Vanessa Xanthakis, Ph.D.

Instructor of MedicineVanessa_Xanthakis

Education:

B.S. National and Kapodistrial University of Athens, Greece
M.S. (US equiv.) National and Kapodistrial University of Athens, Greece
Ph.D. Boston University

General field of research:

Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Affiliations other than medicine:

Department of Biostatistics,
Boston University School of Public Health

Contact information:

Office
801 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 470, Boston MA 02118

Phone
(617) 638-8016

Fax
(617) 638-8076

Email
vanessax@bu.edu

Keywords:

Preventive Medicine, Biostatistics, Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Recent publications:

1. Debette S, Visvikis-Siest S, Chen MH, Ndiaye NC, Song C, Destefano A, Safa R, AzimiNezhad M, Sawyer D, Marteau JB, Xanthakis V, Siest G, Sullivan L, Pfister M, Smith H, Choi SH, Lamont J, Lind L, Yang Q, Fitzgerald P, Ingelsson E, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. “Identification of cis- and trans-acting genetic variants explaining up to half the variation in circulating vascular endothelial growth factor levels”. Circulation Research. 2011;109(5):554-63. PMID: 21757650.

2. Lüneburg N, Xanthakis V, Schwedhelm E, Sullivan LM, Maas R, Anderssohn M, Riederer U, Glazer NL, Vasan RS, Böger RH. “Reference intervals for plasma-L-arginine and the L-arginine/ADMA ratio in the Framingham Offspring Cohort”. Journal of Nutrition. 2011; PMID: 22031661.

3. Schwedhelm E, Xanthakis V, Maas R, Sullivan LM, Atzler D, Lüneburg N, Glazer NL, Riederer U, Vasan RS, Böger RH. “Plasma symmetric dimethylarginine reference limits from the Framingham offspring cohort”. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. 2011 e-published Aug 25; PMID: 21864208

4. Lam CS, Xanthakis V, Sullivan LM, Lieb W, Aragam J, Redfield MM, Mitchell GF, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS. “Aortic root remodeling over the adult life course: longitudinal data from the Framingham Heart Study”. Circulation. 2010;122(9):884-90. PMCID: PMC2956587

5. Cheng S, Xanthakis V, Sullivan LM, Lieb W, Massaro J, Aragam J, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS. “Correlates of echocardiographic indices of cardiac remodeling over the adult life course: longitudinal observations from the Framingham Heart Study”. Circulation. 2010; 122(6):570-8. PMCID: PMC2942081

6. Lam CS, Chen MH, Lacey SM, Yang Q, Sullivan LM, Xanthakis V, Safa R, Smith HM, Peng X, Sawyer DB, Vasan RS. “Circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 and its binding protein-3: metabolic and genetic correlates in the community”. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2010; 30(7):1479-84. PMCID: PMC2891230

7. Lieb W, Zachariah JP, Xanthakis V, Safa R, Chen MH, Sullivan LM, Larson MG, Smith HM, Yang Q, Mitchell GF, Vita JA, Sawyer DB, Vasan RS. “Clinical and genetic correlates of circulating angiopoietin-2 and soluble Tie-2 in the community”. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, 2010; 3(3):300-6. PMCID: PMC2892960.

8. McManus DD, Xanthakis V, Sullivan LM, Zachariah J, Aragam J, Larson MG, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS. “Longitudinal tracking of left atrial diameter over the adult life course: Clinical correlates in the community”. Circulation. 2010; 121(5):667-74. PMCID: PMC2823068

9. Schwedhelm E, Xanthakis V, Maas R, Sullivan LM, Schulze F, Riederer U, Benndorf RA, Böger RH, Vasan RS. “Asymmetric dimethylarginine reference intervals determined with liquid chromatography- tandem mass spectrometry: results from the Framingham offspring cohort”. Clinical Chemistry, 2009; 55(8):1539-45. PMID:19541865

10. Lieb W, Xanthakis V, Sullivan LM, Aragam J, Pencina MJ, Larson MG, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS. “Longitudinal tracking of left ventricular mass over the adult life course: clinical correlates of short- and long-term change in the Framingham offspring study”. Circulation. 2009; 119(24):3085-92. PMCID: PMC2761217