Gaston Kapuku

Associate Professor

Gaston Kapuku

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: GPI

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Georgia Prevention Institute

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Cardiology

Bio

I am a tenured associate professor in Medicine (Cardiology), Pediatrics and Population Health Sciences. I am a clinician-scientist trained in internal medicine, specializing in cardiology and the subspecialty of interventional cardiology and research.

  • (706) 721-8343
  • (706) 721-7150
  • HS 1723

Education

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, General Nagasaki University, 1993

  • MD, Medicine Kinshasa University, 1983

Awards & Honors

  • Mentor: APS Young Investigator Colloquium 2015-Present APS, 2015

  • Mentor: Engel group, APS Young Investigator Colloquium 2013 2013

  • Blue Ribbon Presentation International Society of Hypertension in Blacks, 2008

  • MCG President Award 2008

  • Medical Fellowship Award International Society of Hypertension in Blacks, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5593

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6593

    ECM 2-PBL
  • MEDI 5592

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6592

    ECM 2-PBL

Teaching Interests

Health Promotion
PBL

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • $\alpha$-Adrenergic receptor blockade attenuates pressor response during mental stress in young black adults, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Effects of Race, Cardiac Mass, and Cardiac Load on Myocardial Function Trajectories from Childhood to Young Adulthood: The Augusta Heart Study, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Ethnic and sex differences in the longitudinal association between heart rate variability and blood pressure, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Higher Cardiac Vagal Activity Predicts Lower Peripheral Resistance Six Years Later in European but not African Americans, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Impaired vasodilation in pregnant African Americans: Preliminary evidence of potential antecedents and consequences, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Hypertension
Heart Function (Diastology)
Coronary Artery Disease
Stress
Gene-Environment Interaction

Department Service

  • 2018 - 2019

College Service

  • University Senate representing MCG 2018 - 2020

University Service

  • Liaison MCG-UA 2018 - 2020

    Role: University Senate Service

Professional Service

  • American Journal of Cardiology 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Journal of Medical Sciences 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Journal of Physiology 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Ethnicity and Diseases 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer