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Bernard E. Kreger, MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-7970
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8593-3795
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
I am an epidemiologist with experience in quality assessment and monitoring in clinical care and in experimental clinical protocols, as well as in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Epidemiology
  • Quality
 Publications
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  1. Rosenquist KJ, Massaro JM, Pedley A, Long MT, Kreger BE, Vasan RS, Murabito JM, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Fat quality and incident cardiovascular disease, all-cause mortality, and cancer mortality. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jan; 100(1):227-34. PMID: 25226289.
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  2. Moore LL, Chadid S, Singer MR, Kreger BE, Denis GV. Metabolic health reduces risk of obesity-related cancer in framingham study adults. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Oct; 23(10):2057-65. PMID: 25012997.
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  3. Britton KA, Massaro JM, Murabito JM, Kreger BE, Hoffmann U, Fox CS. Body fat distribution, incident cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Sep 3; 62(10):921-5. PMID: 23850922.
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  4. Driver JA, Beiser A, Au R, Kreger BE, Splansky GL, Kurth T, Kiel DP, Lu KP, Seshadri S, Wolf PA. Inverse association between cancer and Alzheimer's disease: results from the Framingham Heart Study. BMJ. 2012; 344:e1442. PMID: 22411920.
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  5. Restuccia JD, Shwartz M, Kreger BE. Underuse of percutaneous coronary intervention. JAMA. 2011 Nov 16; 306(19):2094; author reply 2094-5. PMID: 22089715.
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  6. Murabito JM, Rosenberg CL, Finger D, Kreger BE, Levy D, Splansky GL, Antman K, Hwang SJ. A genome-wide association study of breast and prostate cancer in the NHLBI's Framingham Heart Study. BMC Med Genet. 2007; 8 Suppl 1:S6. PMID: 17903305.
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  7. Djoussé L, Schatzkin A, Chibnik LB, D'Agostino RB, Kreger BE, Ellison RC. Alcohol consumption and the risk of bladder cancer in the Framingham Heart Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004 Sep 15; 96(18):1397-400. PMID: 15367573.
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  8. Moore LL, Bradlee ML, Singer MR, Splansky GL, Proctor MH, Ellison RC, Kreger BE. BMI and waist circumference as predictors of lifetime colon cancer risk in Framingham Study adults. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2004 Apr; 28(4):559-67. PMID: 14770200.
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  9. Radimer KL, Ballard-Barbash R, Miller JS, Fay MP, Schatzkin A, Troiano R, Kreger BE, Splansky GL. Weight change and the risk of late-onset breast cancer in the original Framingham cohort. Nutr Cancer. 2004; 49(1):7-13. PMID: 15456630.
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  10. Djoussé L, Dorgan JF, Zhang Y, Schatzkin A, Hood M, D'Agostino RB, Copenhafer DL, Kreger BE, Ellison RC. Alcohol consumption and risk of lung cancer: the Framingham Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002 Dec 18; 94(24):1877-82. PMID: 12488481.
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  11. Zhang Y, Kiel DP, Ellison RC, Schatzkin A, Dorgan JF, Kreger BE, Cupples LA, Felson DT. Bone mass and the risk of prostate cancer: the Framingham Study. Am J Med. 2002 Dec 15; 113(9):734-9. PMID: 12517363.
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  12. Restuccia JD, Shwartz M, Kreger BE, Payne SM, Ash AS, Iezzoni LI, Heineke J, Selker HP, Gomes T, Labonte A, Butterly JR. Does more "appropriateness" explain higher rates of cardiac procedures among patients hospitalized with coronary heart disease? Med Care. 2002 Jun; 40(6):500-9. PMID: 12021676.
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  13. Murabito JM, Evans JC, Larson MG, Kreger BE, Splansky GL, Freund KM, Moskowitz MA, Wilson PW. Family breast cancer history and mammography: Framingham Offspring Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2001 Nov 15; 154(10):916-23. PMID: 11700246.
