George T. O'Connor, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, Boston University School of Medicine
MS, Harvard School of Public Health




My research focuses on epidemiology, including genetic epidemiology, and clinical investigations of asthma, allergy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and sleep apnea. I have been the Boston University / Boston Medical Center principal investigator of multiple NIH-funded multi-center investigations, currently including the Inner-City Asthma Consortium (ICAC), the Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial (VDAART), and the All of Us Research Program. Our ICAC studies include clinical trials in children and adolescents with asthma and a birth-cohort study examining the risk factors for asthma and allergy in the inner city. I also conduct epidemiologic and genetic epidemiologic research at the Framingham Heart Study, including genome-wide association studies seeking novel genetic determinants of lung function impairment, interstitial lung abnormalities, and atopy. I have collaborated with the Division of Computational Biomedicine's studies of alterations in gene expression related to tobacco smoking and COPD. My research spans disciplines including adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, epidemiology, genetics and genomics, immunology, and environmental science. At Boston Medical Center, my outpatient practice focuses on adults with asthma, COPD, and bronchiectasis. I am an Associate Editor of JAMA.

Investigator
Framingham Heart Study


Member
Boston University
Pulmonary Center


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


Member
Boston University
Genome Science Institute




Interstitial Lung Abnormalities: Defining the Phenotype, Causes, and Consequences
05/01/2019 - 04/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI
5R01HL111024-07

Multi-Omic Approaches To Mechanisms Of Vitamin D, Environmental Influences, And The Microbiome On Asthma
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH OD
4UH3OD023268-03

Childrens Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup (CREW)
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin System NIH OD
5UH3OD023282-05

Genetic and Genomic Characterization of the Occurrence and Progression of Interstitial Lung Abnormalities
08/01/2018 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI
5R01HL135142-04

Inner City Asthma Consortium 3 (ICAC3)
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin System NIH NIAID
3UM1AI114271-07S1

The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program
03/01/2019 - 02/28/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH OD
3OT2OD026553-01S1

Childrens Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup (CREW)
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin, Madison NIH OD
4UH3OD023282-03

Randomized Controlled Trial: VDAART CONTINUATION STUDY - DCC - LEAD
05/15/2014 - 04/30/2019 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI
5R01HL091528-10

Children's Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup (CREW), CREW Year 2
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin, Madison NIH OD
5UG3OD023282-02

Children's Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup (CREW) CREW Year 2
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin, Madison NIH OD
5UG3OD023282-02

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The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program
03/01/2018 - 02/28/2020 (PI)
Mass General Hosp NIH-OD
3OT2OD026553-01S1

A New England Enrollment Center for the PMI Cohort Program
04/01/2017 - 02/28/2018 (PI)
Mass General Hosp NIH-OD

ScreenFlow - COPD Screening System
09/30/2014 - 09/29/2016 (PI)
Dimagi, Inc. NIH-DHHS

ScreenFlow - COPD Screening System
07/01/2012 - 11/07/2013 (PI)
Dimagi, Inc. NIH-NHLBI

Screen Flow Development - Research Assistance
12/21/2012 - 05/31/2013 (PI)
Dimagi, Inc.


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program 3OT2OD026553-01S2 3
2020 The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program 3OT2OD026553-01S2 3
2019 The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program 3OT2OD026553-01S1 3
2018 The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program 1OT2OD026553-01 3
2017 A New England Enrollment Center for PMI Cohort Program 3OT2OD024612-01S1
2016 A New England Enrollment Center for PMI Cohort Program 1OT2OD024612-01
2013 Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype 5R01HL101390-04 3
2012 Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype 5R01HL101390-03 3
2011 Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype 5R01HL101390-02 3
2011 Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype 5R01HL101390-02 3
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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Synn AJ, Li W, San José Estépar R, Washko GR, O'Connor GT, Tsao CW, Mittleman MA, Rice MB. Pulmonary Vascular Pruning on Computed Tomography and Risk of Death in the Framingham Heart Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Jan 15; 203(2):251-254. PMID: 32926788
     
