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Jason Sanders, M.D., Ph.D.


Best Epidemiology Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
Delta Omega, University of Pittsburgh
Drs. S. Sutton Hamilton Medical Scientist Training Program Scholar Award, University of Pittsburgh
Scientist in Training Research Award, American Geriatrics Society

I am a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at BWH. Before fellowship, I completed two years of residency in emergency medicine at MGH/BWH, and two years of internal medicine residency at MGH. My research interests include pulmonology, critical care, and human longevity.

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  1. F30AG038093 (SANDERS, JASON LEIGH) Jan 1, 2011 - Dec 31, 2015
    Epidemiology of lens aging in older women
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Sanders JL, Putman RK, Dupuis J, Xu H, Murabito JM, Araki T, Nishino M, Benjamin EJ, Levy DL, Ramachandran VS, Washko GR, Curtis JL, Freeman CM, Bowler RP, Hatabu H, O'Connor GT, Hunninghake GM. The Association of Aging Biomarkers, Interstitial Lung Abnormalities, and Mortality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 May 01; 203(9):1149-1157. PMID: 33080140.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  2. Marron MM, Harris TB, Boudreau RM, Clish CB, Moore SC, Murphy RA, Murthy VL, Sanders JL, Shah RV, Tseng GC, Wendell SG, Zmuda JM, Newman AB. A Metabolite Composite Score Attenuated a Substantial Portion of the Higher Mortality Risk Associated With Frailty Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 01 18; 76(2):378-384. PMID: 32361748.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  3. Wu C, Li YX, Marron MM, Odden MC, Newman AB, Sanders JL. Quantifying and Classifying Physical Resilience Among Older Adults: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 09 25; 75(10):1960-1966. PMID: 31628840.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Sanders JL, Han Y, Urbina MF, Systrom DM, Waxman AB. Metabolomics of exercise pulmonary hypertension are intermediate between controls and patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulm Circ. 2019 Oct-Dec; 9(4):2045894019882623. PMID: 31695905.
    Citations: 4     
  5. Bhatt SP, Balte PP, Schwartz JE, Cassano PA, Couper D, Jacobs DR, Kalhan R, O'Connor GT, Yende S, Sanders JL, Umans JG, Dransfield MT, Chaves PH, White WB, Oelsner EC. Discriminative Accuracy of FEV1:FVC Thresholds for COPD-Related Hospitalization and Mortality. JAMA. 2019 06 25; 321(24):2438-2447. PMID: 31237643.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Marron MM, Harris TB, Boudreau RM, Clish CB, Moore SC, Murphy RA, Murthy VL, Sanders JL, Shah RV, Tseng GC, Wendell SG, Zmuda JM, Newman AB. Metabolites Associated with Vigor to Frailty Among Community-Dwelling Older Black Men. Metabolites. 2019 Apr 30; 9(5). PMID: 31052232.
