Serkalem Demissie, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Biostatistics

PhD, Boston University
MPH, Boston University



Serkalem Demissie, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Serkalem has over 10 years of statistical and computing experience. She has collaborated in a variety of research projects, including clinical trials, genetic studies, and observational studies of breast cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. She is currently collaborating in several epidemiological and genetic studies in Framingham Heart Study that examine environmental and genetic risk factors of bone mineral density and bone structural geometry, biological aging, plasma lipids, and cardiovascular diseases.  With respect to quantitative research, her interests include methods for genome-wide association studies (GWAs); multivariate and interaction analyses (epistasis or gene-gene and gene-environment interactions); and methods for population stratification and admixture.


Biomechanics of Vertebral Fractures: The Framingham QCT Study
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, In NIH NIAMS
4R01AR053986-09

Bone Microarchitecture: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center For Aged, I NIH NIAMS
R01AR061455-05

Biomechanics of Vertebral Fractures: The Framingham QCT Study
09/18/2013 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, In NIH NIAMS
5R01AR053986-09

Biomechanics of Vertebral Fractures: The Framingham QCT Study
08/01/2011 - 07/31/2012 (PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, In NIH NIAMS
5R01AR053986-05




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Rozental TD, Walley KC, Demissie S, Caksa S, Martinez-Betancourt A, Parker AM, Tsai JN, Yu EW, Bouxsein ML. Bone material strength index as measured by impact microindentation in postmenopausal women with distal radius and hip fractures. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Nov 08. PMID: 29115684.
  2. Zillikens MC, Demissie S, Hsu YH, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Chou WC, Stolk L, Livshits G, Broer L, Johnson T, Koller DL, Kutalik Z, Luan J, Malkin I, Ried JS, Smith AV, Thorleifsson G, Vandenput L, Hua Zhao J, Zhang W, Aghdassi A, Åkesson K, Amin N, Baier LJ, Barroso I, Bennett DA, Bertram L, Biffar R, Bochud M, Boehnke M, Borecki IB, Buchman AS, Byberg L, Campbell H, Campos Obanda N, Cauley JA, Cawthon PM, Cederberg H, Chen Z, Cho NH, Jin Choi H, Claussnitzer M, Collins F, Cummings SR, De Jager PL, Demuth I, Dhonukshe-Rutten RAM, Diatchenko L, Eiriksdottir G, Enneman AW, Erdos M, Eriksson JG, Eriksson J, Estrada K, Evans DS, Feitosa MF, Fu M, Garcia M, Gieger C, Girke T, Glazer NL, Grallert H, Grewal J, Han BG, Hanson RL, Hayward C, Hofman A, Hoffman EP, Homuth G, Hsueh WC, Hubal MJ, Hubbard A, Huffman KM, Husted LB, Illig T, Ingelsson E, Ittermann T, Jansson JO, Jordan JM, Jula A, Karlsson M, Khaw KT, Kilpeläinen TO, Klopp N, Kloth JSL, Koistinen HA, Kraus WE, Kritchevsky S, Kuulasmaa T, Kuusisto J, Laakso M, Lahti J, Lang T, Langdahl BL, Launer LJ, Lee JY, Lerch MM, Lewis JR, Lind L, Lindgren C, Liu Y, Liu T, Liu Y, Ljunggren Ö, Lorentzon M, Luben RN, Maixner W, McGuigan FE, Medina-Gomez C, Meitinger T, Melhus H, Mellström D, Melov S, Michaëlsson K, Mitchell BD, Morris AP, Mosekilde L, Newman A, Nielson CM, O''Connell JR, Oostra BA, Orwoll ES, Palotie A, Parker SCJ, Peacock M, Perola M, Peters A, Polasek O, Prince RL, Räikkönen K, Ralston SH, Ripatti S, Robbins JA, Rotter JI, Rudan I, Salomaa V, Satterfield S, Schadt EE, Schipf S, Scott L, Sehmi J, Shen J, Soo Shin C, Sigurdsson G, Smith