David Sparrow DSc

Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

Professor, Epidemiology

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Biography

David Sparrow, DSc is a professor of pulmonary, allergy, sleep & critical care at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is also a Senior Epidemiologist at VA Normative Aging Study, Boston and Lecturer of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has over twenty-five years of experience and over 270 publications. Dr. Sparrow earned his doctorate of science in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health.

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Education

Epidemiology, DSc, Boston University School of Public Health, 1986

Epidemiology, MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1975

BA, University of Massachusetts Boston, 1971

Publications

Published on 8/11/2020

Kelly RS, Bayne H, Spiro A, Vokonas P, Sparrow D, Weiss ST, Schwartz J, Nassan FL, Lee-Sarwar K, Huang M, Kachroo P, Chu SH, Litonjua AA, Lasky-Su JA. Metabolomic signatures of lead exposure in the VA Normative Aging Study. Environ Res. 2020 11; 190:110022. PMID: 32791250.

Published on 8/3/2020

Breen M, Nwanaji-Enwerem JC, Karrasch S, Flexeder C, Schulz H, Waldenberger M, Kunze S, Ollert M, Weidinger S, Colicino E, Gao X, Wang C, Shen J, Just AC, Vokonas P, Sparrow D, Hou L, Schwartz JD, Baccarelli AA, Peters A, Ward-Caviness CK. Accelerated epigenetic aging as a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and decreased lung function in two prospective cohort studies. Aging (Albany NY). 2020 08 03; 12(16):16539-16554. PMID: 32747609.

Published on 7/1/2020

Gao X, Coull B, Lin X, Vokonas P, Sparrow D, Hou L, DeMeo DL, Litonjua AA, Schwartz J, Baccarelli AA. Association of Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio With Pulmonary Function in a 30-Year Longitudinal Study of US Veterans. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 07 01; 3(7):e2010350. PMID: 32658288.

Published on 6/19/2020

Wang C, Just A, Heiss J, Coull BA, Hou L, Zheng Y, Sparrow D, Vokonas PS, Baccarelli A, Schwartz J. Biomarkers of aging and lung function in the normative aging study. Aging (Albany NY). 2020 06 19; 12(12):11942-11966. PMID: 32561690.

Published on 11/13/2019

Wang X, Kim D, Tucker KL, Weisskopf MG, Sparrow D, Hu H, Park SK. Effect of Dietary Sodium and Potassium Intake on the Mobilization of Bone Lead among Middle-Aged and Older Men: The Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Nutrients. 2019 Nov 13; 11(11). PMID: 31766133.

Published on 10/21/2019

Colicino E, Just A, Kioumourtzoglou MA, Vokonas P, Cardenas A, Sparrow D, Weisskopf M, Nie LH, Hu H, Schwartz JD, Wright RO, Baccarelli AA. Blood DNA methylation biomarkers of cumulative lead exposure in adults. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 02; 31(1):108-116. PMID: 31636367.

Published on 6/1/2019

Shrine N, Guyatt AL, Erzurumluoglu AM, Jackson VE, Hobbs BD, Melbourne CA, Batini C, Fawcett KA, Song K, Sakornsakolpat P, Li X, Boxall R, Reeve NF, Obeidat M, Zhao JH, Wielscher M, Weiss S, Kentistou KA, Cook JP, Sun BB, Zhou J, Hui J, Karrasch S, Imboden M, Harris SE, Marten J, Enroth S, Kerr SM, Surakka I, Vitart V, Lehtimäki T, Allen RJ, Bakke PS, Beaty TH, Bleecker ER, Bossé Y, Brandsma CA, Chen Z, Crapo JD, Danesh J, DeMeo DL, Dudbridge F, Ewert R, Gieger C, Gulsvik A, Hansell AL, Hao K, Hoffman JD, Hokanson JE, Homuth G, Joshi PK, Joubert P, Langenberg C, Li X, Li L, Lin K, Lind L, Locantore N, Luan J, Mahajan A, Maranville JC, Murray A, Nickle DC, Packer R, Parker MM, Paynton ML, Porteous DJ, Prokopenko D, Qiao D, Rawal R, Runz H, Sayers I, Sin DD, Smith BH, Artigas MS, Sparrow D, Tal-Singer R, Timmers PRHJ, Van den Berge M, Whittaker JC, Woodruff PG, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Troyanskaya OG, Raitakari OT, Kähönen M, Polašek O, Gyllensten U, Rudan I, Deary IJ, Probst-Hensch NM, Schulz H, James AL, Wilson JF, Stubbe B, Zeggini E, Jarvelin MR, Wareham N, Silverman EK, Hayward C, Morris AP, Butterworth AS, Scott RA, Walters RG, Meyers DA, Cho MH, Strachan DP, Hall IP, Tobin MD, Wain LV. Author Correction: New genetic signals for lung function highlight pathways and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associations across multiple ancestries. Nat Genet. 2019 Jun; 51(6):1067. PMID: 31110354.

