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.

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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


Integrative omics approach to elucidate diet quality-blood pressure relations
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
American Heart Association




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  1. Lee J, Walker ME, Bourdillon MT, Spartano NL, Rogers GT, Jacques PF, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Conjoint Associations of Adherence to Physical Activity and Dietary Guidelines With Cardiometabolic Health: The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Apr 06; 10(7):e019800.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33784828
     
  2. Walker ME, O'Donnell AA, Himali JJ, Rajendran I, Melo van Lent D, Ataklte F, Jacques PF, Beiser AS, Seshadri S, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Associations of the Mediterranean-Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet with cardiac remodelling in the community: the Framingham Heart Study. Br J Nutr. 2021 Feb 23; 1-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33618785; DOI: 10.1017/S0007114521000660;
     
  3. Ye S, Matthan NR, Lamon-Fava S, Solano-Aguilar G, Turner JR, Walker ME, Chai Z, Lakshman S, Chen C, Dawson H, Urban JF, Lichtenstein AH. Colon transcriptome is modified by a dietary pattern/atorvastatin interaction in the Ossabaw pig. J Nutr Biochem. 2021 04; 90:108570. PMID: 33429036
     
  4. Ye S, Matthan NR, Lamon-Fava S, Aguilar GS, Turner JR, Walker ME, Chai Z, Lakshman S, Urban JF, Lichtenstein AH. Western and heart healthy dietary patterns differentially affect the expression of genes associated with lipid metabolism, interferon signaling and inflammation in the jejunum of Ossabaw pigs. J Nutr Biochem. 2021 04; 90:108577. PMID: 33388349
     
  5. Faits T, Walker ME, Rodriguez-Morato J, Meng H, Gervis JE, Galluccio JM, Lichtenstein AH, Johnson WE, Matthan NR. Exploring changes in the human gut microbiota and microbial-derived metabolites in response to diets enriched in simple, refined, or unrefined carbohydrate-containing foods: a post hoc analysis of a randomized clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 12 10; 112(6):1631-1641.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32936872; PMCID: PMC7727488; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa254;
     
  6. Walker ME, Xanthakis V, Peterson LR, Duncan MS, Lee J, Ma J, Bigornia S, Moore LL, Quatromoni PA, Vasan RS, Jacques PF. Dietary Patterns, Ceramide Ratios, and Risk of All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality: The Framingham Offspring Study. J Nutr. 2020 11 19; 150(11):2994-3004.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32939554; PMCID: PMC7675031; DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxaa269;
     
  7. 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; PMCID: PMC7295223; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234825;
     
  8. 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 08; 13(4):e002766.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32525743; PMCID: PMC7442697; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCGEN.119.002766;
     
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC7284467; DOI: 10.3390/nu12051476;
     
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC7093830; DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101071;
     
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