Serkalem Demissie, PhD
Research Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

PhD, Boston University
MPH, Boston University
BSc, Addis Ababa University

Serkalem Demissie, Ph.D., is Research Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Serkalem has over 20 years of statistical and computing experience. Professor Demissie’s expertise is in the development, evaluation, and application of statistical methods, with emphasis on statistical genetics and estimation and evaluation of exposure-outcome associations. A major part of her scholarly work is linked to long-standing collaborations in the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) in the fields of cardiovascular disease, lipids, musculoskeletal phenotypes, and neurological disorders. Her work in statistical methodologies includes missing data, residual phenotype modeling in genetic and epidemiologic studies, multiple testing, temporal gene expression data clustering, and measuring biological age.

Framingham Heart Study

Boston University
Genome Science Institute

Population subgroup difference in aging trajectory and health: Methods and application
09/10/2020 - 05/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contract to support the Division of Population Health and Data Science at the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Informatics Center (MAVERIC)
09/30/2020 - 09/29/2021 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: David R. Gagnon, MD, PhD
VA Boston Healthcare System

VA241-17-D-0092 VA Master Contract Task Order 7
12/22/2018 - 12/21/2019 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Steven D. Pizer, PhD
VA Boston Healthcare System

Biomechanics of Vertebral Fractures: The Framingham QCT Study
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NIAMS

Bone Microarchitecture: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study
05/01/2012 - 04/30/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center NIH NIAMS

Biomechanics of Vertebral Fractures: The Framingham QCT Study
09/18/2013 - 08/31/2017 (Subcontract PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NIAMS

Biomechanics of Vertebral Fractures: The Framingham QCT Study
08/01/2011 - 07/31/2012 (Subcontract PI)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc NIH NIAMS


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs

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.

iCite Analysis       Copy PMIDs To Clipboard

  1. Kelly DM, Pinheiro AA, Koini M, Anderson CD, Aparicio H, Hofer E, Kern D, Blacker D, DeCarli C, Hwang SJ, Viswanathan A, Gonzales MM, Beiser AS, Seshadri S, Schmidt R, Demissie S, Romero JR. Impaired Kidney Function, Cerebral Small Vessel Disease and Cognitive Disorders: The Framingham Heart Study. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2024 Apr 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38565317
  2. Petrea RE, Pinheiro A, Demissie S, Ekenze O, Aparicio HJ, Satizabal CL, Maillard P, DeCarli C, Beiser AS, Seshadri S, Lioutas VA, Rafael Romero J. Hypertension Trends and White Matter Brain Injury in the Offspring Framingham Heart Study Cohort. Hypertension. 2024 Jan; 81(1):87-95.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37855140; PMCID: PMC10896002; DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.123.21264;
  3. Rodriguez Lara F, Toro AR, Pinheiro A, Demissie S, Ekenze O, Martinez O, Parva P, Charidimou A, Ghosh S, DeCarli C, Seshadri S, Habes M, Maillard P, Romero JR. Relation of MRI-Visible Perivascular Spaces and Other MRI Markers of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease. Brain Sci. 2023 Sep 14; 13(9).View Related Profiles. PMID: 37759924; PMCID: PMC10527297; DOI: 10.3390/brainsci13091323;
  4. Ekenze O, Pinheiro A, Demissie S, Charidimou A, Beiser AS, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, DeCarli C, Seshadri S, Romero JR. Inflammatory biomarkers and MRI visible perivascular spaces: The Framingham Heart Study. Neurobiol Aging. 2023 Jul; 127:12-22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37018882; PMCID: PMC10198814; DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2023.03.001;
  5. Hussein AI, Carroll D, Bui M, Wolff A, Matheny H, Hogue B, Lybrand K, Cooke M, Bragdon B, Morgan E, Demissie S, Gerstenfeld L. Oxidative metabolism is impaired by phosphate deficiency during fracture healing and is mechanistically related to BMP induced chondrocyte differentiation. Bone Rep. 2023 Jun; 18:101657.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37425193; PMCID: PMC10323218; DOI: 10.1016/j.bonr.2023.101657;
  6. Ekenze O, Pinheiro A, Demissie S, Aparicio HJ, Charidimou A, Beiser AS, Satizabal CL, Kautz T, DeCarli C, Greenberg S, Seshadri S, Romero JR. Association of MRI Visible Perivascular Spaces and Neurofilament Light Chain: The Framingham Heart Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2023; 95(3):1133-1145.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37661877
  7. Pase MP, Pinheiro A, Rowsthorn E, Demissie S, Hurmez S, Aparicio HJ, Rodriguez-Lara F, Gonzales MM, Beiser A, DeCarli C, Seshadri S, Romero JR. MRI Visible Perivascular Spaces and the Risk of Incident Mild Cognitive Impairment in a Community Sample. J Alzheimers Dis. 2023; 96(1):103-112.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37742645; PMCID: PMC10846532; DOI: 10.3233/JAD-230445;
  8. Joseph J, Liu C, Hui Q, Aragam K, Wang Z, Charest B, Huffman JE, Keaton JM, Edwards TL, Demissie S, Djousse L, Casas JP, Gaziano JM, Cho K, Wilson PWF, Phillips LS, O'Donnell CJ, Sun YV. Genetic architecture of heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction. Nat Commun. 2022 Dec 14; 13(1):7753.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36517512; PMCID: PMC9751124; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-35323-0;
  9. Romero JR, Pinheiro A, Aparicio HJ, DeCarli CS, Demissie S, Seshadri S. MRI-Visible Perivascular Spaces and Risk of Incident Dementia: The Framingham Heart Study. Neurology. 2022 Dec 05; 99(23):e2561-e2571.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36175148; PMCID: PMC9754649; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000201293;
  10. Baril AA, Pinheiro AA, Himali JJ, Beiser A, Sanchez E, Pase MP, Seshadri S, Demissie S, Romero JR. Lighter sleep is associated with higher enlarged perivascular spaces burden in middle-aged and elderly individuals. Sleep Med. 2022 Dec; 100:558-564.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36308914; PMCID: PMC9815141; DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2022.10.006;
Showing 10 of 154 results. Show More

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 154 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2010


Contact for Mentoring:

801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Google Map

Demissie's Networks
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations
Similar People
Same Department