-351. 2019
2019 Training Needs of Clinical and Research Professionals to Optimize Minority Recruitment and Retention in Cancer Clinical TrialsJournal of Cancer Education.  34:26-34. 2019
2019 Racial differences in the association of NT-proBNP with risk of incident heart failure in REGARDSJCI insight.  4. 2019
2018 A National Study of U.S. Emergency Departments: Racial Disparities in Hospitalizations for Heart FailureAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  55:S31-S39. 2018
2018 Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends Comprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers (ENABLE CHF-PC): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials.  19. 2018
2018 Dietary patterns and mediterranean diet score and hazard of recurrent coronary heart disease events and all-cause mortality in the regards studyJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  7. 2018
2018 Association of functional and structural social support with medication adherence among individuals treated for coronary heart disease risk factors: Findings from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyPLoS ONE.  13. 2018
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 A Qualitative Study of Motivations for Minority Recruitment in Cancer Clinical Trials Across Five NCI-Designated Cancer CentersJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  4:992-998. 2017
2017 Erratum to: A Qualitative Study of Motivations for Minority Recruitment in Cancer Clinical Trials Across Five NCI-Designated Cancer Centers (Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, (2017), 4, 5, (992-998), 10.1007/s40615-016-0303-3)Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  4:999. 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 Vulnerabilities to health disparities and statin use in the REGARDS (reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke) studyJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  6. 2017
2017 Engaging patients and families to create a feasible clinical trial integrating palliative and heart failure care: Results of the ENABLE CHF-PC pilot clinical trialBMC Palliative Care.  16. 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
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 Relation of longitudinal changes in body mass index with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk scores in middle-aged black and white adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) StudyAnnals of Epidemiology.  26:521-526. 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 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 The impact of the combination of income and education on the incidence of coronary heart disease in the prospective Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) cohort study Chronic Disease EpidemiologyBMC Public Health.  15. 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 Depressive symptoms are associated with incident coronary heart disease or revascularization among blacks but not among whites in the Reasons for Geographical and Racial Differences in Stroke studyAnnals of Epidemiology.  25:426-432. 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
2014 Minority-group recruitment goals in federally funded clinical research: What’s in a number?The virtual mentor : VM.  16:467-471. 2014
2014 Perspectives on barriers and facilitators to minority recruitment for clinical trials among cancer center leaders, investigators, research staff, and referring clinicians: enhancing minority participation in clinical trials (EMPaCT).Cancer.  120 Suppl 7:1097-1105. 2014
2014 State-of-the-science of patient navigation as a strategy for enhancing minority clinical trial accrual.Cancer.  120 Suppl 7:1122-1130. 2014
2013 Perceived stress is associated with incident coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality in low- but not high-income participants in the Reasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke studyJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  2:e000447. 2013
2013 Social support among African Americans with heart failure: Is there a role for community health advisors?Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care.  42:19-25. 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 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
2011 Low medication adherence and the incidence of stroke symptoms among individuals with hypertension: The REGARDS studyJournal of Clinical Hypertension.  13:479-486. 2011
2011 Willingness to participate in clinical trials among African Americans and whites previously exposed to clinical research.Journal of Cultural Diversity.  18:8-19. 2011
2011 Different types of distrust in clinical research among Whites and African AmericansJournal of the National Medical Association.  103:123-130. 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 Trust in physicians and blood pressure control in blacks and whites being treated for hypertension in the REGARDS studyEthnicity and Disease.  20:282-289. 2010
2007 Participation in Research Studies: Factors Associated with Failing to Meet Minority Recruitment GoalsAnnals of Epidemiology.  17:634-642. 2007
2006 Investigators' assessment of NIH mandated inclusion of women and minorities in researchControlled Clinical Trials.  27:571-579. 2006
2005 Perceptions of African-American culture and implications for clinical trial designEthnicity and Disease.  15:292-299. 2005
2002 The general public's concerns about clinical risk in live kidney donationAmerican Journal of Transplantation.  2:186-193. 2002

Investigator On

  • Deep South Resource Center For Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center - Interventions and Translation Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • 3/3 Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership: Outreach Core  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-3  awarded by Cornell University 2017 - 2021
  • REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-3  awarded by Weill (Joan and Sanford I.) Medical College of Cornell University 2019 - 2020
  • ENABLE: CHF-PC (Comprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers)  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2019
  • Southern All of Us Network  awarded by NIH - OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR 2017 - 2018
  • Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study - Coordinating Center  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Community Liaison Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health  awarded by University of Minnesota 2013 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2016 - 2018
  • Reasons for Geographic AND Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-2  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by NOVO NORDISK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2013 - 2016
  • REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-2  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2014 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by Novartis Pharma AG 2013 - 2014
  • EMPaCT: Phase II  awarded by University of Minnesota 2011 - 2013
  • Longitudinal Studies of Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Young Adults (CARDIA) - Coordinating Center  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Master of Public Health, Harvard University 2005
  • Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University 2000
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biology, Howard University 1996
  • Duke University Health System, Durham Internal Medicine, Internship 2001
  • Duke University Health System, Durham Internal Medicine, Residency 2003
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston General Internal Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2006
  • Full Name

  • Raegan Durant