Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Multi-ancestry study of blood lipid levels identifies four loci interacting with physical activityNature Communications.  10. 2019
2019 Higher hemoglobin A1C and atherogenic lipoprotein profiles in children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitusJournal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology.  15:30-34. 2019
2018 Deep coverage whole genome sequences and plasma lipoprotein(a) in individuals of European and African ancestriesNature Communications.  9. 2018
2018 Deep-coverage whole genome sequences and blood lipids among 16,324 individualsNature Communications.  9. 2018
2018 Erratum to: Deep coverage whole genome sequences and plasma lipoprotein(a) in individuals of European and African ancestries (Nature Communications, (2018), 9, 1, (2606), 10.1038/s41467-018-04668-w)Nature Communications.  9. 2018
2018 Genome Analyses of >200,000 Individuals Identify 58 Loci for Chronic Inflammation and Highlight Pathways that Link Inflammation and Complex DisordersAmerican Journal of Human Genetics.  103:691-706. 2018
2018 Causal modeling in a multi-omic setting: Insights from GAW20 01 Mathematical Sciences 0104 Statistics 06 Biological Sciences 0604 GeneticsBMC Genetics.  19. 2018
2018 Data for GAW20: Genome-wide DNA sequence variation and epigenome-wide DNA methylation before and after fenofibrate treatment in a family study of metabolic phenotypes 06 Biological Sciences 0604 GeneticsBMC Proceedings.  12. 2018
2018 Disentangling associations between DNA methylation and blood lipids: A Mendelian randomization approachBMC Proceedings.  12. 2018
2018 GAW20: Methods and strategies for the new frontiers of epigenetics and pharmacogenomicsBMC Proceedings.  12. 2018
2018 Clinical characteristics and sequelae of severe hypertriglyceridemia in pediatricsEndocrine Practice.  24:789-795. 2018
2018 Hypermethylation of MIR21 in CD4+ T cells from patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis associates with lower miRNA-21 levels and concomitant up-regulation of its target genesMultiple Sclerosis.  24:1288-1300. 2018
2018 Dyslipidemia is associated with pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver diseaseJournal of Clinical Lipidology.  12:981-987. 2018
2018 Epigenomics and metabolomics reveal the mechanism of the APOA2 -saturated fat intake interaction affecting obesityAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  108:188-200. 2018
2018 Genome-wide association study of response to methotrexate in early rheumatoid arthritis patientsPharmacogenomics Journal.  18:528-538. 2018
2018 Association of methylation signals with incident coronary heart disease in an epigenome-wide assessment of circulating tumor necrosis factorJAMA Cardiology.  3:463-472. 2018
2018 Aspirin for primary prevention of stroke in traumatic cerebrovascular injury: association with increased risk of transfusion.Journal of Neurosurgery.  1-8. 2018
2018 Genome-wide association meta-analysis of circulating odd-numbered chain saturated fatty acids: Results from the CHARGE ConsortiumPLoS ONE.  13. 2018
2018 SLC04A1, SLC22A2 and SLC28A2 variants not related to methotrexate efficacy or toxicity in rheumatoid arthritis patientsPharmacogenomics.  19:613-619. 2018
2018 Metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers are associated with epigenetic aging acceleration estimates in the GOLDN studyClinical Epigenetics.  10. 2018
2018 Epigenome-wide association study of metabolic syndrome in African-American adultsClinical Epigenetics.  10. 2018
2018 A Large-Scale Multi-ancestry Genome-wide Study Accounting for Smoking Behavior Identifies Multiple Significant Loci for Blood PressureAmerican Journal of Human Genetics.  102:375-400. 2018
2018 A DNA methylation biomarker of alcohol consumptionMolecular Psychiatry.  23:422-433. 2018
2018 Genome-Wide Interactions with Dairy Intake for Body Mass Index in Adults of European DescentNahrung..  62. 2018
2018 An exome-wide sequencing study of lipid response to high-fat meal and fenofibrate in Caucasians from the GOLDN cohortJournal of Lipid Research.  59:722-729. 2018
