Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021 Examining Adherence and Dose Effect of an Early Palliative Care Intervention for Advanced Heart Failure PatientsJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  62:471-481. 2021
2021 Perceived Institutional Barriers Among Clinical and Research Professionals: Minority Participation in Oncology Clinical Trials 2021
2021 African American Cancer Survivors’ Perspectives on Cancer Clinical Trial Participation in a Safety-Net Hospital: Considering the Role of the Social Determinants of HealthJournal of Cancer Education2021
2021 Mediterranean diet score, dietary patterns, and risk of sudden cardiac death in the regards study 2021
2021 Number of Social Determinants of Health and Fatal and Nonfatal Incident Coronary Heart Disease in the REGARDS StudyCirculation.  244-253. 2021
2020 Effect of an Early Palliative Care Telehealth Intervention vs Usual Care on Patients with Heart Failure: The ENABLE CHF-PC Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Internal Medicine.  180:1203-1213. 2020
2020 Evidence-based beta blocker use associated with lower heart failure readmission and mortality, but not all-cause readmission, among Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for heart failure with reduced ejection fractionPLoS ONE.  15. 2020
2020 Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Care of Patients with Heart Failure: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart AssociationCirculation.  141:e841-e863. 2020
2020 The association of hypertension, hypertension duration, and control with incident heart failure in black and white adultsJournal of Clinical Hypertension.  22:857-866. 2020
2020 Effects of a Telehealth Early Palliative Care Intervention for Family Caregivers of Persons With Advanced Heart Failure: The ENABLE CHF-PC Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Network Open.  3:e202583. 2020
2020 Assembling and validating a heart failure-free cohort from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyBMC Medical Research Methodology.  20. 2020
2020 African American Recruitment in Early Heart Failure Palliative Care Trials: Outcomes and Comparison With the ENABLE CHF-PC Randomized TrialJournal of Palliative Care2020
2020 Bias and stereotyping among research and clinical professionals: Perspectives on minority recruitment for oncology clinical trialsCancer.  126:1958-1968. 2020
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 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 study 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 fraction 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) study 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) study 2017
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 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 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 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 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 study 2013
2013 Social support among African Americans with heart failure: Is there a role for community health advisors? 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 events 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. 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 researchContemporary 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

Principal Investigator On

  • COMPLETED - Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership: Pilot Research Project: IMPaCT 2.0  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Administrative Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Community Liaison and Recruitment Core (CLRC)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center in Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Community Liason and Recruitment Core (CLRC)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Equal Advanced Care Planning  awarded by Duke University
  • Everyone at the Table: A State of the Science Symposium to Identify Evidence-Based Approaches to Increasing Participation of African American Men in Cancer Research  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (MEMPHIS)
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health - Research Project I: Patient Navigation to Reduce Readmissions among Black Men with Heart Failure (NAVI-HF)  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMARIN PHARMA, INC.
  • Social Support, Self-Management, and Hospital Use for Heart Failure  awarded by American Heart Association
  • Social Support, Self-Management, and Hospital Use for Heart Failure  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Investigator On

  • 3/3 Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Create Access to Targeted Cancer Therapy for Underserved Populations (CATCH-UP)  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study - Coordinating Center  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center For Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Community Liaison Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • EMPaCT: Phase II  awarded by University of Minnesota
  • ENABLE: CHF-PC (Comprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers)  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS
  • Longitudinal Studies of Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Young Adults (CARDIA) - Coordinating Center  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership: Outreach Core  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health  awarded by University of Minnesota
  • National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for African American Men's Health  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS
  • Optimizing an Early Palliative Care Intervention for Advanced HF Patients  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS
  • Private Grant  awarded by NOVO NORDISK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by Novartis Pharma AG
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. ^
  • REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-2  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-3  awarded by Cornell University
  • REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-3  awarded by Weill (Joan and Sanford I.) Medical College of Cornell University
  • Reasons for Geographic AND Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-2  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Southern All of Us Network  awarded by NIH - OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center - Interventions and Translation Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Research in Aging through Mentorship and Practice - Undergraduate Program (UAB RAMP-UP)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB-Tuskegee Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation Partnership (UAB-TU FIRST Partnership) - ADMIN Core  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB/Tuskegee Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (UAB/TU FIRST) Partnership (NIH U54)  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Education And Training

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

  • Raegan Durant