Christopher J. O'Donnell, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

MD, Harvard Medical School




Dr. O’Donnell research is broadly focused on the epidemiology of complex cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death and disability in men and women. More specifically, Dr. O’Donnell has focused on the genetic and genomic epidemiology of clinical and subclinical forms of atherosclerosis, ventricular hypertrophy and thrombosis. A large genome-wide association study is being directed by Dr. O’Donnell in a large, well-phenotyped prospective study of multigenerational families drawn from a general population (the NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study SHARe Project). Heritable clinical and intermediate CVD phenotypes of interest include premature onset CVD, circulating biomarkers (e.g., hemostasis and thrombosis factors) and subclinical atherosclerosis detected by high resolution cardiovascular imaging (e.g., coronary artery calcium by cardiac computed tomography and aortic plaque detected by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging). Using both genome-wide linkage and newer association methods, Dr. O’Donnell’s group has identified a number of single nucleotide polymorphisms and haplotypes with evidence for causal associations with atherosclerosis, hypertrophy and thrombosis. The long-term goal for this marriage of genomic science with well-designed studies of human populations is to better understand the etiology of CVD and to discover new targets for preventing, pre-empting and treating CVD.
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  1. Klarin D, Lynch J, Aragam K, Chaffin M, Assimes TL, Huang J, Lee KM, Shao Q, Huffman JE, Natarajan P, Arya S, Small A, Sun YV, Vujkovic M, Freiberg MS, Wang L, Chen J, Saleheen D, Lee JS, Miller DR, Reaven P, Alba PR, Patterson OV, DuVall SL, Boden WE, Beckman JA, Gaziano JM, Concato J, Rader DJ, Cho K, Chang KM, Wilson PWF, O'Donnell CJ, Kathiresan S, Tsao PS, Damrauer SM. Genome-wide association study of peripheral artery disease in the Million Veteran Program. Nat Med. 2019 Jul 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31285632.
     
  2. Cronin RM, Jerome RN, Mapes B, Andrade R, Johnston R, Ayala J, Schlundt D, Bonnet K, Kripalani S, Goggins K, Wallston KA, Couper MP, Elliott MR, Harris P, Begale M, Munoz F, Lopez-Class M, Cella D, Condon D, AuYoung M, Mazor KM, Mikita S, Manganiello M, Borselli N, Fowler S, Rutter JL, Denny JC, Karlson EW, Ahmedani BK, O'Donnell CJ. Development of the Initial Surveys for the All of Us Research Program. Epidemiology. 2019 Jul; 30(4):597-608. PMID: 31045611.
     
  3. Honerlaw JP, Ho YL, Nguyen XT, Cho K, Vassy JL, Gagnon DR, O'Donnell CJ, Gaziano JM, Wilson PWF, Djousse L. Fried food consumption and risk of coronary artery disease: The Million Veteran Program. Clin Nutr. 2019 Jun 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31279615.
     
  4. Flannick J, Mercader JM, Fuchsberger C, Udler MS, Mahajan A, Wessel J, Teslovich TM, Caulkins L, Koesterer R, Barajas-Olmos F, Blackwell TW, Boerwinkle E, Brody JA, Centeno-Cruz F, Chen L, Chen S, Contreras-Cubas C, Córdova E, Correa A, Cortes M, DeFronzo RA, Dolan L, Drews KL, Elliott A, Floyd JS, Gabriel S, Garay-Sevilla ME, García-Ortiz H, Gross M, Han S, Heard-Costa NL, Jackson AU, Jørgensen ME, Kang HM, Kelsey M, Kim BJ, Koistinen HA, Kuusisto J, Leader JB, Linneberg A, Liu CT, Liu J, Lyssenko V, Manning AK, Marcketta A, Malacara-Hernandez JM, Martínez-Hernández A, Matsuo K, Mayer-Davis E, Mendoza-Caamal E, Mohlke KL, Morrison AC, Ndungu A, Ng MCY, O'Dushlaine C, Payne AJ, Pihoker C, Post WS, Preuss M, Psaty BM, Vasan RS, Rayner NW, Reiner AP, Revilla-Monsalve C, Robertson NR, Santoro N, Schurmann C, So WY, Soberón X, Stringham HM, Strom TM, Tam CHT, Thameem F, Tomlinson B, Torres JM, Tracy RP, van Dam RM, Vujkovic M, Wang S, Welch RP, Witte DR, Wong TY, Atzmon G, Barzilai N, Blangero J, Bonnycastle LL, Bowden DW, Chambers JC, Chan E, Cheng CY, Cho YS, Collins FS, de Vries PS, Duggirala R, Glaser B, Gonzalez C, Gonzalez ME, Groop L, Kooner JS, Kwak SH, Laakso M, Lehman DM, Nilsson P, Spector TD, Tai ES, Tuomi T, Tuomilehto J, Wilson JG, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Bottinger E, Burke B, Carey DJ, Chan JCN, Dupuis J, Frossard P, Heckbert SR, Hwang MY, Kim YJ, Kirchner HL, Lee JY, Lee J, Loos RJF, Ma RCW, Morris AD, O'Donnell CJ, Palmer CNA, Pankow J, Park KS, Rasheed A, Saleheen D, Sim X, Small KS, Teo YY, Haiman C, Hanis CL, Henderson BE, Orozco L, Tusié-Luna T, Dewey FE, Baras A, Gieger C, Meitinger T, Strauch K, Lange L, Grarup N, Hansen T, Pedersen O, Zeitler P, Dabelea D, Abecasis G, Bell GI, Cox NJ, Seielstad M, Sladek R, Meigs JB, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Altshuler D, Burtt NP, Scott LJ, Morris AP, Florez JC, McCarthy MI, Boehnke M. Exome sequencing of 20,791 cases of type 2 diabetes and 24,440 controls. Nature. 2019 06; 570(7759):71-76.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31118516.
     