    Citations: 6     
  7. O'Connell MDL, Marron MM, Boudreau RM, Canney M, Sanders JL, Kenny RA, Kritchevsky SB, Harris TB, Newman AB. Mortality in Relation to Changes in a Healthy Aging Index: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 04 23; 74(5):726-732. PMID: 29733331.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Sanders JL, Arnold AM, Boudreau RM, Hirsch CH, Kizer JR, Kaplan RC, Cappola AR, Cushman M, Jacob ME, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB. Association of Biomarker and Physiologic Indices With Mortality in Older Adults: Cardiovascular Health Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 01 01; 74(1):114-120. PMID: 29659743.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Vaz Fragoso CA, Manini TM, Kairalla JA, Buford TW, Hsu FC, Gill TM, Kritchevsky SB, McDermott MM, Sanders JL, Cummings SR, Tranah GJ. Mitochondrial DNA variants and pulmonary function in older persons. Exp Gerontol. 2019 01; 115:96-103. PMID: 30508565.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Wyss AB, Sofer T, Lee MK, Terzikhan N, Nguyen JN, Lahousse L, Latourelle JC, Smith AV, Bartz TM, Feitosa MF, Gao W, Ahluwalia TS, Tang W, Oldmeadow C, Duan Q, de Jong K, Wojczynski MK, Wang XQ, Noordam R, Hartwig FP, Jackson VE, Wang T, Obeidat M, Hobbs BD, Huan T, Gui H, Parker MM, Hu D, Mogil LS, Kichaev G, Jin J, Graff M, Harris TB, Kalhan R, Heckbert SR, Paternoster L, Burkart KM, Liu Y, Holliday EG, Wilson JG, Vonk JM, Sanders JL, Barr RG, de Mutsert R, Menezes AMB, Adams HHH, van den Berge M, Joehanes R, Levin AM, Liberto J, Launer LJ, Morrison AC, Sitlani CM, Celedón JC, Kritchevsky SB, Scott RJ, Christensen K, Rotter JI, Bonten TN, Wehrmeister FC, Bossé Y, Xiao S, Oh S, Franceschini N, Brody JA, Kaplan RC, Lohman K, McEvoy M, Province MA, Rosendaal FR, Taylor KD, Nickle DC, Williams LK, Burchard EG, Wheeler HE, Sin DD, Gudnason V, North KE, Fornage M, Psaty BM, Myers RH, O'Connor G, Hansen T, Laurie CC, Cassano PA, Sung J, Kim WJ, Attia JR, Lange L, Boezen HM, Thyagarajan B, Rich SS, Mook-Kanamori DO, Horta BL, Uitterlinden AG, Im HK, Cho MH, Brusselle GG, Gharib SA, Dupuis J, Manichaikul A, London SJ. Multiethnic meta-analysis identifies ancestry-specific and cross-ancestry loci for pulmonary function. Nat Commun. 2018 07 30; 9(1):2976. PMID: 30061609.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Sanders JL, Guo W, O'Meara ES, Kaplan RC, Pollak MN, Bartz TM, Newman AB, Fried LP, Cappola AR. Trajectories of IGF-I Predict Mortality in Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 06 14; 73(7):953-959. PMID: 28977343.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  12. Wu C, Smit E, Sanders JL, Newman AB, Odden MC. A Modified Healthy Aging Index and Its Association with Mortality: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Oct 01; 72(10):1437-1444. PMID: 28329253.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Sanders JL, Raja AS, Hasegawa K, Bittner J, Espinola JA, Olamiju B, Sullivan AF, Camargo CA. Decline in Consultant Availability in Massachusetts Emergency Departments: 2005 to 2014. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 10; 68(4):461-6. PMID: 27569109.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Sanders JL, Singh J, Minster RL, Walston JD, Matteini AM, Christensen K, Mayeux R, Borecki IB, Perls T, Newman AB. Association Between Mortality and Heritability of the Scale of Aging Vigor in Epidemiology. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 08; 64(8):1679-83. PMID: 27294813.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Newman AB, Sanders JL, Kizer JR, Boudreau RM, Odden MC, Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Arnold AM. Trajectories of function and biomarkers with age: the CHS All Stars Study. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 08; 45(4):1135-1145. PMID: 27272182.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Sanders JL, Arnold AM, Hirsch CH, Thielke SM, Kim D, Mukamal KJ, Kizer JR, Ix JH, Kaplan RC, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB. Effects of Disease Burden and Functional Adaptation on Morbidity and Mortality on Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 06; 64(6):1242-9. PMID: 27321602.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Leaf DE, Cheng XS, Sanders JL, Mendu M, Schiff GD, Mount DB, Bazari H. An electronic alert to decrease Kayexalate ordering. Ren Fail. 2016 Nov; 38(10):1752-1754. PMID: 27183825.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Sanders JL, Noble VE, Raja AS, Sullivan AF, Camargo CA. Access to and Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Sep; 16(5):747-52. PMID: 26587101.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Honig LS, Kang MS, Cheng R, Eckfeldt JH, Thyagarajan B, Leiendecker-Foster C, Province MA, Sanders JL, Perls T, Christensen K, Lee JH, Mayeux R, Schupf N. Heritability of telomere length in a study of long-lived families. