Pantel S. Vokonas MD

Professor, Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology

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Pantel Vokonas

Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology


Framingham Heart Study


Pantel S. Vokonas, MD is a Professor of Preventine Medicine & Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Vokonas graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and has been in practice for over fifty years. In addition, he is currently affiliated with the VA Boston Healthcare System and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.


Medicine, MD, Ohio State University, 1964

BA, Ohio State University, 1961


Published on 9/17/2021

Tracy SM, Vieira CLZ, Garshick E, Wang VA, Alahmad B, Eid R, Schwartz J, Schiff JE, Vokonas P, Koutrakis P. Associations between solar and geomagnetic activity and peripheral white blood cells in the Normative Aging Study. Environ Res. 2021 Sep 17; 204(Pt B):112066. PMID: 34537201.

Published on 7/3/2021

Gao X, Koutrakis P, Coull B, Lin X, Vokonas P, Schwartz J, Baccarelli AA. Short-term exposure to PM2.5 components and renal health: Findings from the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. J Hazard Mater. 2021 Oct 15; 420:126557. PMID: 34252666.

Published on 6/24/2021

Nassan FL, Kelly RS, Koutrakis P, Vokonas PS, Lasky-Su JA, Schwartz JD. Metabolomic signatures of the short-term exposure to air pollution and temperature. Environ Res. 2021 Oct; 201:111553. PMID: 34171372.

Published on 4/30/2021

Nwanaji-Enwerem JC, Colicino E, Gao X, Wang C, Vokonas P, Boyer EW, Baccarelli AA, Schwartz J. Associations of Plasma Folate and Vitamin B6 With Blood DNA Methylation Age: An Analysis of One-Carbon Metabolites in the VA Normative Aging Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 04 30; 76(5):760-769. PMID: 33027507.

Published on 2/24/2021

Nassan FL, Wang C, Kelly RS, Lasky-Su JA, Vokonas PS, Koutrakis P, Schwartz JD. Ambient PM2.5 species and ultrafine particle exposure and their differential metabolomic signatures. Environ Int. 2021 06; 151:106447. PMID: 33639346.

Published on 1/7/2021

Nassan FL, Kelly RS, Kosheleva A, Koutrakis P, Vokonas PS, Lasky-Su JA, Schwartz JD. Metabolomic signatures of the long-term exposure to air pollution and temperature. Environ Health. 2021 01 07; 20(1):3. PMID: 33413450.

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 8/5/2020

Dolcini J, Kioumourtzoglou MA, Cayir A, Sanchez-Guerra M, Brennan KJ, Dereix AE, Coull BA, Spiro A, Vokonas P, Schwartz J, Baccarelli AA. Age and mitochondrial DNA copy number influence the association between outdoor temperature and cognitive function: Insights from the VA Normative Aging Study. Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Aug; 4(4):e0108. PMID: 32832843.

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 7/22/2020

Colicino E, Marioni R, Ward-Caviness C, Gondalia R, Guan W, Chen B, Tsai PC, Huan T, Xu G, Golareh A, Schwartz J, Vokonas P, Just A, Starr JM, McRae AF, Wray NR, Visscher PM, Bressler J, Zhang W, Tanaka T, Moore AZ, Pilling LC, Zhang G, Stewart JD, Li Y, Hou L, Castillo-Fernandez J, Spector T, Kiel DP, Murabito JM, Liu C, Mendelson M, Assimes T, Absher D, Tsaho PS, Lu AT, Ferrucci L, Wilson R, Waldenberger M, Prokisch H, Bandinelli S, Bell JT, Levy D, Deary IJ, Horvath S, Pankow J, Peters A, Whitsel EA, Baccarelli A. Blood DNA methylation sites predict death risk in a longitudinal study of 12, 300 individuals. Aging (Albany NY). 2020 07 22; 12(14):14092-14124. PMID: 32697766.

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