Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Michael Holick
617.638.4546
85 E. Newton St Fuller Building

Biography

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 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.

Other Positions

  • 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, Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Active Staff Privileges, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition, Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, MD
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS
  • Seton Hall University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Holick MF. A Call to Action: Pregnant Women In-Deed Require Vitamin D Supplementation for Better Health Outcomes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jan 01; 104(1):13-15. PMID: 30239761.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Schwartz JB, Gallagher JC, Jorde R, Berg V, Walsh J, Eastell R, Evans AL, Bowles S, Naylor KE, Jones KS, Schoenmakers I, Holick M, Orwoll E, Nielson C, Kaufmann M, Jones G, Bouillon R, Lai J, Verotta D, Bikle D. Determination of Free 25(OH)D Concentrations and Their Relationships to Total 25(OH)D in Multiple Clinical Populations. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Sep 01; 103(9):3278-3288. PMID: 29955795.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/14/2018

    Shah BA, Padbury JF, Anderson MP, Holick MF, Szyld E, Gordon CM. Vitamin D and associated perinatal-neonatal outcomes among extremely low-birth-weight infants. J Perinatol. 2018 Oct; 38(10):1318-1323. PMID: 30108343.

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  • Published on 7/17/2018

    Pilz S, März W, Cashman KD, Kiely ME, Whiting SJ, Holick MF, Grant WB, Pludowski P, Hiligsmann M, Trummer C, Schwetz V, Lerchbaum E, Pandis M, Tomaschitz A, Grübler MR, Gaksch M, Verheyen N, Hollis BW, Rejnmark L, Karras SN, Hahn A, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Reichrath J, Jorde R, Elmadfa I, Vieth R, Scragg R, Calvo MS, van Schoor NM, Bouillon R, Lips P, Itkonen ST, Martineau AR, Lamberg-Allardt C, Zittermann A. Rationale and Plan for Vitamin D Food Fortification: A Review and Guidance Paper. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018; 9:373. PMID: 30065699.

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  • Published on 7/1/2018

    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 Jul 01; 187(7):1411-1419. PMID: 29590270.

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  • 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.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Holick MF. The Death D-fying Vitamin. Mayo Clin Proc. 2018 Jun; 93(6):679-681. PMID: 29866279.

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  • 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 Nov - Dec; 32(6):536-547. PMID: 29804658.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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