Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease. He attended medical school at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA and completed his Internal Medicine training at the LSU Internal Medicine Residency in Baton Rouge, LA where he served as Chief Medical Resident. After finishing his training at LSU, he came to UAB to pursue his Cardiovascular Disease training. While at UAB, he completed a MSPH in health services and outcomes research and also served as Chief Fellow during his final year of fellowship. After fellowship, Dr. Brown joined the UAB faculty in the Preventive Cardiology Section of the UAB Division of Cardiovascular Disease where he is an Associate Professor and also serves as the Director of Outpatient Services and Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is actively involved in research focusing on the epidemiology and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases including studying the utilization and benefits of cardiac rehabilitation. He also currently serves on the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Board of Directors as well as national committees for the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. In recent years, he has been heavily involved in the AACVPR cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation registries.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Risk for cardiovascular events following microsize' versus usual myocardial infarctions 2021
    2021 The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet Pattern and Incident Heart FailureJournal of Cardiac Failure.  27:512-521. 2021
    2021 Sex Differences in Factors Contributing to the Racial Disparity in Diabetes RiskAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  60:e169-e177. 2021
    2021 Mediterranean diet score, dietary patterns, and risk of sudden cardiac death in the regards study 2021
    2021 Race/ethnic and sex differences in the initiation of non-statin lipid-lowering medication following myocardial infarctionJournal of Clinical Lipidology2021
    2021 The Projected Impact of Population-Wide Achievement of LDL Cholesterol <70 mg/dL on the Number of Recurrent Events Among US Adults with ASCVDCardiovascular Drugs and Therapy2021
    2020 Atherosclerotic Risk and Statin Use Among Patients With Peripheral Artery DiseaseJournal of the American College of Cardiology.  76:251-264. 2020
    2020 Social determinants of health and 90-day mortality after hospitalization for heart failure in the regards study 2020
    2020 Residual risk for coronary heart disease events and mortality despite intensive medical management after myocardial infarctionJournal of Clinical Lipidology.  14:260-270. 2020
    2020 The Evolution of the Enzymatic Diagnosis of Myocardial InfarctionAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences.  359:67-69. 2020
    2020 Cardiovascular Disease Events and Mortality after Myocardial Infarction among Black and White Adults: REGARDS StudyCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  1015-1024. 2020
    2019 Risk factors for 'microsize' vs. usual myocardial infarctions in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyEuropean Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes.  5:343-351. 2019
    2019 Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Scientific Statement From the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Heart Association, and the American College of CardiologyJournal of the American College of Cardiology.  74:133-153. 2019
    2019 Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Scientific Statement From the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Heart Association, and the American College of CardiologyCirculation.  140:E69-E89. 2019
    2019 Home-based cardiac rehabilitation: A scientific statement from the American association of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, the American Heart Association, and the American college of cardiology 2019
    2019 Low Utilization of Beta-Blockers Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection FractionJournal of Cardiac Failure.  25:343-351. 2019
    2019 Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Myocardial Infarction in the Absence of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart AssociationCirculation.  139:E891-E908. 2019
    2019 Characteristics and Cardiovascular Disease Event Rates among African Americans and Whites Who Meet the Further Cardiovascular Outcomes Research with PCSK9 Inhibition in Subjects with Elevated Risk (FOURIER) Trial Inclusion CriteriaCardiovascular Drugs and Therapy.  33:189-199. 2019
    2019 PCSK9 loss-of-function variants and Lp(a) phenotypes among black US adultsJournal of Lipid Research.  60:1946-1952. 2019
    2018 Differences in Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Between Blacks and WhitesJournal of the American College of Cardiology.  72:2431-2439. 2018
    2018 Titration to High-Intensity Statin Therapy Following Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients With and Without Diabetes MellitusCardiovascular Drugs and Therapy.  32:453-461. 2018
    2018 Dietary patterns and mediterranean diet score and hazard of recurrent coronary heart disease events and all-cause mortality in the regards study 2018
    2018 Healthcare utilization and statin re-initiation among medicare beneficiaries with a history of myocardial infarction 2018
