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Olivia Ifeoma Okereke, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Psychiatry
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressHarvard Medical School
Channing Laboratory, 3rd Floor
181 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/525-2027
Fax617/525-2008
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
InstitutionHarvard School of Public Health
DepartmentEpidemiology


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  1. Samieri C, Sun Q, Townsend MK, Chiuve SE, Okereke OI, Willett WC, Stampfer M, Grodstein F. The association between dietary patterns at midlife and health in aging: an observational study. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Nov 5; 159(9):584-91.
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  2. Farvid MS, Qi L, Hu FB, Kawachi I, Okereke OI, Kubzansky LD, Willett WC. Phobic anxiety symptom scores and incidence of type 2 diabetes in US men and women. Brain Behav Immun. 2014 Feb; 36:176-82.
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  3. Lucas M, Chocano-Bedoya P, Shulze MB, Mirzaei F, O'Reilly EJ, Okereke OI, Hu FB, Willett WC, Ascherio A. Inflammatory dietary pattern and risk of depression among women. Brain Behav Immun. 2014 Feb; 36:46-53.
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  4. Lucas M, O'Reilly EJ, Mirzaei F, Okereke OI, Unger L, Miller M, Ascherio A. Cigarette smoking and completed suicide: Results from 3 prospective cohorts of American adults. J Affect Disord. 2013 Dec; 151(3):1053-8.
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  5. Chocano-Bedoya PO, O'Reilly EJ, Lucas M, Mirzaei F, Okereke OI, Fung TT, Hu FB, Ascherio A. Prospective study on long-term dietary patterns and incident depression in middle-aged and older women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Sep; 98(3):813-20.
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  6. Samieri C, Grodstein F, Rosner BA, Kang JH, Cook NR, Manson JE, Buring JE, Willett WC, Okereke OI. Mediterranean diet and cognitive function in older age. Epidemiology. 2013 Jul; 24(4):490-9.
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  7. Mekary RA, Lucas M, Pan A, Okereke OI, Willett WC, Hu FB, Ding EL. Isotemporal substitution analysis for physical activity, television watching, and risk of depression. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Aug 1; 178(3):474-83.
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  8. Kim DH, Grodstein F, Rosner B, Kang JH, Cook NR, Manson JE, Buring JE, Willett WC, Okereke OI. Seafood Types and Age-Related Cognitive Decline in the Women's Health Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Oct; 68(10):1255-62.
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  9. Okereke OI, Grodstein F. Phobic anxiety and cognitive performance over 4 years among community-dwelling older women in the nurses' health study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Nov; 21(11):1125-34.
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  10. Samieri C, Okereke OI, E Devore E, Grodstein F. Long-term adherence to the mediterranean diet is associated with overall cognitive status, but not cognitive decline, in women. J Nutr. 2013 Apr; 143(4):493-9.
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  11. Okereke OI, Willett WC, Grodstein F. Reply. Ann Neurol. 2012 Oct; 72(4):626-7.
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  12. Li Y, Mirzaei F, O'Reilly EJ, Winkelman J, Malhotra A, Okereke OI, Ascherio A, Gao X. Prospective study of restless legs syndrome and risk of depression in women. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug 15; 176(4):279-88.
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  13. Okereke OI, Prescott J, Wong JY, Han J, Rexrode KM, De Vivo I. High phobic anxiety is related to lower leukocyte telomere length in women. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40516.
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  14. Koyama A, Okereke OI, Yang T, Blacker D, Selkoe DJ, Grodstein F. Plasma amyloid-ß as a predictor of dementia and cognitive decline: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Neurol. 2012 Jul; 69(7):824-31.
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  15. Okereke OI, Pantoja-Galicia N, Copeland M, Hyman BT, Wanggaard T, Albert MS, Betensky RA, Blacker D. The SIST-M: predictive validity of a brief structured clinical dementia rating interview. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2012 Jul-Sep; 26(3):225-31.
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  16. Okereke OI, Rosner BA, Kim DH, Kang JH, Cook NR, Manson JE, Buring JE, Willett WC, Grodstein F. Dietary fat types and 4-year cognitive change in community-dwelling older women. Ann Neurol. 2012 Jul; 72(1):124-34.
