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

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 Academy of Dermatology and 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
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition

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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


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
R01HL106160

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
R01AG020727

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


Vitamin D Insufficiency in Pre and Early Adolescent Children
09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012 (PI)
University of Pittsburgh NIH NICHD
5K23HD052550-05

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2013 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 5U01AA020784-03 2
2012 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 5U01AA020784-02 2
2011 Addressing Alcohol/HIV Consequences in Substance Dependence - Boston ARCH Cohort 1U01AA020784-01 2
2011 Impact of vitamin D supplementation on cardiometabolic risk in schoolchildren 1R01HL106160-01 5
2008 BOSTON UNIVERSITY CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (CTSA) PROGRAM UL1 1UL1RR025771-01-5999 128
2008 GENERAL CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER 5M01RR000533-40-7263 429
2007 PREVALENCE OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY IN PATIENTS ADMITTED TO REHABILITATION UNIT 2M01RR000533-39-8154 429
2006 PTH (7-34) for Chemotherapy alopecia in Breast Cancer 1R41CA119802-01
2006 FLOOD LAMP ULTRAVIOLET RAYS AND VITAMIN D 5M01RR000533-38-5617 429
2006 EFFECTS OF ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION ON VITAMIN D AND CALCIUM 5M01RR000533-38-5560 429
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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. Pilz S, März W, Cashman KD, Kiely ME, Whiting SJ, Holick MF, Grant WB, Pludowski P, Hiligsmann M, Trummer C, Schwetz V, Lerchbaum E, Pandis M, Tomaschitz A, Grübler MR, Gaksch M, Verheyen N, Hollis BW, Rejnmark L, Karras SN, Hahn A, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Reichrath J, Jorde R, Elmadfa I, Vieth R, Scragg R, Calvo MS, van Schoor NM, Bouillon R, Lips P, Itkonen ST, Martineau AR, Lamberg-Allardt C, Zittermann A. Rationale and Plan for Vitamin D Food Fortification: A Review and Guidance Paper. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018; 9:373. PMID: 30065699.
     
  2. Mustafa J, Ellison RC, Singer MR, Bradlee ML, Kalesan B, Holick MF, Moore LL. Dietary Protein and Preservation of Physical Functioning Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in the Framingham Offspring Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Jul 01; 187(7):1411-1419.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29590270.
     
  3. Schwartz JB, Gallagher C, Jorde R, Berg V, Walsh J, Eastell R, Evans AL, Bowles S, Naylor KE, Jones KS, Schoenmakers I, Holick M, Orwoll E, Nielson C, Kaufman 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 Jun 27. PMID: 29955795.
     
  4. Saitz R, Mesic A, Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Sullivan MM, Walley AY, Patts GJ, Meli SM, Holick MF, Kim TW, Bryant KJ, Samet JH. Alcohol Consumption and Bone Mineral Density in People with HIV and Substance Use Disorder: A Prospective Cohort Study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jun 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29873812; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13801;.
     
  5. Holick MF. The Death D-fying Vitamin. Mayo Clin Proc. 2018 Jun; 93(6):679-681. PMID: 29866279.
     
  6. DelGiudice NJ, Street N, Torchia RJ, Sawyer SS, Bernard SA, Holick MF. Vitamin D Prescribing Practices in Primary Care Pediatrics: Underpinnings From the Health Belief Model and Use of Web-Based Delphi Technique for Instrument Validity. J Pediatr Health Care. 2018 May 24. PMID: 29804658.
     
  7. Amon U, Baier L, Yaguboglu R, Ennis M, Holick MF, Amon J. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with skin diseases including psoriasis, infections, and atopic dermatitis. Dermatoendocrinol. 2018; 10(1):e1442159. PMID: 29904567.
     
  8. Krause R, Stange R, Roth HJ, Kaase H, Michalsen A, Holick MF. Partial Body UV Exposure in Chronic Kidney Disease and Extrarenal Vitamin D Metabolism. Anticancer Res. 2018 02; 38(2):1217-1219. PMID: 29374760.
     
  9. Reichrath J, Lindqvist PG, DE Gruijl FR, Pilz S, Kimball SM, Grant WB, Holick MF. A Critical Appraisal of the Recent Reports on Sunbeds from the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks and from the World Health Organization. Anticancer Res. 2018 02; 38(2):1111-1120. PMID: 29374748.
     
  10. Sacheck JM, Van Rompay MI, Chomitz VR, Economos CD, Eliasziw M, Goodman E, Gordon CM, Holick MF. Impact of Three Doses of Vitamin D3 on Serum 25(OH)D Deficiency and Insufficiency in At-Risk Schoolchildren. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Dec 01; 102(12):4496-4505. PMID: 29029097.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 504 publications over 39 distinct years, with a maximum of 30 publications in 2011

YearPublications
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201512
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201723
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autoimmune diseases
cancer
heart disease
osteoporosis
rickets
sunlight
vitamin D

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