2018 Coagulation Factors in Ischemic Heart Disease: Answers From a Mendelian Randomization Study Inspire Further QuestionsCirculation: Genomic and Precision Medicine.  11:e002045. 2018
2018 Comparisons of vaginal flora patterns among sexual behaviour groups of women: Implications for the pathogenesis of bacterial vaginosisSexual Health.  15:61-67. 2018
2017 DNA Methylation Analysis Identifies Loci for Blood Pressure RegulationAmerican Journal of Human Genetics.  101:888-902. 2017
2017 Sex Differences in Blood HDL-c, the Total Cholesterol/HDL-c Ratio, and Palmitoleic Acid are Not Associated with Variants in Common Candidate GenesLipids.  52:969-980. 2017
2017 Testing two evolutionary theories of human aging with DNA methylation dataGenetics.  207:1547-1560. 2017
2017 Obesity and cardiometabolic disease -more than meets the eyeNature Reviews Endocrinology.  13:566-568. 2017
2017 An epigenome-wide association study of inflammatory response to fenofibrate in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet NetworkPharmacogenomics.  18:1333-1341. 2017
2017 The State of Cardiovascular Genomics: Abundant Data, Limited InformationRevista Española de Cardiología.  70:696-698. 2017
2017 Non-linear patterns in age-related DNA methylation may reflect CD4+T cell differentiationEpigenetics.  12:492-503. 2017
2017 Genome- and CD4 + T-cell methylome-wide association study of circulating trimethylamine-N-oxide in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network (GOLDN)Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism.  8:1-7. 2017
2017 The State of Cardiovascular Genomics: Abundant Data, Limited Information.Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition).  70:696-698. 2017
2017 Dairy consumption, systolic blood pressure, and risk of hypertension: Mendelian randomization studyBMJ.  j1000-j1000. 2017
2017 CPT1A methylation is associated with plasma adiponectinNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.  27:225-233. 2017
2017 Association of Body Mass Index with DNA Methylation and Gene Expression in Blood Cells and Relations to Cardiometabolic Disease: A Mendelian Randomization ApproachPLoS Medicine.  14. 2017
2017 Whole exome analyses to examine the impact of rare variants on left ventricular traits in African American participants from the HyperGEN and GENOA studies.J Hypertens Manag.  3. 2017
2016 DNA methylation signatures of chronic low-grade inflammation are associated with complex diseasesGenome Biology.  17. 2016
2016 Polymorphisms in stearoyl coa desaturase and sterol regulatory element binding protein interact with N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake to modify associations with anthropometric variables and metabolic phenotypes in Yup’ik peopleNahrung..  60:2642-2653. 2016
2016 Epigenetic Signatures of Cigarette SmokingCirculation: Cardiovascular Genetics.  9:436-447. 2016
2016 Epigenetics of Lipid PhenotypesCurrent Cardiovascular Risk Reports.  10. 2016
2016 Heritable DNA methylation in CD4+ Cells among complex families displays genetic and non-genetic effectsPLoS ONE.  11. 2016
2016 Identification and validation of seven new loci showing differential DNA methylation related to serum lipid profile: an epigenome-wide approach. The REGICOR study.Human Molecular Genetics2016
2016 Associations of the MCM6-rs3754686 proxy for milk intake in Mediterranean and American populations with cardiovascular biomarkers, disease and mortality: Mendelian randomizationScientific Reports.  6. 2016
2016 Linkage and association analysis of circulating vitamin D and parathyroid hormone identifies novel loci in Alaska native Yup’ik peopleGenes and Nutrition.  11. 2016
2016 ω-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acid biomarkers and coronary heart disease: Pooling project of 19 cohort studiesJAMA Internal Medicine.  176:1155-1166. 2016
2016 Top Advances in Functional Genomics and Translational Biology for 2015.Circulation Cardiovascular Genetics.  9:189-192. 2016
2016 Top advances in functional genomics and translational biology for 2015Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics.  9:189-192. 2016
