Hypertension is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Accurate measurement is the foundation for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. My research focuses on blood pressure measurement accuracy and on designing algorithms for blood pressure measurement. I have recently had the opportunity to work with international organizations to improve blood pressure measurement accuracy.
Dr. Jennifer Ringrose graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master of Science degree then completed a medical degree at the University of Calgary. She was a core internal medicine resident and then a general internal medicine resident at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. She was recruited to the University of Alberta in 2009 to the Division of General Internal Medicine.
Leadership and Collaborations:
Dr. Ringrose is the General Internal Medicine Residency Program Director. She has led the program through initial accreditation (GIM became an official subspecialty in 2013), accreditation in 2018 and the transition to competency based education in 2019.
Dr. Ringrose is the chief medical officer of mmHg, a University of Alberta based start-up company created with Dr. Raj Padwal and Peter Wood with a focus on hardware and software innovations in blood pressure measurement and monitoring.
The recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Ringrose is a classroom lecturer in the medical program and provides instruction to residents in clinical skills. She supervises medical students, graduate students and residents engaged in research.
Dr. Ringrose’s research is focused on improving the accuracy of blood pressure measurement. She leads ongoing studies to gather data on blood pressure readings from all segments of the population. Their research team validates new devices and develops algorithms focused on improving blood pressure measurement.
She is also involved in education research, with a current focus on whether rotation evaluations (ITERS) remain important after the transition to competency-based medical education.
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Dr. Ringrose is an attending physician in General Internal Medicine and the Hypertension Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospital/Kaye Edmonton Clinic.