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

Melloni, Chiara, Karen P. Alexander, Anita Y. Chen, L Kristin Newby, Matthew T. Roe, Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, Charles V. Pollack, et al. “Unfractionated heparin dosing and risk of major bleeding in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes.” Am Heart J 156, no. 2 (August 2008): 209–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2008.03.023.

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18657648
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Alexander, Karen P., Anita Y. Chen, Tracy Y. Wang, Sunil V. Rao, L Kristin Newby, Nancy M Allen LaPointe, E Magnus Ohman, et al. “Transfusion practice and outcomes in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes.” Am Heart J 155, no. 6 (June 2008): 1047–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2008.01.009.

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18513518
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Allen Lapointe, Nancy M., Jie-Lena Sun, Sigal Kaplan, Phil d’Almada, and Sana M. Al-Khatib. “Rhythm versus rate control in the contemporary management of atrial fibrillation in-hospital.” Am J Cardiol 101, no. 8 (April 15, 2008): 1134–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2007.11.067.

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18394447
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Allen LaPointe, N. M. “Pharmacoepidemiology And Therapeutic Risk Management.” In Pharmacoepidemiology And Therapeutic Risk Management, edited by Abraham G. Hartzema. Harvey Whitney Books Company, 2008.

Scholars@Duke

Allen LaPointe, N. M. “Pharmacoepidemiology And Therapeutic Risk Management.” In Pharmacoepidemiology And Therapeutic Risk Management, edited by Abraham G. Hartzema. Harvey Whitney Books Company, 2008.

Scholars@Duke

Allen LaPointe, Nancy M., Laura Governale, Jerry Watkins, Jyotsna Mulgund, and Kevin J. Anstrom. “Outpatient use of anticoagulants, rate-controlling drugs, and antiarrhythmic drugs for atrial fibrillation.” Am Heart J 154, no. 5 (November 2007): 893–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2007.06.035.

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17967595
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Kawamoto, Kensaku, Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, Garry M. Silvey, Kevin J. Anstrom, Eric L. Eisenstein, and David F. Lobach. “Development and evaluation of an improved methodology for assessing adherence to evidence-based drug therapy guidelines using claims data.” Amia Annu Symp Proc, October 11, 2007, 394–98.

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18693865
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LaPointe, Nancy M Allen, Anita Y. Chen, Karen P. Alexander, Matthew T. Roe, Charles V. Pollack, Barbara L. Lytle, Magnus E. Ohman, Brian W. Gibler, and Eric D. Peterson. “Enoxaparin dosing and associated risk of in-hospital bleeding and death in patients with non ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes.” Arch Intern Med 167, no. 14 (July 23, 2007): 1539–44. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.167.14.1539.

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17646609
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Allen LaPointe, Nancy M., Paul Pappas, Patricia Deverka, and Kevin J. Anstrom. “Patient receipt and understanding of written information provided with isotretinoin and estrogen prescriptions.” J Gen Intern Med 22, no. 1 (January 2007): 98–101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-007-0109-4.

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17351847
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Kramer, Judith M., Bradley Hammill, Kevin J. Anstrom, Donald Fetterolf, Richard Snyder, John P. Charde, Barbara S. Hoffman, Nancy Allen LaPointe, and Eric Peterson. “National evaluation of adherence to beta-blocker therapy for 1 year after acute myocardial infarction in patients with commercial health insurance.” Am Heart J 152, no. 3 (September 2006): 454.e1-454.e8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2006.02.030.

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16923412
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