Nancy Marie Allen LaPointe, PharmD

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
Faculty Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail Remote, Raleigh, NC 27607
Email address nancy.allenlapointe@duke.edu

Dr. Allen LaPointe is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Medicine and Faculty Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University.  She is a researcher and cardiovascular clinical pharmacist with extensive experience in health outcomes and health services research, evidence synthesis, and the protection of human research subjects.  Her clinical and research work have been focused on patient safety, predominately in patients with cardiovascular disease.  This includes work in reducing medication errors, improving medication adherence, safely and effectively translating evidence into clinical practice, comparing safety and effectiveness of therapeutics, evaluating risk communication and mitigation strategies, and exploring the interface between health policy and patient safety.  
 

Education and Training

  • M.H.S., Duke University, 2013
  • Pharm.D., Purdue University, 1988

Publications

Golla, Vishnukamal, Nancy M. Allen Lapointe, Mina Silberberg, Virginia Wang, Trevor A. Lentz, Deborah R. Kaye, Corinna Sorenson, Robert Saunders, and Brystana G. Kaufman. “Improving health equity for older people with serious illness through value based payment reform.” J Am Geriatr Soc, April 27, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17815.

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35474173
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Ali-ahmed, Fatima, Daniel Friedman, Nancy Allen Lapointe, Frederik Dalgaard, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Siva K. Mulpuru, Kevin P. Jackson, Gillian Sanders, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Echo-Guided vs. Device-Based Strategies for Optimization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis.” In Circulation, Vol. 144, 2021.

Scholars@Duke

Main, Michael L., Julia Weleski Fu, Jake Gundrum, Nancy Allen LaPointe, Linda D. Gillam, and Sharon L. Mulvagh. “Impact of Contrast Echocardiography on Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients.” Am J Cardiol 150 (July 1, 2021): 117–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2021.03.039.

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34001340
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Hess, Connie N., Julia Weleski Fu, Jacob Gundrum, Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, Tracy Y. Wang, R Kevin Rogers, William R. Hiatt, and Marc P. Bonaca. “Diabetes Mellitus and Risk Stratification After Peripheral Artery Revascularization.” J Am Coll Cardiol 77, no. 22 (June 8, 2021): 2867–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.04.011.

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34082916
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Ali-Ahmed, Fatima, Frederik Dalgaard, Nancy M. Allen Lapointe, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Vanessa Blumer, Daniel P. Morin, Gillian D. Sanders, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Right ventricular lead location and outcomes among patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy: A meta-analysis.” Prog Cardiovasc Dis 66 (May 2021): 53–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2021.04.002.

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33864874
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Hess, Connie Ng, Julia Weleski Fu, Jacob Gundrum, Nancy Allen LaPointe, Tracy Wang, Kevin Rogers, William R. Hiatt, and Marc P. Bonaca. “RISK AND COSTS AFTER PERIPHERAL REVASCULARIZATION IN PATIENTS WITH PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE WITH AND WITHOUT DIABETES.” In Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 75:1303–1303. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Thomas, Kevin L., Lonnie T. Sullivan, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Nancy Allen LaPointe, Sam Sears, Andrzej S. Kosinski, Larry R. Jackson, Valentina Kutyifa, and Eric D. Peterson. “Videos to reduce racial disparities in ICD therapy Via Innovative Designs (VIVID) trial: Rational, design and methodology.” Am Heart J 220 (February 2020): 59–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.10.011.

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31785550
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Hess, Connie N., Tracy Y. Wang, Julia Weleski Fu, Jacob Gundrum, Nancy Allen LaPointe, Robert K. Rogers, and William R. Hiatt. “Long-term Cardiovascular and Limb Outcomes and Associations With Major Adverse Limb Events After Peripheral Revascularization.” In Circulation, Vol. 140, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Lowenstern, Angela, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Lauren Sharan, Ranee Chatterjee, Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, Bimal Shah, Ethan D. Borre, et al. “Interventions for Preventing Thromboembolic Events in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review.” Ann Intern Med 169, no. 11 (December 4, 2018): 774–87. https://doi.org/10.7326/M18-1523.

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30383133
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Borre, Ethan D., Adam Goode, Giselle Raitz, Bimal Shah, Angela Lowenstern, Ranee Chatterjee, Lauren Sharan, et al. “Predicting Thromboembolic and Bleeding Event Risk in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review.” Thromb Haemost 118, no. 12 (December 2018): 2171–87. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1675400.

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30376678
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