Dr. Holick has made numerous contributions to the field of the biochemistry, physiology, metabolism, and photobiology of vitamin D for human nutrition. Dr. Holick has established global recommendations advising sunlight exposure as an integral source of vitamin D. He has helped increase awareness in the pediatric and medical communities regarding vitamin D deficiency pandemic, and its role in causing not only metabolic bone disease, and osteoporosis in adults, but increasing risk of children and adults developing preeclampsia, common deadly cancers, schizophrenia, infectious diseases including TB and influenza, autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
Dr. Holick is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Association of Physicians. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the General Clinical Research Centers Program Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from NIH, American College of Nutrition’s Communication Media Award, Best Docs in America, the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Linus Pauling Prize for Human Nutrition. Dr. Holick serves on a number of national committees and editorial boards and has organized and/or co-chaired several international symposia. He served as the chair for the Endocrine Society’s Practice Guidelines on Vitamin D. He has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, and written more than 200 review articles, as well as numerous book chapters. He has acted as editor and/or co-editor on 13 books, and has written The UV Advantage in 2004 and The Vitamin D Solution in 2010 and helped develop the dminder.info app.
- Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine
- Director, General Clinical Research Unit, Boston University Medical Campus
- Director, Bone Health Care Clinic, Boston Medical Center
- Director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
- Mentor for Graduate Medical Students, Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
- Active Staff Privileges, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition, Medicine, Boston Medical Center
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, MD
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS
- Seton Hall University, BS
- Published on 6/6/2018
Saitz R, Mesic A, Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Sullivan MM, Walley AY, Patts GJ, Meli SM, Holick MF, Kim TW, Bryant KJ, Samet JH. Alcohol consumption and bone mineral density in people with HIV and substance use disorder: A prospective cohort study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jun 06. PMID: 29873812.
- Published on 6/1/2018
Holick MF. The Death D-fying Vitamin. Mayo Clin Proc. 2018 Jun; 93(6):679-681. PMID: 29866279.
- Published on 5/24/2018
DelGiudice NJ, Street N, Torchia RJ, Sawyer SS, Bernard SA, Holick MF. Vitamin D Prescribing Practices in Primary Care Pediatrics: Underpinnings From the Health Belief Model and Use of Web-Based Delphi Technique for Instrument Validity. J Pediatr Health Care. 2018 May 24. PMID: 29804658.
- Published on 3/24/2018
Mustafa J, Ellison RC, Singer MR, Bradlee ML, Kalesan B, Holick MF, Moore LL. Dietary Protein and Preservation of Physical Functioning Among Middle-aged and Older Adults in the Framingham Offspring Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Mar 24. PMID: 29590270.
- Published on 2/22/2018
Amon U, Baier L, Yaguboglu R, Ennis M, Holick MF, Amon J. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in patients with skin diseases including psoriasis, infections, and atopic dermatitis. Dermatoendocrinol. 2018; 10(1):e1442159. PMID: 29904567.
- Published on 2/1/2018
Reichrath J, Lindqvist PG, DE Gruijl FR, Pilz S, Kimball SM, Grant WB, Holick MF. A Critical Appraisal of the Recent Reports on Sunbeds from the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks and from the World Health Organization. Anticancer Res. 2018 02; 38(2):1111-1120. PMID: 29374748.
- Published on 2/1/2018
Krause R, Stange R, Roth HJ, Kaase H, Michalsen A, Holick MF. Partial Body UV Exposure in Chronic Kidney Disease and Extrarenal Vitamin D Metabolism. Anticancer Res. 2018 02; 38(2):1217-1219. PMID: 29374760.
- Published on 12/1/2017
Sacheck JM, Van Rompay MI, Chomitz VR, Economos CD, Eliasziw M, Goodman E, Gordon CM, Holick MF. Impact of Three Doses of Vitamin D3 on Serum 25(OH)D Deficiency and Insufficiency in At-Risk Schoolchildren. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Dec 01; 102(12):4496-4505. PMID: 29029097.
- Published on 11/22/2017
Mokhtar RR, Holick MF, Sempértegui F, Griffiths JK, Estrella B, Moore LL, Fox MP, Hamer DH. Vitamin D status is associated with underweight and stunting in children aged 6-36 months residing in the Ecuadorian Andes. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Nov 22; 1-12. PMID: 29162164.
- Published on 11/9/2017
Prada D, Zhong J, Colicino E, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Dagincourt N, Fang SC, Kloog I, Zmuda JM, Holick M, Herrera LA, Hou L, Dominici F, Bartali B, Baccarelli AA. Association of air particulate pollution with bone loss over time and bone fracture risk: analysis of data from two independent studies. Lancet Planet Health. 2017 Nov; 1(8):e337-e347. PMID: 29527596.
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