Nicole L Spartano, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Nicole Spartano
75 E. Newton St

Biography

Nicole Spartano, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management at the Boston University School of Medicine. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Physical Activity Station at the Framingham Heart Study, overseeing data collection using accelerometers (fitness trackers). She has received funding from the American Heart Association and Alzheimer’s Association to understand the impact of physical activity throughout the lifecourse on brain health and the risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Most recently, Dr. Spartano also received an R01 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to use continuous glucose monitors in a non-diabetic population to measure glucose patterns that may predict the development of diabetes.

She also has a major research interest in using mobile health technology to improve health in underserved patient populations at Boston Medical Center. She is exploring the use of continuous glucose monitors as a tool for enhancing lifestyle interventions in patients with and without diabetes mellitus. She shares a MPI role on a Focused Research Project funded by Boston University’s Hariri Institute, which facilitates collaborations of clinical and computational investigators. This team is developing a software platform that can continuously collect mobile health data from research participants and patients. The goal of creating this platform is to address challenges in privacy and in providing timely communication to medically vulnerable patients.

Dr. Spartano also teaches courses for Boston University Graduate Medical Sciences, School of Public Health, and Sargent College of Health Sciences.

Other Positions

  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • Tufts University, PhD
  • Tufts University, MS
  • Syracuse University, BS

Classes Taught

  • GMSNU755

Publications

  • Published on 7/27/2022

    Walker ME, Spartano NL. Identifying Ultra-processed Foods in Nutrition Research: What a Proccess! Neurology. 2022 Jul 27. PMID: 35896435.

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  • Published on 6/10/2022

    Almohamad M, Krall Kaye E, Mofleh D, Spartano NL. The association of sedentary behaviour and physical activity with periodontal disease in NHANES 2011-2012. J Clin Periodontol. 2022 Aug; 49(8):758-767. PMID: 35634657.

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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 5/10/2022

    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 3/1/2022

    Paluch AE, Bajpai S, Bassett DR, Carnethon MR, Ekelund U, Evenson KR, Galuska DA, Jefferis BJ, Kraus WE, Lee IM, Matthews CE, Omura JD, Patel AV, Pieper CF, Rees-Punia E, Dallmeier D, Klenk J, Whincup PH, Dooley EE, Pettee Gabriel K, Palta P, Pompeii LA, Chernofsky A, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Spartano N, Ballin M, Nordström P, Nordström A, Anderssen SA, Hansen BH, Cochrane JA, Dwyer T, Wang J, Ferrucci L, Liu F, Schrack J, Urbanek J, Saint-Maurice PF, Yamamoto N, Yoshitake Y, Newton RL, Yang S, Shiroma EJ, Fulton JE. Daily steps and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis of 15 international cohorts. Lancet Public Health. 2022 03; 7(3):e219-e228. PMID: 35247352.

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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

    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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  • Published on 12/7/2021

    Tarp J, Fagerland MW, Dalene KE, Johannessen JS, Hansen BH, Jefferis BJ, Whincup PH, Diaz KM, Hooker S, Howard VJ, Chernofsky A, Larson MG, Spartano NL, Vasan RS, Dohrn IM, Hagströmer M, Edwardson C, Yates T, Shiroma EJ, Dempsey PC, Wijndaele K, Anderssen SA, Lee IM, Ekelund U. Device-measured physical activity, adiposity and mortality: a harmonised meta-analysis of eight prospective cohort studies. Br J Sports Med. 2022 Jul; 56(13):725-732. PMID: 34876405.

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  • Published on 11/23/2021

    Kornej J, Murabito JM, Zhang Y, Liu C, Trinquart L, Sardana M, Manders ES, Hammond MM, Spartano NL, Pathiravasan CH, Wang X, Borrelli B, McManus DD, Benjamin EJ, Lin H. No evidence of association between habitual physical activity and ECG traits: Insights from the electronic Framingham Heart Study. Cardiovasc Digit Health J. 2022 Feb; 3(1):56-58. PMID: 35265935.

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