Frank Qian, MD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow
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, 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 2D echocardiography to examine the association between subclinical valvular 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. 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;
  2. Hsu WT, Lee YT, Tan J, Chang YH, Qian F, Liu KY, Hsiung JC, Yo CH, Tang SC, Jiang X, Lee CC. Genome-phenome wide association study of broadly defined headache. Brain Commun. 2023; 5(3):fcad167. PMID: 37288313; PMCID: PMC10243784; DOI: 10.1093/braincomms/fcad167;
  3. Ong KL, Marklund M, Huang L, Rye KA, Hui N, Pan XF, Rebholz CM, Kim H, Steffen LM, van Westing AC, Geleijnse JM, Hoogeveen EK, Chen YY, Chien KL, Fretts AM, Lemaitre RN, Imamura F, Forouhi NG, Wareham NJ, Birukov A, Jäger S, Kuxhaus O, Schulze MB, de Mello VD, Tuomilehto J, Uusitupa M, Lindström J, Tintle N, Harris WS, Yamasaki K, Hirakawa Y, Ninomiya T, Tanaka T, Ferrucci L, Bandinelli S, Virtanen JK, Voutilainen A, Jayasena T, Thalamuthu A, Poljak A, Bustamante S, Sachdev PS, Senn MK, Rich SS, Tsai MY, Wood AC, Laakso M, Lankinen M, Yang X, Sun L, Li H, Lin X, Nowak C, Ärnlöv J, Risérus U, Lind L, Le Goff M, Samieri C, Helmer C, Qian F, Micha R, Tin A, Köttgen A, de Boer IH, Siscovick DS, Mozaffarian D, Wu JH. Association of omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids with incident chronic kidney disease: pooled analysis of 19 cohorts. BMJ. 2023 Jan 18; 380:e072909. PMID: 36653033; PMCID: PMC9846698; DOI: 10.1136/bmj-2022-072909;
  4. Liu G, Li Y, Pan A, Hu Y, Chen S, Qian F, Rimm EB, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Giatsidis G, Sun Q. Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle in Association With Microvascular Complications Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jan 03; 6(1):e2252239. PMID: 36701156; PMCID: PMC9880795; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.52239;
  5. Chen Z, Qian F, Hu Y, Voortman T, Li Y, Rimm EB, Sun Q. Dietary phytoestrogens and total and cause-specific mortality: results from 2 prospective cohort studies. Am J Clin Nutr. 2023 Jan; 117(1):130-140. PMID: 36789932; PMCID: PMC10196593; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajcnut.2022.10.019;
  6. Yang J, Tobias DK, Li S, Bhupathiraju SN, Ley SH, Hinkle SN, Qian F, Chen Z, Zhu Y, Bao W, Chavarro JE, Hu FB, Zhang C. Habitual coffee consumption and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes in individuals with a history of gestational diabetes - a prospective study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Dec 19; 116(6):1693-1703.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36373514; PMCID: PMC9761754; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac241;
  7. Deng L, Li P, Zhang X, Jiang Q, Turner D, Zhou C, Gao Y, Qian F, Zhang C, Lu H, Zou H, Vermund SH, Qian HZ. Risk of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sci Rep. 2022 Dec 01; 12(1):20763. PMID: 36456577; PMCID: PMC9714387; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-24220-7;
  8. Yang J, Qian F, Chavarro JE, Ley SH, Tobias DK, Yeung E, Hinkle SN, Bao W, Li M, Liu A, Mills JL, Sun Q, Willett WC, Hu FB, Zhang C. Modifiable risk factors and long term risk of type 2 diabetes among individuals with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2022 Sep 21; 378:e070312. PMID: 36130782; PMCID: PMC9490550; DOI: 10.1136/bmj-2022-070312;
  9. Li H, Zuo Y, Qian F, Chen S, Tian X, Wang P, Li X, Guo X, Wu S, Wang A. Triglyceride-glucose index variability and incident cardiovascular disease: a prospective cohort study. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2022 Jun 10; 21(1):105. PMID: 35689232; PMCID: PMC9188105; DOI: 10.1186/s12933-022-01541-5;
  10. Lai HTM, Imamura F, Korat AVA, Murphy RA, Tintle N, Bassett JK, Chen J, Kröger J, Chien KL, Senn M, Wood AC, Forouhi NG, Schulze MB, Harris WS, Vasan RS, Hu F, Giles GG, Hodge A, Djousse L, Brouwer IA, Qian F, Sun Q, Wu JHY, Marklund M, Lemaitre RN, Siscovick DS, Fretts AM, Shadyab AH, Manson JE, Howard BV, Robinson JG, Wallace RB, Wareham NJ, Chen YI, Rotter JI, Tsai MY, Micha R, Mozaffarian D. Trans Fatty Acid Biomarkers and Incident Type 2 Diabetes: Pooled Analysis of 12 Prospective Cohort Studies in the Fatty Acids and Outcomes Research Consortium (FORCE). Diabetes Care. 2022 Apr 01; 45(4):854-863. PMID: 35142845; PMCID: PMC9114723; DOI: 10.2337/dc21-1756;
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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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