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

Allen LaPointe, Nancy M., Fang-Shu Ou, Sara B. Calvert, Chiara Melloni, Judith A. Stafford, Tina Harding, Eric D. Peterson, and Karen P. Alexander. “Association between patient beliefs and medication adherence following hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome.” Am Heart J 161, no. 5 (May 2011): 855–63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2011.02.009.

PMID
21570514
Full Text

LaPointe, Nancy M Allen, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Jonathan P. Piccini, Brett D. Atwater, Emily Honeycutt, Kevin Thomas, Bimal R. Shah, Louise O. Zimmer, Gillian Sanders, and Eric D. Peterson. “Extent of and reasons for nonuse of implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices in clinical practice among eligible patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4, no. 2 (March 2011): 146–51. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.110.958603.

PMID
21304098
Full Text

Del Fiol, Guilherme, Kensaku Kawamoto, Nancy M Allen Lapointe, Eric L. Eisenstein, Kevin J. Anstrom, Laura L. Wood, and David F. Lobach. “Improving Medication Adherence in a Regional Healthcare Information Exchange using a Scalable, Claims-Driven, and Service-Oriented Approach.” Amia Annu Symp Proc 2010 (November 13, 2010): 137–41.

PMID
21346956
Scholars@Duke

Allen LaPointe, Nancy M., Fang-Shu Ou, Sara B. Calvert, Chiara Melloni, Judith A. Stafford, Tina Harding, Karen P. Alexander, and Eric D. Peterson. “Changes in beliefs about medications during long-term care for ischemic heart disease.” Am Heart J 159, no. 4 (April 2010): 561–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2009.12.025.

PMID
20362713
Full Text

Allen LaPointe, Nancy M., Anita Y. Chen, Matthew T. Roe, David J. Cohen, Deborah B. Diercks, James W. Hoekstra, Francis M. Fesmire, W Brian Gibler, E Magnus Ohman, and Eric D. Peterson. “Relation of patient age and mortality to reported contraindications to early beta-blocker use for non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome.” Am J Cardiol 104, no. 10 (November 15, 2009): 1324–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.06.054.

PMID
19892045
Full Text

Abernethy, A. P., Nancy Allen LaPointe, J. L. Wheeler, R. J. Irvine, M. Patwardhan, and D. Matchar. “Horizon Scan: To What Extent Do Changes in Third-Party Payment Affect Clinical Trials and the Evidence Base?,” August 28, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Melloni, Chiara, Karen P. Alexander, Fang-Shu Ou, Nancy M Allen LaPointe, Matthew T. Roe, L Kristin Newby, Khaula Baloch, P Michael Ho, John S. Rumsfeld, and Eric D. Peterson. “Predictors of early discontinuation of evidence-based medicine after acute coronary syndrome.” Am J Cardiol 104, no. 2 (July 15, 2009): 175–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.03.013.

PMID
19576342
Full Text

LaPointe, Nancy M Allen, Judith A. Stafford, Paul A. Pappas, Sana M. Al-Khatib, and Kevin J. Anstrom. “Use of beta-blockers in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.” Ann Pharmacother 43, no. 7 (July 2009): 1189–96. https://doi.org/10.1345/aph.1M140.

PMID
19567655
Full Text

Allen LaPointe, Nancy M., Yi Zhou, Judith A. Stafford, Adrian F. Hernandez, Judith M. Kramer, and Kevin J. Anstrom. “Association between mortality and persistent use of beta blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and coronary artery disease.” Am J Cardiol 103, no. 11 (June 1, 2009): 1518–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.01.363.

PMID
19463509
Full Text

Pages