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Alberto B. Ascherio, D.P.H., M.D.

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  1. R01TS000318 (ASCHERIO, ALBERTO) Sep 30, 2020 - Sep 29, 2023
    Serological profiling of the human virome and ALS risk in a military population
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01NS103891 (ASCHERIO, ALBERTO) Sep 15, 2018 - Aug 31, 2023
    Prospective study of vitamin D and MS risk in African Americans
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01NS089619 (ASCHERIO, ALBERTO) Sep 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    Metabolomics and risk of Parkinson's Disease
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R01NS073633 (ASCHERIO, ALBERTO) Mar 1, 2011 - Feb 29, 2016
    Vitamin D, Epstein-Barr virus infection, and cigarette smoking and risk of multip
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R01NS071082 (ASCHERIO, ALBERTO) Jul 1, 2010 - Nov 30, 2015
    Vitamin D, cigarette smoking, EBV infection and risk of MS progression
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Claire Simon K, Schmidt H, Loud S, Ascherio A. Epstein-Barr virus candidate genes and multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2015 Jan; 4(1):60-4. PMID: 25787055.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  2. Simon KC, Schmidt H, Loud S, Ascherio A. Risk factors for multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and transverse myelitis. Mult Scler. 2015 May; 21(6):703-9. PMID: 25305254.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Palacios N, Fitzgerald KC, Hart JE, Weisskopf MG, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A, Laden F. Particulate matter and risk of Parkinson disease in a large prospective study of women. Environ Health. 2014 Oct 07; 13:80. PMID: 25294559.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  4. Simon KC, Eberly S, Gao X, Oakes D, Tanner CM, Shoulson I, Fahn S, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. Mendelian randomization of serum urate and parkinson disease progression. Ann Neurol. 2014 Dec; 76(6):862-8. PMID: 25257975.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Fitzgerald KC, O'Reilly ÉJ, Falcone GJ, McCullough ML, Park Y, Kolonel LN, Ascherio A. Dietary ?-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Sep; 71(9):1102-10. PMID: 25023276.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Ascherio A, Munger KL. Not too late to take vitamin D supplements. Ann Neurol. 2014 Sep; 76(3):321-2. PMID: 25131341.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Munger KL, Köchert K, Simon KC, Kappos L, Polman CH, Freedman MS, Hartung HP, Miller DH, Montalbán X, Edan G, Barkhof F, Pleimes D, Sandbrink R, Ascherio A, Pohl C. Molecular mechanism underlying the impact of vitamin D on disease activity of MS. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2014 Aug; 1(8):605-17. PMID: 25285313.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    
  8. Schwarzschild MA, Macklin EA, Ascherio A. Urate and neuroprotection trials. Lancet Neurol. 2014 Aug; 13(8):758. PMID: 25030508.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Lyall K, Constantino JN, Weisskopf MG, Roberts AL, Ascherio A, Santangelo SL. Parental social responsiveness and risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring. JAMA Psychiatry. 2014 Aug; 71(8):936-42. PMID: 25100167.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Palacios N, Fitzgerald K, Roberts AL, Hart JE, Weisskopf MG, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A, Laden F. A prospective analysis of airborne metal exposures and risk of Parkinson disease in the nurses' health study cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Sep; 122(9):933-8. PMID: 24905870.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  11. Fondell E, O'Reilly EJ, Fitzgerald KC, Falcone GJ, Kolonel LN, Park Y, McCullough ML, Ascherio A. Dietary fiber and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: results from 5 large cohort studies. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jun 15; 179(12):1442-9. PMID: 24816788.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Tsai AC, Lucas M, Okereke OI, O'Reilly EJ, Mirzaei F, Kawachi I, Ascherio A, Willett WC. Suicide mortality in relation to dietary intake of n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and fish: equivocal findings from 3 large US cohort studies. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jun 15; 179(12):1458-66. PMID: 24812159.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  13. Chocano-Bedoya PO, Mirzaei F, O'Reilly EJ, Lucas M, Okereke OI, Hu FB, Rimm EB, Ascherio A. C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, soluble tumor necrosis factor a receptor 2 and incident clinical depression. J Affect Disord. 2014 Jul; 163:25-32. PMID: 24836084.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Ascherio A, Munger KL, White R, Köchert K, Simon KC, Polman CH, Freedman MS, Hartung HP, Miller DH, Montalbán X, Edan G, Barkhof F, Pleimes D, Radü EW, Sandbrink R, Kappos L, Pohl C. Vitamin D as an early predictor of multiple sclerosis activity and progression. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Mar; 71(3):306-14. PMID: 24445558.
