Joanne M. Murabito, MD

Professor, Medicine

Joanne Murabito
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave


Dr. Murabito is a Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and Co-PI at the Framingham Heart Study. Dr Murabito’s area of expertise is in epidemiology and genetic epidemiology. Her current research focuses on identifying the determinants of healthy aging and longevity and reproductive aging in the community including the investigation of genetic and genomic factors. She leads highly productive multidisciplinary international consortia including the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomics Epidemiology (CHARGE) Aging and Longevity working group and the ReproGen Consortium. The Consortia bring together scientists interested in aging, longevity, and reproductive aging (menarche, menopause) and the relation of these traits to health outcomes and gene discovery.
Dr Murabito is also leading the introduction of mobile health into the Framingham Heart Study. She participated in an embedded physical activity trial using a smartphone app or activity tracker and would like to explore use of mHealth in older adults to improve health and function
Dr. Murabito continues to practice primary care at Boston Medical Center.

Other Positions

  • Ad-interim Director; Co-Principle Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard University, ScM
  • University of Rochester, BA


  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Sanders JL, Axelsson G, Putman R, Menon A, Dupuis J, Xu H, Wang S, Murabito J, Vasan R, Araki T, Nishino M, Washko GR, Hatabu H, O'Connor G, Gudmundsson G, Gudnason V, Hunninghake GM. The relationship between interstitial lung abnormalities, mortality, and multimorbidity: a cohort study. Thorax. 2022 Jul 01. PMID: 35777957.

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  • Published on 5/26/2022

    Kaplan RC, Song RJ, Lin J, Xanthakis V, Hua S, Chernofsky A, Evenson KR, Walker ME, Cuthbertson C, Murabito JM, Cordero C, Daviglus M, Perreira KM, Gellman M, Sotres-Alvarez D, Vasan RS, Xue X, Spartano NL, Mossavar-Rahmani Y. Predictors of incident diabetes in two populations: framingham heart study and hispanic community health study / study of latinos. BMC Public Health. 2022 May 26; 22(1):1053. PMID: 35619100.

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  • Published on 5/17/2022

    Buckley RF, O'Donnell A, McGrath ER, Jacobs HIL, Lois C, Satizabal CL, Ghosh S, Rubinstein ZB, Murabito JM, Sperling RA, Johnson KA, Seshadri S, Beiser AS. Menopause Status Moderates Sex Differences in Tau Burden: A Framingham PET Study. Ann Neurol. 2022 Jul; 92(1):11-22. PMID: 35471588.

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  • Published on 5/10/2022

    Nayor M, Chernofsky A, Miller PE, Spartano NL, Murthy VL, Malhotra R, Houstis NE, Murabito JM, Clish CB, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Shah RV, Lewis GD. Integrative Analysis of Circulating Metabolite Levels That Correlate With Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2022 Jun; 15(3):e003592. PMID: 35536222.

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  • Published on 4/27/2022

    Hammond MM, Zhang Y, Pathiravasan CH, Lin H, Sardana M, Trinquart L, Benjamin EJ, Borrelli B, Manders ES, Fusco K, Kornej J, Spartano NL, Kheterpal V, Nowak C, McManus DD, Liu C, Murabito JM. Relations Between BMI Trajectories and Habitual Physical Activity Measured by a Smartwatch in the Electronic Cohort of the Framingham Heart Study: Cohort Study. JMIR Cardio. 2022 Apr 27; 6(1):e32348. PMID: 35476038.

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  • Published on 3/10/2022

    Kornej J, Ko D, Lin H, Murabito JM, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L, Preis SR. The association between social network index, atrial fibrillation, and mortality in the Framingham Heart Study. Sci Rep. 2022 03 10; 12(1):3958. PMID: 35273243.

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  • Published on 2/9/2022

    Millar CL, Dufour AB, Shivappa N, Habtemariam D, Murabito JM, Benjamin EJ, Hebert JR, Kiel DP, Hannan MT, Sahni S. A proinflammatory diet is associated with increased odds of frailty after 12-year follow-up in a cohort of adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 02 09; 115(2):334-343. PMID: 34558613.

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  • Published on 1/7/2022

    Zhang Y, Pathiravasan CH, Hammond MM, Liu H, Lin H, Sardana M, Trinquart L, Borrelli B, Manders ES, Kornej J, Spartano NL, Nowak C, Kheterpal V, Benjamin EJ, McManus DD, Murabito JM, Liu C. Comparison of Daily Routines Between Middle-aged and Older Participants With and Those Without Diabetes in the Electronic Framingham Heart Study: Cohort Study. JMIR Diabetes. 2022 Jan 07; 7(1):e29107. PMID: 34994694.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Fang Y, Doyle MF, Alosco ML, Mez J, Satizabal CL, Qiu WQ, Lunetta KL, Murabito JM. Cross-Sectional Association Between Blood Cell Phenotypes, Cognitive Function, and Brain Imaging Measures in the Community-Based Framingham Heart Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2022; 87(3):1291-1305. PMID: 35431244.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Spartano NL, Himali JJ, Trinquart L, Yang Q, Weinstein G, Satizabal CL, Dukes KA, Beiser AS, Murabito JM, Vasan RS, Seshadri S. Accelerometer-Measured, Habitual Physical Activity and Circulating Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2022; 85(2):805-814. PMID: 34864673.

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