Vanessa Xanthakis, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology

PhD, Boston University School of Public Health
MS, University of Athens




Dr. Vanessa Xanthakis is a biostatistician with training in applied mathematics and statistics, and has a strong commitment to clinical epidemiological research. Presently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and in the Biostatistics Department at Boston University School of Public Health. She is an investigator at the Framingham Heart Study and serves as the biostatistician on several investigations. She also serves as the Program Director for the Boston University T32 Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and the Promotion of Research In MEdical Residency (R38) program. She is the Director of Research Training for the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology. For the last 12 years, Dr. Xanthakis has focused her research on:

A) the epidemiology of cardiac remodeling and subclinical disease, including identifying cardiovascular disease risk factors;

B) population-based vascular testing and echocardiography, including identifying biological, environmental, and genetic determinants (correlates) of cardiac structure and function;

C) epidemiology of novel biomarkers including but not limited to natriuretic peptides, adipokines, and vascular growth factors;

D) cardiovascular risk prediction using biomarkers and assessing their incremental prognostic utility (focus of her PhD thesis);

E) epidemiology of heart failure and its precursors; and

F) ideal cardiovascular health and its impact on cardiovascular disease and its precursors.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Biostatistics


Investigator
Framingham Heart Study


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research




Characterization of Molecular and Physiologic Signatures of Impaired Multi-Organ System Reserve Capacity During Exercise in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
04/01/2020 - 03/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Massachusetts General Hospital NIH NHLBI
1R01HL151841-01

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12/14/2015 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
American Heart Association


Screening for Left Ventricular Dysfunction/Hypertrophy with Novel Biomarkers to Prevent Heart Failure
01/01/2013 - 12/31/2015 (PI)
American Heart Association


Plasma Nitrate: Clinical Correlates and Prognostic Significance
01/01/2012 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
University of Erlangen Nuremberg


Plasma Nitrate: Clinical Correlates and Prognostic Significance
01/01/2012 - 12/31/2012 (PI)
University of Erlangen Nuremberg




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  1. Vasan RS, Pan S, Larson MG, Mitchell GF, Xanthakis V. Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Health: Joint Relations to the Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease. Hypertension. 2021 Nov; 78(5):1232-1240.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34601961; PMCID: PMC8516717; DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.121.18075;
     
  2. Vasan RS, Song RJ, Xanthakis V, Mitchell GF. Aortic Root Diameter and Arterial Stiffness: Conjoint Relations to the Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease in the Framingham Heart Study. Hypertension. 2021 Nov; 78(5):1278-1286. PMID: 34601969; PMCID: PMC8516742; DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.121.17702;
     
  3. Yola IM, Moser C, Duncan MS, Schwedhelm E, Atzler D, Maas R, Hannemann J, Böger RH, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Associations of circulating dimethylarginines with the metabolic syndrome in the Framingham Offspring study. PLoS One. 2021; 16(9):e0254577.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34492019; PMCID: PMC8423279; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0254577;
     
  4. Ataklte F, Song RJ, Upadhyay A, Musa Yola I, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Association of Mildly Reduced Kidney Function With Cardiovascular Disease: The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 08 17; 10(16):e020301.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34387110; PMCID: PMC8475034; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.120.020301;
     
  5. Nayor M, Shah RV, Tanguay M, Blodgett JB, Chernofsky A, Miller PE, Xanthakis V, Malhotra R, Houstis NE, Velagaleti RS, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Lewis GD. Feasibility, Methodology, and Interpretation of Broad-Scale Assessment of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in a Large Community-Based Sample. Am J Cardiol. 2021 10 15; 157:56-63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34391575
     
  6. Vasan RS, Urbina EM, Jin L, Xanthakis V. Prognostic Significance of Echocardiographic Measures of Cardiac Remodeling in the Community. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2021 06 03; 23(7):86.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34081212
     
  7. Castro-Diehl C, Ehrbar R, Obas V, Oh A, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Biomarkers representing key aging-related biological pathways are associated with subclinical atherosclerosis and all-cause mortality: The Framingham Study. PLoS One. 2021; 16(5):e0251308.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33989340; PMCID: PMC8121535; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251308;
     
  8. Xanthakis V, Sung JH, Samdarshi TE, Hill AN, Musani SK, Sims M, Gharaibeh KA, Liebson PR, Taylor HA, Vasan RS, Fox ER. Erratum. Relations Between Subclinical Disease Markers and Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Incident Cardiovascular Disease: The Jackson Heart Study. Diabetes Care 2015;38:1082-1088. Diabetes Care. 2021 May 06. PMID: 33958426; PMCID: PMC8247512; DOI: 10.2337/dc21-er06a;
     
  9. Lin H, Castro-Diehl C, Short MI, Xanthakis V, Yola IM, Kwan AC, Mitchell GF, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Cheng S. Shared Genetic and Environmental Architecture of Cardiac Phenotypes Assessed via Echocardiography: The Framingham Heart Study. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2021 04; 14(2):e003244.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33866821; PMCID: PMC8064625; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCGEN.120.003244;
     
  10. Lee J, Walker ME, Bourdillon MT, Spartano NL, Rogers GT, Jacques PF, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Conjoint Associations of Adherence to Physical Activity and Dietary Guidelines With Cardiometabolic Health: The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 04 06; 10(7):e019800.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33784828; PMCID: PMC8174320; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.120.019800;
     
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Biomarkers
Biostatistics
Epidemiology
Heart Failure
Multilevel modeling
Risk prediction
Screening
Ventricular remodeling

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