    Citations: 91     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A, Beal MF, Cudkowicz ME, Curhan GC, Hare JM, Hooper DC, Kieburtz KD, Macklin EA, Oakes D, Rudolph A, Shoulson I, Tennis MK, Espay AJ, Gartner M, Hung A, Bwala G, Lenehan R, Encarnacion E, Ainslie M, Castillo R, Togasaki D, Barles G, Friedman JH, Niles L, Carter JH, Murray M, Goetz CG, Jaglin J, Ahmed A, Russell DS, Cotto C, Goudreau JL, Russell D, Parashos SA, Ede P, Saint-Hilaire MH, Thomas CA, James R, Stacy MA, Johnson J, Gauger L, Antonelle de Marcaida J, Thurlow S, Isaacson SH, Carvajal L, Rao J, Cook M, Hope-Porche C, McClurg L, Grasso DL, Logan R, Orme C, Ross T, Brocht AF, Constantinescu R, Sharma S, Venuto C, Weber J, Eaton K. Inosine to increase serum and cerebrospinal fluid urate in Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Feb; 71(2):141-50. PMID: 24366103.
    Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Wong JC, Li Y, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A, Gao X. Restless legs syndrome: an early clinical feature of Parkinson disease in men. Sleep. 2014 Feb 01; 37(2):369-72. PMID: 24497665.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Ascherio A. Environmental factors in multiple sclerosis. Expert Rev Neurother. 2013 Dec; 13(12 Suppl):3-9. PMID: 24289836.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Lucas M, Chocano-Bedoya P, Schulze MB, Shulze MB, Mirzaei F, O'Reilly ÉJ, 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. PMID: 24095894.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Munger K, Ascherio A. Understanding the joint effects of EBV and vitamin D in MS. Mult Scler. 2013 Oct; 19(12):1554-5. PMID: 24132000.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. 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. PMID: 24055118.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Fondell E, Fitzgerald KC, Falcone GJ, O'Reilly EJ, Ascherio A. Early-onset alopecia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a cohort study. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Oct 01; 178(7):1146-9. PMID: 23942216.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Chen H, Burton EA, Ross GW, Huang X, Savica R, Abbott RD, Ascherio A, Caviness JN, Gao X, Gray KA, Hong JS, Kamel F, Jennings D, Kirshner A, Lawler C, Liu R, Miller GW, Nussbaum R, Peddada SD, Rick AC, Ritz B, Siderowf AD, Tanner CM, Tröster AI, Zhang J. Research on the premotor symptoms of Parkinson's disease: clinical and etiological implications. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Nov-Dec; 121(11-12):1245-52. PMID: 23933572.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. 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. PMID: 23885043.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Lucas M, O'Reilly EJ, Pan A, Mirzaei F, Willett WC, Okereke OI, Ascherio A. Coffee, caffeine, and risk of completed suicide: results from three prospective cohorts of American adults. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Jul; 15(5):377-86. PMID: 23819683.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Lyall K, Munger KL, O'Reilly ÉJ, Santangelo SL, Ascherio A. Maternal dietary fat intake in association with autism spectrum disorders. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Jul 15; 178(2):209-20. PMID: 23813699.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Roberts AL, Lyall K, Hart JE, Laden F, Just AC, Bobb JF, Koenen KC, Ascherio A, Weisskopf MG. Perinatal air pollutant exposures and autism spectrum disorder in the children of Nurses' Health Study II participants. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Aug; 121(8):978-84. PMID: 23816781.