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  17. Pan A, Keum N, Okereke OI, Sun Q, Kivimaki M, Rubin RR, Hu FB. Bidirectional association between depression and metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. Diabetes Care. 2012 May; 35(5):1171-80.
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  18. Reynolds CF, Cuijpers P, Patel V, Cohen A, Dias A, Chowdhary N, Okereke OI, Dew MA, Anderson SJ, Mazumdar S, Lotrich F, Albert SM. Early intervention to reduce the global health and economic burden of major depression in older adults. Annu Rev Public Health. 2012 Apr; 33:123-35.
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  19. Eum KD, Korrick SA, Weuve J, Okereke O, Kubzansky LD, Hu H, Weisskopf MG. Relation of cumulative low-level lead exposure to depressive and phobic anxiety symptom scores in middle-age and elderly women. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Jun; 120(6):817-23.
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  20. Townsend MK, Okereke OI, Xia W, Yang T, Selkoe DJ, Grodstein F. Relation between insulin, insulin-related factors, and plasma amyloid beta peptide levels at midlife in a population-based study. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2012 Jan; 26(1):50-4.
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  21. Lucas M, Mekary R, Pan A, Mirzaei F, O'Reilly EJ, Willett WC, Koenen K, Okereke OI, Ascherio A. Relation between clinical depression risk and physical activity and time spent watching television in older women: a 10-year prospective follow-up study. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Nov 1; 174(9):1017-27.
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  22. Lucas M, Mirzaei F, Pan A, Okereke OI, Willett WC, O'Reilly ÉJ, Koenen K, Ascherio A. Coffee, caffeine, and risk of depression among women. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Sep 26; 171(17):1571-8.
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  23. Pan A, Sun Q, Okereke OI, Rexrode KM, Hu FB. Depression and risk of stroke morbidity and mortality: a meta-analysis and systematic review. JAMA. 2011 Sep 21; 306(11):1241-9.
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  24. Sun Q, Townsend MK, Okereke OI, Rimm EB, Hu FB, Stampfer MJ, Grodstein F. Alcohol consumption at midlife and successful ageing in women: a prospective cohort analysis in the nurses' health study. PLoS Med. 2011 Sep; 8(9):e1001090.
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  25. Pan A, Okereke OI, Sun Q, Logroscino G, Manson JE, Willett WC, Ascherio A, Hu FB, Rexrode KM. Depression and incident stroke in women. Stroke. 2011 Oct; 42(10):2770-5.
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  26. Pan A, Sun Q, Okereke OI, Rexrode KM, Rubin RR, Lucas M, Willett WC, Manson JE, Hu FB. Use of antidepressant medication and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three cohorts of US adults. Diabetologia. 2012 Jan; 55(1):63-72.
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  27. Pan A, Sun Q, Czernichow S, Kivimaki M, Okereke OI, Lucas M, Manson JE, Ascherio A, Hu FB. Bidirectional association between depression and obesity in middle-aged and older women. Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Apr; 36(4):595-602.
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  28. Okereke OI, Selkoe DJ, Grodstein F. Plasma beta-amyloid level, cognitive reserve, and cognitive decline. JAMA. 2011 Apr 27; 305(16):1655; author reply 1655-6.
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  29. Okereke OI, Copeland M, Hyman BT, Wanggaard T, Albert MS, Blacker D. The Structured Interview & Scoring Tool-Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (SIST-M): development, reliability, and cross-sectional validation of a brief structured clinical dementia rating interview. Arch Neurol. 2011 Mar; 68(3):343-50.
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  30. Okereke OI, Kurth T, Pollak MN, Gaziano JM, Grodstein F. Fasting plasma insulin, C-peptide and cognitive change in older men without diabetes: results from the Physicians' Health Study II. Neuroepidemiology. 2010; 34(4):200-7.
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  31. Sun Q, Townsend MK, Okereke OI, Franco OH, Hu FB, Grodstein F. Physical activity at midlife in relation to successful survival in women at age 70 years or older. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jan 25; 170(2):194-201.
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  32. Okereke OI, Xia W, Selkoe DJ, Grodstein F. Ten-year change in plasma amyloid beta levels and late-life cognitive decline. Arch Neurol. 2009 Oct; 66(10):1247-53.