S, Soranzo N, Stancáková A, Steinhagen-Thiessen E, Streeten EA, Styrkarsdottir U, Swart KMA, Tan ST, Tarnopolsky MA, Thompson P, Thomson CA, Thorsteinsdottir U, Tikkanen E, Tranah GJ, Tuomilehto J, van Schoor NM, Verma A, Vollenweider P, Völzke H, Wactawski-Wende J, Walker M, Weedon MN, Welch R, Wichmann HE, Widen E, Williams FMK, Wilson JF, Wright NC, Xie W, Yu L, Zhou Y, Chambers JC, Döring A, van Duijn CM, Econs MJ, Gudnason V, Kooner JS, Psaty BM, Spector TD, Stefansson K, Rivadeneira F, Uitterlinden AG, Wareham NJ, Ossowski V, Waterworth D, Loos RJF, Karasik D, Harris TB, Ohlsson C, Kiel DP. Erratum: Large meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies five loci for lean body mass. Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 07; 8(1):1414. PMID: 29116125.
  3. Samelson EJ, Demissie S, Cupples LA, Zhang X, Xu H, Liu CT, Boyd SK, McLean RR, Broe KE, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML. Diabetes and Deficits in Cortical Bone Density, Microarchitecture, and Bone Size: Framingham HR-pQCT Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Sep 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28929525.
  4. Medina-Gomez C, Kemp JP, Dimou NL, Kreiner E, Chesi A, Zemel BS, Bønnelykke K, Boer CG, Ahluwalia TS, Bisgaard H, Evangelou E, Heppe DHM, Bonewald LF, Gorski JP, Ghanbari M, Demissie S, Duque G, Maurano MT, Kiel DP, Hsu YH, C J van der Eerden B, Ackert-Bicknell C, Reppe S, Gautvik KM, Raastad T, Karasik D, van de Peppel J, Jaddoe VWV, Uitterlinden AG, Tobias JH, Grant SFA, Bagos PG, Evans DM, Rivadeneira F. Bivariate genome-wide association meta-analysis of pediatric musculoskeletal traits reveals pleiotropic effects at the SREBF1/TOM1L2 locus. Nat Commun. 2017 07 25; 8(1):121. PMID: 28743860.
  5. Zillikens MC, Demissie S, Hsu YH, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Chou WC, Stolk L, Livshits G, Broer L, Johnson T, Koller DL, Kutalik Z, Luan J, Malkin I, Ried JS, Smith AV, Thorleifsson G, Vandenput L, Hua Zhao J, Zhang W, Aghdassi A, Åkesson K, Amin N, Baier LJ, Barroso I, Bennett DA, Bertram L, Biffar R, Bochud M, Boehnke M, Borecki IB, Buchman AS, Byberg L, Campbell H, Campos Obanda N, Cauley JA, Cawthon PM, Cederberg H, Chen Z, Cho NH, Jin Choi H, Claussnitzer M, Collins F, Cummings SR, De Jager PL, Demuth I, Dhonukshe-Rutten RAM, Diatchenko L, Eiriksdottir G, Enneman AW, Erdos M, Eriksson JG, Eriksson J, Estrada K, Evans DS, Feitosa MF, Fu M, Garcia M, Gieger C, Girke T, Glazer NL, Grallert H, Grewal J, Han BG, Hanson RL, Hayward C, Hofman A, Hoffman EP, Homuth G, Hsueh WC, Hubal MJ, Hubbard A, Huffman KM, Husted LB, Illig T, Ingelsson E, Ittermann T, Jansson JO, Jordan JM, Jula A, Karlsson M, Khaw KT, Kilpeläinen TO, Klopp N, Kloth JSL, Koistinen HA, Kraus WE, Kritchevsky S, Kuulasmaa T, Kuusisto J, Laakso M, Lahti J, Lang T, Langdahl BL, Launer LJ, Lee JY, Lerch MM, Lewis JR, Lind L, Lindgren C, Liu Y, Liu T, Liu Y, Ljunggren Ö, Lorentzon M, Luben RN, Maixner W, McGuigan FE, Medina-Gomez C, Meitinger T, Melhus H, Mellström D, Melov S, Michaëlsson K, Mitchell BD, Morris AP, Mosekilde L, Newman A, Nielson CM, O''Connell JR, Oostra BA, Orwoll ES, Palotie A, Parker SCJ, Peacock M, Perola M, Peters A, Polasek O, Prince RL, Räikkönen K, Ralston SH, Ripatti S, Robbins JA, Rotter JI, Rudan I, Salomaa V, Satterfield S, Schadt EE, Schipf S, Scott L, Sehmi J, Shen J, Soo Shin C, Sigurdsson G, Smith S, Soranzo N, Stancáková A, Steinhagen-Thiessen E, Streeten EA, Styrkarsdottir U, Swart KMA, Tan ST, Tarnopolsky MA, Thompson P, Thomson CA, Thorsteinsdottir U, Tikkanen E, Tranah GJ, Tuomilehto J, van Schoor NM, Verma A, Vollenweider P, Völzke H, Wactawski-Wende J, Walker M, Weedon MN, Welch R, Wichmann HE, Widen E, Williams FMK, Wilson JF, Wright NC, Xie W, Yu L, Zhou Y, Chambers JC, Döring A, van Duijn CM, Econs MJ, Gudnason V, Kooner JS, Psaty BM, Spector TD, Stefansson K, Rivadeneira F, Uitterlinden AG, Wareham NJ, Ossowski V, Waterworth D, Loos RJF, Karasik D, Harris TB, Ohlsson C, Kiel DP. Large meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies five loci for lean body mass. Nat Commun. 2017 Jul 19; 8(1):80. PMID: 28724990.
