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, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and sleep apnea. I have been the Boston University principal investigator of several NIH-funded multi-center investigations, currently including the Sleep Heart Health Study and the Inner-City Asthma Consortium (ICAC). 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 and atopy. I am collaborating with the Pulmonary Center’s Bioinformatics program in studies of alterations in gene expression related to tobacco smoking and COPD. In addition, I am collaborating with investigators in BU’s College of Engineering in studies of innovative approaches to physiologic assessment in asthma and to mechanical ventilation in acute lung injury. My research spans disciplines including adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, epidemiology, genetics and genomics, immunology, and engineering. I direct the adult asthma program at Boston Medical Center. My outpatient practice focuses on adults with asthma, COPD, and bronchiectasis.

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

Multi-Omic Approaches To Mechanisms Of Vitamin D, Environmental Influences, And The Microbiome On Asthma
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH OD
4UH3OD023268-03

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

Genetic and Genomic Characterization of the Occurrence and Progression of Interstitial Lung Abnormalities
08/01/2018 - 07/31/2019 (PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI
5R01HL135142-02

Inner City Asthma Consortium 3 (ICAC3)
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2019 (PI)
University of Wisconsin System NIH NIAID
5UM1AI114271-05

Randomized Controlled Trial: VDAART CONTINUATION STUDY - DCC - LEAD
05/15/2014 - 04/30/2019 (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 (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 (PI)
University of Wisconsin, Madison NIH OD
5UG3OD023282-02

Multi-Omic Approaches To Mechanisms Of Vitamin D, Environmental Influences, And The Microbiome On Asthma
09/21/2016 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH OD
5UG3OD023268-02

Interstitial Lung Abnormalities: Defining the Phenotype, Causes, and Consequences
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI
5R01HL111024-05

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The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program
03/01/2018 - 02/28/2019 (PI)
Mass General Hosp NIH-OD

A New England Enrollment Center for the PMI Cohort Program
04/01/2017 - 02/28/2019 (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.



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 The New England Precision Medicine Consortium of the All of Us Research Program 1OT2OD026553-01
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 2
2012 Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype 5R01HL101390-03 2
2011 Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype 5R01HL101390-02 2
2011 Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype 5R01HL101390-02 2
2011 Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype 5R01HL101390-02 2
2011 Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype 5R01HL101390-02 2
2011 Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: impact on neonatal immune phenotype 5R01HL101390-02 2
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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.

  1. Synn AJ, Zhang C, Washko GR, San José Estépar R, O'Connor GT, Li W, Mittleman MA, Rice MB. Cigarette Smoke Exposure and Radiographic Pulmonary Vascular Morphology in the Framingham Heart Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Feb 04. PMID: 30714821.
     
  2. Oelsner EC, Balte PP, Grams ME, Cassano PA, Jacobs DR, Barr RG, Burkart KM, Kalhan R, Kronmal R, Loehr LR, O'Connor GT, Schwartz JE, Shlipak M, Tracy RP, Tsai MY, White W, Yende S. Albuminuria, Lung Function Decline, and Risk of Incident Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The NHLBI Pooled Cohorts Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Feb 01; 199(3):321-332. PMID: 30261735.
     
  3. Borrelli B, O'Connor GT. E-Cigarettes to Assist with Smoking Cessation. N Engl J Med. 2019 Feb 14; 380(7):678-679.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30699299.
     
  4. Rice MB, Li W, Wilker EH, Gold DR, Schwartz J, Zanobetti A, Koutrakis P, Kloog I, Washko GR, O'Connor GT, Mittleman MA. Association of outdoor temperature with lung function in a temperate climate. Eur Respir J. 2019 Jan; 53(1). PMID: 30578386.
     
  5. Bacharier LB, Beigelman A, Calatroni A, Jackson DJ, Gergen PJ, O'Connor GT, Kattan M, Wood RA, Sandel MT, Lynch SV, Fujimura KE, Fadrosh DW, Santee CA, Boushey H, Visness CM, Gern JE. Longitudinal Phenotypes of Respiratory Health in a High-Risk Urban Birth Cohort. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Jan 01; 199(1):71-82.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30079758.
     
  6. Mirzakhani H, Carey VJ, McElrath TF, Qiu W, Hollis BW, O'Connor GT, Zeiger RS, Bacharier L, Litonjua AA, Weiss ST. Impact of Preeclampsia on the Relationship between Maternal Asthma and Offspring Asthma. An Observation from the VDAART Clinical Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Jan 01; 199(1):32-42. PMID: 30153046.
     
  7. Karvonen AM, Sordillo JE, Gold DR, Bacharier LB, O'Connor GT, Zeiger RS, Beigelman A, Weiss ST, Litonjua AA. Gut microbiota and overweight in 3-year old children. Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Dec 19. PMID: 30568265.
     
  8. Miller ER, Putman RK, Diaz AA, Xu H, San José Estépar R, Araki T, Nishino M, Poli de Frías S, Hida T, Ross J, Coxson H, Dupuis J, O'Connor GT, Silverman EK, Rosas IO, Hatabu H, Washko G, Hunninghake GM. Increased Airway Wall Thickness in Interstitial Lung Abnormalities and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Dec 13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30543456.
     
  9. Kercsmar CM, Sorkness CA, Calatroni A, Gergen PJ, Bloomberg GR, Gruchalla RS, Kattan M, Liu AH, O'Connor GT, Pongracic JA, Szefler SJ, Teach SJ, Wildfire JJ, Wood RA, Zoratti EM, Busse WW. A computerized decision support tool to implement asthma guidelines for children and adolescents. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Dec 05. PMID: 30529451.
     
  10. Mirzakhani H, Carey VJ, Zeiger R, Bacharier LB, O'Connor GT, Schatz MX, Laranjo N, Weiss ST, Litonjua AA. Impact of parental asthma, prenatal maternal asthma control, and vitamin D status on risk of asthma and recurrent wheeze in 3-year-old children. Clin Exp Allergy. 2018 Nov 21. PMID: 30461089.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 229 publications over 33 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 2017

YearPublications
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201516
201620
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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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