Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

MD, University of Wisconsin Madison
PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison
MS, University of Wisconsin Madison




Dr. Holick has made numerous contributions to the field of the biochemistry, physiology, metabolism, and photobiology of vitamin D for human nutrition. Dr. Holick has established global recommendations advising sunlight exposure as an integral source of vitamin D. He has helped increase awareness in the pediatric and medical communities regarding vitamin D deficiency pandemic, and its role in causing not only metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis in adults, but increasing risk of children and adults developing preeclampsia, common deadly cancers, schizophrenia, infectious diseases including TB and influenza, autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Dr. Holick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a member of the American Association of Physicians. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the General Clinical Research Centers Program Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from NIH, American College of Nutrition’s Communication Media Award, Best Docs in America, the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Linus Pauling Prize for Human Nutrition. Dr. Holick serves on a number of national committees and editorial boards and has organized and/or co-chaired several international symposia. He served as the chair for the Endocrine Society’s Practice Guidelines on Vitamin D. He has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, and written more than 200 review articles, as well as numerous book chapters. He has acted as editor and/or co-editor on 13 books, and has written The UV Advantage in 2004 and The Vitamin D Solution in 2010 and helped develop the dminder.info app.

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Physiology & Biophysics


Director
Boston University Medical Campus
General Clinical Research Unit


Director
Boston Medical Center
Bone Health Care Clinic


Director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

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Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


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2014 Boston University School of Medicine: Educator of the Year in Graduate Medical Sciences, Master’s Degree Programs
2012 Boston University Admissions Committee: Distinguished Service Award
2007 The Institute for Functional Medicine: Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award
2007 CSEM Eli Lilly Award Lecture
2003 American Society for Clinical Nutrition: Robert H. Herman Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition
2002 American College of Nutrition: ACN Award
2000 American Skin Associations: Psoriasis Research Achievement Award
1994 American Society for Clinical Nutrition: McCollum Award
1991 Osborne and Mendel Award
1989 Arnold-Rickle Prize for Research in UV Radiation and Vitamin D Metabolism
1986 Seton Hall University: Stanley S. Bergen Award for Excellence in the Medical Field


Pilot clinical trial to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of orally administered 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 and vitamin D3 in healthy adults and adults with a history of intestinal malabsorption
11/26/2018 - 11/26/2020 (PI)
CARBOGEN AMCIS AG


Master Clinical Research Services and Clinical Trial Agreement- CGAM
09/27/2017 - 09/26/2018 (PI)
CARBOGEN AMCIS AG


PARADIGHM (Physicians Advancing Disease Knowledge in Hypoparathyroidism): A Natural History Registry for Patients with Chronic Hypoparathyroidism
07/13/2015 - 07/12/2016 (PI)
Shire, Inc.


A Randomized, Double-blind, Active-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Denosumab Compared with Risedronate in Glucocoticoid-treated individuals
02/28/2014 - 02/27/2016 (PI)
Amgen, Inc.


Impact of Vitamin D Dose on Vitamin D Status and Cardiometabolic Risk in School Children Living in Northern Latitudes
06/01/2011 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
Trustees of Tufts College, Inc NIH NHLBI
5R01HL106160-04

Race/Ethnic Disparities in Makers of Fall Risk and Bone Strength Among Men
05/15/2009 - 04/30/2014 (PI)
New England Research Institutes NIH NIA
5R01AG020727-08

Pre-Clinical and Clinical Investigations on UV Irradiated Mushrooms: The Vitamin D Connection
04/01/2011 - 12/31/2013 (PI)
Mushroom Council


Vitamin D Status of Malian children with moderate and acute malnutrition
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2013 (PI)
International Nutrition Foundation


A Phase III Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial to Assess the Safety & Efficacy of Odanacatib (MK-0822) to Reduce the Risk of Fracture in Osteoporotic Postmenopausal Women Treated with
01/20/2009 - 01/20/2013 (PI)
Merck & Company, Inc.