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Oct; 36(10):2785-90. PMID: 26239175.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. Thoma B, Chan TM, Paterson QS, Milne WK, Sanders JL, Lin M. Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Blogs and Podcasts: Establishing an International Consensus on Quality. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Oct; 66(4):396-402.e4. PMID: 25840846.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Thoma B, Sanders JL, Lin M, Paterson QS, Steeg J, Chan TM. The social media index: measuring the impact of emergency medicine and critical care websites. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Mar; 16(2):242-9. PMID: 25834664.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    
  22. Minster RL, Sanders JL, Singh J, Kammerer CM, Barmada MM, Matteini AM, Zhang Q, Wojczynski MK, Daw EW, Brody JA, Arnold AM, Lunetta KL, Murabito JM, Christensen K, Perls TT, Province MA, Newman AB. Genome-Wide Association Study and Linkage Analysis of the Healthy Aging Index. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Aug; 70(8):1003-8. PMID: 25758594.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Rosso AL, Sanders JL, Arnold AM, Boudreau RM, Hirsch CH, Carlson MC, Rosano C, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB. Multisystem physiologic impairments and changes in gait speed of older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Mar; 70(3):319-24. PMID: 25380599.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Thyagarajan B, Wojczynski M, Minster RL, Sanders J, Barral S, Christiansen L, Barr RG, Newman A. Genetic variants associated with lung function: the long life family study. Respir Res. 2014 Nov 01; 15:134. PMID: 25409777.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Odden MC, Yee LM, Arnold AM, Sanders JL, Hirsch C, deFilippi C, Kizer JR, Inzitari M, Newman AB. Subclinical vascular disease burden and longer survival. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Sep; 62(9):1692-8. PMID: 25243681.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Lee JH, Cheng R, Honig LS, Feitosa M, Kammerer CM, Kang MS, Schupf N, Lin SJ, Sanders JL, Bae H, Druley T, Perls T, Christensen K, Province M, Mayeux R. Genome wide association and linkage analyses identified three loci-4q25, 17q23.2, and 10q11.21-associated with variation in leukocyte telomere length: the Long Life Family Study. Front Genet. 2013; 4:310. PMID: 24478790.
    Citations: 30     
  27. Sebastiani P, Sun FX, Andersen SL, Lee JH, Wojczynski MK, Sanders JL, Yashin A, Newman AB, Perls TT. Families Enriched for Exceptional Longevity also have Increased Health-Span: Findings from the Long Life Family Study. Front Public Health. 2013; 1:38. PMID: 24350207.
    Citations: 35     
  28. Elbers CC, Garcia ME, Kimura M, Cummings SR, Nalls MA, Newman AB, Park V, Sanders JL, Tranah GJ, Tishkoff SA, Harris TB, Aviv A. Comparison between southern blots and qPCR analysis of leukocyte telomere length in the health ABC study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 May; 69(5):527-31. PMID: 23946336.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  29. Sanders JL, Minster RL, Barmada MM, Matteini AM, Boudreau RM, Christensen K, Mayeux R, Borecki IB, Zhang Q, Perls T, Newman AB. Heritability of and mortality prediction with a longevity phenotype: the healthy aging index. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Apr; 69(4):479-85. PMID: 23913930.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Michaelsen K, Sanders JL, Zimmer SM, Bump GM. Overcoming patient barriers to discussing physician hand hygiene: do patients prefer electronic reminders to other methods? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Sep; 34(9):929-34. PMID: 23917906.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  31. Sanders JL, Ding V, Arnold AM, Kaplan RC, Cappola AR, Kizer JR, Boudreau RM, Cushman M, Newman AB. Do changes in circulating biomarkers track with each other and with functional changes in older adults? J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Feb; 69(2):174-81. PMID: 23811185.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Liu TY, Sanders JL, Tsui FC, Espino JU, Dato VM, Suyama J. Association of over-the-counter pharmaceutical sales with influenza-like-illnesses to patient volume in an urgent care setting. PLoS One. 2013; 8(3):e59273. PMID: 23555647.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Sheth HS, Faust-Smith K, Sanders JL, Palmer RM. Screening for injurious falls in acute care hospitals. J Patient Saf. 2013 Mar; 9(1):24-8. PMID: 23149691.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  34. Sanders JL, Newman AB. Telomere length in epidemiology: a biomarker of aging, age-related disease, both, or neither? Epidemiol Rev. 2013; 35:112-31. PMID: 23302541.
