Thomas J. Moore MD

Emeritus Professor, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)

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Thomas Moore

Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management


Dr. Thomas Moore is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He was the former Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Office of Human Research Affairs for the Boston University Medical Campus.
Dr. Moore's research has been focused on the hormonal control of blood pressure in normal and hypertensive subjects, especially the renin-angiotensin system. He was involved in some of the early studies of converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor antagonists. He has also focused on the interaction between dietary factors and blood pressure, including salt as well as other minerals and nutrients. He was the chairman of the steering committee of the DASH trial which first described what is now known as the DASH Diet. The DASH diet is a well-balanced diet that has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce the frequency of heart attacks and strokes, reduce the development of diabetes, and other health benefits. The DASH diet is recommended in high blood pressure guidelines in the US and other countries.


MD, University of Cincinnati

BA, Xavier University


Published on 11/18/2010

Svetkey LP, Harris EL, Martin E, Vollmer WM, Meltesen GT, Ricchiuti V, Williams G, Appel LJ, Bray GA, Moore TJ, Winn MP, Conlin PR. Modulation of the BP response to diet by genes in the renin-angiotensin system and the adrenergic nervous system. Am J Hypertens. 2011 Feb; 24(2):209-17. PMID: 21088669.

Published on 11/16/2009

Apovian CM, Murphy MC, Cullum-Dugan D, Lin PH, Gilbert KM, Coffman G, Jenkins M, Bakun P, Tucker KL, Moore TJ. Validation of a web-based dietary questionnaire designed for the DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) diet: the DASH online questionnaire. Public Health Nutr. 2010 May; 13(5):615-22. PMID: 19912673.

Published on 10/23/2009

Sacks N, Cabral H, Kazis LE, Jarrett KM, Vetter D, Richmond R, Moore TJ. A web-based nutrition program reduces health care costs in employees with cardiac risk factors: before and after cost analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2009; 11(4):e43. PMID: 19861297.

Published on 1/23/2009

Jacobs DR, Gross MD, Steffen L, Steffes MW, Yu X, Svetkey LP, Appel LJ, Vollmer WM, Bray GA, Moore T, Conlin PR, Sacks F. The effects of dietary patterns on urinary albumin excretion: results of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Trial. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Apr; 53(4):638-46. PMID: 19167797.

Published on 12/12/2008

Moore TJ, Alsabeeh N, Apovian CM, Murphy MC, Coffman GA, Cullum-Dugan D, Jenkins M, Cabral H. Weight, blood pressure, and dietary benefits after 12 months of a Web-based Nutrition Education Program (DASH for health): longitudinal observational study. J Med Internet Res. 2008; 10(4):e52. PMID: 19073541.

Published on 1/1/2006

Moore TJ. Arterial hypertension and hypertensive encephalopathy. In Neurological Therapeutics Principles and Practice 2nd Edition. JH Noseworthy (editor-in-chief). Martin Dunitz Press. London. 2006.

Published on 1/1/2005

Vollmer WM, Appel LJ, Svetkey LP, Moore TJ, Vogt TM, Conlin PR, Proschan M, Harsha D. Comparing office-based and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in clinical trials. J Hum Hypertens. 2005 Jan; 19(1):77-82. PMID: 15361888.

Published on 7/1/2004

Moore TJ. The DASH Diet in the Control of Hypertension. Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Diabetes. 2004.

Published on 7/1/2004

Svetkey LP, Simons-Morton DG, Proschan MA, Sacks FM, Conlin PR, Harsha D, Moore TJ. Effect of the dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet and reduced sodium intake on blood pressure control. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2004 Jul; 6(7):373-81. PMID: 15249792.

Published on 9/2/2003

Obarzanek E, Proschan MA, Vollmer WM, Moore TJ, Sacks FM, Appel LJ, Svetkey LP, Most-Windhauser MM, Cutler JA. Individual blood pressure responses to changes in salt intake: results from the DASH-Sodium trial. Hypertension. 2003 Oct; 42(4):459-67. PMID: 12953018.

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