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  14. Zhang Y, Felson DT, Ellison RC, Kreger BE, Schatzkin A, Dorgan JF, Cupples LA, Levy D, Kiel DP. Bone mass and the risk of colon cancer among postmenopausal women: the Framingham study. Am J Epidemiol. 2001 Jan 1; 153(1):31-7. PMID: 11159144.
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  15. Zhang Y, Kreger BE, Dorgan JF, Cupples LA, Myers RH, Splansky GL, Schatzkin A, Ellison RC. Parental age at child's birth and son's risk of prostate cancer. The Framingham Study. Am J Epidemiol. 1999 Dec 1; 150(11):1208-12. PMID: 10588081.
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  16. Zhang Y, Kreger BE, Dorgan JF, Splansky GL, Cupples LA, Ellison RC. Alcohol consumption and risk of breast cancer: the Framingham Study revisited. Am J Epidemiol. 1999 Jan 15; 149(2):93-101. PMID: 9921953.
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  17. Zhang Y, Kiel DP, Kreger BE, Cupples LA, Ellison RC, Dorgan JF, Schatzkin A, Levy D, Felson DT. Bone mass and the risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women. N Engl J Med. 1997 Feb 27; 336(9):611-7. PMID: 9032046.
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  18. Zhang Y, Cupples LA, Rosenberg L, Colton T, Kreger BE. Parental ages at birth in relation to a daughter's risk of breast cancer among female participants in the Framingham Study (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 1995 Jan; 6(1):23-9. PMID: 7718731.
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  19. Kreger BE, Odell PM, D'Agostino RB, Wilson PF. Long-term intraindividual cholesterol variability: natural course and adverse impact on morbidity and mortality--the Framingham Study. Am Heart J. 1994 Jun; 127(6):1607-14. PMID: 8197990.
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  20. Dorgan JF, Brown C, Barrett M, Splansky GL, Kreger BE, D'Agostino RB, Albanes D, Schatzkin A. Physical activity and risk of breast cancer in the Framingham Heart Study. Am J Epidemiol. 1994 Apr 1; 139(7):662-9. PMID: 8166127.
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  21. Guccione AA, Felson DT, Anderson JJ, Anthony JM, Zhang Y, Wilson PW, Kelly-Hayes M, Wolf PA, Kreger BE, Kannel WB. The effects of specific medical conditions on the functional limitations of elders in the Framingham Study. Am J Public Health. 1994 Mar; 84(3):351-8. PMID: 8129049.
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  22. Kreger BE, Anderson KM, Schatzkin A, Splansky GL. Serum cholesterol level, body mass index, and the risk of colon cancer. The Framingham Study. Cancer. 1992 Sep 1; 70(5):1038-43. PMID: 1515981.
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  23. Iezzoni LI, Restuccia JD, Shwartz M, Schaumburg D, Coffman GA, Kreger BE, Butterly JR, Selker HP. The utility of severity of illness information in assessing the quality of hospital care. The role of the clinical trajectory. Med Care. 1992 May; 30(5):428-44. PMID: 1583920.
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  24. Kreger BE, Anderson KM, Levy D. QRS interval fails to predict coronary disease incidence. The Framingham Study. Arch Intern Med. 1991 Jul; 151(7):1365-8. PMID: 2064487.
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  25. Lissner L, Odell PM, D'Agostino RB, Stokes J, Kreger BE, Belanger AJ, Brownell KD. Variability of body weight and health outcomes in the Framingham population. N Engl J Med. 1991 Jun 27; 324(26):1839-44. PMID: 2041550.
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  26. Kreger BE, Splansky GL, Schatzkin A. The cancer experience in the Framingham Heart Study cohort. Cancer. 1991 Jan 1; 67(1):1-6. PMID: 1845934.
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  27. Kannel WB, Cupples LA, Ramaswami R, Stokes J, Kreger BE, Higgins M. Regional obesity and risk of cardiovascular disease; the Framingham Study. J Clin Epidemiol. 1991; 44(2):183-90. PMID: 1995775.
