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 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 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 Jan; 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 Oct; 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 Aug; 165:110-117. PMID: 29684737.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Radder JE, Gregory AD, Leme AS, Cho MH, Chu Y, Kelly NJ, Bakke P, Gulsvik A, Litonjua AA, Sparrow D, Beaty TH, Crapo JD, Silverman EK, Zhang Y, Berndt A, Shapiro SD. Variable Susceptibility to Cigarette Smoke-Induced Emphysema in 34 Inbred Strains of Mice Implicates Abi3bp in Emphysema Susceptibility. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2017 Sep; 57(3):367-375. PMID: 28441029.

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  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Busch R, Hobbs BD, Zhou J, Castaldi PJ, McGeachie MJ, Hardin ME, Hawrylkiewicz I, Sliwinski P, Yim JJ, Kim WJ, Kim DK, Agusti A, Make BJ, Crapo JD, Calverley PM, Donner CF, Lomas DA, Wouters EF, Vestbo J, Tal-Singer R, Bakke P, Gulsvik A, Litonjua AA, Sparrow D, Paré PD, Levy RD, Rennard SI, Beaty TH, Hokanson J, Silverman EK, Cho MH. Genetic Association and Risk Scores in a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Meta-analysis of 16,707 Subjects. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2017 07; 57(1):35-46. PMID: 28170284.

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  • Published on 6/7/2017

    Wang X, Ding N, Tucker KL, Weisskopf MG, Sparrow D, Hu H, Park SK. A Western Diet Pattern Is Associated with Higher Concentrations of Blood and Bone Lead among Middle-Aged and Elderly Men. J Nutr. 2017 Jul; 147(7):1374-1383. PMID: 28592514.

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  • Published on 4/15/2017

    Farahi N, Paige E, Balla J, Prudence E, Ferreira RC, Southwood M, Appleby SL, Bakke P, Gulsvik A, Litonjua AA, Sparrow D, Silverman EK, Cho MH, Danesh J, Paul DS, Freitag DF, Chilvers ER. Neutrophil-mediated IL-6 receptor trans-signaling and the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 Apr 15; 26(8):1584-1596. PMID: 28334838.

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