    Citations: 99     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Fondell E, O'Reilly EJ, Fitzgerald KC, Falcone GJ, McCullough ML, Park Y, Kolonel LN, Ascherio A. Magnesium intake and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: results from five large cohort studies. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2013 Sep; 14(5-6):356-61. PMID: 23777266.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Factor-Litvak P, Al-Chalabi A, Ascherio A, Bradley W, Chío A, Garruto R, Hardiman O, Kamel F, Kasarskis E, McKee A, Nakano I, Nelson LM, Eisen A. Current pathways for epidemiological research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2013 May; 14 Suppl 1:33-43. PMID: 23678878.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Roberts AL, Lyall K, Rich-Edwards JW, Ascherio A, Weisskopf MG. Association of maternal exposure to childhood abuse with elevated risk for autism in offspring. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 May; 70(5):508-15. PMID: 23553149.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  30. Li Y, Batool-Anwar S, Kim S, Rimm EB, Ascherio A, Gao X. Prospective study of restless legs syndrome and risk of erectile dysfunction. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 May 15; 177(10):1097-105. PMID: 23608708.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Munger KL, Levin LI, Massa J, Horst R, Orban T, Ascherio A. Preclinical serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and risk of type 1 diabetes in a cohort of US military personnel. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Mar 01; 177(5):411-9. PMID: 23380046.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Palacios N, Ascherio A. Reply to: Diabetes and risk of Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2013 Feb; 28(2):258. PMID: 23436636.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Fitzgerald KC, O'Reilly ÉJ, Fondell E, Falcone GJ, McCullough ML, Park Y, Kolonel LN, Ascherio A. Intakes of vitamin C and carotenoids and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: pooled results from 5 cohort studies. Ann Neurol. 2013 Feb; 73(2):236-45. PMID: 23362045.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. O'Reilly ÉJ, Wang H, Weisskopf MG, Fitzgerald KC, Falcone G, McCullough ML, Thun M, Park Y, Kolonel LN, Ascherio A. Premorbid body mass index and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2013 Apr; 14(3):205-11. PMID: 23134505.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Ascherio A, Munger KL, Lünemann JD. The initiation and prevention of multiple sclerosis. Nat Rev Neurol. 2012 Nov 05; 8(11):602-12. PMID: 23045241.
    Citations: 83     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  36. Weisskopf MG, Knekt P, O'Reilly EJ, Lyytinen J, Reunanen A, Laden F, Altshul L, Ascherio A. Polychlorinated biphenyls in prospectively collected serum and Parkinson's disease risk. Mov Disord. 2012 Nov; 27(13):1659-65. PMID: 23044514.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Massa J, Hamdan A, Simon KC, Bertrand K, Wulf G, Tamimi RM, Ascherio A. Infectious mononucleosis and risk of breast cancer in a prospective study of women. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Dec; 23(12):1893-8. PMID: 23053791.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Dominguez PL, Han J, Li T, Ascherio A, Qureshi AA. Depression and the risk of psoriasis in US women. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2013 Sep; 27(9):1163-7. PMID: 23030685.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Gao X, Simon KC, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. Age, statin use, and the risk for incident Parkinson disease-reply. Arch Neurol. 2012 Oct 01; 69(10):1381. PMID: 23754004.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  40. Gao X, Simon KC, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. Age, statin use, and the risk for incident Parkinson disease-reply. Arch Neurol. 2012 Oct 1; 69(10):1381. PMID: 23044597.
  41. Ravina B, Marek K, Eberly S, Oakes D, Kurlan R, Ascherio A, Beal F, Beck J, Flagg E, Galpern WR, Harman J, Lang AE, Schwarzschild M, Tanner C, Shoulson I. Dopamine transporter imaging is associated with long-term outcomes in Parkinson's disease. Mov Disord. 2012 Sep 15; 27(11):1392-7. PMID: 22976926.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Palacios N, Gao X, McCullough ML, Schwarzschild MA, Shah R, Gapstur S, Ascherio A. Caffeine and risk of Parkinson's disease in a large cohort of men and women. Mov Disord. 2012 Sep 01; 27(10):1276-82. PMID: 22927157.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Fondell E, O'Reilly ÉJ, Fitzgerald KC, Falcone GJ, McCullough ML, Thun MJ, Park Y, Kolonel LN, Ascherio A. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: results from five prospective cohort studies. Amyotroph Late