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

Newby, L. K., N. M. Allen-LaPointe, A. Y. Chen, J. M. Kramer, B. G. Hammill, E. R. DeLong, L. H. Muhlbaier, and R. M. Califf. “Response to letter regarding article, "Long-term adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention therapies in coronary artery disease" [2].” Circulation 114, no. 6 (August 1, 2006). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.106.627521.

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Allen LaPointe, Nancy M., Lesley H. Curtis, K Arnold Chan, Judith M. Kramer, Jennifer Elston Lafata, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Marsha A. Raebel, and Richard Platt. “Frequency of high-risk use of QT-prolonging medications.” Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 15, no. 6 (June 2006): 361–68. https://doi.org/10.1002/pds.1155.

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16178046
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LaPointe, Nancy M Allen, Elizabeth R. DeLong, Anita Chen, Bradley G. Hammill, Lawrence H. Muhlbaier, Robert M. Califf, and Judith M. Kramer. “Multifaceted intervention to promote beta-blocker use in heart failure.” Am Heart J 151, no. 5 (May 2006): 992–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2005.06.038.

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16644320
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Daniels, Lori B., Paul Clopton, Vikas Bhalla, Padma Krishnaswamy, Richard M. Nowak, James McCord, Judd E. Hollander, et al. “How obesity affects the cut-points for B-type natriuretic peptide in the diagnosis of acute heart failure. Results from the Breathing Not Properly Multinational Study.” Am Heart J 151, no. 5 (May 2006): 999–1005. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2005.10.011.

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16644321
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Newby, L Kristin, Nancy M Allen LaPointe, Anita Y. Chen, Judith M. Kramer, Bradley G. Hammill, Elizabeth R. DeLong, Lawrence H. Muhlbaier, and Robert M. Califf. “Long-term adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention therapies in coronary artery disease.” Circulation 113, no. 2 (January 17, 2006): 203–12. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.105.505636.

PMID
16401776
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Alexander, Karen P., Anita Y. Chen, Matthew T. Roe, L Kristin Newby, C Michael Gibson, Nancy M. Allen-LaPointe, Charles Pollack, et al. “Excess dosing of antiplatelet and antithrombin agents in the treatment of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes.” Jama 294, no. 24 (December 28, 2005): 3108–16. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.294.24.3108.

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16380591
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Al-Khatib, Sana M., Nancy M. Allen LaPointe, Judith M. Kramer, Anita Y. Chen, Bradley G. Hammill, Liz Delong, and Robert M. Califf. “A survey of health care practitioners' knowledge of the QT interval.” J Gen Intern Med 20, no. 5 (May 2005): 392–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1497.2005.0101.x.

PMID
15963159
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Kramer, J. M., A. Y. Chen, B. G. Hammill, E. R. DeLong, N. A. LaPointe, L. H. Muhlbaier, C. B. McCants, and R. M. Califf. “Time trends and factors associated with outpatient beta-blocker use in patients with heart failure or left ventricular dysfunction.” In Circulation, 109:E265–E265. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2004.

Scholars@Duke

Kramer, J. M., D. Fetterolf, J. P. Charde, R. Snyder, B. Hammill, E. DeLong, B. S. Hoffman, R. L. Arrington, N. A. LaPointe, and E. D. Peterson. “National evaluation of adherence to beta-blocker therapy for one year after acute myocardial infarction in patients with commercial health insurance.” In Circulation, 109:E289–E289. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2004.

Scholars@Duke

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