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Walter Kernan, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Research Summary

The major focus of my research has been on the clinical epidemiology of cerebrovascular disease and the interface between primary care and stroke treatment. With colleagues in our section and in the Department of Neurology, this research has included clinical trials of new therapies for prevention of recurrent stroke (estrogen, thiazolidinediones), cohort studies of prognosis, case–control studies of risk factors, and cross-sectional examinations of quality of care. My current work includes several studies on the prevalence and course of impaired glucose metabolism among patients with a recent stroke. In addition to work on cerebrovascular disease, my research includes efforts to measure and improve clinical instruction of medical students in the ambulatory setting.

Specialized Terms: Clinical epidemiology of cerebrovascular disease; Interface between primary care and stroke treatment; Medical education

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Research Interests

Cerebrovascular Disorders; Clinical Clerkship; Education, Medical; Epidemiology; Internal Medicine; Stroke; Physicians, Primary Care

Selected Publications

  • Preserving Research Integrity for Participants and the Public: Successful Defense against a Subpoena to Unblind an On-Going NIH TrialJAMA Intern Med 2014;174:1-3
  • Pioglitazone after Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic AttackNew England Journal of Medicine 2016;374:1321-1331