Paul M. Muntner, PhD, is a professor and Vice Chair of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Additionally, he is the director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. He received his PhD in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2001. Dr. Muntner leads the NIH-funded Jackson Heart Study Hypertension Working Group and he is a member of the Antihypertensive Lipid-lowering Trial to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) steering committee. His research has been published in JAMA, The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Circulation and featured on CNN and the New York Times and Washington Post. In 2015, Dr. Muntner was awarded a grant to serve as the director for a strategically focused research network hypertension center from the American Heart Association. This center includes basic, clinical and population science projects and a training program and is focused on diurnal blood pressure patterns and the use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in the United States.