Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH

Lawrence Appel

Lawrence Appel, MD, MPH is professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with adjunct appointments in Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Departments of Epidemiology and International Health. He is also a practicing internist. Larry's clinical research is focused on the prevention of hypertension and cardiovascular and kidney diseases, through both non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches, typically nutrition-based. Larry received his MD from New York University School of Medicine and his MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He performed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Baltimore City Hospital. He has served on several national policy-making bodies, including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Primary Prevention of Hypertension Working Group; the Institute of Medicine Committee on Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Sodium Chloride, Potassium, and Sulfate; and the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association, which he chaired. He was also a member of the 2005 and 2010 U.S. Department of Agriculture/Health and Human Services Dietary Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committees. In 2010, he served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake. (Baltimore, MD)