  2. Kim JS, Steffen BT, Podolanczuk AJ, Kawut SM, Noth I, Raghu G, Michos ED, Hoffman EA, Axelsson GT, Gudmundsson G, Gudnason V, Gudmundsson EF, Murphy RA, Dupuis J, Xu H, Vasan RS, O'Connor GT, Harris WS, Hunninghake GM, Barr RG, Tsai MY, Lederer DJ. Associations of ?-3 Fatty Acids With Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Imaging Abnormalities Among Adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 Jan 04; 190(1):95-108.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32803215
     
  3. Parikh R, Rao SR, Kukde R, O'Connor GT, Patel A, Hibberd PL. Assessing the Respiratory Effects of Air Pollution from Biomass Cookstoves on Pregnant Women in Rural India. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Dec 29; 18(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33383756
     
  4. Lovinsky-Desir S, O'Connor GT. Evolving Strategies for Long-term Asthma Management. JAMA. 2020 12 08; 324(22):2265-2267. PMID: 33270088
     
  5. Sanders JL, Putman RK, Dupuis J, Xu H, Murabito JM, Araki T, Nishino M, Benjamin EJ, Levy DL, Vasan RS, Washko GR, Curtis JL, Freeman CM, Bowler R, Hatabu H, O'Connor GT, Hunninghake GM. The Association of Aging Biomarkers, Interstitial Lung Abnormalities, and Mortality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Oct 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33080140
     
  6. Zhao X, Qiao D, Yang C, Kasela S, Kim W, Ma Y, Shrine N, Batini C, Sofer T, Taliun SAG, Sakornsakolpat P, Balte PP, Prokopenko D, Yu B, Lange LA, Dupuis J, Cade BE, Lee J, Gharib SA, Daya M, Laurie CA, Ruczinski I, Cupples LA, Loehr LR, Bartz TM, Morrison AC, Psaty BM, Vasan RS, Wilson JG, Taylor KD, Durda P, Johnson WC, Cornell E, Guo X, Liu Y, Tracy RP, Ardlie KG, Aguet F, VanDenBerg DJ, Papanicolaou GJ, Rotter JI, Barnes KC, Jain D, Nickerson DA, Muzny DM, Metcalf GA, Doddapaneni H, Dugan-Perez S, Gupta N, Gabriel S, Rich SS, O'Connor GT, Redline S, Reed RM, Laurie CC, Daviglus ML, Preudhomme LK, Burkart KM, Kaplan RC, Wain LV, Tobin MD, London SJ, Lappalainen T, Oelsner EC, Abecasis GR, Silverman EK, Barr RG, Cho MH, Manichaikul A. Whole genome sequence analysis of pulmonary function and COPD in 19,996 multi-ethnic participants. Nat Commun. 2020 10 14; 11(1):5182.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33057025
     
  7. Cornelius T, Schwartz JE, Balte P, Bhatt SP, Cassano PA, Currow D, Jacobs DR, Johnson M, Kalhan R, Kronmal R, Loehr L, O'Connor GT, Smith B, White WB, Yende S, Oelsner EC. A Dyadic Growth Modeling Approach for Examining Associations Between Weight Gain and Lung Function Decline. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 10 01; 189(10):1173-1184. PMID: 32286615
     
  8. McKennan C, Naughton K, Stanhope C, Kattan M, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Visness CM, Wood RA, Bacharier LB, Beigelman A, Lovinsky-Desir S, Togias A, Gern JE, Nicolae D, Ober C. Longitudinal data reveal strong genetic and weak non-genetic components of ethnicity-dependent blood DNA methylation levels. Epigenetics. 2020 Sep 30; 1-15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32997571
     
  9. Araki T, Washko GR, Schiebler ML, O'Connor GT, Hatabu H. The Framingham Heart Study: Populational CT-based phenotyping in the lungs and mediastinum. Eur J Radiol Open. 2020; 7:100260. PMID: 32984450
     
  10. Lu M, Litonjua AA, O'Connor GT, Zeiger RS, Bacharier L, Schatz M, Carey VJ, Weiss ST, Mirzakhani H. Effect of early and late prenatal vitamin D and maternal asthma status on offspring asthma or recurrent wheeze. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 Aug 19. PMID: 32822692
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 265 publications over 35 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2019

YearPublications
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201315
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201620
201721
201815
201925
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

air pollution
Asthma
Clinical trials
COPD
Epidemiology
Genetic epidemiology
pulmonary function
sleep apnea
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