Anna Kucharska-Newton

Anna Kucharska-Newton, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306
CB #8050
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Research Activities

1. Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease

2. Epidemiology of aging

3. Social determinants of cardiovascular health

Research Interest: Heart Disease and Stroke

Key Publications

Post-acute Ambulatory Care Service Use Among Patients Discharged Home After Stroke or TIA: The Cluster-randomized COMPASS Study. Kucharska-Newton AM, Halladay JR, Psioda MA, Jones SB, Johnson AM, Coleman SW, Cummings DM, Freburger JK, Daras LC, Rosamond WD, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD (1970). Med Care, 61(3), 137-144.

Using natural language processing to identify opioid use disorder in electronic health record data. Singleton J, Li C, Akpunonu PD, Abner EL, Kucharska-Newton AM (2023).  Int J Med Inform.

Aging-related multisystem dysregulation over the adult lifespan and physical function in later life: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Lu Y, Pike JR, Kucharska-Newton A, Palta P, Whitsel EA, Bey G, Zannas AS, Windham BG, Walker KA, Griswold M, Heiss G.J Gerontol (1970). A Biol Sci Med Sci.

Life-Course Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Cardiovascular Events in Black and White Adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Xiao Q, Heiss G, Kucharska-Newton A, Bey G, Love SM, Whitsel EA (1970). Am J Epidemiol. , 191(8), 1470-1484. .

Loneliness and its predictors among older adults prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic: cross-sectional and longitudinal survey findings from participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study cohort in the USA. Kucharska-Newton A, Matsushita K, Mok Y, Minotti M, Oelsner EC, Ring K, Wagenknecht L, Hughes TM, Mosley T, Palta P, Lutsey PL, Coresh J. (1970). BMJ Open, 11(12).

Hospital Readmissions and Mortality Among Fee-for-Service Medicare Patients With Minor Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: Findings From the COMPASS Cluster-Randomized Pragmatic Trial. Bushnell CD, Kucharska-Newton AM, Jones SB, Psioda MA, Johnson AM, Daras LC, Halladay JR, Prvu Bettger J, Freburger JK, Gesell SB, Coleman SW, Sissine ME, Wen F, Hunt GP, Rosamond WD, Duncan PW. (1970). J Am Heart Assoc., 10(23).

Ascertaining Framingham heart failure phenotype from inpatient electronic health record data using natural language processing: a multicentre Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) validation study. Moore CR, Jain S, Haas S, Yadav H, Whitsel E, Rosamand W, Heiss G, Kucharska-Newton AM. (1970). BMJ Open, 11(6).

Twenty Year Trends and Sex Differences in Young Adults Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction. Arora S, Stouffer GA, Kucharska-Newton AM, Qamar A, Vaduganathan M, Pandey A, Porterfield D, Blankstein R, Rosamond WD, Bhatt DL, Caughey MC. (1970). Circulation , 139(8), 1047-1056.

Socioeconomic status and access to care and the incidence of a heart failure diagnosis in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Cuthbertson CC, Heiss G, Wright JD, Camplain R, Patel MD, Foraker RE, Matsushita K, Puccinelli-Ortega N, Shah AM, Kucharska-Newton AM. (2018). Ann Epidemiol. , 28(6), 350-355.

Cardiovascular Disease and Patterns of Change in Functional Status Over 15 Years: Findings From the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Kucharska-Newton A, Griswold M, Yao ZH, Foraker R, Rose K, Rosamond W, Wagenknecht L, Koton S, Pompeii L, Windham BG. (1970). J Am Heart Assoc. , 6(3).

Body mass index at early adulthood, subsequent weight change and cancer incidence and mortality. P Bradshaw, X Han, C Joshu, A Kucharska-Newton, E Platz, A Prizment, J Stevens, K Truesdale (2014). International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer.

Comparable Ascertainment of Newly-Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Using Active Cohort Follow-Up versus Surveillance of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. A Alonso, L Bengtson, L Chen, S Duval, A Folsom, E Fox, A Kucharska-Newton, L Loehr, P Lutsey, W Rosamond, S Stearns, C Sueta, L Wruck, H Yeh (2014). PloS one, 9(4), e94321.

Functional status declines among cancer survivors: Trajectory and contributing factors. Randi Foraker, Xuesong Han, Debra Irwin, Anna Kucharska-Newton, Jessica Petrick, Elizabeth Platz, Bryce Reeve, Sally Stearns, B. Windham (2014). Journal of Geriatric Oncology.

Quality of care for heart failure patients hospitalized for any cause. Sunil Agarwal, Saul Blecker, Donald Casey, Patricia Chang, Josef Coresh, Stuart Katz, Anna Kucharska-Newton, Martha Radford, Wayne Rosamond (2014). Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 63(2), 123-130.

Race- and sex-associated differences in rate-adjusted QT, QTpeak, ST elevation and other regional measures of repolarization: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Richard Gregg, Milan Horaĉek, Wesley Jr., Anna Kucharska-Newton, Pentti Rautaharju, Wayne Rosamond, Elsayed Soliman, James Warren, Zhu-ming Zhang (2014). Journal of Electrocardiology.