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Lawrence John Appel, MD

Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The Johns Hopkins University
Professor of Medicine

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  • Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research


Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Cardiovascular and Kidney Disease Prevention; Hypertension; Lifestyle Modification


  • English

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  • Education +


    • New York University School of Medicine ( New York NY ) (1981)


    • Unknown ( ) (1986)


    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Internal Medicine ( Baltimore MD ) (1989)


    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1984)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Appel L, Labhart L, Balczo P, McCleary N, Raley M, Winsett RP. A comparative study of a happiness intervention in medical-surgical nurses. Medsurg Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct;22(5):319-24. PMID: 24358574
    2. Grabel L, Weir M, Appel LF, Johnson E, McCarthy R, Lerman L. Science choreography: a movement-based approach to biology teaching. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2013 Winter;12(4):582-3. doi: 10.1187/cbe.13-07-0131. No abstract available. PMID: 24297284 
    3. Li L, Chang A, Rostand SG, Hebert L, Appel LJ, Astor BC, Lipkowitz MS, Wright JT, Kendrick C, Wang X, Greene TH. A Within-Patient Analysis for Time-Varying Risk Factors of CKD Progression. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24231660
    4. Chang AR, Lazo M, Appel LJ, Gutiérrez OM, Grams ME. High dietary phosphorus intake is associated with all-cause mortality: results from NHANES III. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24225358 
    5. Parsa A, Kao WH, Xie D, Astor BC, Li M, Hsu CY, Feldman HI, Parekh RS, Kusek JW, Greene TH, Fink JC, Anderson AH, Choi MJ, Wright JT Jr, Lash JP, Freedman BI, Ojo A, Winkler CA, Raj DS, Kopp JB, He J, Jensvold NG, Tao K, Lipkowitz MS, Appel LJ; AASK Study Investigators; CRIC Study Investigators. N Engl J Med. 2013 D APOL1 risk variants, race, and progression of chronic kidney disease. ec 5;369(23):2183-96. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1310345. Epub 2013 Nov 9. PMID: 24206458 
    6. Fitzpatrick SL, Bandeen-Roche K, Stevens VJ, Coughlin JW, Rubin RR, Brantley PJ, Funk KL, Svetkey LP, Jerome GJ, Dalcin A, Charleston J, Appel LJ. Examining the Behavioral Processes through which Lifestyle Interventions Promote Weight Loss: Results from the PREMIER Trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Oct 10. doi: 10.1002/oby.20636. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24124061 
    7. Reese PP, Cappola AR, Shults J, Townsend RR, Gadegbeku CA, Anderson C, Baker JF, Carlow D, Sulik MJ, Lo JC, Go AS, Ky B, Mariani L, Feldman HI, Leonard MB; CRIC Study Investigators. Physical performance and frailty in chronic kidney disease. Am J Nephrol. 2013;38(4):307-15. doi: 10.1159/000355568. Epub 2013 Oct 4. PMID: 24107579 
    8. Dickerson FB, Yu A, Dalcin A, Jerome GJ, Gennusa JV 3rd, Charleston J, Crum RM, Campbell L, Oefinger M, Appel LJ, Daumit GL. Cigarette Smoking and Health Characteristics in Individuals With Serious Mental Illness Enrolled in a Behavioral Weight Loss Trial. J Dual Diagn. 2013 Jan 1;9(1):39-46. PMID: 24072987
    9. Hikmat F, Appel LJ. Effects of the DASH diet on blood pressure in patients with and without metabolic syndrome: results from the DASH trial.J Hum Hypertens. 2013 Sep 26. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2013.52. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24067348 
    10. Appel LJ, Whelton PK. Flawed evidence should not derail sound policy: the case remains strong for population-wide sodium reduction. Am J Hypertens. 2013 Oct;26(10):1183-6. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpt147. No abstract available. PMID: 24042545
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-4156
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-3613
    Fax: 410-614-1195
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