Isaretta Lee Riley, MD

Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail 1821 Hillandale Rd, #25-A, Box 31394, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 613-6394
Email address

I am a pulmonologist committed to eliminating disparities in health outcomes and quality of life of adults living with asthma. I aim to accomplish this by developing an independently funded line of research employing rigorous clinical research methods, through which I will identify and implement effective interventions to improve the health of populations most vulnerable to adverse asthma outcomes. 

Areas of interest include medication adherence, access to care, community-engaged research, and implementation science.

Education and Training

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2011 - 2014
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2008 - 2011
  • M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, 2008


Riley, IL, Boulware, LE, Sun, J-L, Chiswell, K, Que, LG, Kraft, M, Todd, JL, Palmer, SM, and Anderson, ML. "Factors associated with reporting results for pulmonary clinical trials in" Clinical trials (London, England) 15, no. 1 (February 2018): 87-94.

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Paul, DW, Neely, NB, Clement, M, Riley, I, Al-Hegelan, M, Phelan, M, Kraft, M, Murdoch, DM, Lucas, J, Bartlett, J, McKellar, M, and Que, LG. "Development and validation of an electronic medical record (EMR)-based computed phenotype of HIV-1 infection." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 25, no. 2 (February 2018): 150-157.

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Spratt, SE, Pereira, K, Granger, BB, Batch, BC, Phelan, M, Pencina, M, Miranda, ML, Boulware, E, Lucas, JE, Nelson, CL, Neely, B, Goldstein, BA, Barth, P, Richesson, RL, Riley, IL, Corsino, L, McPeek Hinz, ER, Rusincovitch, S, Green, J, Barton, AB, DDC Phenotype Group, , Kelley, C, Hyland, K, Tang, M, Elliott, A, Ruel, E, Clark, A, Mabrey, M, Morrissey, KL, Rao, J, Hong, B, Pierre-Louis, M, Kelly, K, and Jelesoff, N. "Assessing electronic health record phenotypes against gold-standard diagnostic criteria for diabetes mellitus." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 24, no. e1 (April 2017): e121-e128.

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Pleasants, RA, Riley, IL, and Mannino, DM. "Defining and targeting health disparities in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 11 (January 2016): 2475-2496. (Review)

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