Ian Kronish, MD, MPH, is a general internist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). He is Associate Director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health and Co-Director of the Hypertension Center at CUIMC. Dr. Kronish’s research has shown why those at greatest risk for recurrent cardiovascular events are least likely to adhere to prescribed regimens, and that patients’ distress about past and future cardiovascular events undermines health behaviors. As Director of an NIA-funded Roybal Center, he now aims to foster the development of interventions that improve mental health, adherence to recommended health behaviors, and cardiovascular outcomes in patients that have experienced acute cardiovascular events such as acute coronary syndrome and stroke. He has expertise in medication adherence, and has advanced methodologies for adherence measurement. He has been the PI of multiple federally-funded randomized clinical trials. He also has experience in implementation science research, and applies these methods to increase the uptake of evidence-based hypertension guidelines. He is a founding member of New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Digital Health Evaluation initiative, and has led the implementation of remote monitoring programs for hypertension and COVID-19.
Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated
- High Blood Pressure
- Mental Health
- Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC
- Co-Director, ColumbiaDoctors Hypertension Center
- Director, ActiveBP: 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Service
- Associate Director, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Schedule an Appointment
- Great West (National)
- Essential Plan
- Medicaid Managed Care
- Medicare Managed Care
- Select Care (Exchange)
- Local 1199
- Traditional Medicare
- Special Needs
- Compass (Exchange)
- Empire Plan
- Medicare Managed Care
Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- Internship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Committees, Societies, Councils
Fellow, American Heart Association
Member, Society of General Internal Medicine
Member, American Psychosomatic Society
- Internal Medicine
Honors & Awards
- 2019 Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
- 2018 Wayne Katon Research Award, Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
- 2017 Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
- 2016 Irving Scholars Award, Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Research, Columbia University
- 2014 Fellow, American Heart Association
- 2010 Fellow, NIH Summer InstituteonBehavioral RCTs
- 2007 Fellow, AHA Seminar on Epidemiology and Prevention of CVD
- 2005 Lipkin Award, best trainee abstract, Society of General Internal Medicine
Dr. Kronish's research aims to to develop, test, and implement interventions that improve the diagnosis, treatment, and control of hypertension in primary care. His research also aims to reduce the adverse psychological consequences of acute medical events such as strokes and heart attacks, and to better understand the influence of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder on patient's ability to self-manage their chronic disease.
- Understanding the psychological impact of acute cardiovascular events.
- Developing interventions that improve cardiovascular health behaviors.
- Implementing hypertension guidelines into primary care.
|2019-2024||P30 AG064198 (Kronish, PI)
COLUMBIA ROYBAL CENTER FOR FEARLESS BEHAVIOR CHANGE
This Center applies the experimental medicine approach to behavioral intervention development by testing interventions that target fear-based mechanisms of nonadherence to medications and physical activity recommendations in survivors of life-threatening medical events and determining whether better health behaviors result.
|2016-2021||R01 HL132347 (Kronish/Edmondson, co-PI)
IMPACT OF PTSD ON CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN SURVIVORS OF STROKE AND TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK
|The goal of this study is to identify a novel target for intervention after stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) that may decrease risk for subsequent cardiovascular events and mortality.
|2015-2021||R01 HS 024262 (Kronish, PI)
INCREASING THE UPTAKE OF THE USPSTF HYPERTENSION SCREENING GUIDELINES IN PRIMARY CARE
The goal of this proposal is to determine the optimal approach to implementing the recent draft update to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines for hypertension screening in underserved primary care settings.
- Kronish IM, Cornelius T, Schwartz JE, Shechter A, Diaz KM, Romero EK, Edmondson D. Posttraumatic stress disorder and electronically-measured medication adherence after suspected acute coronary syndrome. Circulation. 2020;142:817-819.
- Kronish IM, Moise N, Cheung K, Clarke GN, Dolor RJ, Duer-Hefele J, Margolis KL, Parsons F, Retuerto J, St. Onge T, Thanataveertat A, Davidson KW. Effect of depression screening after acute coronary syndromes on quality of life: The CODIACS-QoL randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;180:45-53.
- Kronish IM, Diaz KM, Goldsmith J, Moise N, Schwartz JE. Objectively measured adherence to physical activity guidelines after acute coronary syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;69:1205-1207.
- Kronish IM, Moise N, McGinn T, Quan Y, Chaplin W, Gallagher B. Electronically measuring adherence to antihypertensive medications improves clinician management of uncontrolled hypertension: the MATCH cluster randomized clinical trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2016;31:1294-1300.
- Kronish IM, Goldfinger J, Negron R, Fei K, Tuhrim S, Arniella G, Horowitz C. The effect of peer education on stroke prevention: the Prevent Recurrence of All Inner-City Strokes through Education (PRAISE) randomized controlled trial. Stroke. 2014;45:3330-6.