Valy Fontil, MD, MAS, MPH

Assistant Professor

MS, 2013 - Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2010 - Internal Medicine, Tulane University
Doctor of Medicine, 2007 - Medical School, University of Michigan
  1. Liu EF, Rubinsky AD, Pacca L, Mujahid M, Fontil V, DeRouen MC, Fields J, Bibbins-Domingo K, Lyles CR. Examining Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status as a Mediator of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension Control Across Two San Francisco Health Systems. 2022. PMID: 35098728

  2. Reihl SJ, Patil N, Morshed RA, Mehari M, Aabedi A, Chukwueke UN, Porter AB, Fontil V, Cioffi G, Waite K, Kruchko C, Ostrom Q, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Hervey-Jumper SL. A Population Study of Clinical Trial Accrual for Women and Minorities in Neuro-Oncology Following the NIH Revitalization Act. 2022. PMID: 34999844

  3. Sharma AE, Khoong EC, Rivadeneira N, Sierra M, Fang MC, Gupta N, Pramanik R, Tran H, Whitezell T, Fontil V, Lee SY, Sarkar U. Warfarin Monitoring in Safety-Net Health Systems: Analysis by Race/Ethnicity and Language Preference. 2022. PMID: 34993871

  4. Holt HK, Gildengorin G, Karliner L, Fontil V, Pramanik R, Potter MB. Differences in Hypertension Medication Prescribing for Black Americans and Their Association with Hypertension Outcomes. 2022. PMID: 35039409

  5. Sheantel Reihl, Nirav Patil, Ramin Morshed, Mulki Mehari, alexander Aabedi, Ugonma Chukwueke, Alyx Porter, Valy Fontil, Gino Cioffi, Kristin Waite, Carol Kruchko, Quinn Ostrom, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Shawn Hervey-Jumper. EPID-11. A POPULATION STUDY OF CLINICAL TRIAL ACCRUAL FOR WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN NEURO-ONCOLOGY FOLLOWING THE NIH REVITALIZATION ACT. 2021. PMID:

  6. Cooper-DeHoff RM, Fontil V, Carton T, Chamberlain AM, Todd J, O'Brien EC, Shaw KM, Smith M, Choi S, Nilles EK, Ford D, Tecson KM, Dennar PE, Ahmad F, Wu S, McClay JC, Azar K, Singh R, Faulkner Modrow M, Shay CM, Rakotz M, Wozniak G, Pletcher MJ. Tracking Blood Pressure Control Performance and Process Metrics in 25 US Health Systems: The PCORnet Blood Pressure Control Laboratory. 2021. PMID: 34612048

  7. Khoong EC, Olazo K, Rivadeneira NA, Thatipelli S, Barr-Walker J, Fontil V, Lyles CR, Sarkar U. Mobile health strategies for blood pressure self-management in urban populations with digital barriers: systematic review and meta-analyses. 2021. PMID: 34294852

  8. Kazi DS, Wei PC, Penko J, Bellows BK, Coxson P, Bryant KB, Fontil V, Blyler CA, Lyles C, Lynch K, Ebinger J, Zhang Y, Tajeu GS, Boylan R, Pletcher MJ, Rader F, Moran AE, Bibbins-Domingo K. Scaling Up Pharmacist-Led Blood Pressure Control Programs in Black Barbershops: Projected Population Health Impact and Value. 2021. PMID: 34125566

  9. Bress AP, Cohen JB, Anstey DE, Conroy MB, Ferdinand KC, Fontil V, Margolis KL, Muntner P, Millar MM, Okuyemi KS, Rakotz MK, Reynolds K, Safford MM, Shimbo D, Stuligross J, Green BB, Mohanty AF. Inequities in Hypertension Control in the United States Exposed and Exacerbated by COVID-19 and the Role of Home Blood Pressure and Virtual Health Care During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2021. PMID: 34006116

  10. Bryant 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 Hypertension Treatment by Pharmacists in Black Barbershops. 2021. PMID: 33855861

  11. Khoong EC, Fontil V, Rivadeneira NA, Hoskote M, Nundy S, Lyles CR, Sarkar U. Impact of digitally acquired peer diagnostic input on diagnostic confidence in outpatient cases: A pragmatic randomized trial. 2020. PMID: 33260212

  12. Valy Fontil, Lucia Pacca, Brandon Bellows, Elaine Khoong, Charles McCulloch, Mark Pletcher, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo. Abstract 17207: Impact of Racial Differences in Treatment Intensification and Missed Visits on Disparities in BP Control. 2020. PMID:

  13. Bryant KB, Sheppard JP, Ruiz-Negrón N, Kronish IM, Fontil V, King JB, Pletcher MJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Moran AE, McManus RJ, Bellows BK. Impact of Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure on Processes of Hypertension Care and Long-Term Blood Pressure Control. 2020. PMID: 32696695

