David Sparrow, DSc

Professor, Medicine

150 S Huntington Avenue

Biography

David Sparrow, DSc is a professor of pulmonary, allergy, sleep & critical care at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is also a Senior Epidemiologist at VA Normative Aging Study, Boston and Lecturer of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has over twenty-five years of experience and over 270 publications. Dr. Sparrow earned his doctorate of science in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, MS
  • University of Massachusetts Boston, BA
  • Boston University School of Public Health, DSc

Publications

  • Published on 6/1/2019

    Shrine N, Guyatt AL, Erzurumluoglu AM, Jackson VE, Hobbs BD, Melbourne CA, Batini C, Fawcett KA, Song K, Sakornsakolpat P, Li X, Boxall R, Reeve NF, Obeidat M, Zhao JH, Wielscher M, Weiss S, Kentistou KA, Cook JP, Sun BB, Zhou J, Hui J, Karrasch S, Imboden M, Harris SE, Marten J, Enroth S, Kerr SM, Surakka I, Vitart V, Lehtimäki T, Allen RJ, Bakke PS, Beaty TH, Bleecker ER, Bossé Y, Brandsma CA, Chen Z, Crapo JD, Danesh J, DeMeo DL, Dudbridge F, Ewert R, Gieger C, Gulsvik A, Hansell AL, Hao K, Hoffman JD, Hokanson JE, Homuth G, Joshi PK, Joubert P, Langenberg C, Li X, Li L, Lin K, Lind L, Locantore N, Luan J, Mahajan A, Maranville JC, Murray A, Nickle DC, Packer R, Parker MM, Paynton ML, Porteous DJ, Prokopenko D, Qiao D, Rawal R, Runz H, Sayers I, Sin DD, Smith BH, Artigas MS, Sparrow D, Tal-Singer R, Timmers PRHJ, Van den Berge M, Whittaker JC, Woodruff PG, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Troyanskaya OG, Raitakari OT, Kähönen M, Polašek O, Gyllensten U, Rudan I, Deary IJ, Probst-Hensch NM, Schulz H, James AL, Wilson JF, Stubbe B, Zeggini E, Jarvelin MR, Wareham N, Silverman EK, Hayward C, Morris AP, Butterworth AS, Scott RA, Walters RG, Meyers DA, Cho MH, Strachan DP, Hall IP, Tobin MD, Wain LV. Author Correction: New genetic signals for lung function highlight pathways and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associations across multiple ancestries. Nat Genet. 2019 Jun; 51(6):1067. PMID: 31110354.

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  • Published on 2/25/2019

    Shrine N, Guyatt AL, Erzurumluoglu AM, Jackson VE, Hobbs BD, Melbourne CA, Batini C, Fawcett KA, Song K, Sakornsakolpat P, Li X, Boxall R, Reeve NF, Obeidat M, Zhao JH, Wielscher M, Weiss S, Kentistou KA, Cook JP, Sun BB, Zhou J, Hui J, Karrasch S, Imboden M, Harris SE, Marten J, Enroth S, Kerr SM, Surakka I, Vitart V, Lehtimäki T, Allen RJ, Bakke PS, Beaty TH, Bleecker ER, Bossé Y, Brandsma CA, Chen Z, Crapo JD, Danesh J, DeMeo DL, Dudbridge F, Ewert R, Gieger C, Gulsvik A, Hansell AL, Hao K, Hoffman JD, Hokanson JE, Homuth G, Joshi PK, Joubert P, Langenberg C, Li X, Li L, Lin K, Lind L, Locantore N, Luan J, Mahajan A, Maranville JC, Murray A, Nickle DC, Packer R, Parker MM, Paynton ML, Porteous DJ, Prokopenko D, Qiao D, Rawal R, Runz H, Sayers I, Sin DD, Smith BH, Soler Artigas M, Sparrow D, Tal-Singer R, Timmers PRHJ, Van den Berge M, Whittaker JC, Woodruff PG, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Troyanskaya OG, Raitakari OT, Kähönen M, Polašek O, Gyllensten U, Rudan I, Deary IJ, Probst-Hensch NM, Schulz H, James AL, Wilson JF, Stubbe B, Zeggini E, Jarvelin MR, Wareham N, Silverman EK, Hayward C, Morris AP, Butterworth AS, Scott RA, Walters RG, Meyers DA, Cho MH, Strachan DP, Hall IP, Tobin MD, Wain LV. New genetic signals for lung function highlight pathways and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associations across multiple ancestries. Nat Genet. 2019 03; 51(3):481-493. PMID: 30804560.

