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

Shah, Bimal R., Kevin L. Thomas, Sharon Elliot-Bynum, Kristin Thomas, Katrina Damon, Nancy Allen LaPointe, Sarah A. Calhoun, et al. “Check it, change it: a community-based intervention to improve blood pressure control.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 6, no. 6 (November 2013): 741–48. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000148.

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24221840
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Thomas, Kevin L., Louise O. Zimmer, David Dai, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, and Eric D. Peterson. “Educational videos to reduce racial disparities in ICD therapy via innovative designs (VIVID): a randomized clinical trial.” Am Heart J 166, no. 1 (July 2013): 157–63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2013.03.031.

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23816035
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Al-Khatib, S. M., N. Allen LaPointe, R. Chatterjee, M. J. Crowley, M. E. Dupre, D. F. Kong, R. D. Lopes, et al. “Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. Comparative Effectiveness Review 119.” Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. Comparative Effectiveness Review 119. Rockville, MD: AHRQ Publication, June 28, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Willis, Janese M., Rex Edwards, Kevin J. Anstrom, Fred S. Johnson, Guilherme Del Fiol, Kensaku Kawamoto, Nancy M Allen Lapointe, Eric L. Eisenstein, and David F. Lobach. “Decision support for evidence-based pharmacotherapy detects adherence problems but does not impact medication use.” Stud Health Technol Inform 183 (2013): 116–25.

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23388267
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Willis JM, M. R., R. Edwards, K. J. Anstrom, F. S. Johnson, G. Del Fiol, K. Kawamoto, N. M. Allen lapointe, E. L. Eisenstein, and D. F. Lobach. “Decision Support for Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy Detects Adherence Problems but Does Not Impact Medication Use.” In Enabling Health and Healthcare Through ICT, edited by Karen L. Courtney, Omid Shabestari, and Alexander Kuo, 183:116–25. IOS Press, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Thomas, Kevin L., Bimal R. Shah, Sharon Elliott-Bynum, Kristin D. Thomas, Katrina Damon, Nancy Allen Lapointe, Sarah Calhoun, et al. “Check It Change It: A Community Based Hypertension Program.” Circulation 126, no. 21 (November 20, 2012).

Scholars@Duke

Atwater, Brett D., David Dai, Nancy M. Allen-Lapointe, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Louise O. Zimmer, Gillian D. Sanders, and Eric D. Peterson. “Is heart failure guideline adherence being underestimated? The impact of therapeutic contraindications.” Am Heart J 164, no. 5 (November 2012): 750-755.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2012.08.002.

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23137506
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American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Barbara, Anne L. Hume, Jennifer Kirwin, Heather L. Bieber, Rachel L. Couchenour, Deanne L. Hall, Amy K. Kennedy, et al. “Improving care transitions: current practice and future opportunities for pharmacists.” Pharmacotherapy 32, no. 11 (November 2012): e326–37. https://doi.org/10.1002/phar.1215.

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23108810
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DOLOR, R. J., C. Melloni, R. Chatterjee, N. Allen Lapointe, J. B. williams, R. R. Coeytaux, A. J. McBroom, et al. “Treatment Strategies for Women With Coronary Artery Disease.” Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 66, August 1, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Calvert, Sara Bristol, Judith M. Kramer, Kevin J. Anstrom, Lisa A. Kaltenbach, Judith A. Stafford, and Nancy M. Allen LaPointe. “Patient-focused intervention to improve long-term adherence to evidence-based medications: a randomized trial.” Am Heart J 163, no. 4 (April 2012): 657-65.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2012.01.019.

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22520532
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