  6. Hedman ÅK, Mendelson MM, Marioni RE, Gustafsson S, Joehanes R, Irvin MR, Zhi D, Sandling JK, Yao C, Liu C, Liang L, Huan T, McRae AF, Demissie S, Shah S, Starr JM, Cupples LA, Deloukas P, Spector TD, Sundström J, Krauss RM, Arnett DK, Deary IJ, Lind L, Levy D, Ingelsson E. Epigenetic Patterns in Blood Associated With Lipid Traits Predict Incident Coronary Heart Disease Events and Are Enriched for Results From Genome-Wide Association Studies. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2017 Jan; 10(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28213390; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.116.001487;.
  7. Hsu YH, Li G, Liu CT, Brody JA, Karasik D, Chou WC, Demissie S, Nandakumar K, Zhou Y, Cheng CH, Gill R, Gibbs RA, Muzny D, Santibanez J, Estrada K, Rivadeneira F, Harris T, Gudnason V, Uitterlinden A, Psaty BM, Robbins JA, Adrienne Cupples L, Kiel DP. Targeted sequencing of genome wide significant loci associated with bone mineral density (BMD) reveals significant novel and rare variants: the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) targeted sequencing study. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Dec 01; 25(23):5234-5243.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27616567; DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddw289;.
  8. Karasik D, Demissie S, Zhou Y, Lu D, Broe KE, Bouxsein ML, Cupples LA, Kiel DP. Heritability and Genetic Correlations for Bone Microarchitecture: The Framingham Study Families. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Jan; 32(1):106-114.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27419666; DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2915;.
  9. Yau MS, Demissie S, Zhou Y, Anderson DE, Lorbergs AL, Kiel DP, Allaire BT, Yang L, Cupples LA, Travison TG, Bouxsein ML, Karasik D, Samelson EJ. Heritability of Thoracic Spine Curvature and Genetic Correlations With Other Spine Traits: The Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Dec; 31(12):2077-2084.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27455046; DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.2925;.
  10. Smith JG, Felix JF, Morrison AC, Kalogeropoulos A, Trompet S, Wilk JB, Gidlöf O, Wang X, Morley M, Mendelson M, Joehanes R, Ligthart S, Shan X, Bis JC, Wang YA, Sjögren M, Ngwa J, Brandimarto J, Stott DJ, Aguilar D, Rice KM, Sesso HD, Demissie S, Buckley BM, Taylor KD, Ford I, Yao C, Liu C, Sotoodehnia N, van der Harst P, Stricker BH, Kritchevsky SB, Liu Y, Gaziano JM, Hofman A, Moravec CS, Uitterlinden AG, Kellis M, van Meurs JB, Margulies KB, Dehghan A, Levy D, Olde B, Psaty BM, Cupples LA, Jukema JW, Djousse L, Franco OH, Boerwinkle E, Boyer LA, Newton-Cheh C, Butler J, Vasan RS, Cappola TP, Smith NL. Discovery of Genetic Variation on Chromosome 5q22 Associated with Mortality in Heart Failure. PLoS Genet. 2016 May; 12(5):e1006034.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27149122; PMCID: PMC4858216; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006034;.
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