  14. Pletcher MJ, Fontil V, Carton T, Shaw KM, Smith M, Choi S, Todd J, Chamberlain AM, O'Brien EC, Faulkner M, Maeztu C, Wozniak G, Rakotz M, Shay CM, Cooper-DeHoff RM. The PCORnet Blood Pressure Control Laboratory: A Platform for Surveillance and Efficient Trials. 2020. PMID: 32142371

  15. Rhonda M Cooper-DeHoff, Valy Fontil, Thomas Carton, Kathryn McAuliffe, Myra Smith, Sujung Choi, Jonathon Todd, Alanna M Chamberlain, Emily O'Brien, Madelaine Faulkner, Carlos Maeztu, LINDA MURAKAMI, Gregory Wozniak, Michael Rakotz, Christina M Shay, Mark J Pletcher. Abstract 56: Blood Pressure Control in the Real World - Early Evidence From a National Blood Pressure Surveillance System. 2020. PMID:

  16. Kelsey B Bryant, Dhruv S Kazi, Valy Fontil, Joanne Penko, Ciantel A Blyler, Kathleen Lynch, Joseph Ebinger, Norma B Moy, Florian Rader, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Andrew E Moran, Brandon K Bellows. Abstract P156: Long-Term Blood Pressure Outcomes and Costs Associated With a Barber-Pharmacist Hypertension Intervention: 10-Year Simulation of the Los Angeles Barber Trial. 2019. PMID:

  17. Mark J Pletcher, Valy Fontil, Thomas Carton, Kathryn Shaw, Myra Smith, Jonathan Todd, Alanna M Chamberlain, Emily Obrien, Madelaine Faulkner, Carlos Maeztu, Gregory Wozniak, Michael Rakotz, Christine Shay, Rhonda M Cooper DeHoff. Abstract P2050: The Pcornet Blood Pressure Control Laboratory. 2019. PMID:

  18. Lee J, Chu C, Guzman D, Fontil V, Velasquez A, Powe NR, Tuot DS. Albuminuria Testing by Race and Ethnicity among Patients with Hypertension with and without Diabetes. 2019. PMID: 31167180

  19. Bellows BK, Ruiz-Negrón N, Bibbins-Domingo K, King JB, Pletcher MJ, Moran AE, Fontil V. Clinic-Based Strategies to Reach United States Million Hearts 2022 Blood Pressure Control Goals. 2019. PMID: 31163981

  20. Fontil V, Radcliffe K, Lyson HC, Ratanawongsa N, Lyles C, Tuot D, Yuen K, Sarkar U. Testing and improving the acceptability of a web-based platform for collective intelligence to improve diagnostic accuracy in primary care clinics. 2019. PMID: 31984344

  21. Valy Fontil, Elaine Khoong, Mekhala Hoskote, Kate Radcliffe, Neda Ratanawongsa, Courtney Rees Lyles, Urmimala Sarkar. Evaluation of an health-IT-enabled collective intelligence platform to improve diagnosis in primary care and urgent care settings: Study Design (Preprint). 2018. PMID:

  22. Selby K, Michel M, Gildengorin G, Karliner L, Pramanik R, Fontil V, Potter MB. Disparities in Hypertension Control Across and Within Three Health Systems Participating in a Data-Sharing Collaborative. 2018. PMID: 30413545

  23. Fontil V, Lyles CR, Schillinger D, Handley MA, Ackerman S, Gourley G, Bibbins-Domingo K, Sarkar U. Safety-net institutions in the US grapple with new cholesterol treatment guidelines: a qualitative analysis from the PHoENIX Network. 2018. PMID: 30034258

  24. Brandon K Bellows, Andrew E Moran, Natalia Ruiz-Negrón, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Mark Pletcher, Valy Fontil. Abstract 096: Comparing Strategies to Improve Systolic Blood Pressure Over 10 Years: A Simulation Study Using the Blood Pressure Control Model. 2017. PMID:

  25. Fontil V, Bibbins-Domingo K, Nguyen OK, Guzman D, Goldman LE. Management of Hypertension in Primary Care Safety-Net Clinics in the United States: A Comparison of Community Health Centers and Private Physicians' Offices. Volume 52 of Issue 2. 2016. PMID: 27283354

  26. Fontil V, Bibbins-Domingo K, Kazi DS, Sidney S, Coxson PG, Khanna R, Victor RG, Pletcher MJ. Simulating Strategies for Improving Control of Hypertension Among Patients with Usual Source of Care in the United States: The Blood Pressure Control Model. 2015. PMID: 25749880

  27. Valy Fontil, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Dhruv Kazi, Pamela Coxson, Steve Sidney, Raman Khanna, Ronald G Victor, Mark Pletcher. Abstract T MP100: Improving Encounter Frequency, Physician Prescribing, or Patient Adherence - What Works Best for Controlling Blood Pressure? Results From a Validated Micro-Simulation Model. 2014. PMID:

  28. Fontil V, Pletcher MJ, Khanna R, Guzman D, Victor R, Bibbins-Domingo K. Physician underutilization of effective medications for resistant hypertension at office visits in the United States: NAMCS 2006-2010. 2013. PMID: 24249113