Maura E. Walker, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Dept of Health Sciences

Dr. Walker is a Research Assistant Professor at the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Nutrition Program. She received an MS and PhD in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition from Tufts University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Epidemiology with the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at BUSM. Her research focuses on characterizing the role diet quality in the life course progression of cardiometabolic diseases with the application of traditional and systems-level epidemiological approaches. She received funding from the American Heart Association to complete research applying integrative "omics" analyses to elucidate diet quality-blood pressure relations.

Framingham Heart Study

2019 Boston University: First Place Clinical Oral Presentation, Evans Department of Medicine Research Days
2018-2020 NHLBI: T32 Multidisciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology
2017 Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University : Gerald Cassidy Student Innovation Award
2016 Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University : Drs. Joan and Peter Cohn and Family Student Award
2015-2017 NHLBI: T32 Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Disorders Pre-doctoral Research Training Grant
2011 University of Maine: Presidential Scholar Award
2010 University of Maine: Academic Achievement Award
2009 University of Maine: College of Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture Undergraduate Award

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  1. Lee J, Walker ME, Gabriel KP, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Associations of accelerometer-measured physical activity and sedentary time with chronic kidney disease: The Framingham Heart Study. PLoS One. 2020; 15(6):e0234825.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32542048
  2. Ma J, Rebholz CM, Braun KVE, Reynolds LM, Aslibekyan S, Xia R, Biligowda NG, Huan T, Liu C, Mendelson MM, Joehanes R, Hu EA, Vitolins MZ, Wood AC, Lohman K, Ochoa-Rosales C, van Meurs J, Uitterlinden A, Liu Y, Elhadad MA, Heier M, Waldenberger M, Peters A, Colicino E, Whitsel EA, Baldassari A, Gharib SA, Sotoodehnia N, Brody JA, Sitlani CM, Tanaka T, Hill WD, Corley J, Deary IJ, Zhang Y, Schöttker B, Brenner H, Walker ME, Ye S, Nguyen S, Pankow J, Demerath EW, Zheng Y, Hou L, Liang L, Lichtenstein AH, Hu FB, Fornage M, Voortman T, Levy D. Whole Blood DNA Methylation Signatures of Diet Are Associated With Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and All-Cause Mortality. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2020 Aug; 13(4):e002766. PMID: 32525743; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCGEN.119.002766;
  3. Walker ME, Song RJ, Xu X, Gerszten RE, Ngo D, Clish CB, Corlin L, Ma J, Xanthakis V, Jacques PF, Vasan RS. Proteomic and Metabolomic Correlates of Healthy Dietary Patterns: The Framingham Heart Study. Nutrients. 2020 May 19; 12(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32438708
  4. Lee J, Walker ME, Matthews KA, Kuller LH, Ranjit N, Gabriel KP. Associations of physical activity and sleep with cardiometabolic risk in older women. Prev Med Rep. 2020 Jun; 18:101071.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32226729
  5. Walker ME, Xanthakis V, Moore LL, Vasan RS, Jacques PF. Cumulative sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is associated with higher concentrations of circulating ceramides in the Framingham Offspring Cohort. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 02 01; 111(2):420-428.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31826243
  6. Walker ME, Matthan NR, Goldbaum A, Meng H, Lamon-Fava S, Lakshman S, Jang S, Molokin A, Solano-Aguilar G, Urban JF, Lichtenstein AH. Dietary patterns influence epicardial adipose tissue fatty acid composition and inflammatory gene expression in the Ossabaw pig. J Nutr Biochem. 2019 08; 70:138-146. PMID: 31202119; DOI: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2019.04.013;
  7. Walker ME, Matthan NR, Lamon-Fava S, Solano-Aguilar G, Jang S, Lakshman S, Molokin A, Urban JF, Faits T, Johnson WE, Lichtenstein AH. A Western-Type Dietary Pattern Induces an Atherogenic Gene Expression Profile in the Coronary Arteries of the Ossabaw Pig. Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 May; 3(5):nzz023.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31049488; DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzz023;
  8. Walker ME, Matthan NR, Solano-Aguilar G, Jang S, Lakshman S, Molokin A, Faits T, Urban JF, Johnson WE, Lamon-Fava S, Lichtenstein AH. A Western-type dietary pattern and atorvastatin induce epicardial adipose tissue interferon signaling in the Ossabaw pig. J Nutr Biochem. 2019 05; 67:212-218.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30981985; DOI: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2019.02.003;
  9. Meng H, Matthan NR, Fried SK, Berciano S, Walker ME, Galluccio JM, Lichtenstein AH. Effect of Dietary Carbohydrate Type on Serum Cardiometabolic Risk Indicators and Adipose Tissue Inflammatory Markers. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 09 01; 103(9):3430-3438.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29982704
  10. Matthan NR, Solano-Aguilar G, Meng H, Lamon-Fava S, Goldbaum A, Walker ME, Jang S, Lakshman S, Molokin A, Xie Y, Beshah E, Stanley J, Urban JF, Lichtenstein AH. The Ossabaw Pig Is a Suitable Translational Model to Evaluate Dietary Patterns and Coronary Artery Disease Risk. J Nutr. 2018 04 01; 148(4):542-551. PMID: 29659954; DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxy002;

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