Charles Eaton, MD, MS

Director of the Center for Primary Care and Prevention, Professor of Family Medicine and Epidemiology

Charles Eaton, M.D., M.S. is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Epidemiology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He also directs the Center for Primary Care and Prevention of Brown University at Memorial Hospital of RI. Dr. Eaton has been continuously funded for the past 20 years as a principal investigator on a variety of epidemiologic, translation research and clinical trials related to the treatment and prevention of chronic disease and quality improvement in primary care practice. He has published over 160 peer reviewed articles related to these topics. He is presently principal investigator of the NHLBI funded Women's Health Initiative, NIAMS funded Osteoarthritis Initiative, NIA funded New England Family Study-Fifty Year Post-Perinatal Follow-up for Life Course, NIDDK funded Tailored Lifestyle Intervention in Obese Adults within Primary Care Practice, and the AHRQ funded eHealth BP Control program and co-PI on NHLBI funded Translating COPD Guidelines in Primary Care Practice. Besides maintaining an active research portfolio, Dr. Eaton remains active clinically directing a Heart Disease Prevention Center at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, teaching a preventative cardiology nutrition elective in Family Medicine and providing mentoring supervision for MPH and PhD in epi students, post doctoral fellows in cardiovascular outcomes and epidemiological research, as well as supervising several junior faculty on career development awards.

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Selected Publications

Sands M, Loucks EB, Lu B, Carskadon MA, Sharkey K, Stefanick M, Ockene J, Shah N, Hairston KG, Robinson J, Limacher M, Hale L, Eaton CB. Self-reported Snoring and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Postmenopausal Women (from the Women's Health Initiative). Am J Cardiol. 2012 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 2321917

Bertoia ML, Allison MA, Manson JE, Freiberg MS, Kuller LH, Solomon AJ, Limacher MC, Johnson KC, Curb JD, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Eaton CB. Risk factors for sudden cardiac death in post-menopausal women. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Dec 25;60(25):2674-82. Epub 2012 Nov 21 PMID: 23177296

Ahern DK, Stinson LJ, Uebelacker LA, Wroblewski JP, McMurray JH, Eaton CB.< E-health blood pressure control program. J Med Pract Manage. 2012 Sep-Oct;28(2):91-100. PMID: 23167022

Lapane KL, Goldman RE, Quilliam BJ, Hume AL, Eaton CB. Tailored DVDs: A novel strategy for educating racially and ethnically diverse older adults about their medicines. Int J Med Inform. 2012 Dec;81(12):852-60. Epub 2012 Oct 30. PMID: 23117100 [PubMed - in process]

Jawahar R, Yang S, Eaton CB, McAlindon T, Lapane KL. Gender-specific correlates of complementary and alternative medicine use for knee osteoarthritis. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012 Oct;21(10):1091-9. Epub 2012 Sep 4. PMID: 22946630

Bertoia ML, Waring ME, Gupta PS, Roberts MB, Eaton CB. Implications of new hypertension guidelines in the United States. Hypertension. 2012 Sep;60(3):639-44. Epub 2012 Aug 6. PMID: 22868391

David SP, Hamidovic A, Chen GK, Bergen AW, Wessel J, Kasberger JL, Brown WM, Petruzella S, Thacker EL, Kim Y, Nalls MA, Tranah GJ, Sung YJ, Ambrosone CB, Arnett D, Bandera EV, Becker DM, Becker L, Berndt SI, Bernstein L, Blot WJ, Broeckel U, Buxbaum SG, Caporaso N, Casey G, Chanock SJ, Deming SL, Diver WR, Eaton CB, Evans DS, Evans MK, Fornage M, Franceschini N, Harris TB, Henderson BE, Hernandez DG, Hitsman B, Hu JJ, Hunt SC, Ingles SA, John EM, Kittles R, Kolb S, Kolonel LN, Le Marchand L, Liu Y, Lohman KK, McKnight B, Millikan RC, Murphy A, Neslund-Dudas C, Nyante S, Press M, Psaty BM, Rao DC, Redline S, Rodriguez-Gil JL, Rybicki BA, Signorello LB, Singleton AB, Smoller J, Snively B, Spring B, Stanford JL, Strom SS, Swan GE, Taylor KD, Thun MJ, Wilson AF, Witte JS, Yamamura Y, Yanek LR, Yu K, Zheng W, Ziegler RG, Zonderman AB, Jorgenson E, Haiman CA, Furberg H. Genome-wide meta-analyses of smoking behaviors in African Americans. Transl Psychiatry. 2012 May 22;2:e119. PMID: 22832964 [PubMed - in process]

Eaton CB, Abdulbaki AM, Margolis KL, Manson JE, Limacher M, Klein L, Allison MA, Robinson JG, Curb JD, Martin LA, Liu S, Howard BV. Racial and ethnic differences in incident hospitalized heart failure in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative. Circulation. 2012 Aug 7;126(6):688-96. Epub 2012 Jul 2. PMID: 22753306

Cook NR, Paynter NP, Eaton CB, Manson JE, Martin LW, Robinson JG, Rossouw JE, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Ridker PM. Comparison of the Framingham and Reynolds Risk scores for global cardiovascular risk prediction in the multiethnic Women's Health Initiative. Circulation. 2012 Apr 10;125(14):1748-56, S1-11. Epub 2012 Mar 7. PMID: 22399535

Wu WC, Trivedi A, Friedmann PD, Henderson WG, Smith TS, Poses RM, Uttley G, Vezeridis M, Eaton CB, Mor V. Association between hospital intraoperative blood transfusion practices for surgical blood loss and hospital surgical mortality rates. Ann Surg. 2012 Apr;255(4):708-14. PMID: 22367442

Eaton CB, Parker DR, Borkan J, McMurray J, Roberts MB, Lu B, Goldman R, Ahern DK. Translating cholesterol guidelines into primary care practice: a multimodal cluster randomized trial. Ann Fam Med. 2011 Nov-Dec;9(6):528-37. PMID: 22084264

Eaton CB, Young A, Allison MA, Robinson J, Martin LW, Kuller LH, Johnson KC, Curb JD, Van Horn L, McTiernan A, Liu S, Manson JE. Prospective association of vitamin D concentrations with mortality in postmenopausal women: results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Dec;94(6):1471-8. Epub 2011 Oct 26. PMID: 22030222

Gramling R, Lash TL, Rothman KJ, Cabral HJ, Silliman R, Roberts M, Stefanick ML, Harrigan R, Bertoia ML, Eaton CB. Family history of later-onset breast cancer, breast healthy behavior and invasive breast cancer among postmenopausal women: a cohort study. Breast Cancer Res. 2010;12(5):R82. Epub 2010 Oct 12.PMID: 20939870 [PubMed - in process]

Borkan J, Eaton CB, Novillo-Ortiz D, Rivero Corte P, Jadad AR. Renewing primary care: lessons learned from the Spanish health care system. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Aug;29(8):1432-41. PMID: 20679646

Eaton CB, Medalie JH, Flocke SA, Yaari BA, Zyzanski SJ, Goldbourt U. Self-reported physical activity predicts long-term coronary heart disease death and all-cause mortality:  Twenty-one year follow-up of the Israeli ischemic Heart Disease Study. Arch Fam Med 1995;4:323-329. PMID: 7711918