Richard Sherva, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Biomedical Genetics Section

PhD, University of Minnesota
MPH, University of Minnesota



My expertise is in the design and analysis of genetic association studies of complex disease.


Genetic Architecture of Memory and Executive Functioning in Alzheimer's Disease
09/01/2014 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
University of Washington NIH NIA
5R01AG042437-03

Genetics of Rate of Cognitive Decline in a Clinical Trial of AD
11/01/2011 - 10/31/2013 (PI)
Alzheimer's Association




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Sippel LM, Han S, Watkins LE, Harpaz-Rotem I, Southwick SM, Krystal JH, Olff M, Sherva R, Farrer LA, Kranzler HR, Gelernter J, Pietrzak RH. Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms, attachment, and PTSD: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. J Psychiatr Res. 2017 Jul 08; 94:139-147.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28715704.
  2. Polimanti R, Meda SA, Pearlson GD, Zhao H, Sherva R, Farrer LA, Kranzler HR, Gelernter J. S100A10 identified in a genome-wide gene × cannabis dependence interaction analysis of risky sexual behaviours. J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2017 Jun; 42(4):252-261.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28418321; DOI: 10.1503/jpn.160189;.
  3. Adkins AE, Hack LM, Bigdeli TB, Williamson VS, McMichael GO, Mamdani M, Edwards AC, Aliev F, Chan RF, Bhandari P, Raabe RC, Alaimo JT, Blackwell GG, Moscati A, Poland RS, Rood B, Patterson DG, Walsh D, Whitfield JB, Zhu G, Montgomery GW, Henders AK, Martin NG, Heath AC, Madden PAF, Frank J, Ridinger M, Wodarz N, Soyka M, Zill P, Ising M, Nöthen MM, Kiefer F, Rietschel M, Gelernter J, Sherva R, Koesterer R, Almasy L, Zhao H, Kranzler HR, Farrer LA, Maher BS, Prescott CA, Dick DM, Bacanu SA, Mathies LD, Davies AG, Vladimirov VI, Grotewiel M, Bowers MS, Bettinger JC, Webb BT, Miles MF, Kendler KS, Riley BP. Genomewide Association Study of Alcohol Dependence Identifies Risk Loci Altering Ethanol-Response Behaviors in Model Organisms. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 May; 41(5):911-928.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28226201; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13362;.
  4. Jun GR, Chung J, Mez J, Barber R, Beecham GW, Bennett DA, Buxbaum JD, Byrd GS, Carrasquillo MM, Crane PK, Cruchaga C, De Jager P, Ertekin-Taner N, Evans D, Fallin MD, Foroud TM, Friedland RP, Goate AM, Graff-Radford NR, Hendrie H, Hall KS, Hamilton-Nelson KL, Inzelberg R, Kamboh MI, Kauwe JSK, Kukull WA, Kunkle BW, Kuwano R, Larson EB, Logue MW, Manly JJ, Martin ER, Montine TJ, Mukherjee S, Naj A, Reiman EM, Reitz C, Sherva R, St George-Hyslop PH, Thornton T, Younkin SG, Vardarajan BN, Wang LS, Wendlund JR, Winslow AR, Haines J, Mayeux R, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg G, Lunetta KL, Farrer LA. Transethnic genome-wide scan identifies novel Alzheimer''s disease loci. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Jul; 13(7):727-738.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28183528; DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.12.012;.
  5. Wachman EM, Hayes MJ, Sherva R, Brown MS, Shrestha H, Logan BA, Heller NA, Nielsen DA, Farrer LA. Association of maternal and infant variants in PNOC and COMT genes with neonatal abstinence syndrome severity. Am J Addict. 2017 Jan; 26(1):42-49.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27983768; DOI: 10.1111/ajad.12483;.
  6. Mez J, Chung J, Jun G, Kriegel J, Bourlas AP, Sherva R, Logue MW, Barnes LL, Bennett DA, Buxbaum JD, Byrd GS, Crane PK, Ertekin-Taner N, Evans D, Fallin MD, Foroud T, Goate A, Graff-Radford NR, Hall KS, Kamboh MI, Kukull WA, Larson EB, Manly JJ, Haines JL, Mayeux R, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Lunetta KL, Farrer LA. Two novel loci, COBL and SLC10A2, for Alzheimer''s disease in African Americans. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Feb; 13(2):119-129.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27770636; DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.09.002;.
  7. Sherva R, Wang Q, Kranzler H, Zhao H, Koesterer R, Herman A, Farrer LA, Gelernter J. Genome-wide Association Study of Cannabis Dependence Severity, Novel Risk Variants, and Shared Genetic Risks. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 May 01; 73(5):472-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27028160; PMCID: PMC4974817; DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0036;.
  8. Stringer S, Minica CC, Verweij KJ, Mbarek H, Bernard M, Derringer J, van Eijk KR, Isen JD, Loukola A, Maciejewski DF, Mihailov E, van der Most PJ, Sánchez-Mora C, Roos L, Sherva R, Walters R, Ware JJ, Abdellaoui A, Bigdeli TB, Branje SJ, Brown SA, Bruinenberg M, Casas M, Esko T, Garcia-Martinez I, Gordon SD, Harris JM, Hartman CA, Henders AK, Heath AC, Hickie IB, Hickman M, Hopfer CJ, Hottenga JJ, Huizink AC, Irons DE, Kahn RS, Korhonen T, Kranzler HR, Krauter K, van Lier PA, Lubke GH, Madden PA, Mägi R, McGue MK, Medland SE, Meeus WH, Miller MB, Montgomery GW, Nivard MG, Nolte IM, Oldehinkel AJ, Pausova Z, Qaiser B, Quaye L, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Richarte V, Rose RJ, Shin J, Stallings MC, Stiby AI, Wall TL, Wright MJ, Koot HM, Paus T, Hewitt JK, Ribasés M, Kaprio J, Boks MP, Snieder H, Spector T, Munafò MR, Metspalu A, Gelernter J, Boomsma DI, Iacono WG, Martin NG, Gillespie NA, Derks EM, Vink JM. Genome-wide association study of lifetime cannabis use based on a large meta-analytic sample of 32 330 subjects from the International Cannabis Consortium. Transl Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 29; 6:e769. PMID: 27023175; PMCID: PMC4872459; DOI: 10.1038/tp.2016.36;.
  9. Mez J, Mukherjee S, Thornton T, Fardo DW, Trittschuh E, Sutti S, Sherva R, Kauwe JS, Naj AC, Beecham GW, Gross A, Saykin AJ, Green RC, Crane PK. The executive prominent/memory prominent spectrum in Alzheimer''s disease is highly heritable. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 May; 41:115-21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27103524; PMCID: PMC4843522; DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.02.015;.
  10. Mbarek H, Milaneschi Y, Fedko IO, Hottenga JJ, de Moor MH, Jansen R, Gelernter J, Sherva R, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI, Penninx BW, Vink JM. The genetics of alcohol dependence: Twin and SNP-based heritability, and genome-wide association study based on AUDIT scores. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2015 Dec; 168(8):739-48. PMID: 26365420; DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32379;.
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