Published on 2/25/2019

Shrine N, Guyatt AL, Erzurumluoglu AM, Jackson VE, Hobbs BD, Melbourne CA, Batini C, Fawcett KA, Song K, Sakornsakolpat P, Li X, Boxall R, Reeve NF, Obeidat M, Zhao JH, Wielscher M, Weiss S, Kentistou KA, Cook JP, Sun BB, Zhou J, Hui J, Karrasch S, Imboden M, Harris SE, Marten J, Enroth S, Kerr SM, Surakka I, Vitart V, Lehtimäki T, Allen RJ, Bakke PS, Beaty TH, Bleecker ER, Bossé Y, Brandsma CA, Chen Z, Crapo JD, Danesh J, DeMeo DL, Dudbridge F, Ewert R, Gieger C, Gulsvik A, Hansell AL, Hao K, Hoffman JD, Hokanson JE, Homuth G, Joshi PK, Joubert P, Langenberg C, Li X, Li L, Lin K, Lind L, Locantore N, Luan J, Mahajan A, Maranville JC, Murray A, Nickle DC, Packer R, Parker MM, Paynton ML, Porteous DJ, Prokopenko D, Qiao D, Rawal R, Runz H, Sayers I, Sin DD, Smith BH, Soler Artigas M, Sparrow D, Tal-Singer R, Timmers PRHJ, Van den Berge M, Whittaker JC, Woodruff PG, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Troyanskaya OG, Raitakari OT, Kähönen M, Polašek O, Gyllensten U, Rudan I, Deary IJ, Probst-Hensch NM, Schulz H, James AL, Wilson JF, Stubbe B, Zeggini E, Jarvelin MR, Wareham N, Silverman EK, Hayward C, Morris AP, Butterworth AS, Scott RA, Walters RG, Meyers DA, Cho MH, Strachan DP, Hall IP, Tobin MD, Wain LV. New genetic signals for lung function highlight pathways and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associations across multiple ancestries. Nat Genet. 2019 03; 51(3):481-493. PMID: 30804560.

Published on 2/25/2019

Sakornsakolpat P, Prokopenko D, Lamontagne M, Reeve NF, Guyatt AL, Jackson VE, Shrine N, Qiao D, Bartz TM, Kim DK, Lee MK, Latourelle JC, Li X, Morrow JD, Obeidat M, Wyss AB, Bakke P, Barr RG, Beaty TH, Belinsky SA, Brusselle GG, Crapo JD, de Jong K, DeMeo DL, Fingerlin TE, Gharib SA, Gulsvik A, Hall IP, Hokanson JE, Kim WJ, Lomas DA, London SJ, Meyers DA, O'Connor GT, Rennard SI, Schwartz DA, Sliwinski P, Sparrow D, Strachan DP, Tal-Singer R, Tesfaigzi Y, Vestbo J, Vonk JM, Yim JJ, Zhou X, Bossé Y, Manichaikul A, Lahousse L, Silverman EK, Boezen HM, Wain LV, Tobin MD, Hobbs BD, Cho MH. Genetic landscape of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease identifies heterogeneous cell-type and phenotype associations. Nat Genet. 2019 03; 51(3):494-505. PMID: 30804561.

Published on 11/27/2018

Wu AC, Allen JG, Coull B, Amarasiriwardena C, Sparrow D, Vokonas P, Schwartz J, Weisskopf MG. Correlation over time of toenail metals among participants in the VA normative aging study from 1992 to 2014. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019 09; 29(5):663-673. PMID: 30482937.

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