    2018 Causes and temporal patterns of 30-day readmission among older adults hospitalized with heart failure with preserved or reduced ejection fraction 2018
    2018 N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and microsize myocardial infarction risk in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke studyBMC Cardiovascular Disorders.  18. 2018
    2017 Design and interpretation of non-inferiority studies: A clinician’s perspectiveJournal of Nuclear Cardiology.  24:1994-1997. 2017
    2017 Statin Discontinuation, Reinitiation, and Persistence Patterns among Medicare Beneficiaries after Myocardial Infarction: A Cohort StudyCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  10. 2017
    2017 Medical therapy following hospitalization for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and association with discharge to long-term care: A cross-sectional analysis of the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) populationBMC Cardiovascular Disorders.  17. 2017
    2017 Metabolic syndrome cluster does not provide incremental prognostic information in patients with stable cardiovascular disease: A post hoc analysis of the AIM-HIGH trialJournal of Clinical Lipidology.  11:1201-1211. 2017
    2017 Adherence to high-intensity statins following a myocardial infarction hospitalization among medicare beneficiariesJAMA Cardiology.  2:890-895. 2017
    2017 Trends in Use of High-Intensity Statin Therapy After Myocardial Infarction, 2011 to 2014Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  69:2696-2706. 2017
    2017 Insurance, self-reported medication adherence and LDL cholesterol: The REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke studyInternational Journal of Cardiology.  236:462-465. 2017
    2017 Comparison of expert adjudicated coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease mortality with the National Death Index: Results from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study 2017
    2017 Race-sex differences in statin use and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol control among people with diabetes mellitus in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study 2017
    2017 Significant Discrepancy Between Estimated and Actual Longevity in St. Jude Medical Implantable Cardioverter-DefibrillatorsJournal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.  28:552-558. 2017
    2017 Albuminuria, kidney function, and sudden cardiac death: Findings from The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyHeart Rhythm.  14:65-71. 2017
    2016 Response to Letter Regarding Article, "southern Dietary Pattern is Associated with Hazard of Acute Coronary Heart Disease in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study"Circulation.  133:e416. 2016
    2015 Power and sample size in clinical studiesJournal of Nuclear Cardiology.  22:1314-1315. 2015
    2015 Race influences warfarin dose changes associated with genetic factorsBlood.  126:539-545. 2015
    2015 Characteristics and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction by discharge diagnosis: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke studyAnnals of Epidemiology.  25:499-504.e1. 2015
    2015 Race-sex differences in the management of hyperlipidemia: The reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke studyAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  48:520-527. 2015
    2015 Statin use following hospitalization among Medicare beneficiaries with a secondary discharge diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction 2015
    2015 Southern dietary pattern is associated with hazard of acute coronary heart disease in the reasons for geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyCirculation.  132:804-814. 2015
    2015 Underutilization of high-intensity statin therapy after hospitalization for coronary heart diseaseJournal of the American College of Cardiology.  65:270-277. 2015
    2014 Achievement of optimal medical therapy goals for U.S. adults with coronary artery disease: Results from the REGARDS Study (REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke)Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  63:1626-1633. 2014
    2014 Claims-based algorithms for identifying Medicare beneficiaries at high estimated risk for coronary heart disease events: A cross-sectional studyBMC Health Services Research.  14. 2014
    2014 Aspirin as Primary Prevention of Acute Coronary Heart Disease Events.British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research.  4:5357-5367. 2014
    2014 Declines in coronary heart disease incidence and mortality among middle-aged adults with and without diabetesAnnals of Epidemiology.  24:581-587. 2014
    2014 Metabolic syndrome, C-reactive protein, and mortality in U.S. blacks and whites: The reasons for geographic and racial differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyDiabetes Care.  37:2284-2290. 2014
    2013 Awareness, treatment, and control of LDL cholesterol are lower among U.S. adults with undiagnosed diabetes versus diagnosed diabetesDiabetes Care.  36:2734-2740. 2013
    2013 Hospital laboratory reporting may be a barrier to detection of 'microsize' myocardial infarction in the US: An observational studyBMC Health Services Research.  13. 2013
    2012 Awareness and management of chronic disease, insurance status, and health professional shortage areas in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS): A cross-sectional studyBMC Health Services Research.  12. 2012