    Citations: 171     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  35. Sanders JL. A student's perspective on reaching full potential in academic medicine. Acad Med. 2012 Nov; 87(11):1478. PMID: 23111267.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Swindell WR, Cummings SR, Sanders JL, Caserotti P, Rosano C, Satterfield S, Strotmeyer ES, Harris TB, Simonsick EM, Cawthon PM. Data mining identifies Digit Symbol Substitution Test score and serum cystatin C as dominant predictors of mortality in older men and women. Rejuvenation Res. 2012 Aug; 15(4):405-13. PMID: 22607624.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Sanders JL, Boudreau RM, Penninx BW, Simonsick EM, Kritchevsky SB, Satterfield S, Harris TB, Bauer DC, Newman AB. Association of a Modified Physiologic Index with mortality and incident disability: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Dec; 67(12):1439-46. PMID: 22546961.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Njajou OT, Cawthon RM, Blackburn EH, Harris TB, Li R, Sanders JL, Newman AB, Nalls M, Cummings SR, Hsueh WC. Shorter telomeres are associated with obesity and weight gain in the elderly. Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Sep; 36(9):1176-9. PMID: 22005719.
    Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  39. Stebbins S, Sanders JL, Vukotich CJ, Mahoney JF. Public Health Area of Concentration: a model for integration into medical school curricula. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Oct; 41(4 Suppl 3):S237-41. PMID: 21961670.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  40. Sanders JL, Fitzpatrick AL, Boudreau RM, Arnold AM, Aviv A, Kimura M, Fried LF, Harris TB, Newman AB. Leukocyte telomere length is associated with noninvasively measured age-related disease: The Cardiovascular Health Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Apr; 67(4):409-16. PMID: 21934123.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  41. Sanders JL, Boudreau RM, Fried LP, Walston JD, Harris TB, Newman AB. Measurement of organ structure and function enhances understanding of the physiological basis of frailty: the Cardiovascular Health Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Sep; 59(9):1581-8. PMID: 21883106.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Sanders JL, Iannaccone A, Boudreau RM, Conley YP, Opresko PL, Hsueh WC, Cummings SR, Cawthon RM, Harris TB, Nalls MA, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB. The association of cataract with leukocyte telomere length in older adults: defining a new marker of aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011 Jun; 66(6):639-45. PMID: 21382885.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  43. Sanders JL, Cappola AR, Arnold AM, Boudreau RM, Chaves PH, Robbins J, Cushman M, Newman AB. Concurrent change in dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and functional performance in the oldest old: results from the Cardiovascular Health Study All Stars study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2010 Sep; 65(9):976-81. PMID: 20466773.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Sanders JL, Boudreau RM, Cappola AR, Arnold AM, Robbins J, Cushman M, Newman AB. Cardiovascular disease is associated with greater incident dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate decline in the oldest old: the cardiovascular health study all stars study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Mar; 58(3):421-6. PMID: 20163485.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Sanders JL, Cauley JA, Boudreau RM, Zmuda JM, Strotmeyer ES, Opresko PL, Hsueh WC, Cawthon RM, Li R, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB. Leukocyte Telomere Length Is Not Associated With BMD, Osteoporosis, or Fracture in Older Adults: Results From the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 Sep; 24(9):1531-6. PMID: 19338455.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  46. Sanders JL, Colson YL. Leveraging primary care in the fight against lung cancer. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Mar; 23(3):344-7. PMID: 18172737.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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