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. Tian S, Guo T, Qian F, Qiu Z, Lu Q, Li R, Zhu K, Li L, Yu H, Li R, Ou Y, Pan A, Liu G. Fish Oil, Plasma n-3 PUFAs, and Risk of Macro- and Microvascular Complications among Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2024 Jul 12. PMID: 38994586; DOI: 10.1210/clinem/dgae482;
  2. Liu S, Qian F, Lu Q, Deng Y, Qu W, Lin X, Li R, Li R, Guo T, Pan A, Liu G. Association of life's essential 8 with risk of recurrent cardiovascular events among patients with coronary heart disease. Int J Cardiol. 2024 Jul 04; 412:132318. PMID: 38971538; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2024.132318;
  3. Qian F, Hu FB. Efficacy of Tirzepatide for Weight Loss in China: Implications for the Global Obesity Epidemic. JAMA. 2024 May 31. PMID: 38819975; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2024.7928;
  4. Zhao S, Qian F, Wan Z, Chen X, Pan A, Liu G. Vitamin D and major chronic diseases. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2024 May 31. PMID: 38824035; DOI: 10.1016/j.tem.2024.04.018;
  5. Li H, Wang M, Qian F, Wu Z, Liu W, Wang A, Guo X. Association between untreated and treated blood pressure levels and cognitive decline in community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults in China: a longitudinal study. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2024 May 10; 16(1):104. PMID: 38730505; PMCID: PMC11083800; DOI: 10.1186/s13195-024-01467-y;
  6. Jiang S, Qian F, Ji S, Li L, Liu Q, Zhou S, Xiao Y. Pulsed Field Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanisms, Advantages, and Limitations. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2024; 25(4):1-19. View Publication
  7. 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;
  8. 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
  9. 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;
  10. 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;
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2024 Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Editor-in-Chief’s Top Picks From 2023
2024 National Lipid Association: Lipid Scholarship Program
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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