Christopher Barrett Bowling, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Box 3003 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
Email address barrett.bowling@duke.edu

I am a geriatrician with research training in population health and chronic disease epidemiology. Through my work, I aim to inform patient-centered care that focuses on optimizing function and quality of life over traditional disease-based approaches. Much of my work has focused on chronic kidney disease, however I have recently broadened the scope of investigation to include other chronic conditions including hypertension and systemic lupus erythematosus. The unifying theme of this work has been applying a geriatric research approach to large studies of chronic disease. As Associate Director of Clinical Programs at the Durham VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, I have also had the opportunity to partner with nephrologists to develop clinical programs in the VA designed to provide patient-centered, geriatric care for older adults with kidney disease.

Education and Training

  • Advanced Geriatrics Special Fellowship, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2010 - 2012
  • Geriatric Medicine Clinical Fellowship, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2009 - 2010
  • Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, University of Alabama Birmingham, 2006 - 2009
  • M.S.P.H., University of Alabama Birmingham, 2012
  • M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, 2006

Publications

Bowling, C Barrett, Alexandra Lee, and Jeff D. Williamson. “Blood Pressure Control Among Older Adults With Hypertension: Narrative Review and Introduction of a Framework for Improving Care.” American Journal of Hypertension 34, no. 3 (April 2021): 258–66. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpab002.

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33821943
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Bowling, C Barrett, Richard Sloane, Carl Pieper, Alison Luciano, Barry R. Davis, Lara M. Simpson, Paula T. Einhorn, Suzanne Oparil, and Paul Muntner. “Association of Sustained Blood Pressure Control with Lower Risk for High-Cost Multimorbidities Among Medicare Beneficiaries in ALLHAT.” J Gen Intern Med, February 9, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-06623-w.

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33564944
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Plantinga, Laura, Ann Vandenberg, Felicia Goldstein, Brian Jones, Jeremy Johnson, Christopher Barrett Bowling, Charmayne Dunlop-Thomas, Sung Sam Lim, and Cristina Drenkard. “Patient and provider perceptions of a novel cognitive functioning report for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a qualitative study.” Lupus Sci Med 8, no. 1 (February 2021). https://doi.org/10.1136/lupus-2021-000476.

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33627441
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Bowling, C Barrett, Richard Sloane, Carl Pieper, Alison Luciano, Barry R. Davis, Lara M. Simpson, Paula T. Einhorn, Suzanne Oparil, and Paul Muntner. “Association of Sustained Blood Pressure Control with Multimorbidity Progression Among Older Adults.” J Am Geriatr Soc 68, no. 9 (September 2020): 2059–66. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16558.

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32501546
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Hoge, Courtney, C Barrett Bowling, S Sam Lim, Cristina Drenkard, and Laura C. Plantinga. “Association of Poverty Income Ratio with Physical Functioning in a Cohort of Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” In J Rheumatol, 47:983–90, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.190991.

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32115428
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Plantinga, Laura C., Brian Jones, Jeremy Johnson, Amelia Lambeth, Janice P. Lea, Leigh Nadel, Ann E. Vandenberg, and C Barrett Bowling. “Delivery of a patient-friendly functioning report to improve patient-centeredness of dialysis care: a pilot study.” Bmc Health Serv Res 19, no. 1 (November 27, 2019): 891. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4733-6.

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31771573
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Bowling, C Barrett, Luqin Deng, Swati Sakhuja, Miriam C. Morey, Byron C. Jaeger, and Paul Muntner. “Prevalence of Activity Limitations and Association with Multimorbidity Among US Adults 50 to 64 Years Old.” J Gen Intern Med 34, no. 11 (November 2019): 2390–96. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05244-8.

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Vandenberg, Ann E., C Barrett Bowling, Olufunmilola Adisa, Abyalew Sahlie, Leigh Nadel, Janice Lea, and Laura C. Plantinga. “Shared patient and provider values in end-stage renal disease decision making: Identifying the tensions.” Patient Educ Couns 102, no. 7 (July 2019): 1280–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2019.02.012.

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30803904
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Lynch, Raymond J., Rachel E. Patzer, Stephen O. Pastan, C Barrett Bowling, and Laura C. Plantinga. “Recent History of Serious Fall Injuries and Posttransplant Outcomes Among US Kidney Transplant Recipients.” Transplantation 103, no. 5 (May 2019): 1043–50. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002463.

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30247319
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