Tulane University Translational Science Institute (TUTSI)

Implementation of Multifaceted Patient-Centered Treatment Strategies for Intensive Blood Pressure Control

Current Approaches to Detection, Evaluation
and Management of High Blood Pressure


Paul K. Whelton, MD, MSc

Dr. Whelton is Show Chwan Professor of Global Public Health at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Previously, he was Dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Dean of the Tulane School of Medicine, and Senior Vice President for Health Sciences. Later, he served as President/CEO of the Loyola University Health System and Medical Center before returning to Tulane University as the Show Chwan Health System Endowed Chair in Global Public Health. Dr. Whelton’s research interests include blood pressure-related cardiovascular/renal disease epidemiology, prevention, clinical trials, policy, and global health. He has chaired many National Institutes of Health funded studies, including the Trials of Hypertension Prevention (TOHP), the Trial of Nonpharmacologic Interventions in the Elderly (TONE), the Antihypertensive and Lipid Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) and the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Most recently, he chaired the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Blood Pressure Guideline Writing Committee. A recipient of the American Heart Association Population Research Prize and the Excellence in Hypertension Research award, he has published more than 500 peer reviewed manuscripts, books, book chapters, supplements or monographs.