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profileElizabeth J. Samelson, Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionHebrew Rehabilitation Center
DepartmentMedicine
AddressHebrew Rehab Center For the Aged
Institute for Aging Research
1200 Centre St
Roslindale MA 02131
Phone617/971-5383
Fax617/971-5339
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R01AG041658     (SAMELSON, ELIZABETH J)Sep 30, 2011 - Aug 31, 2016
NIH/NIA
Mechansims and Clinical Importance of Hyperkyphosis:The Framingham Study
Role: Principal Investigator

K01AR053118     (SAMELSON, ELIZABETH)Jun 1, 2007 - May 31, 2013
NIH/NIAMS
Volumetric Bone Density and Vascular Calcification: The Framingham QCT Study
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Allaire BT, DePaolis Kaluza MC, Bruno AG, Samelson EJ, Kiel DP, Anderson DE, Bouxsein ML. Evaluation of a new approach to compute intervertebral disc height measurements from lateral radiographic views of the spine. Eur Spine J. 2016 Oct 18. PMID: 27757680.
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  2. Yau MS, Demissie S, Zhou Y, Anderson DE, Lorbergs AL, Kiel DP, Allaire BT, Yang L, Cupples LA, Travison TG, Bouxsein ML, Karasik D, Samelson EJ. Heritability of Thoracic Spine Curvature and Genetic Correlations with Other Spine Traits: The Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Jul 25. PMID: 27455046.
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  3. Lorbergs AL, O'Connor GT, Zhou Y, Travison TG, Kiel DP, Cupples LA, Rosen H, Samelson EJ. Severity of Kyphosis and Decline in Lung Function: The Framingham Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Jun 23. PMID: 27341855.
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  4. Samelson EJ, Miller PD, Christiansen C, Daizadeh NS, Grazette L, Anthony MS, Egbuna O, Wang A, Siddhanti SR, Cheung AM, Franchimont N, Kiel DP. RANKL inhibition with denosumab does not influence 3-year progression of aortic calcification or incidence of adverse cardiovascular events in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and high cardiovascular risk. J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Feb; 29(2):450-7. PMID: 23873632; PMCID: PMC3946983.
  5. Eum R, Leveille SG, Kiely DK, Kiel DP, Samelson EJ, Bean JF. Is kyphosis related to mobility, balance, and disability? Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Nov; 92(11):980-9. PMID: 23636086; PMCID: PMC3805732.
  6. Echt MA, Samelson EJ, Hannan MT, Dufour AB, Berry SD. Psychotropic drug initiation or increased dosage and the acute risk of falls: a prospective cohort study of nursing home residents. BMC Geriatr. 2013 Feb 22; 13:19. PMID: 23432790; PMCID: PMC3606594.
  7. Stewart C, Leveille SG, Shmerling RH, Samelson EJ, Bean JF, Schofield P. Management of persistent pain in older adults: the MOBILIZE Boston Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Nov; 60(11):2081-6. PMID: 23126624; PMCID: PMC3498575.
  8. Hannan MT, Gagnon MM, Aneja J, Jones RN, Cupples LA, Lipsitz LA, Samelson EJ, Leveille SG, Kiel DP. Optimizing the tracking of falls in studies of older participants: comparison of quarterly telephone recall with monthly falls calendars in the MOBILIZE Boston Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 May 1; 171(9):1031-6. PMID: 20360242; PMCID: PMC2877474.
  9. Berry SD, Quach L, Procter-Gray E, Kiel DP, Li W, Samelson EJ, Lipsitz LA, Kelsey JL. Poor adherence to medications may be associated with falls. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2010 May; 65(5):553-8. PMID: 20231214; PMCID: PMC2854886.
  10. Kelsey JL, Samelson EJ. Variation in risk factors for fractures at different sites. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2009 Dec; 7(4):127-33. PMID: 19968916; PMCID: PMC3570963.
  11. Szulc P, Samelson EJ, Kiel DP, Delmas PD. Increased bone resorption is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events in men: the MINOS study. J Bone Miner Res. 2009 Dec; 24(12):2023-31. PMID: 19453264; PMCID: PMC2791516.
  12. Samelson EJ, Kelsey JL, Kiel DP, Roman AM, Cupples LA, Freeman MB, Jones RN, Hannan MT, Leveille SG, Gagnon MM, Lipsitz LA. Issues in conducting epidemiologic research among elders: lessons from the MOBILIZE Boston Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Dec 15; 168(12):1444-51. PMID: 18953059; PMCID: PMC2727190.
  13. Leveille SG, Kiel DP, Jones RN, Roman A, Hannan MT, Sorond FA, Kang HG, Samelson EJ, Gagnon M, Freeman M, Lipsitz LA. The MOBILIZE Boston Study: design and methods of a prospective cohort study of novel risk factors for falls in an older population. BMC Geriatr. 2008 Jul 18; 8:16. PMID: 18638389; PMCID: PMC2500010.
  14. Samelson EJ, Kiel DP. Prevalent vertebral fracture and the risk of incident vertebral fracture. JAMA. 2008 Apr 9; 299(14):1666; author reply 1666-7. PMID: 18398075.
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  15. Berry SD, Samelson EJ, Hannan MT, McLean RR, Lu M, Cupples LA, Shaffer ML, Beiser AL, Kelly-Hayes M, Kiel DP. Second hip fracture in older men and women: the Framingham Study. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Oct 8; 167(18):1971-6. PMID: 17923597.
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  16. Samelson EJ, Broe KE, Demissie S, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Massaro J, Kathiresan S, O'Donnell CJ, Beck TJ, Karasik D, Kiel DP. . Increased Plasma Osteoprotegerin Concentrations are Associated with Indices of Bone Strength of the Hip: The Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2007.
