Nancy Marie Allen LaPointe, PharmD

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
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

Kuntz, Jennifer L., Monika M. Safford, Jasvinder A. Singh, Shobha Phansalkar, Sarah P. Slight, Qoua Liang Her, Nancy Allen Lapointe, et al. “Patient-centered interventions to improve medication management and adherence: a qualitative review of research findings.” Patient Educ Couns 97, no. 3 (December 2014): 310–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2014.08.021.

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25264309
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Thomas, Kevin L., Bimal R. Shah, Sharon Elliot-Bynum, Kristin D. Thomas, Katrina Damon, Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, Sarah Calhoun, et al. “Check it, change it: a community-based, multifaceted intervention to improve blood pressure control.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7, no. 6 (November 2014): 828–34. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.114.001039.

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25351480
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Haga, Susanne B., Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, Jivan Moaddeb, Rachel Mills, Mahesh Patel, and William E. Kraus. “Pilot study: incorporation of pharmacogenetic testing in medication therapy management services.” Pharmacogenomics 15, no. 14 (November 2014): 1729–37. https://doi.org/10.2217/pgs.14.118.

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25493566
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Piccini, Jonathan P., Sana M. Al-Khatib, Daniel M. Wojdyla, Linda K. Shaw, John R. Horton, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Kevin J. Anstrom, et al. “Comparison of safety of sotalol versus amiodarone in patients with atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease.” Am J Cardiol 114, no. 5 (September 1, 2014): 716–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.06.004.

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25129065
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Haga, Susanne B., Nancy M Allen LaPointe, Alex Cho, Shelby D. Reed, Rachel Mills, Jivan Moaddeb, and Geoffrey S. Ginsburg. “Pilot study of pharmacist-assisted delivery of pharmacogenetic testing in a primary care setting.” Pharmacogenomics 15, no. 13 (September 2014): 1677–86. https://doi.org/10.2217/pgs.14.109.

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25410893
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Al-Khatib, Sana M., Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, Ranee Chatterjee, Matthew J. Crowley, Matthew E. Dupre, David F. Kong, Renato D. Lopes, et al. “Rate- and rhythm-control therapies in patients with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review.” Ann Intern Med 160, no. 11 (June 3, 2014): 760–73. https://doi.org/10.7326/M13-1467.

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24887617
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LaPointe, Nancy M Allen, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Jacqueline Rimmler, Gillian D. Sanders, Eric D. Peterson, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Use Of Rate And Rhythm Control Drugs In Patients Younger Than 65 Years With Atrial Fibrillation.” J Atr Fibrillation 7, no. 1 (June 2014): 1062. https://doi.org/10.4022/jafib.1062.

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27957082
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Allen LaPointe, Nancy M., Yuliya Lokhnygina, Jacqueline Rimmler, Gillian D. Sanders, Eric D. Peterson, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Use Of Rate And Rhythm Control Drugs In Patients Younger Than 65 Years With Atrial Fibrillation.” J Atr Fibrillation 7, no. 1 (2014): 22–30.

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25530826
Scholars@Duke

Haga, S. B., and N. M. A. LaPointe. “The potential impact of pharmacogenetic testing on medication adherence.” Pharmacogenomics J 13, no. 6 (December 2013): 481–83. https://doi.org/10.1038/tpj.2013.33.

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23999596
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Allen LaPointe, Nancy M., Yuliya Lokhnygina, Gillian D. Sanders, Eric D. Peterson, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Adherence to guideline recommendations for antiarrhythmic drugs in atrial fibrillation.” Am Heart J 166, no. 5 (November 2013): 871–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2013.08.010.

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24176443
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