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

PhD, Boston University
MPH, Boston University

Serkalem Demissie, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics as well as a senior Biostatistician in the division of Population Health and Data Science at the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center [MAVERIC] at the Boston VA hospital. Serkalem has collaborated extensively in the Framingham Heart Study in a variety of research projects for more than 15 years. Her research interests are in the application, evaluation, and development of statistical methods for genetic, genomic and epidemiologic studies, including methods for genome wide association studies (GWAS) and meta-analysis; methods for survival, correlated, and multivariate data; and modeling and clustering of temporal gene expression data.

Framingham Heart Study

Boston University
Genome Science Institute

Population subgroup difference in aging trajectory and health: Methods and application
09/10/2020 - 05/31/2023 (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 For Aged, Inc. 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


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  1. Lara FR, Scruton AL, Pinheiro A, Demissie S, Parva P, Charidimou A, Francis M, Himali JJ, DeCarli C, Beiser A, Seshadri S, Romero JR. Aging, prevalence and risk factors of MRI-visible enlarged perivascular spaces. Aging (Albany NY). 2022 Jul 15; 14(17):6844-6858.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35852852
  2. do Valle IF, Ferolito B, Gerlovin H, Costa L, Demissie S, Linares F, Cohen J, Gagnon DR, Gaziano JM, Begoli E, Cho K, Barabási AL. Network-medicine framework for studying disease trajectories in U.S. veterans. Sci Rep. 2022 Jul 14; 12(1):12018.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35835798; PMCID: PMC9283486; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-15764-9;
  3. Pinheiro A, Demissie S, Scruton A, Charidimou A, Parva P, DeCarli C, Seshadri S, Romero JR. Association of Apolipoprotein E ?4 Allele with Enlarged Perivascular Spaces. Ann Neurol. 2022 Jul; 92(1):23-31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35373386; PMCID: PMC9233108; DOI: 10.1002/ana.26364;
  4. Peeri NC, Tao MH, Demissie S, Nguyen UDT. Sleep Duration, Chronotype, and Insomnia and the Risk of Lung Cancer: United Kingdom Biobank Cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2022 Apr 01; 31(4):766-774. PMID: 35086821
  5. Lu D, Demissie S, Horowitz NB, Gower AC, Lenburg ME, Alekseyev YO, Hussein AI, Bragdon B, Liu Y, Daukss D, Page JM, Webster MZ, Schlezinger JJ, Morgan EF, Gerstenfeld LC. Temporal and Quantitative Transcriptomic Differences Define Sexual Dimorphism in Murine Postnatal Bone Aging. JBMR Plus. 2022 Feb; 6(2):e10579.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35229061; PMCID: PMC8861981; DOI: 10.1002/jbm4.10579;
  6. Aparicio HJ, Tarko LM, Gagnon D, Costa L, Galloway A, Demissie S, Djousse L, Seshadri S, Cho K, Wilson PWF. Low Blood Pressure, Comorbidities, and Ischemic Stroke Mortality in US Veterans. Stroke. 2022 03; 53(3):886-894.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34727740; PMCID: PMC8885902; DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.033195;
  7. Romero JR, Demissie S, Beiser A, Himali JJ, DeCarli C, Levy D, Seshadri S. Relation of plasma ß-amyloid, clusterin, and tau with cerebral microbleeds: Framingham Heart Study. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2020 07; 7(7):1083-1091.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32588552; PMCID: PMC7359126; DOI: 10.1002/acn3.51066;
  8. Baradaran H, Demissie S, Himali JJ, Beiser A, Gupta A, Polak JF, DeCarli C, Seshadri S, Romero JR. The progression of carotid atherosclerosis and imaging markers of dementia. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2020; 6(1):e12015.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32296732; PMCID: PMC7154591; DOI: 10.1002/trc2.12015;
  9. Kaiser J, Allaire B, Fein PM, Lu D, Adams A, Kiel DP, Jarraya M, Guermazi A, Demissie S, Samelson EJ, Bouxsein ML, Morgan EF. Heterogeneity and Spatial Distribution of Intravertebral Trabecular Bone Mineral Density in the Lumbar Spine Is Associated With Prevalent Vertebral Fracture. J Bone Miner Res. 2020 04; 35(4):641-648.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31886907; PMCID: PMC7145746; DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.3946;
  10. Spartano NL, Demissie S, Himali JJ, Dukes KA, Murabito JM, Vasan RS, Beiser AS, Seshadri S. Accelerometer-determined physical activity and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults from two generations of the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2019; 5:618-626.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31660424; PMCID: PMC6807299; DOI: 10.1016/j.trci.2019.08.007;
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