  5. Ward-Caviness CK, de Vries PS, Wiggins KL, Huffman JE, Yanek LR, Bielak LF, Giulianini F, Guo X, Kleber ME, Kacprowski T, Groß S, Petersman A, Davey Smith G, Hartwig FP, Bowden J, Hemani G, Müller-Nuraysid M, Strauch K, Koenig W, Waldenberger M, Meitinger T, Pankratz N, Boerwinkle E, Tang W, Fu YP, Johnson AD, Song C, de Maat MPM, Uitterlinden AG, Franco OH, Brody JA, McKnight B, Chen YI, Psaty BM, Mathias RA, Becker DM, Peyser PA, Smith JA, Bielinski SJ, Ridker PM, Taylor KD, Yao J, Tracy R, Delgado G, Trompet S, Sattar N, Jukema JW, Becker LC, Kardia SLR, Rotter JI, März W, Dörr M, Chasman DI, Dehghan A, O'Donnell CJ, Smith NL, Peters A, Morrison AC. Mendelian randomization evaluation of causal effects of fibrinogen on incident coronary heart disease. PLoS One. 2019; 14(5):e0216222. PMID: 31075152.
     
  6. Foldyna B, Eslami P, Scholtz JE, Baltrusaitis K, Lu MT, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB, Ferencik M, Aerts HJWL, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U. Density and morphology of coronary artery calcium for the prediction of cardiovascular events: insights from the Framingham Heart Study. Eur Radiol. 2019 May 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31049733.
     
  7. Flick AC, Leverett CA, Ding HX, McInturff E, Fink SJ, Helal CJ, O'Donnell CJ. Synthetic Approaches to the New Drugs Approved During 2017. J Med Chem. 2019 Apr 15. PMID: 30939001.
     
  8. McGuire AL, Majumder MA, Villanueva AG, Bardill J, Bollinger JM, Boerwinkle E, Bubela T, Deverka PA, Evans BJ, Garrison NA, Glazer D, Goldstein MM, Greely HT, Kahn SD, Knoppers BM, Koenig BA, Lambright JM, Mattison JE, O'Donnell C, Rai AK, Rodriguez LL, Simoncelli T, Terry SF, Thorogood AM, Watson MS, Wilbanks JT, Cook-Deegan R. Importance of Participant-Centricity and Trust for a Sustainable Medical Information Commons. J Law Med Ethics. 2019 Mar; 47(1):12-20. PMID: 30994067.
     
  9. Pencina KM, Travison TG, Bhasin S, Li Z, Nigam N, Manning WJ, Vasan RS, Hoffmann U, O'Donnell CJ, Basaria S. Endogenous circulating testosterone and sex hormone-binding globulin levels and measures of myocardial structure and function: the Framingham Heart Study. Andrology. 2019 May; 7(3):307-314. PMID: 30761772.
     
  10. Sabater-Lleal M, Huffman JE, de Vries PS, Marten J, Mastrangelo MA, Song C, Pankratz N, Ward-Caviness CK, Yanek LR, Trompet S, Delgado GE, Guo X, Bartz TM, Martinez-Perez A, Germain M, de Haan HG, Ozel AB, Polasek O, Smith AV, Eicher JD, Reiner AP, Tang W, Davies NM, Stott DJ, Rotter JI, Tofler GH, Boerwinkle E, de Maat MPM, Kleber ME, Welsh P, Brody JA, Chen MH, Vaidya D, Soria JM, Suchon P, van Hylckama Vlieg A, Desch KC, Kolcic I, Joshi PK, Launer LJ, Harris TB, Campbell H, Rudan I, Becker DM, Li JZ, Rivadeneira F, Uitterlinden AG, Hofman A, Franco OH, Cushman M, Psaty BM, Morange PE, McKnight B, Chong MR, Fernandez-Cadenas I, Rosand J, Lindgren A, Gudnason V, Wilson JF, Hayward C, Ginsburg D, Fornage M, Rosendaal FR, Souto JC, Becker LC, Jenny NS, März W, Jukema JW, Dehghan A, Trégouët DA, Morrison AC, Johnson AD, O'Donnell CJ, Strachan DP, Lowenstein CJ, Smith NL. Genome-Wide Association Transethnic Meta-Analyses Identifies Novel Associations Regulating Coagulation Factor VIII and von Willebrand Factor Plasma Levels. Circulation. 2019 Jan 29; 139(5):620-635. PMID: 30586737.
     
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Bar chart showing 549 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 44 publications in 2010

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19958
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199811
19999
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200215
20038
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200728
200826
200933
201044
201141
201230
201340
201434
201532
201635
201731
201825
201911
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