Michelle T. Long, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston Medical Center
Dept of Medicine

MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

I am an early career physician scientist primarily interested in patient-oriented research investigating fibrosis and inflammation in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). My clinical and research interests center on the relationship between NAFLD and cardiovascular disease. My research is primarily based at the Framingham Heart Study where I am the PI of a study evaluating the prevalence and risk factors for liver fat (steatosis) and fibrosis. I am investigating the clinical and genetic correlates of hepatic steatosis and fibrosis as measured by transient elastography. I have expertise in epidemiology, visceral fat, liver imaging including computed tomography, ultrasound, and transient elastography. I am also a clinical gastroenterologist and endoscopist.

I am additionally interested in novel therapeutics for NAFLD and Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and run the clinical trials for the BMC Fatty Liver Clinic.

My other research interests include alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis C, outcomes in end-stage liver disease/cirrhosis.

2016 Boston University School of Medicine: Women's Leadership Conference Selected Participant
2016 Boston University School of Medicine: Faculty Development and Diversity Grant Recipient
2015-2019 Boston University School of Medicine: NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient
2014 Boston University School of Medicine: 3rd Place, Evans Research Day
2009 Tufts University School of Medicine: Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars Award
2009 Tufts University School of Medicine: Phi Delta Epsilon Fraternity Award
2009 Tufts University School of Medicine: Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement
2009 Tufts University School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha
2008 Tufts University School of Medicine: Ada Draper, MD Scholarship
2008 Tufts University School of Medicine: Magna cum laude Scientific electronic exhibit award
2006-2007 Tufts University School of Medicine: Boston Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
2006-2008 Tufts University School of Medicine: USA Funds Scholarship
2004 Middlebury College: Magna cum laude

03/15/2016 - 05/31/2019 (PI)

Identifying clinical and genetic correlates of hepatic fibrosis from fatty liver disease in the…
01/12/2018 - 11/30/2022 (PI)

12/06/2018 - 12/06/2021 (PI)

Determining the burden, heritability, and clinical implications of increased liver stiffness from…
01/02/2019 - 01/01/2021 (PI)
Gilead Sciences

A Phase 3, Double-Blind, Randomized, Long-Term, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study Evaluating …
05/16/2017 - 05/16/2020 (PI)
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Obeticholic Acid in Patients with moderately severe A…
10/06/2016 - 10/05/2018 (PI)
Indiana University NIH-NIAAA

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  1. Simon TG, Deng X, Liu CT, Chung RT, Long MT. The Immunity-related GTPase M rs13361189 variant does not increase the risk for prevalent or incident steatosis; results from the Framingham Heart Study. Liver Int. 2018 Dec 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30597691.
  2. Fricker ZP, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Vasan RS, Hoffmann U, Benjamin EJ, Long MT. Liver Fat is Associated With Markers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Analysis of Data From the Framingham Heart Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Nov 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30476583.
  3. Long MT, Gurary EB, Massaro JM, Ma J, Hoffmann U, Chung RT, Benjamin EJ, Loomba R. Parental non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in offspring. Liver Int. 2018 Sep 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30179294.
  4. Tran AN, Sachdev R, Fricker ZP, Leber M, Zahorian T, Shah B, Nunes DP, Long MT. Intensive Pharmacy Care Improves Outcomes of Hepatitis C Treatment in a Vulnerable Patient Population at a Safety-Net Hospital. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Dec; 63(12):3241-3249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30078116.
  5. Ma J, Hennein R, Liu C, Long MT, Hoffmann U, Jacques PF, Lichtenstein AH, Hu FB, Levy D. Improved Diet Quality Associates With Reduction in Liver Fat, Particularly in Individuals With High Genetic Risk Scores for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Gastroenterology. 2018 07; 155(1):107-117.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29604292.
  6. Long MT, Pedley A, Massaro JM, Hoffmann U, Ma J, Loomba R, Chung RT, Benjamin EJ. A simple clinical model predicts incident hepatic steatosis in a community-based cohort: The Framingham Heart Study. Liver Int. 2018 Aug; 38(8):1495-1503.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29377504.
  7. Lee JJ, Pedley A, Hoffmann U, Massaro JM, Levy D, Long MT. Visceral and Intrahepatic Fat Are Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Above Other Ectopic Fat Depots: The Framingham Heart Study. Am J Med. 2018 Jun; 131(6):684-692.e12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29518370.
  8. Long MT, Benjamin EJ. Prevalent Cardiovascular Disease Events and T1 Mapping Defined Hepatic Fibrosis. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Mar; 11(3):e007553.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29523556.
  9. Datta S, Sherva RM, De La Cruz M, Long MT, Roy P, Backman V, Chowdhury S, Roy HK. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Facilitated Down-Regulation of the Cohesin Stromal Antigen-1: Implications for Colorectal Cancer Racial Disparities. Neoplasia. 2018 03; 20(3):289-294.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29471289; DOI: 10.1016/j.neo.2018.01.003;.
  10. Shah RV, Yeri AS, Murthy VL, Massaro JM, D'Agostino R, Freedman JE, Long MT, Fox CS, Das S, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U. Association of Multiorgan Computed Tomographic Phenomap With Adverse Cardiovascular Health Outcomes: The Framingham Heart Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Nov 01; 2(11):1236-1246.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28975197.
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