Frank Qian, MD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow (previously held)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine

My research has focused on identifying lifestyle and genetic determinants as well as prevention strategies for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and breast and ovarian cancer in diverse populations by conducting analysis of large-scale epidemiologic studies and randomized controlled trials including the African Breast Cancer Study, Nurses’ Health Study, Health Professionals Follow-up Study, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, Framingham Heart Study, UK Biobank, Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Study, and the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial as well as international consortia such as the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 and the Fatty Acids and Outcomes Research Consortium. I am also leveraging cardiovascular imaging approaches such as echocardiography and stress PET/CFR to examine the association between subclinical cardiovascular disease and long-term clinical outcomes. I am actively involved in evidence synthesis through conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis on chronic disease prevention and management, including for the Cochrane Library. Finally, I am involved in research that seeks to understand temporal trends and disparities in outcomes from cardiovascular disease by analyzing nationally representative surveys including from the CDC WONDER database and the National Health Interview Survey.

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  1. Li H, Qian F, Han L, Feng W, Zheng D, Guo X, Zhang H. Association of healthy sleep patterns with risk of mortality and life expectancy at age of 30 years: a population-based cohort study. QJM. 2024 Mar 27; 117(3):177-186. PMID: 37831896; DOI: 10.1093/qjmed/hcad237;
  2. Kayani T, Ahmad B, Chang RS, Qian F, Sahinoz M, Rehan MW, Giaimo A, Spatz ES, Hu JR. Beyond Statins: Novel Lipid-Lowering Agents for Reducing Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. Pharmacoepidemiology. 2024; 3(1):117-168. View Publication
  3. Zhu K, Qian F, Lu Q, Li R, Qiu Z, Li L, Li R, Yu H, Deng Y, Yang K, Pan A, Liu G. Modifiable Lifestyle Factors, Genetic Risk, and Incident Peripheral Artery Disease Among Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study. Diabetes Care. 2024 Mar 01; 47(3):435-443. PMID: 38181303; DOI: 10.2337/dc23-1503;
  4. Li H, Zou X, Zhang R, Zou S, Qian F, Zheng J, Xiao AY, Guo X. Association of chronic conditions and physical multimorbidity with new-onset incontinence in a nationwide prospective cohort study of older adults?=?50 years in China. Age Ageing. 2024 Jan 02; 53(1). PMID: 38251743; PMCID: PMC10801828; DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afad258;
  5. O'Keefe JH, Tintle NL, Harris WS, O'Keefe EL, Sala-Vila A, Attia J, Garg GM, Hure A, Bork CS, Schmidt EB, Venø SK, Chien KL, Chen YA, Egert S, Feldreich TR, Ärnlöv J, Lind L, Forouhi NG, Geleijnse JM, Pertiwi K, Imamura F, de Mello Laaksonen V, Uusitupa WM, Tuomilehto J, Laakso M, Lankinen MA, Laurin D, Carmichael PH, Lindsay J, Leander K, Laguzzi F, Swenson BR, Longstreth WT, Manson JE, Mora S, Cook NR, Marklund M, Melo van Lent D, Murphy R, Gudnason V, Ninomiya T, Hirakawa Y, Qian F, Sun Q, Hu F, Ardisson Korat AV, Risérus U, Lázaro I, Samieri C, Le Goff M, Helmer C, Steur M, Voortman T, Ikram MK, Tanaka T, Das JK, Ferrucci L, Bandinelli S, Tsai M, Guan W, Garg P, Verschuren WMM, Boer JMA, Biokstra A, Virtanen J, Wagner M, Westra J, Albuisson L, Yamagishi K, Siscovick DS, Lemaitre RN, Mozaffarian D. Omega-3 Blood Levels and Stroke Risk: A Pooled and Harmonized Analysis of 183?291 Participants From 29 Prospective Studies. Stroke. 2024 Jan; 55(1):50-58. PMID: 38134264; PMCID: PMC10840378; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.044281;