Vitamin D Status, Pneumonia and Growth in a Pediatric Andean Population
01/13/2012 - 01/12/2013 (PI)
Sight & Life Foundation


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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2012 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 5U01AA020784-02 10
2011 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 1U01AA020784-01 10
2011 Impact of vitamin D supplementation on cardiometabolic risk in schoolchildren 1R01HL106160-01 10
2008 BOSTON UNIVERSITY CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (CTSA) PROGRAM UL1 1UL1RR025771-01-5999 202
2008 GENERAL CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER 5M01RR000533-40-7263 480
2007 PREVALENCE OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN PATIENTS ADMITTED TO REHABILITATION UNIT 2M01RR000533-39-8154 480
2006 PTH (7-34) for Chemotherapy alopecia in Breast Cancer 1R41CA119802-01
2006 FLOOD LAMP ULTRAVIOLET RAYS AND VITAMIN D 5M01RR000533-38-5617 480
2006 EFFECTS OF ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION ON VITAMIN D AND CALCIUM 5M01RR000533-38-5560 480
2006 BONE DENSITY IN AGING MEN OF DIVERSE RACE AND ETHNICITY 5M01RR000533-38-5574 480
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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. Pludowski P, Grant WB, Konstantynowicz J, Holick MF. Editorial: Classic and Pleiotropic Actions of Vitamin D. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019; 10:341. PMID: 31191460.
     
  2. Sulibhavi A, Rohlfing ML, Jalisi SM, McAneny DB, Doherty GM, Holick MF, Noordzij JP. Vitamin D deficiency and its relationship to cancer stage in patients who underwent thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid carcinoma. Am J Otolaryngol. 2019 Jul - Aug; 40(4):536-541.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31036419.
     
  3. Chaiprasongsuk A, Janjetovic Z, Kim TK, Jarrett SG, D'Orazio JA, Holick MF, Tang EKY, Tuckey RC, Panich U, Li W, Slominski AT. Protective effects of novel derivatives of vitamin D3 and lumisterol against UVB-induced damage in human keratinocytes involve activation of Nrf2 and p53 defense mechanisms. Redox Biol. 2019 Jun; 24:101206. PMID: 31039479.
     
  4. Kleine CE, Obi Y, Streja E, Hsiung JT, Park C, Holick MF, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Seasonal variation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parameters of bone and mineral disorder in dialysis patients. Bone. 2019 Jul; 124:158-165. PMID: 30858148.
     
  5. Buckley AJ, Barakat MT, Holick MF, Lessan N. Parameters of Bone and Cardiovascular Health Related to 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status in Emirati Nationals attending Primary Care and Diabetes services: a retrospective cohort study. Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 07; 9(1):3835. PMID: 30846793.
     
  6. Cocate PG, Kac G, Heitmann BL, Nadanovsky P, da Veiga Soares Carvalho MC, Benaim C, Schlüssel MM, de Castro MBT, Alves-Santos NH, Baptista AF, Holick MF, Mokhtar RR, Bomfim AR, Adegboye ARA. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation and/or periodontal therapy in the treatment of periodontitis among Brazilian pregnant women: protocol of a feasibility randomised controlled trial (the IMPROVE trial). Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2019; 5:38.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30873290.
     
  7. Cannell J, Holick MF. Response to Culotta et al. regarding Letter to the Editor about "Multiple unexplained fractures in infants and child physical abuse" by Paige Culotta MD, Amy Mehollin-Ray MD, and Marcella Donaruma-Kwoh MD. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2019 02; 186:228-231. PMID: 30665621.
     
  8. Holick MF. A Call to Action: Pregnant Women In-Deed Require Vitamin D Supplementation for Better Health Outcomes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jan 01; 104(1):13-15. PMID: 30239761.
     
  9. Benaim C, Cocate PG, de Barros EG, Alves-Santos NH, Figueiredo ACC, Franco-Sena AB, Lepsch J, Adegboye ARA, Mokhtar R, Holick MF, Kac G. Longitudinal association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D with adipokines and markers of glucose metabolism among Brazilian pregnant women. Br J Nutr. 2019 Jan; 121(1):42-54.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30588902.
     
  10. Schwartz JB, Gallagher JC, Jorde R, Berg V, Walsh J, Eastell R, Evans AL, Bowles S, Naylor KE, Jones KS, Schoenmakers I, Holick M, Orwoll E, Nielson C, Kaufmann M, Jones G, Bouillon R, Lai J, Verotta D, Bikle D. Determination of Free 25(OH)D Concentrations and Their Relationships to Total 25(OH)D in Multiple Clinical Populations. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 09 01; 103(9):3278-3288. PMID: 29955795.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 516 publications over 40 distinct years, with a maximum of 30 publications in 2011

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autoimmune diseases
cancer
heart disease
osteoporosis
rickets
sunlight
vitamin D

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