Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH
Dr. Appel is Professor of Medicine with Joint Appointments in Epidemiology, International Health, and Nursing at Johns Hopkins. He is also the Director of the Welch Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Clinical Research. His research has focused on preventing and controlling hypertension and its cardiovascular-kidney consequences. He has three lines of research: (1) controlled feeding studies, (2) behavioral intervention trials, that test novel strategies to accomplish lifestyle changes, and (3) cohort studies and trials related to chronic kidney disease and its consequences. He has been actively involved in nutrition policy making, with particular expertise on sodium, potassium, and dietary patterns.