UAB’s public relations specialists are the fastest, most efficient way for reporters to reach UAB experts on deadline. Call 205-934-3884.

We also have a full-service broadcast team that can facilitate interviews for TV, radio or Skype and provide b-roll or sound on request. Search by topic or name to find featured experts or contact Public Relations for additional information.

Paul Muntner, Ph.D.

Cardiovascular disease • Hypertension • Blood pressure management • High cholesterol 

Media Contact: Hannah Echols, 

PaulMuntnerPaul Muntner, Ph.D.

Department of Epidemiology


Areas of expertise:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Blood pressure management
  • High cholesterol



Muntner is a professor of epidemiology and the associate dean of research in the School of Public Health. His recent research has focused on hypertension, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. He was the lead author on a recent national study that looked at the impact of the new American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association hypertension guideline. The study found that, under the new guideline, approximately 103.3 million people in the United States will be categorized as having high blood pressure.



Media appearances:



Back to experts