L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS

Dr. Newby

L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center
Principal Investigator, MURDOCK Study

After receiving her medical degree from Indiana University, Dr. Newby completed a residency in internal medicine and a cardiology fellowship at Duke University. Currently, she is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Co-Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Duke University Hospital. At the Duke Clinical Research Institute, she has been engaged for many years in cardiovascular clinical trials, incorporation of biorepositories in clinical trials, and the development of integrated biosignatures of risk and response to treatment. Within the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute, she leads translational population health research.

Dr. Newby serves as principal investigator of the MURDOCK Study, and co-led its cardiovascular disease component, Reclassifying Risk for Cardiovascular Events. She is co-principal investigator for the 12,000-person

MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository in Cabarrus County and Kannapolis, North Carolina and is a Duke PI and led protocol development for the 10,000-person Baseline Study, a collaboration between Duke, Stanford and Verily Life Sciences. She is also one of the PIs of the coordinating center for the NIH Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program.

Dr. Newby has authored more than 340 peer-reviewed publications, and was named to Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers listing in 2015 and 2016. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Heart Journal, was previously a Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Heart Association, and now serves as the Deputy Editor of JACC: Basic to Translational Science. She is Past Chair of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association and a member of the Association of University Cardiologists.