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  33. Sun Q, Townsend MK, Okereke OI, Franco OH, Hu FB, Grodstein F. Adiposity and weight change in mid-life in relation to healthy survival after age 70 in women: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2009; 339:b3796.
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  34. Devore EE, Kang JH, Okereke O, Grodstein F. Physical activity levels and cognition in women with type 2 diabetes. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Oct 15; 170(8):1040-7.
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  35. Sun Q, Townsend MK, Okereke OI, Franco OH, Hu FB, Grodstein F. Adiposity and weight change in mid-life in relation to successful aging in women. BMJ. 2009; in press.
  36. Okereke OI, Xia W, Selkoe DJ, Grodstein F. Archives of Neurology. Ten-year change in plasma amyloid ß levels and late-life cognitive decline. 2009; in press.
  37. Devore EE, Stampfer MJ, Breteler MM, Rosner B, Kang JH, Okereke O, Hu FB, Grodstein F. Dietary fat intake and cognitive decline in women with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2009 Apr; 32(4):635-40.
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  38. Okereke OI, Selkoe DJ, Pollak MN, Stampfer MJ, Hu FB, Hankinson SE, Grodstein F. A profile of impaired insulin degradation in relation to late-life cognitive decline: a preliminary investigation. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Feb; 24(2):177-82.
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  39. Okereke OI, Xia W, Irizarry MC, Sun X, Qiu WQ, Fagan AM, Mehta PD, Hyman BT, Selkoe DJ, Grodstein F. Performance characteristics of plasma amyloid-beta 40 and 42 assays. J Alzheimers Dis. 2009; 16(2):277-85.
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  40. Okereke OI, Faison WE. Ethnicity and geriatric psychiatry. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 16(12):945-7.
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  41. van Oijen M, Okereke OI, Kang JH, Pollak MN, Hu FB, Hankinson SE, Grodstein F. Fasting insulin levels and cognitive decline in older women without diabetes. Neuroepidemiology. 2008; 30(3):174-9.
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  42. Okereke OI, Kang JH, Cook NR, Gaziano JM, Manson JE, Buring JE, Grodstein F. Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cognitive decline in two large cohorts of community-dwelling older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jun; 56(6):1028-36.
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  43. Okereke OI, Pollak MN, Hu FB, Hankinson SE, Selkoe DJ, Grodstein F. Plasma C-peptide levels and rates of cognitive decline in older, community-dwelling women without diabetes. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2008 May; 33(4):455-61.
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  44. Okereke OI, Xia W, Irizarry MC, Sun X, Qiu WQ, Fagan AM, Mehta PD, Hyman BT, Selkoe DJ, Grodstein F. Performance Characteristics of Plasma Amyloid beta 40 and 42 Assays. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 2008; in press.
  45. Okereke O, Kang JH, Gaziano JM, Ma J, Stampfer MJ, Grodstein F. Plasma C-peptide and cognitive performance in older men without diabetes. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006 Dec; 14(12):1041-50.
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  46. Okereke OI, Kang JH, Ma J, Gaziano JM, Grodstein F. Midlife plasma insulin-like growth factor I and cognitive function in older men. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Nov; 91(11):4306-12.
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  47. Okereke O, Kang JH, Ma J, Hankinson SE, Pollak MN, Grodstein F. Plasma IGF-I levels and cognitive performance in older women. Neurobiol Aging. 2007 Jan; 28(1):135-42.
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  48. Okereke O, Hankinson SE, Hu FB, Grodstein F. Plasma C peptide level and cognitive function among older women without diabetes mellitus. Arch Intern Med. 2005 Jul 25; 165(14):1651-6.
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  49. Okereke OI, Folsom DP. Medical comorbidity in geriatric psychiatry. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005 Mar; 13(3):177-9.
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  50. Okereke OI. Neuropsychiatric complications associated with interferon-alpha-2b treatment of malignant melanoma. Psychosomatics. 2002 May-Jun; 43(3):237-40.
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  51. van Dyck CH, Gelernter J, MacAvoy MG, Avery RA, Criden M, Okereke O, Varma P, Seibyl JP, Hoffer PB. Absence of an apolipoprotein E epsilon4 allele is associated with increased parietal regional cerebral blood flow asymmetry in Alzheimer disease. Arch Neurol. 1998 Nov; 55(11):1460-6.
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