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

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.

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

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

Boston Medical Center

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

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Glucocorticoids & Adipocyte Function in Human Obesity 5R01DK080448-10 13
2017 Glucocorticoids & Adipocyte Function in Human Obesity 5R01DK080448-09 13
2017 Administrative 5P30DK046200-25-6566 631
2017 Adipocyte Biology and Nutrient Metabolism 5P30DK046200-25-7435 631
2016 Glucocorticoids & adipocyte function in human obesity 5R01DK080448-07 13
2016 Glucocorticoids & Adipocyte Function in Human Obesity 7R01DK080448-08 13
2016 Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center 4P30DK046200-24 631
2016 Administrative 4P30DK046200-24-6566 631
2016 Adipocyte Biology and Nutrient Metabolism 4P30DK046200-24-7435 631
2015 Adiporedoxin and the Regulation of Adipocyte Function in Human Obesity 5R56DK104369-02
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  1. 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 Jun 21. PMID: 29982704.
  2. 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.
  3. Fried SK. Adipose tissue's rapid response team. J Leukoc Biol. 2018 Apr; 103(4):611-613. PMID: 29534319.
  4. 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 Apr; 38(4):733-743. PMID: 29348118.
  5. Divoux A, Xie H, Li JL, Karastergiou K, Perera RJ, Chang RJ, Fried SK, Smith SR. MicroRNA-196 Regulates HOX Gene Expression in Human Gluteal Adipose Tissue. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Aug; 25(8):1375-1383. PMID: 28649807.
  6. Bredella MA, Karastergiou K, Bos SA, Gerweck AV, Torriani M, Fried SK, Miller KK. GH administration decreases subcutaneous abdominal adipocyte size in men with abdominal obesity. Growth Horm IGF Res. 2017 Aug; 35:17-20. PMID: 28628810.
  7. Karastergiou K, Fried SK. Cellular Mechanisms Driving Sex Differences in Adipose Tissue Biology and Body Shape in Humans and Mouse Models. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017; 1043:29-51. PMID: 29224089.
  8. Pickering RT, Lee MJ, Karastergiou K, Gower A, Fried SK. Depot Dependent Effects of Dexamethasone on Gene Expression in Human Omental and Abdominal Subcutaneous Adipose Tissues from Obese Women. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0167337.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28005982; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167337;.
  9. Fried SK. Adipocyte size redux. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 01; 25(1):15. PMID: 27935267; DOI: 10.1002/oby.21717;.
  10. Wu Y, Lee MJ, Ido Y, Fried SK. High-fat diet-induced obesity regulates MMP3 to modulate depot- and sex-dependent adipose expansion in C57BL/6J mice. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Jan 01; 312(1):E58-E71.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27879248; DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00128.2016;.
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