Paul Muntner

Paul Muntner


At Rochester:

  • A spectacular career in squash, a sport for which there are no division-based rankings
  • As a freshman, he played in the number six position (out of nine). As a sophomore, he played in the number one position-the highest ranking on the team.
  • Played number one for three years, peaking with his selection as a First Team All-American in his senior year (1990-91)
  • The squash team was ranked 14th nationally in his junior and senior years
  • Had an 11-2 record as a senior with his only losses coming against All-Americans who went on to become professional squash players ranked in the Top Five in the United States
  • First squash All-American at Rochester
  • As a senior, he was a finalist in the Rochester City Squash championships and won several tournaments, including the Rochester Medical School Open, the Dartmouth Open, the Vermont State Open, the Western Ontario Squash Tournament, and the Western New York Squash Championships
  • Was a Lysle "Spike" Garnish Scholar in fall of 1990
  • Received a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1991


  • Earned a master's degree in biostatistics and a doctorate in epidemiology
  • Currently, a tenure-track professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • He has published 19 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters on cardiovascular and renal (kidney) disease
  • He has received research funding from the American Heart Association and the Tulane University Hypertension and Renal Center of Biological Research Excellence to study the effects of physical activity among African-American women with high blood pressure
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