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
5R01HL111024-08

Multi-Omic Approaches To Mechanisms Of Vitamin D, Environmental Influences, And The Microbiome On Asthma
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH OD
5UH3OD023268-05

Childrens Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup (CREW)
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin System NIH OD
5UH3OD023282-05

Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings (CAUSE)- Leadership Center
08/01/2021 - 03/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
University of Wisconsin, Madison NIH NIAID
1UM1AI160040-01

The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program
03/01/2019 - 02/28/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH OD
3OT2OD026553-01S3

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

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

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The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of_
03/01/2018 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
The General Hospital Corporation / MGH National Institutes

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
2021 The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program 3OT2OD026553-01S3 3
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
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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. Battaglia TA, Megrath K, Spencer N, Pamphile J, Crossno C, Maschke A, Bak S, O'Connor GT, Clark CR, Sarfaty S. Communicating to Engage: An Improvisational Theater-Based Communication Training Designed to Support Community-Academic Partnership Development. Acad Med. 2021 11 01; 96(11):1564-1568.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34406131
     
  2. da Silva Antunes R, Sutherland A, Frazier A, Schulten V, Pomés A, Glesner J, Calatroni A, Altman MC, Wood RA, O'Connor GT, Pongracic JA, Khurana Hershey GK, Kercsmar CM, Gruchalla RS, Gill M, Liu AH, Zoratti E, Kattan M, Busse PJ, Bacharier LB, Teach SJ, Wheatley LM, Togias A, Busse WW, Jackson DJ, Sette A. Heterogeneity of magnitude, allergen immunodominance, and cytokine polarization of cockroach allergen-specific T cell responses in allergic sensitized children. Clin Transl Allergy. 2021 Oct; 11(8):e12073. PMID: 34691392; PMCID: PMC8514843; DOI: 10.1002/clt2.12073;
     
  3. Keshawarz A, Joehanes R, Guan W, Huan T, DeMeo DL, Grove ML, Fornage M, Levy D, O'Connor G. Longitudinal change in blood DNA epigenetic signature after smoking cessation. Epigenetics. 2021 Oct 06; 1-12. PMID: 34570667
     
  4. Yang T, Jackson VE, Smith AV, Chen H, Bartz TM, Sitlani CM, Psaty BM, Gharib SA, O'Connor GT, Dupuis J, Xu J, Lohman K, Liu Y, Kritchevsky SB, Cassano PA, Flexeder C, Gieger C, Karrasch S, Peters A, Schulz H, Harris SE, Starr JM, Deary IJ, Manichaikul A, Oelsner EC, Barr RG, Taylor KD, Rich SS, Bonten TN, Mook-Kanamori DO, Noordam R, Li-Gao R, Jarvelin MR, Wielscher M, Terzikhan N, Lahousse L, Brusselle G, Weiss S, Ewert R, Gläser S, Homuth G, Shrine N, Hall IP, Tobin M, London SJ, Wei P, Morrison AC. Rare and low-frequency exonic variants and gene-by-smoking interactions in pulmonary function. Sci Rep. 2021 Sep 29; 11(1):19365.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34588469; PMCID: PMC8481467; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-98120-7;
     
  5. Daya M, Cox C, Acevedo N, Boorgula MP, Campbell M, Chavan S, Cho MH, David GL, Kachroo P, Lasky-Su J, Li X, McHugh CP, Qiao D, Rafaels N, Beck LA, Bleecker ER, Caraballo L, Cupples AL, Figueiredo CA, Gallo RL, Hanifin J, Hansel NN, Hata TR, Hersh CP, Knight-Madden J, Leung DYM, Guttman-Yassky E, Meyers DA, O'Connor G, Ober C, Ong PY, Ortega VE, Paller AS, Putcha N, Reed RM, Schneider LC, Silverman EK, Slifka MK, Spergel JM, Vasan RS, Viaud-Martinez KA, Watson H, Weiss ST, Ruczinski I, Beaty TH, Mathias RA, Barnes KC. Multiethnic genome-wide and HLA association study of total serum IgE level. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021 Sep 15. PMID: 34536413
     
  6. Baril AA, Beiser AS, Sanchez E, Mysliwiec V, Redline S, Gottlieb DJ, O'Connor GT, Gonzales MM, Himali D, Seshadri S, Himali JJ, Pase MP. Insomnia symptom severity and cognitive performance: Moderating role of APOE genotype. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Jul 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34310026; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12405;
     
  7. Keefe J, Yao C, Hwang SJ, Courchesne P, Lee GY, Dupuis J, Mizgerd JP, O'Connor G, Washko GR, Cho MH, Silverman EK, Levy D. An Integrative Genomic Strategy Identifies sRAGE as a Causal and Protective Biomarker of Lung Function. Chest. 2021 Jul 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34237330
     
  8. Lovinsky-Desir S, Lussier SJ, Calatroni A, Gergen PJ, Rivera-Spoljaric K, Bacharier LB, De A, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Wood RA, Arteaga-Solis E, Gern JE, Kattan M. Trajectories of adiposity indicators and association with asthma and lung function in urban minority children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021 11; 148(5):1219-1226.e7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34166677; PMCID: PMC8578316; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2021.06.015;
     
  9. Chen YS, Mirzakhani H, Lu M, Zeiger RS, O'Connor GT, Sandel MT, Bacharier LB, Beigelman A, Carey VJ, Harshfield BJ, Laranjo N, Litonjua AA, Weiss ST, Lee-Sarwar KA. The Association of Prenatal Vitamin D Sufficiency With Aeroallergen Sensitization and Allergic Rhinitis in Early Childhood. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2021 10; 9(10):3788-3796.e3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34166843; PMCID: PMC8511216; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaip.2021.06.009;
     
  10. Altman MC, Flynn K, Rosasco MG, Dapas M, Kattan M, Lovinsky-Desir S, O'Connor GT, Gill MA, Gruchalla RS, Liu AH, Pongracic JA, Khurana Hershey GK, Zoratti EM, Teach SJ, Rastrogi D, Wood RA, Bacharier LB, LeBeau P, Gergen PJ, Togias A, Busse WW, Presnell S, Gern JE, Ober C, Jackson DJ. Inducible expression quantitative trait locus analysis of the MUC5AC gene in asthma in urban populations of children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021 May 18. PMID: 34019912
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 285 publications over 35 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2019

YearPublications
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19943
19954
19964
19973
19983
19994
20003
20016
20023
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20084
200913
20108
20116
201210
201315
201411
201516
201620
201721
201815
201925
202017
202122
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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