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  • Published on 2/25/2019

    Sakornsakolpat P, Prokopenko D, Lamontagne M, Reeve NF, Guyatt AL, Jackson VE, Shrine N, Qiao D, Bartz TM, Kim DK, Lee MK, Latourelle JC, Li X, Morrow JD, Obeidat M, Wyss AB, Bakke P, Barr RG, Beaty TH, Belinsky SA, Brusselle GG, Crapo JD, de Jong K, DeMeo DL, Fingerlin TE, Gharib SA, Gulsvik A, Hall IP, Hokanson JE, Kim WJ, Lomas DA, London SJ, Meyers DA, O'Connor GT, Rennard SI, Schwartz DA, Sliwinski P, Sparrow D, Strachan DP, Tal-Singer R, Tesfaigzi Y, Vestbo J, Vonk JM, Yim JJ, Zhou X, Bossé Y, Manichaikul A, Lahousse L, Silverman EK, Boezen HM, Wain LV, Tobin MD, Hobbs BD, Cho MH. Genetic landscape of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease identifies heterogeneous cell-type and phenotype associations. Nat Genet. 2019 03; 51(3):494-505. PMID: 30804561.

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  • Published on 11/27/2018

    Wu AC, Allen JG, Coull B, Amarasiriwardena C, Sparrow D, Vokonas P, Schwartz J, Weisskopf MG. Correlation over time of toenail metals among participants in the VA normative aging study from 1992 to 2014. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2018 Nov 27. PMID: 30482937.

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  • Published on 11/6/2018

    Zheutlin AR, Hu H, Weisskopf MG, Sparrow D, Vokonas PS, Park SK. Low-Level Cumulative Lead and Resistant Hypertension: A Prospective Study of Men Participating in the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Nov 06; 7(21):e010014. PMID: 30608198.

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  • Published on 10/15/2018

    Ross JC, Castaldi PJ, Cho MH, Hersh CP, Rahaghi FN, Sánchez-Ferrero GV, Parker MM, Litonjua AA, Sparrow D, Dy JG, Silverman EK, Washko GR, San José Estépar R. Longitudinal Modeling of Lung Function Trajectories in Smokers with and without Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 15; 198(8):1033-1042. PMID: 29671603.

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  • Published on 9/27/2018

    Ding N, Wang X, Tucker KL, Weisskopf MG, Sparrow D, Hu H, Park SK. Dietary patterns, bone lead and incident coronary heart disease among middle-aged to elderly men. Environ Res. 2019 01; 168:222-229. PMID: 30317107.

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  • Published on 8/8/2018

    Wang W, Moroi S, Bakulski K, Mukherjee B, Weisskopf MG, Schaumberg D, Sparrow D, Vokonas PS, Hu H, Park SK. Bone Lead Levels and Risk of Incident Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: The VA Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2018 08; 126(8):087002. PMID: 30102601.

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  • Published on 7/27/2018

    Ciesielski TH, Schwartz J, Bellinger DC, Hauser R, Amarasiriwardena C, Sparrow D, Wright RO. Iron-processing genotypes, nutrient intakes, and cadmium levels in the Normative Aging Study: Evidence of sensitive subpopulations in cadmium risk assessment. Environ Int. 2018 10; 119:527-535. PMID: 30059941.

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  • Published on 4/21/2018

    Lepeule J, Litonjua AA, Gasparrini A, Koutrakis P, Sparrow D, Vokonas PS, Schwartz J. Lung function association with outdoor temperature and relative humidity and its interaction with air pollution in the elderly. Environ Res. 2018 08; 165:110-117. PMID: 29684737.

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