Jennifer Ringrose

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Medicine Dept
(780) 492-2295
5-112 Clinical Sciences Building
11304 - 83 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G3


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Personal Statement:

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.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ringrose is an attending physician in General Internal Medicine and the Hypertension Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospital/Kaye Edmonton Clinic.  


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. 


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.

Featured Publications

Lau D., Ringrose J., McAlister F.A., Fradette M., Wood P.W., Boulanger P., Klarenbach S., Holroyd-Leduc J.M., Alagiakrishnan K., Rabi D., Padwal R.

Journal of Hypertension. 2022 September; 40 (9):1702-1712 10.1097/HJH.0000000000003202

Hypertension Secrets Chapter on Measurement of Blood Pressure in the Offie. 2022 June; 9780323758529

Okpechi I.G., Zaidi D., Ye F., Fradette M., Schick-Makaroff K., Berendonk C., Abdulrahman A., Braam B., Ghimire A., Hariramani V.K., Jindal K., Khan M., Klarenbach S., Muneer S., Ringrose J., Scott-Douglas N., Shojai S., Slabu D., Sultana N., Tinwala M.M., Thompson S., Padwal R., Bello A.K.

Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2022 February; 9 10.1177/20543581221077500

Muneer S., Okpechi I.G., Ye F., Zaidi D., Tinwala M.M., Hamonic L.N., Ghimire A., Sultana N., Slabu D., Khan M., Braam B., Jindal K., Klarenbach S., Padwal R., Ringrose J., Scott-Douglas N., Shojai S., Thompson S., Bello A.K.

Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. 2022 January; 9 10.1177/20543581221106248

Alvarez M, Padwal R, Ringrose J, Jalali A, Hiebert W.

Blood Press Monit. . 2021 July; 26 (1):53-59 doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000485.

Ringrose J., Padwal R.

American Journal of Hypertension. 2021 July; 34 (4):330-331 10.1093/ajh/hpaa158

Ringrose JS, Kennedy MD, Kassam J, Mouhammed O, Sridar S, Kenwell Z, Padwal R

AM J Hypertens. 2021 March; 34 (2):157-162 doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpaa141.

Wong J., Montague S., Wallace P., Negishi K., Liteplo A., Ringrose J., Dversdal R., Buchanan B., Desy J., Ma I.W.Y.

Ultrasound Journal. 2020 December; 12 (1) 10.1186/s13089-020-00167-6