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

Muntner, Paul, Byron C. Jaeger, Shakia T. Hardy, Kathryn Foti, Kristi Reynolds, Paul K. Whelton, and C Barrett Bowling. “Age-Specific Prevalence and Factors Associated With Normal Blood Pressure Among US Adults.” Am J Hypertens 35, no. 4 (April 2, 2022): 319–27. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpab154.

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Bowling, C Barrett, Theodore S. Z. Berkowitz, Battista Smith, Heather E. Whitson, Nicole DePasquale, Virginia Wang, Matthew L. Maciejewski, and Maren K. Olsen. “Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Social Distancing Among Older Adults With Kidney Disease.” J Gerontol a Biol Sci Med Sci 77, no. 4 (April 1, 2022): e133–37. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glab211.

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34286836
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Thomas, S Justin, Swati Sakhuja, Lisandro D. Colantonio, Mei Li, Paul Muntner, Kristi Reynolds, and C Barrett Bowling. “Insomnia Diagnosis, Prescribed Hypnotic Medication Use, and Risk for Serious Fall Injuries In the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study.” Sleep, March 11, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsac063.

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35275601
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Plantinga, Laura C., Courtney Hoge, Charmayne Dunlop-Thomas, Brad D. Pearce, S Sam Lim, Cristina Drenkard, and C Barrett Bowling. “Association of COVID-19 pandemic-related concern and health routine changes with functioning among individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus.” Lupus Sci Med 9, no. 1 (February 2022). https://doi.org/10.1136/lupus-2022-000658.

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35177480
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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. “Sustained SBP control and long-term nursing home admission among Medicare beneficiaries.” J Hypertens 39, no. 11 (November 1, 2021): 2258–64. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002926.

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34232161
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Ioannou, George N., Jacqueline M. Ferguson, Ann M. O’Hare, Amy S. B. Bohnert, Lisa I. Backus, Edward J. Boyko, Thomas F. Osborne, et al. “Changes in the associations of race and rurality with SARS-CoV-2 infection, mortality, and case fatality in the United States from February 2020 to March 2021: A population-based cohort study.” Plos Medicine 18, no. 10 (October 21, 2021): e1003807. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003807.

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Plantinga, Laura, Courtney Hoge, Cristina Drenkard, Charmayne Dunlop-Thomas, Brad Pearce, S Sam Lim, and C Barrett Bowling. “Concern About the COVID-19 Pandemic and Community Mobility Among Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients.” In Arthritis & Rheumatology, 73:3326–27, 2021.

Scholars@Duke

Plantinga, Laura, Courtney Hoge, C Barrett Bowling, Charmayne Dunlop-Thomas, Brad Pearce, S Sam Lim, and Cristina Drenkard. “COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Changes in Health Routines and Self-Reported Physical Functioning Among Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients.” In Arthritis & Rheumatology, 73:3325–26, 2021.

Scholars@Duke

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 36, no. 8 (August 2021): 2221–29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-06623-w.

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33564944
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Plantinga, Laura C., Grace Xu, Courtney Hoge, Ann Vandenberg, Charmayne Dunlop-Thomas, Brian D. Jones, Jeremy Johnson, Cristina Drenkard, S Sam Lim, and C Barrett Bowling. “Comprehension, Utility, and Acceptability of a Multi-Domain Physical Functioning Report for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients and Their Providers.” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), July 19, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.24756.

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34286926
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