Alexa Beiser, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Biostatistics

PhD, Boston University
MA, University of California, San Diego



Alexa Beiser has been on the faculty at Boston University School of Public Health since 1985, engaged in teaching and collaborative public health research; she co-directed the biostatistics program from 2000-2004, and is currently Associate Chair for Education. She formerly taught and now coordinates the sections of Introduction to Statistical Computing. For more than twenty years, Dr. Beiser has been the lead biostatistician for the Framingham Heart Study neurology group, examining clinical and sub-clinical neurological outcomes including MRI measures of brain structure, cognitive performance, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and seizures. Decades of examining risk factors for neurological diseases has naturally led to studying factors associated with accelerated brain aging. She has coauthored Framingham publications relating risk factors including midlife vascular factors, plasma homocysteine, plasma leptin levels, cardiac index, red blood cell omega-3 fatty acids, metabolic dysregulation, visceral fat, air pollution; serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor; and insulin-like growth factor 1, to measures of brain aging. Dr. Beiser also has made use of the richness of the multigenerational Framingham data to examine temporal trends in prevalent and incident neurological disease and to relate documented parental dementia and stroke to offspring stroke, cognitive performance and MRI measures of brain structure.

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Neurology


Associate Chair
Boston University School of Public Health
Biostatistics


Boston Medical Center


Framingham Heart Study


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  1. Weinstein G, Zelber-Sagi S, Preis SR, Beiser AS, DeCarli C, Speliotes EK, Satizabal CL, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. Association of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease With Lower Brain Volume in Healthy Middle-aged Adults in the Framingham Study. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Jan 01; 75(1):97-104.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29159396.
     
  2. Sarnowski C, Satizabal CL, DeCarli C, Pitsillides AN, Cupples LA, Vasan RS, Wilson JG, Bis JC, Fornage M, Beiser AS, DeStefano AL, Dupuis J, Seshadri S. Whole genome sequence analyses of brain imaging measures in the Framingham Study. Neurology. 2018 Jan 16; 90(3):e188-e196.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29282330.
     
  3. Adams S, Conner S, Himali JJ, Beiser A, Vasan RS, Seshadri S, Pase MP. Vascular risk factor burden and new-onset depression in the community. Prev Med. 2017 Nov 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29197532; DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.11.022;.
     
  4. McGrath ER, Beiser AS, DeCarli C, Plourde KL, Vasan RS, Greenberg SM, Seshadri S. Blood pressure from mid- to late life and risk of incident dementia. Neurology. 2017 Dec 12; 89(24):2447-2454.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29117954.
     
  5. Chibnik LB, Wolters FJ, Bäckman K, Beiser A, Berr C, Bis JC, Boerwinkle E, Bos D, Brayne C, Dartigues JF, Darweesh SKL, Debette S, Davis-Plourde KL, Dufouil C, Fornage M, Grasset L, Gudnason V, Hadjichrysanthou C, Helmer C, Ikram MA, Ikram MK, Kern S, Kuller LH, Launer L, Lopez OL, Matthews F, Meirelles O, Mosley T, Ower A, Psaty BM, Satizabal CL, Seshadri S, Skoog I, Stephan BCM, Tzourio C, Waziry R, Wong MM, Zettergren A, Hofman A. Trends in the incidence of dementia: design and methods in the Alzheimer Cohorts Consortium. Eur J Epidemiol. 2017 Oct; 32(10):931-938.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29063414.
     
  6. Pase MP, Westwood AJ, Beiser A, Jain N, DeCarli C, Himali JJ, Auerbach SH, Seshadri S. Author response: Prolonged sleep duration as a marker of early neurodegeneration predicting incident dementia. Neurology. 2017 Oct 03; 89(14):1533.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28972111.
     
  7. Nishtala A, Piers RJ, Himali JJ, Beiser AS, Davis-Plourde KL, Saczynski JS, McManus DD, Benjamin EJ, Au R. Atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline in the Framingham Heart Study. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Feb; 15(2):166-172.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28943482.
     
  8. Lin H, Satizabal C, Xie Z, Yang Q, Huan T, Joehanes R, Wen C, Munson PJ, Beiser A, Levy D, Seshadri S. Whole blood gene expression and white matter Hyperintensities. Mol Neurodegener. 2017 09 18; 12(1):67.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28923099.
     
  9. Pase MP, Himali JJ, Grima NA, Beiser AS, Satizabal CL, Aparicio HJ, Thomas RJ, Gottlieb DJ, Auerbach SH, Seshadri S. Sleep architecture and the risk of incident dementia in the community. Neurology. 2017 Sep 19; 89(12):1244-1250.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28835407; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004373;.
     
  10. Cooper LL, Himali JJ, Torjesen A, Tsao CW, Beiser A, Hamburg NM, DeCarli C, Vasan RS, Seshadri S, Pase MP, Mitchell GF. Inter-Relations of Orthostatic Blood Pressure Change, Aortic Stiffness, and Brain Structure and Function in Young Adults. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Aug 17; 6(8).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28862943; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.117.006206;.
     
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Bar chart showing 234 publications over 32 distinct years, with a maximum of 29 publications in 2017

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