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  28. Ballard-Barbash R, Schatzkin A, Albanes D, Schiffman MH, Kreger BE, Kannel WB, Anderson KM, Helsel WE. Physical activity and risk of large bowel cancer in the Framingham Study. Cancer Res. 1990 Jun 15; 50(12):3610-3. PMID: 2340509.
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  29. Ballard-Barbash R, Schatzkin A, Carter CL, Kannel WB, Kreger BE, D'Agostino RB, Splansky GL, Anderson KM, Helsel WE. Body fat distribution and breast cancer in the Framingham Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1990 Feb 21; 82(4):286-90. PMID: 2299677.
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  30. Kreger BE, Restuccia JD. Assessing the need to hospitalize children: pediatric appropriateness evaluation protocol. Pediatrics. 1989 Aug; 84(2):242-7. PMID: 2748251.
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  31. Kreger BE, Anderson KM, Kannel WB. Prevalence of intraventricular block in the general population: the Framingham Study. Am Heart J. 1989 Apr; 117(4):903-10. PMID: 2784619.
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  32. Schatzkin A, Carter CL, Green SB, Kreger BE, Splansky GL, Anderson KM, Helsel WE, Kannel WB. Is alcohol consumption related to breast cancer? Results from the Framingham Heart Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1989 Jan 4; 81(1):31-5. PMID: 2908919.
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  33. Kreger BE, Kannel WB, Cupples LA. Electrocardiographic precursors of sudden unexpected death: the Framingham Study. Circulation. 1987 Mar; 75(3 Pt 2):II22-4. PMID: 3815783.
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  34. Kreger BE, Cupples LA, Kannel WB. The electrocardiogram in prediction of sudden death: Framingham Study experience. Am Heart J. 1987 Feb; 113(2 Pt 1):377-82. PMID: 3812193.
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  35. Restuccia JD, Kreger BE, Payne SM, Gertman PM, Dayno SJ, Lenhart GM. Factors affecting appropriateness of hospital use in Massachusetts. Health Care Financ Rev. 1986; 8(1):47-54. PMID: 10311777.
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  36. Hughes RA, Gertman PM, Anderson JJ, Friedman NL, Rosen MR, Ward AC, Kreger BE. The Ancillary Services Review Program in Massachusetts. Experience of the 1982 pilot project. JAMA. 1984 Oct 5; 252(13):1727-32. PMID: 6471299.
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  37. Schneider JF, Thomas HE, Sorlie P, Kreger BE, McNamara PM, Kannel WB. Comparative features of newly acquired left and right bundle branch block in the general population: the Framingham study. Am J Cardiol. 1981 Apr; 47(4):931-40. PMID: 6452050.
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  38. Kreger BE, Craven DE, McCabe WR. Gram-negative bacteremia. IV. Re-evaluation of clinical features and treatment in 612 patients. Am J Med. 1980 Mar; 68(3):344-55. PMID: 6987871.
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  39. Kreger BE, Craven DE, Carling PC, McCabe WR. Gram-negative bacteremia. III. Reassessment of etiology, epidemiology and ecology in 612 patients. Am J Med. 1980 Mar; 68(3):332-43. PMID: 6987870.
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  40. Jenkins CD, Kreger BE, Rose RM, Hurst M. Use of a monthly health review to ascertain illness and injuries. Am J Public Health. 1980 Jan; 70(1):82-4. PMID: 6965340.
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  41. Schneider JF, Thomas HE, Kreger BE, McNamara PM, Sorlie P, Kannel WB. Newly acquired right bundle-branch block: The Framingham Study. Ann Intern Med. 1980 Jan; 92(1):37-44. PMID: 7350871.
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  42. Schneider JF, Thomas HE, Kreger BE, McNamara PM, Kannel WB. Newly acquired left bundle-branch block: the Framingham study. Ann Intern Med. 1979 Mar; 90(3):303-10. PMID: 154870.
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