  6. Laguzzi F, Åkesson A, Marklund M, Qian F, Gigante B, Bartz TM, Bassett JK, Birukov A, Campos H, Hirakawa Y, Imamura F, Jäger S, Lankinen M, Murphy RA, Senn M, Tanaka T, Tintle N, Virtanen JK, Yamagishi K, Allison M, Brouwer IA, De Faire U, Eiriksdottir G, Ferrucci L, Forouhi NG, Geleijnse JM, Hodge AM, Kimura H, Laakso M, Risérus U, van Westing AC, Bandinelli S, Baylin A, Giles GG, Gudnason V, Iso H, Lemaitre RN, Ninomiya T, Post WS, Psaty BM, Salonen JT, Schulze MB, Tsai MY, Uusitupa M, Wareham NJ, Oh SW, Wood AC, Harris WS, Siscovick D, Mozaffarian D, Leander K. Role of Polyunsaturated Fat in Modifying Cardiovascular Risk Associated With Family History of Cardiovascular Disease: Pooled De Novo Results From 15 Observational Studies. Circulation. 2024 Jan 23; 149(4):305-316. PMID: 38047387; PMCID: PMC10798593; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.123.065530;
  7. Qian F, Siscovick D. Reply: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Atrial Fibrillation: The Importance of the Clinical Question. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2023 Nov 21; 82(21):e207. PMID: 37968027; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2023.09.808;
  8. Zhou Y, Zhang X, Gao Y, Alvi RM, Erqou S, Chen Y, Wang H, Wang W, Li X, Zanni MV, Neilan TG, Vermund SH, Qian HZ, Qian F. Risk of death and readmission among individuals with heart failure and HIV: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Infect Public Health. 2024 Jan; 17(1):70-75. PMID: 37992436; DOI: 10.1016/j.jiph.2023.11.004;
  9. Garg PK, Guan W, Nomura S, Weir NL, Tintle N, Virtanen JK, Hirakawa Y, Qian F, Sun Q, Rimm E, Lemaitre RN, Jensen PN, Heckbert SR, Imamura F, Steur M, Leander K, Laguzzi F, Voortman T, Ninomiya T, Mozaffarian D, Harris WS, Siscovick DS, Tsai MY. n-6 fatty acid biomarkers and incident atrial fibrillation: an individual participant-level pooled analysis of 11 international prospective studies. Am J Clin Nutr. 2023 Nov; 118(5):921-929. PMID: 37769813; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajcnut.2023.09.008;
  10. Qian F, Tintle N, Jensen PN, Lemaitre RN, Imamura F, Feldreich TR, Nomura SO, Guan W, Laguzzi F, Kim E, Virtanen JK, Steur M, Bork CS, Hirakawa Y, O'Donoghue ML, Sala-Vila A, Ardisson Korat AV, Sun Q, Rimm EB, Psaty BM, Heckbert SR, Forouhi NG, Wareham NJ, Marklund M, Risérus U, Lind L, Ärnlöv J, Garg P, Tsai MY, Pankow J, Misialek JR, Gigante B, Leander K, Pester JA, Albert CM, Kavousi M, Ikram A, Voortman T, Schmidt EB, Ninomiya T, Morrow DA, Bayés-Genís A, O'Keefe JH, Ong KL, Wu JHY, Mozaffarian D, Harris WS, Siscovick DS. Omega-3 Fatty Acid Biomarkers and Incident Atrial Fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2023 Jul 25; 82(4):336-349. PMID: 37468189; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2023.05.024;
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2024 Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Editor-in-Chief’s Top Picks From 2023
2023 Cardiometabolic Health Congress: Early Career Scholarship
2021 American Heart Association: Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award
2020 American Heart Association: Trudy Bush Fellowships for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health Award
2019 American Heart Association: Early Investigator Travel Award
2019 American Heart Association: Student Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease
2019 University of Chicago: John D. Arnold Scientific Research Prize
2018 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society: Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
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