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Gerald Bloomfield, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine and Global Health

Cardiology

Department of Medicine

Summary

Gerald Bloomfield, MD, MPH, joined Duke faculty in 2011 as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global Health after completing his Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute. Bloomfield also completed the Duke Global Health Pathway and a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship in 2010. He has launched a clinical research program at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya to determine the causes of heart failure among East Africans supported by a K01 Career Development Award from the Fogarty International Center. As part of this endeavor, Bloomfield spends approximately 6 months of the year in Kenya. He received his medical education, internal medicine residency and Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University.

His research interests are in the epidemiology of heart failure and cardiovascular risk factors in sub-Saharan Africa.  He has led studies of heart failure epidemiology, cardiovascular effects of indoor air pollution, genetic associations with cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors among HIV+ patients at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Center of Excellence at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya.