Gerald Bloomfield, MD

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Dr. Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Global Health at Duke University. Dr. Bloomfield is faculty in the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Duke Global Health Institute. He received his medical and public health degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He completed internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was an Assistant Chief of Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed fellowship training in cardiology, cardiovascular research, advanced cardiovascular imaging and global health at Duke University.

Dr. Bloomfield’s research interests are in the epidemiology, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases domestically and in the global health context. Domestically, Dr. Bloomfield leads an NIH-funded research program in clinical care pathways for people living with HIV. He is particularly focused on heart failure and HIV-associated cardiovascular diseases, where he studies the application of ultrasound imaging to detect and predict myocardial dysfunction in people living with HIV. Bloomfield has lived and worked in Kenya intermittently since 2003 where he has led studies of heart failure epidemiology, cardiovascular effects of indoor air pollution, genetic associations with cardiac arrhythmias and cardiovascular disease risk factors among people living with HIV.