Serkalem Demissie, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Serkalem Demissie
(617) 638-5249demissie@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT315
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Biography

Serkalem Demissie, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Serkalem has over 10 years of statistical and computing experience. She has collaborated in a variety of research projects, including clinical trials, genetic studies, and observational studies of breast cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. She is currently collaborating in several epidemiological and genetic studies in Framingham Heart Study that examine environmental and genetic risk factors of bone mineral density and bone structural geometry, biological aging, plasma lipids, and cardiovascular diseases.  With respect to quantitative research, her interests include methods for genome-wide association studies (GWAs); multivariate and interaction analyses (epistasis or gene-gene and gene-environment interactions); and methods for population stratification and admixture.

Education

  • Boston University, PhD
  • Boston University, MPH
  • Addis Ababa University, BSc

Publications

  • Published on 9/26/2014

    Walkey AJ, Demissie S, Shah D, Romero F, Puklin L, Summer RS. Plasma Adiponectin, clinical factors, and patient outcomes during the acute respiratory distress syndrome. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e108561.

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  • Published on 2/6/2014

    Peloso GM, Auer PL, Bis JC, Voorman A, Morrison AC, Stitziel NO, Brody JA, Khetarpal SA, Crosby JR, Fornage M, Isaacs A, Jakobsdottir J, Feitosa MF, Davies G, Huffman JE, Manichaikul A, Davis B, Lohman K, Joon AY, Smith AV, Grove ML, Zanoni P, Redon V, Demissie S, Lawson K, Peters U, Carlson C, Jackson RD, Ryckman KK, Mackey RH, Robinson JG, Siscovick DS, Schreiner PJ, Mychaleckyj JC, Pankow JS, Hofman A, Uitterlinden AG, Harris TB, Taylor KD, Stafford JM, Reynolds LM, Marioni RE, Dehghan A, Franco OH, Patel AP, Lu Y, Hindy G, Gottesman O, Bottinger EP, Melander O, Orho-Melander M, Loos RJ, Duga S, Merlini PA, Farrall M, Goel A, Asselta R, Girelli D, Martinelli N, Shah SH, Kraus WE, Li M, Rader DJ, Reilly MP, McPherson R, Watkins H, Ardissino D. Association of low-frequency and rare coding-sequence variants with blood lipids and coronary heart disease in 56,000 whites and blacks. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Feb 6; 94(2):223-32.

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  • Published on 8/8/2013

    Anderson DE, Demissie S, Allaire BT, Bruno AG, Kopperdahl DL, Keaveny TM, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML. The associations between QCT-based vertebral bone measurements and prevalent vertebral fractures depend on the spinal locations of both bone measurement and fracture. Osteoporos Int. 2014 Feb; 25(2):559-66.

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  • Published on 7/19/2013

    Wojczynski MK, Li M, Bielak LF, Kerr KF, Reiner AP, Wong ND, Yanek LR, Qu L, White CC, Lange LA, Ferguson JF, He J, Young T, Mosley TH, Smith JA, Kral BG, Guo X, Wong Q, Ganesh SK, Heckbert SR, Griswold ME, O'Leary DH, Budoff M, Carr JJ, Taylor HA, Bluemke DA, Demissie S, Hwang SJ, Paltoo DN, Polak JF, Psaty BM, Becker DM, Province MA, Post WS, O'Donnell CJ, Wilson JG, Harris TB, Kavousi M, Cupples LA, Rotter JI, Fornage M, Becker LC, Peyser PA, Borecki IB, Reilly MP. Genetics of coronary artery calcification among African Americans, a meta-analysis. BMC Med Genet. 2013; 14:75.

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  • Published on 10/1/2012

    Liu CT, Estrada K, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Amin N, Evangelou E, Li G, Minster RL, Carless MA, Kammerer CM, Oei L, Zhou Y, Alonso N, Dailiana Z, Eriksson J, García-Giralt N, Giroux S, Husted LB, Khusainova RI, Koromila T, Kung AW, Lewis JR, Masi L, Mencej-Bedrac S, Nogues X, Patel MS, Prezelj J, Richards JB, Sham PC, Spector T, Vandenput L, Xiao SM, Zheng HF, Zhu K, Balcells S, Brandi ML, Frost M, Goltzman D, González-Macías J, Karlsson M, Khusnutdinova EK, Kollia P, Langdahl BL, Ljunggren O, Lorentzon M, Marc J, Mellström D, Ohlsson C, Olmos JM, Ralston SH, Riancho JA, Rousseau F, Urreizti R, Van Hul W, Zarrabeitia MT, Castano-Betancourt M, Demissie S, Grundberg E, Herrera L, Kwan T, Medina-Gómez C, Pastinen T, Sigurdsson G, Thorleifsson G, Vanmeurs JB, Blangero J, Hofman A, Liu Y, Mitchell BD, O'Connell JR, Oostra BA, Rotter JI, Stefansson K, Streeten EA, Styrkarsdottir U, Thorsteinsdottir U, Tylavsky FA, Uitterlinden A, Cauley JA, Harris TB, Ioannidis JP, Psaty BM, Robbins JA, Zillikens MC, Vanduijn CM, Prince RL, Karasik D, Rivadeneira F, Kiel DP, Cupples LA, Hsu YH. Assessment of gene-by-sex interaction effect on bone mineral density. J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Oct; 27(10):2051-64.

