Brandon Bellows, PharmD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine) at CUMC
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Dr. Bellows’ research uses epidemiology and computer simulation to understand the drivers of cardiovascular health across the life course. His research examines how the process of providing healthcare affects outcomes so that we can identify the most effective, cost-effective, and equitable strategies to prevent cardiovascular disease. He is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine) at CUMC

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • PharmD, 2010 University of Utah, School of Medicine
  • MS, 2014 University of Utah, School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Department of Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah




NIH/NIA R01AG074989

Cohen (PI), Bellows (site PI)



American Heart Association Health Equity Research Network on the Prevention of Hypertension

Ogedegbe (PI)




Bellows (PI)

Selected Publications

Cohen LP, Isaza N, Hernandez I, Lewis GD, Ho JE, Fonarow GC, Kazi DS, Bellows BK. Cost-effectiveness of SGLT2 inhibitors for the treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. JAMA Cardiol. 2023 May 1;8(5):419-428. PMID: 36870047.


Bryant KB, Rao AS, Cohen LP, DanDan N, Kronish IM, Barai N, Fontil V, Zhang Y, Moran AE, Bellows BK. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of team-based care strategies for hypertension: A meta-analysis and simulation study. Hypertension. 2023 Mar 8. PMID: 36883454.


Birger M, Kaldjian A, Roth G, Moran AE, Dieleman J, Bellows BK. Health care spending on cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors in the United States: 1996-2016. Circulation. 2021 Jul 27;144(4):271-282. PMID: 33926203.


Byrant KB, Moran AE, Kazi DS, Zhang Y, Penko J, Ruiz-Negrón N, Coxson P, Blyler CA, Lynch K, Cohen LP, Tajeu GS, Fontil V, Moy NB, Ebinger JE, Rader F, Bibbins-Domingo K, Bellows BK. Cost-effectiveness of blood pressure reduction by pharmacists in Black barbershops. Circulation. 2021 Jun 15;143(24):2384-2394. PMID: 33855861.


Bress AP*, Bellows BK*, King JB, Hess R, Beddhu S, Zhang Z, Berlowitz DR, Conroy MB, Fine L, Oparil S, Morisky DE, Kazis LE, Ruiz-Negrón N, Powell J, Tamariz L, Whittle J, Wright J, Supiano MA, Cheung AK, Weintraub WS, Moran AE, for the SPRINT Research Group. Cost-effectiveness of intensive versus standard blood pressure control. N Engl J Med. 2017 Aug 24;377(8):745-755. PMID: 28834469. *Co-first authors