June 21, 2017

Appathurai Balamurugan, MD, MPH, DrPH

Associate Professor


2016 – DrPH, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health
2013 – Residency, Family Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2002 – MPH (Epidemiology), Tulane University
1997 – M.D. (MBBS), Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University (Chennai, India)

Research Interest

Epidemiology of chronic diseases ((Hypertension, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, and Cancer), Patient-Centered Medical Home, Healthy Policy, and Systems

Selected Publications

Balamurugan A, Phillips MM, Selig JP, Felix H, Ryan K. Association of System Factors with Acute Myocardial Infarction Mortality. Southern Medical Journal. Volume 111, Number 9, September 2018.

LaTonya B, Greta K, Masil G, Ruth E, Leanne WM, Appathurai B. The Role of Depression in Chronic Disease Management: An Analysis of the U.S. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Public Heath Open Access 2018, 2(2): 000124.

Balamurugan A. Patient-Centered Care. Editor’s column. The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. Vol. 114, No. 9. 198. March 2018.

Balamurugan A, Adolph S, Webb S, Holt A, Faramawi M, George M, Zohoori N, Delongchamp R. Community Team-Based Care for Hypertension Management: A Public-Private Partnership in Rural Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. Vol. 113 No. 7. 150-154. January 2017.

Balamurugan A. Population-based strategies for the Management of Uncontrolled Hypertension. The Arkansas Family Physician. Volume 20, Number 4, September 2016: 14.

Mohammed F. Faramawi, Robert Delongchamp, Qayyim Said, Appathurai Balamurugan, Alaa Hassan, Saly Abouelenien & Mohamed Ismaeil (2016): High-normal blood pressure is associated with visit-to-visit blood pressure variability in the US adults, Blood Pressure, DOI: 10.1080/08037051.2016.1182855

Balamurugan A. Chronic Disease Management and Long term relationship. Editor’s column. The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. Vol. 112 No. 11. 197. March 2016.

Balamurugan A, Delongchamp R, Im L, Bates JH, Mehta JL. Neighborhood and Acute Myocardial Infarction Mortality as Related to the Driving Time to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Capable Hospital. J Am Heart Assoc. February 16, 2016; 5: e002378; doi:10.1161/JAHA.115.002378.

Cardenas VM, Evans VL, Balamurugan A, Faramawi MF, Delongchamp RR, Wheeler JG. Use of electronic nicotine delivery systems and recent initiation of smoking among US youth. Int J Public

Balamurugan, A, Delongchamp R, Bates JH, Mehta J. The neighborhood where you live is a risk factor for stroke. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. Published online October 22, 2013.