About the Evidence Team

The Evidence Summaries were developed by a team of physicians and subject matter experts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 


Weeranun Bode, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, UNC – Chapel Hill

Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH 
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, UNC – Chapel Hill

Sam Cykert, MD
Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Director, Program on Health and Clinical Informatics, UNC – Chapel Hill 
Associate Director for Medical Education, NC AHEC Program

Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH 
Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Director of Tobacco Intervention Program, UNC – Chapel Hill 

Jacquie Halladay, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UNC – Chapel Hill

Michael Pignone, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Chief, UNC Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement

Carol Ripley-Moffitt, MDiv, CTTS
Director, Nicotine Dependence Program, UNC Department of Family Medicine

Stacey Sheridan, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, UNC – Chapel Hill

Anthony Viera, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Director, Hypertension Research Program, UNC – Chapel Hill


Disclaimers and Disclosures 
Heart Health Now Evidence team member Dr. Michael Pignone is a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force. The opinions expressed in the Heart Health Now evidence summaries reflect the views of Dr. Pignone and the rest of the Heart Health Now evidence team, and not necessarily those of the Task Force.