Susan Fried, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management

PhD, Columbia University
MS, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Fried is Professor and Director of Translational Adipose Biology and Obesity in the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute. She earned an A.B. in Biology from Barnard College (1974), a M.S. in Human Nutrition from the Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Columbia University (1980). After post-doctoral work in Endocrinology at Emory University, and in Lipid Biochemistry at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, she returned to NYC to become a Research Associate at the New York Obesity Center. From 1986-1990, she was an Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Human Behavior and Metabolism at Rockefeller University, followed by faculty positions at Rutgers University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At Maryland she was the founding director of a NIDDK-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Center. From 2009-2016 Dr. Fried was a Professor at Medicine and Biochemistry at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). She was also the Director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition and Metabolism, and Director of the NIH NIDDK-funded Boston Obesity and Nutrition Research during this time. Her work has been well-funded by the NIH and the American Diabetes Association, among others, for the past 25 years.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Director, Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (BNORC)
Boston University School of Medicine

Director, Adipose Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core, BNORC
Boston University School of Medicine

Director, Affinity Research Collaborative on “Sex differences in Adipose Tissue and Obesity-related Metabolic Diseases”
Boston University School of Medicine

Boston Medical Center

2005 Obesity Research Editor’s Choice Reviewer Award
1994 NJ Agricultural Experiment Station Research Award

Boston Obesity Center (CCRC/Epid/Tc)
05/20/2003 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
5P30 DK046200-23

Boston Obesity Center (Pilot)
04/01/2003 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
5P30 DK046200-23

Boston Obesity Center (Ac)
04/01/2003 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
5P30 DK046200-23

Boston Obesity Center (Administrative Core)
04/01/2003 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
5P30 DK046200-23

Reprogramming Fatty Acid Handling to Improve Adipocyte Function in Human Obesity
01/01/2015 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Amer Diabetes Asso

Glucocorticoids & adipocyte function in human obesity
04/01/2016 - 07/01/2016 (PI)

Adiporedoxin and the Regulation of Adipocyte Function in Human Obesity
09/25/2014 - 07/01/2016 (PI)

Glucocorticoids & Adipocytes Function in Human Obesity
06/01/2009 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
5R01 DK080448-05

Nutritional Regulation of Leptin Production
01/01/2009 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
5R01 DK052398-13

Boston Obesity Nutrition Reaserch Center
09/01/2009 - 03/31/2013 (PI)
3 P30 DK046200-17S2

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 Mechanisms regulating functional heterogeneity of subcutaneous adipose tissues in women 5R01DK121547-03
2020 Mechanisms regulating functional heterogeneity of subcutaneous adipose tissues in women 5R01DK121547-02
2019 Mechanisms regulating functional heterogeneity of subcutaneous adipose tissues in women 1R01DK121547-01A1
2018 Glucocorticoids & Adipocyte Function in Human Obesity 5R01DK080448-10 25
2017 Glucocorticoids & Adipocyte Function in Human Obesity 5R01DK080448-09 25
2017 Administrative 5P30DK046200-25-6566 948
2017 Adipocyte Biology and Nutrient Metabolism 5P30DK046200-25-7435 948
2016 Glucocorticoids & adipocyte function in human obesity 5R01DK080448-07 25
2016 Glucocorticoids & Adipocyte Function in Human Obesity 7R01DK080448-08 25
2016 Administrative 4P30DK046200-24-6566 948
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  1. Nimitphong H, Guo W, Holick MF, Fried SK, Lee MJ. Vitamin D Inhibits Adipokine Production and Inflammatory Signaling Through the Vitamin D Receptor in Human Adipocytes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 03; 29(3):562-568.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33624437
  2. Wang H, Wan X, Pilch PF, Ellisen LW, Fried SK, Liu L. An AMPK-dependent, non-canonical p53 pathway plays a key role in adipocyte metabolic reprogramming. Elife. 2020 12 15; 9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33320092; PMCID: PMC7758072; DOI: 10.7554/eLife.63665;
  3. Wang L, Sinnott-Armstrong N, Wagschal A, Wark AR, Camporez JP, Perry RJ, Ji F, Sohn Y, Oh J, Wu S, Chery J, Moud BN, Saadat A, Dankel SN, Mellgren G, Tallapragada DSP, Strobel SM, Lee MJ, Tewhey R, Sabeti PC, Schaefer A, Petri A, Kauppinen S, Chung RT, Soukas A, Avruch J, Fried SK, Hauner H, Sadreyev RI, Shulman GI, Claussnitzer M, Näär AM. A MicroRNA Linking Human Positive Selection and Metabolic Disorders. Cell. 2020 10 29; 183(3):684-701.e14. PMID: 33058756; PMCID: PMC8092355; DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.09.017;
  4. Fried SK, Hill JO. Mario DiGirolamo, MD (1934-2019). Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 Sep; 27(9):1381. PMID: 31328886
  5. Lee MJ, Jash S, Jones JEC, Puri V, Fried SK. Rosiglitazone remodels the lipid droplet and britens human visceral and subcutaneous adipocytes ex vivo. J Lipid Res. 2019 04; 60(4):856-868.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30782959; PMCID: PMC6446708; DOI: 10.1194/jlr.M091173;
  6. Lee MJ, Pickering RT, Shibad V, Wu Y, Karastergiou K, Jager M, Layne MD, Fried SK. Impaired Glucocorticoid Suppression of TGFß Signaling in Human Omental Adipose Tissues Limits Adipogenesis and May Promote Fibrosis. Diabetes. 2019 03; 68(3):587-597.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30530781; PMCID: PMC6385749; DOI: 10.2337/db18-0955;
  7. Meng H, Matthan NR, Fried SK, Berciano S, Walker ME, Galluccio JM, Lichtenstein AH. Effect of Dietary Carbohydrate Type on Serum Cardiometabolic Risk Indicators and Adipose Tissue Inflammatory Markers. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 09 01; 103(9):3430-3438.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29982704; PMCID: PMC6126885; DOI: 10.1210/jc.2018-00667;
  8. Jager M, Lee MJ, Li C, Farmer SR, Fried SK, Layne MD. Aortic carboxypeptidase-like protein enhances adipose tissue stromal progenitor differentiation into myofibroblasts and is upregulated in fibrotic white adipose tissue. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0197777.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29799877; PMCID: PMC5969754; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0197777;
  9. Fried SK. Adipose tissue's rapid response team. J Leukoc Biol. 2018 04; 103(4):611-613. PMID: 29534319
  10. Cuffe H, Liu M, Key CC, Boudyguina E, Sawyer JK, Weckerle A, Bashore A, Fried SK, Chung S, Parks JS. Targeted Deletion of Adipocyte Abca1 (ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter A1) Impairs Diet-Induced Obesity. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2018 04; 38(4):733-743. PMID: 29348118; PMCID: PMC5864538; DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.117.309880;
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