Joanne M. Murabito, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
ScM, Harvard University

Dr. Murabito is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Co-PI at the Framingham Heart Study. Dr Murabito’s area of expertise is in epidemiology and genetic epidemiology. Her current research focuses on identifying the determinants of healthy aging and longevity and reproductive aging in the community including the investigation of genetic and genomic factors. She leads highly productive multidisciplinary international consortia including the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomics Epidemiology (CHARGE) Aging and Longevity working group and the ReproGen Consortium. The Consortia bring together scientists interested in aging, longevity, and reproductive aging (menarche, menopause) and the relation of these traits to health outcomes and gene discovery.
Dr Murabito is also leading the introduction of mobile health into the Framingham Heart Study. She participated in an embedded physical activity trial using a smartphone app or activity tracker and would like to explore use of mHealth in older adults to improve health and function
Dr. Murabito continues to practice primary care at Boston Medical Center.

Research Center Director
Framingham Heart Study

Co-Principal Investigator
Framingham Heart Study

1999 Massachusetts Department of Public Health Breast Cancer Research Program Scientist

The Jackson Laboratory Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging
07/15/2015 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Jackson Laboratory NIH NIA

Identifying epigeneticmechanisms underlying age-related disease risk in CHARGE
09/30/2015 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

The Long Life Family Study
06/01/2014 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIA

Integrative resource to develop translational strategies to promote longevity
09/15/2015 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
Sutter Bay Hospitals dba California Paci NIH NIA

Novel Multi-Omics Approach to the Biology of Health Aging: Framingham Study
09/15/2015 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Shock Center for Aging Research at the Jackson Laboratory
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Jackson Laboratory NIH NIA

Exceptional Aging Across the Life Span: Framingham Study
05/01/2008 - 04/30/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

The Long Life Family Study
12/30/2013 - 04/30/2014 (PI)
Washington University NIH NIA

Genetics and Networks
04/15/2008 - 03/31/2013 (PI)
University of California, Los Angeles NIH NIA

A Meta Analysis of Genome Wide Association Studies of Longevity
07/01/2008 - 06/30/2010 (PI)
California Pacific Medical Center NIH NIA

