Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition Section

MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison



Dr. Holick has made numerous contributions to the field of the biochemistry, physiology, metabolism, and photobiology of vitamin D for human nutrition. Dr. Holick has established global recommendations advising sunlight exposure as an integral source of vitamin D. He has helped increase awareness in the pediatric and medical communities regarding vitamin D deficiency pandemic, and its role in causing not only metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis in adults, but increasing risk of children and adults developing preeclampsia, common deadly cancers, schizophrenia, infectious diseases including TB and influenza, autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Dr. Holick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Association of Physicians. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the General Clinical Research Centers Program Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from NIH, American College of Nutrition’s Communication Media Award, Best Docs in America, the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Linus Pauling Prize for Human Nutrition. Dr. Holick serves on a number of national committees and editorial boards and has organized and/or co-chaired several international symposia. He served as the chair for the Endocrine Society’s Practice Guidelines on Vitamin D. He has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, and written more than 200 review articles, as well as numerous book chapters. He has acted as editor and/or co-editor on 13 books, and has written The UV Advantage in 2004 and The Vitamin D Solution in 2010 and helped develop the dminder.info app.

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Physiology & Biophysics


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Boston University Medical Campus
General Clinical Research Unit


Director
Boston Medical Center
Bone Health Care Clinic


Director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory
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PARADIGHM (Physicians Advancing Disease Knowledge in Hypoparathyroidism): A Natural History Registry for Patients with Chronic Hypoparathyroidism
07/13/2015 - 07/12/2016 (PI)
Shire, Inc.

A Randomized, Double-blind, Active-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Denosumab Compared with Risedronate in Glucocoticoid-treated individuals
02/28/2014 - 02/27/2016 (PI)
Amgen, Inc.

Impact of Vitamin D Dose on Vitamin D Status and Cardiometabolic Risk in School Children Living in Northern Latitudes
06/01/2011 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
Trustees of Tufts College, Inc NIH NHLBI
R01HL106160

Race/Ethnic Disparities in Makers of Fall Risk and Bone Strength Among Men
05/15/2009 - 04/30/2014 (PI)
New England Research Institutes NIH NIA
R01AG020727

Pre-Clinical and Clinical Investigations on UV Irradiated Mushrooms: The Vitamin D Connection
04/01/2011 - 12/31/2013 (PI)
Mushroom Council

Vitamin D Status of Malian children with moderate and acute malnutrition
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2013 (PI)
International Nutrition Foundation

A Phase III Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial to Assess the Safety & Efficacy of Odanacatib (MK-0822) to Reduce the Risk of Fracture in Osteoporotic Postmenopausal Women Treated with
01/20/2009 - 01/20/2013 (PI)
Merck & Company, Inc.

Vitamin D Status, Pneumonia and Growth in a Pediatric Andean Population
01/13/2012 - 01/12/2013 (PI)
Sight & Life Foundation

Vitamin D Insufficiency in Pre and Early Adolescent Children
09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012 (PI)
University of Pittsburgh NIH NICHD
5K23HD052550-05

Neonatal Foreskin Tissue Donation Program
10/30/2007 - 12/30/2011 (PI)
Organogenesis, Inc.

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2013 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 5U01AA020784-03 2
2012 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 5U01AA020784-02 2
2011 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 1U01AA020784-01 2
2011 Impact of vitamin D supplementation on cardiometabolic risk in schoolchildren 1R01HL106160-01 5
2008 BOSTON UNIVERSITY CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (CTSA) PROGRAM UL1 1UL1RR025771-01-5999 128
2008 GENERAL CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER 5M01RR000533-40-7263 429
2007 PREVALENCE OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN PATIENTS ADMITTED TO REHABILITATION UNIT 2M01RR000533-39-8154 429
2006 PTH (7-34) for Chemotherapy alopecia in Breast Cancer 1R41CA119802-01
2006 FLOOD LAMP ULTRAVIOLET RAYS AND VITAMIN D 5M01RR000533-38-5617 429
2006 EFFECTS OF ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION ON VITAMIN D AND CALCIUM 5M01RR000533-38-5560 429
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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. Cunha Figueiredo AC, Trujillo J, Freitas-Vilela AA, Franco-Sena AB, Rebelo F, Cunha GM, de Castro MBT, Farnum A, Mokhtar RR, Holick MF, Kac G. Association between plasma concentrations of vitamin D metabolites and depressive symptoms throughout pregnancy in a prospective cohort of Brazilian women. J Psychiatr Res. 2017 Jul 14; 95:1-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28755554.
  2. Holick MF. Response to DC Whiteman, CM Olsen and AC Green: In-Deed Wise To Get Some Sensible Sun Exposure. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Jun 12. PMID: 28605014.
  3. Holick MF. The vitamin D deficiency pandemic: Approaches for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Rev Endocr Metab Disord. 2017 Jun; 18(2):153-165. PMID: 28516265.
  4. Khalid AT, Moore CG, Hall C, Olabopo F, Rozario NL, Holick MF, Greenspan SL, Rajakumar K. Utility of sun-reactive skin typing and melanin index for discerning vitamin D deficiency. Pediatr Res. 2017 May 24. PMID: 28467404.
  5. Ganmaa D, Stuart JJ, Sumberzul N, Ninjin B, Giovannucci E, Kleinman K, Holick MF, Willett WC, Frazier LA, Rich-Edwards JW. Vitamin D supplementation and growth in urban Mongol school children: Results from two randomized clinical trials. PLoS One. 2017; 12(5):e0175237. PMID: 28481882.
  6. Holick MF, Hossein-Nezhad A. The D-lemma: narrow-band UV type B radiation versus vitamin D supplementation versus sunlight for cardiovascular and immune health. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 May; 105(5):1031-1032. PMID: 28424191; DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.117.155713;.
  7. Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Sullivan MM, Walley AY, Holick MF, Patts GJ, Meli SM, Samet JH, Saitz R. Lifetime and recent alcohol use and bone mineral density in adults with HIV infection and substance dependence. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr; 96(17):e6759.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28445303.
  8. Figueiredo AC, Cocate PG, Adegboye AR, Franco-Sena AB, Farias DR, de Castro MB, Brito A, Allen LH, Mokhtar RR, Holick MF, Kac G. Changes in plasma concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D during pregnancy: a Brazilian cohort. Eur J Nutr. 2017 Mar 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28353072; DOI: 10.1007/s00394-017-1389-z;.
  9. Bartlett SL, Chen TC, Murphy H, Holick MF, Tlusty M, Baitchman E. ASSESSMENT OF SERUM 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D CONCENTRATIONS IN TWO COLLECTIONS OF CAPTIVE GORILLAS (GORILLA GORILLA GORILLA). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2017 Mar; 48(1):144-151. PMID: 28363045; DOI: 10.1638/2015-0299.1;.
  10. Pludowski P, Holick MF, Grant WB, Konstantynowicz J, Mascarenhas MR, Haq A, Povoroznyuk V, Balatska N, Barbosa AP, Karonova T, Rudenka E, Misiorowski W, Zakharova I, Rudenka A, Lukaszkiewicz J, Marcinowska-Suchowierska E, Laszcz N, Abramowicz P, Bhattoa HP, Wimalawansa SJ. Vitamin D supplementation guidelines. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 Feb 12. PMID: 28216084; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2017.01.021;.
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 465 publications over 38 distinct years, with a maximum of 30 publications in 2011

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autoimmune diseases
cancer
heart disease
osteoporosis
rickets
sunlight
vitamin D

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