Vanessa Xanthakis, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Vanessa Xanthakis
617.358.1304
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

Biography

Dr. Vanessa Xanthakis is a biostatistician with training in applied mathematics and statistics, and has a strong commitment to clinical epidemiological research. Presently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and in the Biostatistics Department at Boston University School of Public Health. She is an investigator at the Framingham Heart Study and serves as the biostatistician on several investigations. She also serves as the Program Director for the Boston University T32 Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and the Promotion of Research In MEdical Residency (R38) program. She is the Director of Research Training for the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology. For the last 12 years, Dr. Xanthakis has focused her research on:

A) the epidemiology of cardiac remodeling and subclinical disease, including identifying cardiovascular disease risk factors;

B) population-based vascular testing and echocardiography, including identifying biological, environmental, and genetic determinants (correlates) of cardiac structure and function;

C) epidemiology of novel biomarkers including but not limited to natriuretic peptides, adipokines, and vascular growth factors;

D) cardiovascular risk prediction using biomarkers and assessing their incremental prognostic utility (focus of her PhD thesis);

E) epidemiology of heart failure and its precursors; and

F) ideal cardiovascular health and its impact on cardiovascular disease and its precursors.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University

Education

  • Boston University School of Public Health, PhD
  • University of Athens, MS
  • University of Athens, BS

Publications

  • Published on 6/27/2022

    Oelsner EC, Krishnaswamy A, Balte PP, Allen NB, Ali T, Anugu P, Andrews HF, Arora K, Asaro A, Barr RG, Bertoni AG, Bon J, Boyle R, Chang AA, Chen G, Coady S, Cole SA, Coresh J, Cornell E, Correa A, Couper D, Cushman M, Demmer RT, Elkind MSV, Folsom AR, Fretts AM, Gabriel KP, Gallo LC, Gutierrez J, Han MLK, Henderson JM, Howard VJ, Isasi CR, Jacobs DR, Judd SE, Mukaz DK, Kanaya AM, Kandula NR, Kaplan RC, Kinney GL, Kucharska-Newton A, Lee JS, Lewis CE, Levine DA, Levitan EB, Levy BD, Make BJ, Malloy K, Manly JJ, Mendoza-Puccini C, Meyer KA, Min YN, Moll MR, Moore WC, Mauger D, Ortega VE, Palta P, Parker MM, Phipatanakul W, Post WS, Postow L, Psaty BM, Regan EA, Ring K, Roger VL, Rotter JI, Rundek T, Sacco RL, Schembri M, Schwartz DA, Seshadri S, Shikany JM, Sims M, Hinckley Stukovsky KD, Talavera GA, Tracy RP, Umans JG, Vasan RS, Watson KE, Wenzel SE, Winters K, Woodruff PG, Xanthakis V, Zhang Y, Zhang Y. Collaborative Cohort of Cohorts for COVID-19 Research (C4R) Study: Study Design. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jun 27; 191(7):1153-1173. PMID: 35279711.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/9/2022

    Kwan A, Demosthenes E, Salto G, Ouyang D, Nguyen T, Nwabuo CC, Luong E, Hoang A, Osypiuk E, Stantchev P, Kim EH, Hiremath P, Li D, Vasan R, Xanthakis V, Cheng S. Cardiac microstructural alterations measured by echocardiography identify sex-specific risk for heart failure. Heart. 2022 Jun 09. PMID: 35680379.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/1/2022

    Rade JJ, Barton BA, Vasan RS, Kronsberg SS, Xanthakis V, Keaney JF, Hamburg NM, Kakouros N, Kickler TA. Association of Thromboxane Generation With Survival in Aspirin Users and Nonusers. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 Jul 19; 80(3):233-250. PMID: 35660296.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/26/2022

    Guardino CE, Pan S, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Multi-system trajectories and the incidence of heart failure in the Framingham Offspring Study. PLoS One. 2022; 17(5):e0268576. PMID: 35617332.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/5/2022

    Bourdillon MT, Gaye B, Song RJ, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Notable paradoxical phenomena in associations between cardiovascular health score, subclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease in the community: The Framingham Heart Study. PLoS One. 2022; 17(5):e0267267. PMID: 35511823.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/22/2022

    Shrout TA, Pan S, Mitchell GF, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Association of orthostatic blood pressure response with incident heart failure: The Framingham Heart Study. PLoS One. 2022; 17(4):e0267057. PMID: 35452474.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/18/2022

    Vasan RS, Enserro DM, Xanthakis V, Beiser AS, Seshadri S. Temporal Trends in the Remaining Lifetime Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Middle-Aged Adults Across 6 Decades: The Framingham Study. Circulation. 2022 Apr 26; 145(17):1324-1338. PMID: 35430874.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/9/2022

    Bourdillon MT, Song RJ, Musa Yola I, Xanthakis V, Vasan RS. Prevalence, Predictors, Progression, and Prognosis of Hypertension Subtypes in the Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 03 15; 11(6):e024202. PMID: 35261291.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/16/2022

    Vasan RS, Pan S, Xanthakis V, Beiser A, Larson MG, Seshadri S, Mitchell GF. Arterial Stiffness and Long-Term Risk of Health Outcomes: The Framingham Heart Study. Hypertension. 2022 May; 79(5):1045-1056. PMID: 35168368.

    Read at: PubMed

View 117 more publications: View full profile at BUMC

View all profiles