Cardiovascular Health Research Unit

James Floyd, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology


BS, Chemistry, Duke University, 2000
MD, Duke University, 2005
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 2008
MS, Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2011


Cardiovascular drug safety
Epidemiologic methods
Regulatory science


Duke General Clinical Research Center Student Scholarship, 2003
American Heart Association Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, 2003
American Stroke Association Scholarship in Cerebrovascular Disease, 2003
Duke University William J. Griffith University Service Award, 2005
National Heart Lung Blood Institute K08 Award, 2013
University of Washington Chair of Medicine Scholar Award, 2014
American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, 2014


Floyd JS, Bis JC, Brody JA, Heckbert SR, Rice K, Psaty BM. GATM locus does not replicate in rhabdomyolysis study. Nature. 2014;513:E1-3. [Brief Communication]. PMID:25230668

Floyd JS, Sitlani CM, Wiggins, KL, Wallace E, Suchy-Dicey A, Carnethon MR, Siscovick DS, Sotoodehnia N, Heckbert SR, McKnight B, Rice K, Psaty BM. Variation in resting heart rate over four years and the risks of myocardial infarction and death among older adults. Heart, published online Sep 11, 2014. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2014-306046. PMID:25214500

Floyd JS, Psaty BM. The potential risks of expedited drug approvals for acute bacterial infections. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2014;174:1436-7. [Viewpoint]. PMID:25023994

Wheeler S, Moore K, Forsberg CW, Riley K, Floyd JS, Smith NL, Boyko EJ. Mortality among veterans with type 2 diabetes initiating metformin, sulfonylurea, or rosiglitazone monotherapy. Diabetologia. 2013;56:1934-1943. PMID:23797633

Floyd JS, Heckbert SR, Weiss NS, Carrell DS, Psaty BM. Use of administrative data to estimate the incidence of statin-related rhabdomyolysis. JAMA. 2012;307:1580-1582. [Research Letter]  PMID:22511681

Floyd JS, Kaspera R, Marciante KD, Weiss NS, Heckbert SR, Lumley T, Wiggins KL, Tamraz B, Kwok PY, Totah RA, Psaty BM. A screening case-control study of drug-drug interactions in statin users: a new adverse effect of clopidogrel. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2012;91:896-904. PMID:22419147