Alexa Beiser, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Biostatistics

PhD, Boston University
MA, University of California, San Diego



Alexa Beiser has been on the faculty at Boston University School of Public Health since 1985, engaged in teaching and collaborative public health research; she co-directed the biostatistics program from 2000-2004, and is currently Associate Chair for Education. She formerly taught and now coordinates the sections of Introduction to Statistical Computing. For more than twenty years, Dr. Beiser has been the lead biostatistician for the Framingham Heart Study neurology group, examining clinical and sub-clinical neurological outcomes including MRI measures of brain structure, cognitive performance, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and seizures. Decades of examining risk factors for neurological diseases has naturally led to studying factors associated with accelerated brain aging. She has coauthored Framingham publications relating risk factors including midlife vascular factors, plasma homocysteine, plasma leptin levels, cardiac index, red blood cell omega-3 fatty acids, metabolic dysregulation, visceral fat, air pollution; serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor; and insulin-like growth factor 1, to measures of brain aging. Dr. Beiser also has made use of the richness of the multigenerational Framingham data to examine temporal trends in prevalent and incident neurological disease and to relate documented parental dementia and stroke to offspring stroke, cognitive performance and MRI measures of brain structure.

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Neurology


Associate Chair
Boston University School of Public Health
Biostatistics


Boston Medical Center


Framingham Heart Study


Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Aparicio HJ, Himali JJ, Beiser AS, Davis-Plourde KL, Vasan RS, Kase CS, Wolf PA, Seshadri S. Overweight, Obesity, and Survival After Stroke in the Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Jun 24; 6(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28647687.
  2. Aparicio HJ, Petrea RE, Massaro JM, Manning WJ, Oyama-Manabe N, Beiser AS, Kase CS, D''Agostino RB, Wolf PA, Vasan RS, DeCarli C, O''Donnell CJ, Seshadri S. Association of descending thoracic aortic plaque with brain atrophy and white matter hyperintensities: The Framingham Heart Study. Atherosclerosis. 2017 Jun 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28673480.
  3. Saber H, Himali JJ, Beiser AS, Shoamanesh A, Pikula A, Roubenoff R, Romero JR, Kase CS, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. Serum Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 and the Risk of Ischemic Stroke: The Framingham Study. Stroke. 2017 Jul; 48(7):1760-1765.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28596451.
  4. Chouraki V, Preis SR, Yang Q, Beiser A, Li S, Larson MG, Weinstein G, Wang TJ, Gerszten RE, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. Association of amine biomarkers with incident dementia and Alzheimer''s disease in the Framingham Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Jun 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28602601.
  5. Tan ZS, Spartano NL, Beiser AS, DeCarli C, Auerbach SH, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. Physical Activity, Brain Volume, and Dementia Risk: The Framingham Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Jun 01; 72(6):789-795.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27422439; DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glw130;.
  6. Wu YT, Beiser AS, Breteler MMB, Fratiglioni L, Helmer C, Hendrie HC, Honda H, Ikram MA, Langa KM, Lobo A, Matthews FE, Ohara T, Pérès K, Qiu C, Seshadri S, Sjölund BM, Skoog I, Brayne C. The changing prevalence and incidence of dementia over time - current evidence. Nat Rev Neurol. 2017 Jun; 13(6):327-339.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28497805.
  7. Maillard P, Mitchell GF, Himali JJ, Beiser A, Fletcher E, Tsao CW, Pase MP, Satizabal CL, Vasan RS, Seshadri S, DeCarli C. Aortic Stiffness, Increased White Matter Free Water, and Altered Microstructural Integrity: A Continuum of Injury. Stroke. 2017 Jun; 48(6):1567-1573.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28473633; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.016321;.
  8. Pase MP, Himali JJ, Beiser AS, Aparicio HJ, Satizabal CL, Vasan RS, Seshadri S, Jacques PF. Sugar- and Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Risks of Incident Stroke and Dementia: A Prospective Cohort Study. Stroke. 2017 May; 48(5):1139-1146.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28428346; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.016027;.
  9. Qian J, Wolters FJ, Beiser A, Haan M, Ikram MA, Karlawish J, Langbaum JB, Neuhaus JM, Reiman EM, Roberts JS, Seshadri S, Tariot PN, Woods BM, Betensky RA, Blacker D. APOE-related risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia for prevention trials: An analysis of four cohorts. PLoS Med. 2017 Mar; 14(3):e1002254.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28323826; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002254;.
  10. Pase MP, Himali JJ, Jacques PF, DeCarli C, Satizabal CL, Aparicio H, Vasan RS, Beiser AS, Seshadri S. Sugary beverage intake and preclinical Alzheimer''s disease in the community. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Mar 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28274718; DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2017.01.024;.
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Bar chart showing 218 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2015 and 2016

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