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  • Published on 8/17/2012

    Anderson DE, D'Agostino JM, Bruno AG, Demissie S, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML. Variations of CT-based trunk muscle attenuation by age, sex, and specific muscle. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Mar; 68(3):317-23.

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  • Published on 5/17/2012

    Voight BF, Peloso GM, Orho-Melander M, Frikke-Schmidt R, Barbalic M, Jensen MK, Hindy G, Hólm H, Ding EL, Johnson T, Schunkert H, Samani NJ, Clarke R, Hopewell JC, Thompson JF, Li M, Thorleifsson G, Newton-Cheh C, Musunuru K, Pirruccello JP, Saleheen D, Chen L, Stewart A, Schillert A, Thorsteinsdottir U, Thorgeirsson G, Anand S, Engert JC, Morgan T, Spertus J, Stoll M, Berger K, Martinelli N, Girelli D, McKeown PP, Patterson CC, Epstein SE, Devaney J, Burnett MS, Mooser V, Ripatti S, Surakka I, Nieminen MS, Sinisalo J, Lokki ML, Perola M, Havulinna A, de Faire U, Gigante B, Ingelsson E, Zeller T, Wild P, de Bakker PI, Klungel OH, Maitland-van der Zee AH, Peters BJ, de Boer A, Grobbee DE, Kamphuisen PW, Deneer VH, Elbers CC, Onland-Moret NC, Hofker MH, Wijmenga C, Verschuren WM, Boer JM, van der Schouw YT, Rasheed A, Frossard P, Demissie S, Willer C, Do R, Ordovas JM, Abecasis GR, Boehnke M, Mohlke KL, Daly MJ, Guiducci C, Burtt NP, Surti A, Gonzalez E, Purcell S, Gabriel S, Marrugat J, Peden J, Erdmann J, Diemert P, Willenborg C, König IR, Fischer M, Hengstenberg C, Ziegler A, Buysschaert I, Lambrechts D, Van de Werf F, Fox KA, El Mokhtari NE, Rubin D, Schrezenmeir J, Schreiber S, Schäfer A, Danesh J, Blankenberg S, Roberts R, McPherson R, Watkins H, Hall AS, Overvad K, Rimm E, Boerwinkle E, Tybjaerg-Hansen A, Cupples LA, Reilly MP, Melander O, Mannucci PM, Ardissino D, Siscovick D, Elosua R, Stefansson K, O'Donnell CJ, Salomaa V, Rader DJ, Peltonen L, Schwartz SM, Altshuler D, Kathiresan S. Plasma HDL cholesterol and risk of myocardial infarction: a mendelian randomisation study. Lancet. 2012 Aug 11; 380(9841):572-80.

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  • Published on 4/1/2012

    Liu CT, Karasik D, Zhou Y, Hsu YH, Genant HK, Broe KE, Lang TF, Samelson EJ, Demissie S, Bouxsein ML, Cupples LA, Kiel DP. Heritability of prevalent vertebral fracture and volumetric bone mineral density and geometry at the lumbar spine in three generations of the Framingham study. J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Apr; 27(4):954-8.

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  • Published on 3/29/2012

    Dastani Z, Hivert MF, Timpson N, Perry JR, Yuan X, Scott RA, Henneman P, Heid IM, Kizer JR, Lyytikäinen LP, Fuchsberger C, Tanaka T, Morris AP, Small K, Isaacs A, Beekman M, Coassin S, Lohman K, Qi L, Kanoni S, Pankow JS, Uh HW, Wu Y, Bidulescu A, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Greenwood CM, Ladouceur M, Grimsby J, Manning AK, Liu CT, Kooner J, Mooser VE, Vollenweider P, Kapur KA, Chambers J, Wareham NJ, Langenberg C, Frants R, Willems-Vandijk K, Oostra BA, Willems SM, Lamina C, Winkler TW, Psaty BM, Tracy RP, Brody J, Chen I, Viikari J, Kähönen M, Pramstaller PP, Evans DM, St Pourcain B, Sattar N, Wood AR, Bandinelli S, Carlson OD, Egan JM, Böhringer S, van Heemst D, Kedenko L, Kristiansson K, Nuotio ML, Loo BM, Harris T, Garcia M, Kanaya A, Haun M, Klopp N, Wichmann HE, Deloukas P, Katsareli E, Couper DJ, Duncan BB, Kloppenburg M, Adair LS, Borja JB. Novel loci for adiponectin levels and their influence on type 2 diabetes and metabolic traits: a multi-ethnic meta-analysis of 45,891 individuals. PLoS Genet. 2012; 8(3):e1002607.

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  • Published on 3/1/2012

    Samelson EJ, Christiansen BA, Demissie S, Broe KE, Louie-Gao Q, Cupples LA, Roberts BJ, Manoharam R, D'Agostino J, Lang T, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML. QCT measures of bone strength at the thoracic and lumbar spine: the Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Mar; 27(3):654-63.

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