2016 Interaction of methylation-related genetic variants with circulating fatty acids on plasma lipids: A meta-analysis of 7 studies and methylation analysis of 3 studies in the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology consortiumAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  103:567-578. 2016
2016 The effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and genetic variants on methylation levels of the interleukin-6 gene promoterNahrung..  60:410-419. 2016
2016 A genome-wide study of lipid response to fenofibrate in Caucasians: A combined analysis of the GOLDN and ACCORD studiesPharmacogenetics -London-.  26:324-333. 2016
2016 Association of DNA Methylation at CPT1A Locus with Metabolic Syndrome in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network (GOLDN) StudyPLoS ONE.  11:e0145789. 2016
2016 Clock genes explain a large proportion of phenotypic variance in systolic blood pressure and this control is not modified by environmental temperatureAmerican Journal of Hypertension.  29:132-140. 2016
2016 Editorial: A Novel Genetic Association with Systemic Sclerosis: The Utility of Whole-Exome Sequencing in Autoimmune DiseaseArthritis and Rheumatology.  68:27-30. 2016
2016 Epigenome-wide association study of triglyceride postprandial responses to a high-fat dietary challengeJournal of Lipid Research.  57:2200-2207. 2016
2016 Higher chylomicron remnants and LDL particle numbers associate with CD36 SNPs and DNA methylation sites that reduce CD36Journal of Lipid Research.  57:2176-2184. 2016
2016 Identification and validation of seven new loci showing differential DNA methylation related to serum lipid profile: An epigenome-wide approach. The REGICOR studyHuman Molecular Genetics.  25:4556-4565. 2016
2015 Comparison of approaches to revascularization in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease presenting with st-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Meta-analyses of randomized control trialsJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  4. 2015
2015 Genome-wide association study of triglyceride response to a high-fat meal among participants of the NHLBI Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network (GOLDN)Metabolism.  64:1359-1371. 2015
2015 A family-specific linkage analysis of blood lipid response to fenofibrate in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drug and Diet NetworkPharmacogenetics -London-.  25:511-514. 2015
2015 Epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) of BMI, BMI change and waist circumference in African American adults identifies multiple replicated lociHuman Molecular Genetics.  24:4464-4479. 2015
2015 Clinical applications of epigenetics in cardiovascular disease: The long road aheadJournal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine.  165:143-153. 2015
2015 Epigenome-wide study identifies novel methylation loci associated with body mass index and waist circumferenceObesity Research.  23:1493-1501. 2015
2015 Genetic variants modify the effect of age on APOE methylation in the genetics of lipid lowering drugs and diet network studyAging Cell.  14:49-59. 2015
2015 Linkage and association analysis of obesity traits reveals novel loci and interactions with dietary n-3 fatty acids in an Alaska Native (Yup'ik) populationMetabolism.  64:689-697. 2015
2015 Lipid changes due to fenofibrate treatment are not associated with changes in DNA methylation patterns in the GOLDN studyFrontiers in Genetics.  6. 2015
2015 PCSK9 variation and association with blood pressure in African Americans: Preliminary findings from the HyperGEN and REGARDS studiesFrontiers in Genetics.  6. 2015
2014 ABCD2 alters peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α signaling in vitro, but does not impair responses to fenofibrate therapy in a mouse model of diet-induced obesityMolecular Pharmacology.  86:505-513. 2014
2014 Epigenome-wide association study of fasting blood lipids in the genetics of lipid-lowering drugs and diet network studyCirculation.  130:565-572. 2014
2014 Estimating proportions of explained variance: A comparison of whole genome subsetsBMC Proceedings.  8. 2014