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2016 Anti-Geronic Factors, GDF11 and Oxytocin, and Aging-Related Phenotypes 1R56AG052972-01
2016 IGF::OT::IGF FRAMINGHAM HEART STUDY (FHS) - TASK ORDER 02 268201500001I-0-26800003-1
2016 Identifying epigenetic mechanisms underlying age-related disease risk in CHARGE 5U34AG051418-02
2016 Identifying epigenetic mechanisms underlying age-related disease risk in CHARGE 3U34AG051418-02S1
2015 Identifying epigenetic mechanisms underlying age-related disease risk in CHARGE 1U34AG051418-01
2015 Novel multi-omics approach to the biology of healthy aging: Framingham Study 2R56AG029451-05A1
2011 Exceptional Aging Across the Life Span: Framingham Study 5R01AG029451-04 21
2010 Exceptional Aging Across the Life Span: Framingham Study 5R01AG029451-03 21
2009 Genetics of Reproductive Life Period and Health Outcomes 5R21AG032598-02 12
2009 Exceptional Aging Across the Life Span: Framingham Study 5R01AG029451-02 21
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  1. Lin H, Lunetta KL, Zhao Q, Rong J, Benjamin EJ, Mendelson MM, Joehanes R, Levy D, Larson MG, Murabito JM. Transcriptome-wide association study of inflammatory biologic age. Aging (Albany NY). 2017 Nov 11; 9(11):2288-2301.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29135455; DOI: 10.18632/aging.101321;.
  2. Sarnowski C, Kavousi M, Isaacs S, Demerath EW, Broer L, Muka T, Franco OH, Ikram MA, Uitterlinden A, Franceschini N, Lunetta KL, Murabito JM. Genetic variants associated with earlier age at menopause increase the risk of cardiovascular events in women. Menopause. 2017 Nov 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29112599.
  3. Patel MS, Benjamin EJ, Volpp KG, Fox CS, Small DS, Massaro JM, Lee JJ, Hilbert V, Valentino M, Taylor DH, Manders ES, Mutalik K, Zhu J, Wang W, Murabito JM. Effect of a Game-Based Intervention Designed to Enhance Social Incentives to Increase Physical Activity Among Families: The BE FIT Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Nov 01; 177(11):1586-1593.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28973115.
  4. Huan T, Chen G, Liu C, Bhattacharya A, Rong J, Chen BH, Seshadri S, Tanriverdi K, Freedman JE, Larson MG, Murabito JM, Levy D. Age-associated microRNA expression in human peripheral blood is associated with all-cause mortality and age-related traits. Aging Cell. 2017 Oct 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29044988.
  5. Tanaka T, Dutta A, Pilling LC, Xue L, Lunetta KL, Murabito JM, Bandinelli S, Wallace R, Melzer D, Ferrucci L. Genome-wide Association Study of Parental Life Span. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Oct 01; 72(10):1407-1410.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27816938.
  6. Massaro JM, Murabito JM, Au R, Carnahan E, Morgan TS, Murray C, Fisher ES, Nelson EC, Lim SS, D'Agostino RB. Evidence on the Validity of a Comprehensive Health Risk Index and Implications for Ambulatory Care and Population Health Management. J Ambul Care Manage. 2017 Oct/Dec; 40(4):297-304.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28350635; DOI: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000177;.
  7. Lorbergs AL, Murabito JM, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Allaire BT, Yang L, Kiel DP, Cupples LA, Bouxsein ML, Travison TG, Samelson EJ. Thoracic Kyphosis and Physical Function: The Framingham Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Oct; 65(10):2257-2264.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28832926.
  8. Jasuja GK, Travison TG, Murabito JM, Davda MN, Rose AJ, Basaria S, Coviello A, Vasan RS, D''Agostino R, Bhasin S. Circulating Estrogen Levels and Self-Reported Health and Mobility Limitation in Community-Dwelling Men of the Framingham Heart Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Aug 01; 72(8):1137-1142.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28329787; DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glw197;.
  9. Murabito JM, Zhao Q, Larson MG, Rong J, Lin H, Benjamin EJ, Levy D, Lunetta KL. Measures of Biologic Age in a Community Sample Predict Mortality and Age-Related Disease: The Framingham Offspring Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Jul 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28977464.
  10. Ben-Avraham D, Karasik D, Verghese J, Lunetta KL, Smith JA, Eicher JD, Vered R, Deelen J, Arnold AM, Buchman AS, Tanaka T, Faul JD, Nethander M, Fornage M, Adams HH, Matteini AM, Callisaya ML, Smith AV, Yu L, De Jager PL, Evans DA, Gudnason V, Hofman A, Pattie A, Corley J, Launer LJ, Knopman DS, Parimi N, Turner ST, Bandinelli S, Beekman M, Gutman D, Sharvit L, Mooijaart SP, Liewald DC, Houwing-Duistermaat JJ, Ohlsson C, Moed M, Verlinden VJ, Mellström D, van der Geest JN, Karlsson M, Hernandez D, McWhirter R, Liu Y, Thomson R, Tranah GJ, Uitterlinden AG, Weir DR, Zhao W, Starr JM, Johnson AD, Ikram MA, Bennett DA, Cummings SR, Deary IJ, Harris TB, Kardia SLR, Mosley TH, Srikanth VK, Windham BG, Newman AB, Walston JD, Davies G, Evans DS, Slagboom EP, Ferrucci L, Kiel DP, Murabito JM, Atzmon G. Correction: The complex genetics of gait speed: genome-wide meta-analysis approach. Aging (Albany NY). 2017 Jul 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28696945.
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Cardiovascular disease
Genetic Epidemiology

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