Christopher Barrett Bowling, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
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 at Birmingham, 2010 - 2012
  • Geriatric Medicine Clinical Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2009 - 2010
  • Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2006 - 2009
  • M.S.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2012
  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 2006

Publications

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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Bowling, C Barrett, Barry R. Davis, Alison Luciano, Lara M. Simpson, Richard Sloane, Carl F. Pieper, Paula T. Einhorn, Suzanne Oparil, and Paul Muntner. “Sustained blood pressure control and coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and mortality: An observational analysis of ALLHAT..” J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 21, no. 4 (April 2019): 451–59. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.13515.

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30864748
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Bowling, C Barrett, Heather E. Whitson, and Theodore M. Johnson. “The 5Ts: Preliminary Development of a Framework to Support Inclusion of Older Adults in Research..” J Am Geriatr Soc 67, no. 2 (February 2019): 342–46. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15785.

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30693952
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Plantinga, Laura, Benjamin D. Tift, Charmayne Dunlop-Thomas, S. Sam Lim, C. Barrett Bowling, and Cristina Drenkard. “Geriatric Assessment of Physical and Cognitive Functioning in a Diverse Cohort of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients: A Pilot Study..” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 70, no. 10 (October 2018): 1469–77. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.23507.

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29316334
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Hoge, Courtney, C Barrett Bowling, S Sam Lim, Cristina Drenkard, and Laura Plantinga. “Association of Poverty Income Ratio with Physical Functioning in a Cohort of Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” In Arthritis & Rheumatology, Vol. 70. WILEY, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Bowling, C Barrett, Rasheeda K. Hall, Anjali Khakharia, Harold A. Franch, and Laura C. Plantinga. “Serious Fall Injury History and Adverse Health Outcomes After Initiating Hemodialysis Among Older U.S. Adults..” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 73, no. 9 (August 10, 2018): 1216–21. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glx260.

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29346522
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Vandenberg, Ann E., Katharina V. Echt, Theodore M. Johnson, and C Barrett Bowling. “Patient discourse on chronic kidney disease monitoring: a qualitative study at a Veterans Affairs Renal Clinic..” Bmc Nephrol 19, no. 1 (July 19, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-018-0981-7.

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30025520
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