    2012 Association of race and sex with risk of incident acute coronary heart disease events 2012
    2012 Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Cardiovascular Disease RiskClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  10:568-569. 2012
    2012 Awareness, treatment and control of hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia and area-level mortality regions in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) studyJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  23:903-921. 2012
    2012 Epidemiology of obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and chronic kidney diseaseCurrent Hypertension Reports.  14:152-159. 2012
    2012 Use of secondary prevention medications among adults with reduced kidney functionClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  7:604-611. 2012
    2011 Heart disease and stroke statistics-2011 update: A report from the American Heart AssociationCirculation.  123. 2011
    2011 Cardiac rehabilitation outcomes: impact of comorbidities and age. 2011
    2011 Clinical research in cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention: looking back and moving forward. 2011
    2011 Health professional shortage areas, insurance status, and cardiovascular disease prevention in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) studyJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  22:1179-1189. 2011
    2010 Exercise as a treatment for the risk of cardiovascular diseaseCurrent Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine.  12:329-341. 2010
    2010 Executive summary: Heart disease and stroke statistics-2010 update: A report from the american heart associationCirculation.  121. 2010
    2010 Heart disease and stroke statistics - 2010 update: A report from the American heart associationCirculation.  121:948-954. 2010
    2009 Biomarkers of atherosclerosis: Clinical applicationsCurrent Cardiovascular Risk Reports.  3:23-30. 2009
    2009 Predictors of Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral in Coronary Artery Disease Patients. Findings From the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines ProgramJournal of the American College of Cardiology.  54:515-521. 2009
    2009 Drugs are not enough: The metabolic syndrome - A call for intensive therapeutic lifestyle changeJournal of the CardioMetabolic Syndrome.  4:20-25. 2009
    2009 Assessing patient recall of discharge instructions for acute myocardial infarction.Journal for Healthcare Quality.  31. 2009
    2008 Biomarkers of atherosclerosis: Clinical applicationsCurrent Cardiology Reports.  10:497-504. 2008
    2008 Does prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in women with coronary artery disease differ by the ATP III and IDF criteria?Journal of Women's Health.  17:841-847. 2008
    2007 Management of stable patients with coronary heart disease: Clinical implications of the Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trialJournal of Clinical Lipidology.  1:564-574. 2007
    2006 B-type natriuretic peptide level in a patient with constrictive pericarditis.Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.  68:832-834. 2006
    2006 Quantification of tricuspid regurgitation by live three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiographic measurements of vena contracta area 2006

    Investigator On

  • Collaborative Cohort of Cohorts for COVID Research (C4R)  awarded by Columbia University
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Investigator Development Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Genetic and Clinical Predictors of Response to Warfarin and Novel Anticoagulants  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Implementation of a Shared Decision Making Intervention in Practice: The Chest Pain Choice Pathway  awarded by PATIENT CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • Integrating Genomic Risk Assessment for Chronic Disease Management in a Diverse Population  awarded by National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Patient Oriented Research in Personalized Antithrombotic Therapy  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Predictors of Hemorrhage Among Patients on Direct Acting Oral Anticoagulants  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Private Grant  awarded by GlaxoSmithKline
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by HAMILTON HEALTH SCIENCES CORPORATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by Bayer HealthCare
  • Private Grant  awarded by REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by AUM CARDIOVASCULAR
  • Private Grant  awarded by JANSSEN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, LLC
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC.^
  • REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-2  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-3  awarded by Cornell University
  • REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-3  awarded by Weill (Joan and Sanford I.) Medical College of Cornell University
  • Reasons for Geographic AND Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-2  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Education And Training

  • Earl K. Long Medical Center, Internship
  • Earl K. Long Medical Center, Residency
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Louisiana State University System : University of New Orleans 2001
  • Full Name

  • Todd Brown