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James Floyd, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Education & Training

MD, Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 2005
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine , University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2005-2008
MS, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Seattle, WA, 2011

Professional Interests

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
Member of American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, 2014

Selected Publications

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