George T. O’Connor, MD

Professor, Medicine

George O'Connor
(617) 638-4470
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)


Expertise includes: Epidemiology; Genetic epidemiology; Clinical trials; Asthma; COPD; Pulmonary function; Sleep apnea; Air pollution health effects.

Other Positions

  • Active Staff Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center
  • Framingham Heart Study


  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MS
  • Boston University, BA


  • Published on 10/27/2017

    Lee-Sarwar K, Hauser R, Calafat AM, Ye X, O'Connor GT, Sandel M, Bacharier LB, Zeiger RS, Laranjo N, Gold DR, Weiss ST, Litonjua AA, Savage JH. Prenatal and Early Life Triclosan and Parabens Exposure and Allergic Outcomes. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Oct 27. PMID: 29111213.

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  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Willinger CM, Rong J, Tanriverdi K, Courchesne PL, Huan T, Wasserman GA, Lin H, Dupuis J, Joehanes R, Jones MR, Chen G, Benjamin EJ, O'Connor GT, Mizgerd JP, Freedman JE, Larson MG, Levy D. MicroRNA Signature of Cigarette Smoking and Evidence for a Putative Causal Role of MicroRNAs in Smoking-Related Inflammation and Target Organ Damage. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2017 Oct; 10(5). PMID: 29030400.

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  • Published on 9/12/2017

    O'Connor GT, Lynch SV, Bloomberg GR, Kattan M, Wood RA, Gergen PJ, Jaffee KF, Calatroni A, Bacharier LB, Beigelman A, Sandel MT, Johnson CC, Faruqi A, Santee C, Fujimura KE, Fadrosh D, Boushey H, Visness CM, Gern JE. Early-life home environment and risk of asthma among inner-city children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Sep 12. PMID: 28939248.

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  • Published on 9/8/2017

    Mirzakhani H, Carey VJ, McElrath TF, Laranjo N, O'Connor G, Iverson RE, Lee-Parritz A, Strunk RC, Bacharier LB, Macones GA, Zeiger RS, Schatz M, Hollis BW, Litonjua AA, Weiss ST. The Association of Maternal Asthma and Early Pregnancy Vitamin D with Risk of Preeclampsia: An Observation From Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial (VDAART). J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Sep 08. PMID: 28923490.

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  • Published on 6/9/2017

    Mirzakhani H, O'Connor G, Bacharier LB, Zeiger RS, Schatz MX, Weiss ST, Litonjua AA. Asthma control status in pregnancy, body mass index, and maternal vitamin D levels. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Nov; 140(5):1453-1456.e7. PMID: 28606587.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Aschard H, Tobin MD, Hancock DB, Skurnik D, Sood A, James A, Vernon Smith A, Manichaikul AW, Campbell A, Prins BP, Hayward C, Loth DW, Porteous DJ, Strachan DP, Zeggini E, O'Connor GT, Brusselle GG, Boezen HM, Schulz H, Deary IJ, Hall IP, Rudan I, Kaprio J, Wilson JF, Wilk JB, Huffman JE, Hua Zhao J, de Jong K, Lyytikäinen LP, Wain LV, Jarvelin MR, Kähönen M, Fornage M, Polasek O, Cassano PA, Barr RG, Rawal R, Harris SE, Gharib SA, Enroth S, Heckbert SR, Lehtimäki T, Gyllensten U, Jackson VE, Gudnason V, Tang W, Dupuis J, Soler Artigas M, Joshi AD, London SJ, Kraft P. Evidence for large-scale gene-by-smoking interaction effects on pulmonary function. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 01; 46(3):894-904. PMID: 28082375.

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  • Published on 5/18/2017

    Manichaikul A, Wang XQ, Sun L, Dupuis J, Borczuk AC, Nguyen JN, Raghu G, Hoffman EA, Onengut-Gumuscu S, Farber EA, Kaufman JD, Rabinowitz D, Stukovsky KDH, Kawut SM, Hunninghake GM, Washko GR, O'Connor GT, Rich SS, Barr RG, Lederer DJ. Genome-wide association study of subclinical interstitial lung disease in MESA. Respir Res. 2017 May 18; 18(1):97. PMID: 28521775.

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  • Published on 5/16/2017

    Hornsby E, Pfeffer PE, Laranjo N, Cruikshank W, Tuzova M, Litonjua AA, Weiss ST, Carey VJ, O'Connor G, Hawrylowicz C. Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy: Effect on the neonatal immune system in a randomized controlled trial. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 May 16. PMID: 28552588.

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  • Published on 5/10/2017

    Gold DR, Adamkiewicz G, Arshad SH, Celedón JC, Chapman MD, Chew GL, Cook DN, Custovic A, Gehring U, Gern JE, Johnson CC, Kennedy S, Koutrakis P, Leaderer B, Mitchell H, Litonjua AA, Mueller GA, O'Connor GT, Ownby D, Phipatanakul W, Persky V, Perzanowski MS, Ramsey CD, Salo PM, Schwaninger JM, Sordillo JE, Spira A, Suglia SF, Togias A, Zeldin DC, Matsui EC. NIAID, NIEHS, NHLBI, and MCAN Workshop Report: The indoor environment and childhood asthma-implications for home environmental intervention in asthma prevention and management. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Oct; 140(4):933-949. PMID: 28502823.

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  • Published on 5/3/2017

    Araki T, Yanagawa M, Sun FJ, Dupuis J, Nishino M, Yamada Y, Washko GR, Christiani DC, Tomiyama N, O'Connor GT, Hunninghake GM, Hatabu H. Pleural abnormalities in the Framingham Heart Study: prevalence and CT image features. Occup Environ Med. 2017 Oct; 74(10):756-761. PMID: 28468931.

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