2014 Genomics of post-prandial lipidomic phenotypes in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network (GOLDN) studyPLoS ONE.  9. 2014
2014 CPT1A: The future of heart disease detection and personalized medicine?Future Lipidology.  9:9-12. 2014
2014 Epigenome-wide association study of fasting measures of glucose, insulin, and homa-ir in the genetics of lipid lowering drugs and diet network studyDiabetes.  63:801-807. 2014
2014 Genetic variants associated with methotrexate efficacy and toxicity in early rheumatoid arthritis: Results from the treatment of early aggressive rheumatoid arthritis trialPharmacogenomics Journal.  14:48-53. 2014
2014 DNA methylation patterns are associated with n-3 fatty acid intake in Yup'ik peopleJournal of Nutrition.  144:425-430. 2014
2014 Gene-body mass index interactions are associated with methotrexate toxicity in rheumatoid arthritisAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases.  73:785-786. 2014
2014 Methylation at CPT1A locus is associated with lipoprotein subfraction profi lesJournal of Lipid Research.  55:1324-1330. 2014
2014 PRKCZ methylation is associated with sunlight exposure in a North American but not a Mediterranean populationChronobiology International.  31:1034-1040. 2014
2014 Pathway analysis approaches for rare and common variants: Insights from genetic analysis workshop 18Genetic Epidemiology.  38. 2014
2013 Apolipoprotein A2 polymorphism interacts with intakes of dairy foods to influence body weight in 2 U.S. populationsJournal of Nutrition.  143:1865-1871. 2013
2013 Evidence for novel genetic loci associated with metabolic traits in Yup'ik peopleAmerican Journal of Human Biology.  25:673-680. 2013
2013 Establishing validity of pharmacogenomic findings: From replication to triangulationCirculation: Cardiovascular Genetics.  6:409-412. 2013
2013 Response to John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DScCirculation: Cardiovascular Genetics.  6:418. 2013
2013 A431: Epigenetics of Fasting Insulin and Glucose ConcentrationsDiabetes.  62:A431-A431. 2013
2013 Genetic variants associated with VLDL, LDL and HDL particle size differ with race/ethnicityHuman Genetics.  132:405-413. 2013
2013 Pharmacogenomics of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol-raising therapiesExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy.  11:355-364. 2013
2013 Preliminary evidence of genetic determinants of adiponectin response to fenofibrate in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet NetworkNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.  23:987-994. 2013
2013 SNPs located at CpG sites modulate genome-epigenome interactionEpigenetics.  8:802-806. 2013
2012 Biomarkers of dairy intake and the risk of heart diseaseNutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.  22:1039-1045. 2012
2012 Fatty acid desaturase gene variants, cardiovascular risk factors, and myocardial infarction in the Costa Rica StudyFrontiers in Genetics.  3. 2012
2012 Variants Identified in a GWAS Meta-Analysis for Blood Lipids Are Associated with the Lipid Response to FenofibratePLoS ONE.  7. 2012
2012 Genome-wide association study indicates variants associated with insulin signaling and inflammation mediate lipoprotein responses to fenofibratePharmacogenetics -London-.  22:750-757. 2012
2012 Genetic variation in fatty acid elongases is not associated with intermediate cardiovascular phenotypes or myocardial infarctionEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  66:353-359. 2012
2012 A genome-wide association study of inflammatory biomarker changes in response to fenofibrate treatment in the genetics of lipid lowering drug and diet networkPharmacogenetics -London-2012
2011 Development of a cardiovascular risk score for use in low- and middle-income countriesJournal of Nutrition.  141:1375-1380. 2011
2008 Prevalent Cocaine Use and Myocardial InfarctionAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  102:966-969. 2008


Year Title Altmetric
2019 Methylation in CPT1A, lipoproteins, and epigenetics. 2019
2015 Genetics of cardiovascular disease.  117-127. 2015
2014 Gene-environment interaction. 2014

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