Shanshan Sheehy, ScD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center

MD, Fudan University
ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MSc, McGill University
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My research interests include: pregnancy complications, cardiovascular disease, and modifiable risk factor to reduce cardiovascular health disparity.

Center Faculty Member
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center

Pregnancy complications in relation to stroke risk in African American women
06/15/2020 - 01/31/2025 (PI)
NIH/National Inst on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Apolipoprotein L1 variants and risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth in African American women
05/01/2021 - 04/30/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development


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  1. Sheehy S, Brock M, Palmer JR, Albert MA, Cozier YC, Rosenberg L. Perceived Interpersonal Racism in Relation to Incident Coronary Heart Disease Among Black Women. Circulation. 2024 Feb 13; 149(7):521-528.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38235551; PMCID: PMC10926238; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.123.066471;
  2. Sheehy S, Aparicio HJ, Palmer JR, Cozier Y, Lioutas VA, Shulman JG, Rosenberg L. Perceived Interpersonal Racism and Incident Stroke Among US Black Women. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Nov 01; 6(11):e2343203.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37948073; PMCID: PMC10638652; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.43203;
  3. Barber LE, Bertrand KA, Sheehy S, White LF, Roy HK, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR, Petrick JL. Aspirin and nonaspirin nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug use and occurrence of colorectal adenoma in Black American women. Int J Cancer. 2023 Dec 15; 153(12):1978-1987.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37555819; PMCID: PMC10927007; DOI: 10.1002/ijc.34674;
  4. Sheehy S, Aparicio HJ, Xu N, Bertrand KA, Robles YP, Lioutas VA, Shulman JG, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Risk of Stroke in U.S. Black Women. NEJM Evid. 2023 Oct; 2(10):EVIDoa2300058.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38320178; PMCID: PMC10919377; DOI: 10.1056/EVIDoa2300058;
  5. Sheehy S, Palmer JR, Cozier Y, Bertrand KA, Rosenberg L. Vitamin D and risk of hypertension among Black women. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2023 Feb; 25(2):168-174.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36606491; PMCID: PMC9903189; DOI: 10.1111/jch.14615;
  6. Yang J, Tobias DK, Li S, Bhupathiraju SN, Ley SH, Hinkle SN, Qian F, Chen Z, Zhu Y, Bao W, Chavarro JE, Hu FB, Zhang C. Habitual coffee consumption and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes in individuals with a history of gestational diabetes - a prospective study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Dec 19; 116(6):1693-1703.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36373514; PMCID: PMC9761754; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac241;
  7. McCormick N, Lu N, Yokose C, Joshi AD, Sheehy S, Rosenberg L, Warner ET, Dalbeth N, Merriman TR, Saag KG, Zhang Y, Choi HK. Racial and Sex Disparities in Gout Prevalence Among US Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Aug 01; 5(8):e2226804. PMID: 35969396; PMCID: PMC9379746; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.26804;
  8. Yiannakou I, Barber LE, Li S, Adams-Campbell LL, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L, Petrick JL. A Prospective Analysis of Red and Processed Meat Intake in Relation to Colorectal Cancer in the Black Women's Health Study. J Nutr. 2022 May 05; 152(5):1254-1262.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34910194; PMCID: PMC9071344; DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxab419;
  9. Sheehy S, Fonarow GC, Holmes DN, Lewis WR, Matsouaka RA, Piccini JP, Zhi L, Bhatt DL. Seasonal Variation of Atrial Fibrillation Admission and Quality of Care in the United States. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 02 15; 11(4):e023110. PMID: 35156386; PMCID: PMC9245801; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.121.023110;
  10. Yau MS, Dubreuil M, Li S, Inamdar V, Peloquin C, Felson DT. Validation of knee osteoarthritis case identification algorithms in a large electronic health record database. Osteoarthr Cartil Open. 2022 Mar; 4(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35601472; PMCID: PMC9122022; DOI: 10.1016/j.ocarto.2021.100229;
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Study of the impact of racism and heart disease

WCVB-TV CityLine 2/4/2024

Racism Raises Heart Disease Risk for Black Women, 22-Year Study Reveals

Study Finds 1/21/2024

Racism May Boost Cardiovascular Disease in Black Women: BU Study

Mirage News 1/19/2024

Perceived Racism Among Black Women a Stroke Risk Factor?

Medscape 11/21/2023

Experiencing Racism May Increase Stroke Risk in Black Women

Infectious Disease Advisor 11/17/2023

New study reveals racism may increase the risk of stroke in Black women

NBC 11/17/2023

Experiencing Racism May Increase Stroke Risk in Black Women

Health Day 11/15/2023

Increased stroke risks for US Black women reporting experiences of racism

Healio 11/15/2023

Racism and Stroke

Scrip News Live 11/14/2023

Perceived Interpersonal Racism and Incident Stroke Among US Black Women

JAMA Network Open 11/10/2023

For nearly 30 years, Boston University has led the largest and longest-running study of Black women’s health, shining a light on tragic disparities and showing women their lives matter

BU Today 10/31/2023

Black women face greater stroke risk after hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Healio 7/15/2023

Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Puts Black Women at Higher Risk for Stroke

US News & World Report 7/11/2023

Preeclampsia in Pregnancy Puts Black Women at Higher Risk for Stroke

Health Day 7/11/2023

Black Women With Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy More At Risk of Stroke, Study Shows

Medical Daily 7/7/2023

Black women with history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy have 66% increased risk of stroke, study finds

News Medical 7/6/2023

What Does The Weathering Hypothesis Mean to Healthcare?

Patient Engagement HIT 5/2/2023

Black women experiencing structural racism are at higher risk of heart disease, study finds

WSHU 3/7/2023

Black women experiencing structural racism are at higher risk of heart disease, study finds

Vermont Public Radio 3/7/2023

Study Corroborates ‘Weathering,’ Links Racism to Racial Health Disparities

Patient Engagement Hit 3/6/2023

Racism Boosts Black Women’s Heart Disease Risk

Futurity 3/3/2023

Racism Brings Worse Heart Health for Black Women

Health Day 3/2/2023

Could racism increase the risk of heart disease in Black women?

Medical News Today 3/2/2023

Higher levels of perceived racism linked to increased risk of heart disease in Black women

American Heart Association 3/1/2023

2017-2018 Boston University: The Academy for Faculty Advancement
2017 Boston University: The Wing Tat Lee Award
2016 National Institute of Health: The Fellows Award for Research Excellence
2015 Annals of Epidemiology: Outstanding Reviewer
2014-2016 Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human: Intramural training fellowship
2014 Harvard University: Harvard Chinese Scholar Distinguished Life Science Research Award
2014 American Heart Association: Epidemiology and Prevention Early Career Travel Grant
2013 American Heart Association: Get With The Guideline Young Investigator Research Seed Grant
2012 Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health: Teaching Award
2009-2010 Task Force on Design and Analysis Traineeship in Oral Health Research Awards
2008 International Association of Dental Research and American Association of Dental Research Bloc Travel
2007-2012 Harvard University: Presidential Scholarship
2005 Fellowships of La Fondation de l’Ordredes Dentistes du Quebec for excellent research findings
2004-2006 Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University: Hong Kong Fellowship
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