  17. Berry SD, Lu M, Hannan MT, Samelson EJ, McLean RN, Cupples LA, Kiel DP . Incidence of Second Hip Fractures: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Arch Intern Med. 2007.
  18. Samelson EJ, Broe KE, Lu M, Hannan MT, Cupples LA, O'Donnell CJ, Kiel DP. . Does vascular calcification in middle-aged women and men predict long term risk of hip fracture? The Framingham Study. Am J Epidemiol 2007. 2007.
  19. Samelson EJ, Hannan MT. Epidemiology of osteoporosis. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2006 Feb; 8(1):76-83. PMID: 16515770.
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  20. Berry S, Lu M, Hannan MT, Samelson EJ, McLean R, Cupples LA, Kiel D. . Incidence of Second Hip Fractures: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. J Amer Ger Soc. 2006; 54:S168.
  21. Berry SD, Lu M, Hannan MT, Samelson EJ, McLean RN, Cupples LA, Kiel DP . Incidence and Risk Factors for Second Hip Fractures: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2006; 21:S1.
  22. Edmond SL, Kiel DP, Samelson EJ, Kelly-Hayes M, Felson DT. Vertebral deformity, back symptoms, and functional limitations among older women: the Framingham Study. Osteoporos Int. 2005 Sep; 16(9):1086-95. PMID: 15726295.
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  23. McLean RR, Jacques PF, Selhub J, et al. . Low plasma vitamin B12 is associated with increased hip fracture risk in elderly men and women: The Framingham study. J Bone Miner Res. 2005; 20:S86.
  24. McLean RR, Jacques PF, Selhub J, Tucker KL, Samelson EJ, Broe KE, Hannan MT, Cupples LA, Kiel DP. Homocysteine as a predictive factor for hip fracture in older persons. N Engl J Med. 2004 May 13; 350(20):2042-9. PMID: 15141042.
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  25. Samelson EJ, Cupples LA, Hannan MT, Wilson PW, Williams SA, Vaccarino V, Zhang Y, Kiel DP. Long-term effects of serum cholesterol on bone mineral density in women and men: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Bone. 2004 Mar; 34(3):557-61. PMID: 15003803.
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  26. McLean RR, Jacques PF, Selhub J, Samelson EJ, Broe KE, Hannan MT, Cupples LA, Kiel DP. . Increased plasma homocysteine concentrations are strongly associated with increased risk of hip fracture in elderly men and women: The Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2003; 18:S4..
  27. Samelson EJ, Cupples, Hannan MT, Broe KE, Felson DT, Kiel DP. . Lifestyle, clinical factors and Long-term risk for hip fracture in women and men: 50 years of follow-up from the Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2003; 18:S16.
  28. Samelson EJ, Zhang Y, Kiel DP, Hannan MT, Felson DT. Effect of birth cohort on risk of hip fracture: age-specific incidence rates in the Framingham Study. Am J Public Health. 2002 May; 92(5):858-62. PMID: 11988460; PMCID: PMC1447174.
  29. Samelson EJ, Cupples LA, Hannan MT, Wilson PWF, Broe KE, Zhang Y, Levy D, Williams SA, Vaccarino V, Kiel DP. . Long-Term effects of serum cholesterol over 34 years on bone mineral density in women and men: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2002; s362.
  30. Samelson EJ, Rosen HN, Iloputaaife ID, Hannan MT, Felson DT, Kiel DP. Natural History of Kyphosis: A prospective study of change in thoracic curvature in men and women in The Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2001; 16:S155.
  31. Samelson EJ, Rosen HN, Iloputaife, ID, Hannan MT, Felson DT, Kiel DP. Change in thoracic curvature in elderly women and men: natural history of kyphosis in a population-based longitudinal study. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2001; 45:S118.
  32. Samelson EJ, Zhang Y, Kiel DP, Hannan MT, Felson DT. Evidence for a Birth Cohort Effect on Risk of Hip Fracture: Age-Specific Incidence Rates in the Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2000; 15:S156.
  33. Samelson EJ, Hannan MT, Felson DT, Zhang YQ, Genant HK, Kiel DP. Risk factors for incidence of vertebral fracture in men and women: 25-Year follow-up results from The Framingham Osteoporosis Study. J Bone Miner Res. 1999; 14:S147.
  34. EJ Samelson. Reproductive and Related Risk Factors for Hip Fracture in Black and White Women. 1997.
  35. Samelson EJ, Speers MA, Ferguson R, Bennett C. Racial differences in cervical cancer mortality in Chicago. Am J Public Health. 1994 Jun; 84(6):1007-9. PMID: 8203665; PMCID: PMC1614966.
  36. Grisso JA, Kelsey JL, Strom BL, O'Brien LA, Maislin G., LaPann K, Samelson L, Hoffman S. Risk factors for hip fracture in black women. N Engl J Med. 1994; 330:1555-59.
  37. Samelson EJ, Cupples LA, Broe KE, Hannan MT, O'Donnell CJ, Kiel DP. Vascular calcification in middle age and long-term risk of hip fracture: the Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2007 Sep; 22(9):1449-54. PMID: 17542685; PMCID: PMC2748402.
  38. Kim YM, Demissie S, Eisenberg R, Samelson EJ, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML. Intra-and inter-reader reliability of semi-automated quantitative morphometry measurements and vertebral fracture assessment using lateral scout views from computed tomography. Osteoporos Int. 2011 Oct; 22(10):2677-88. PMID: 21271340; PMCID: PMC3650637.
  39. Berry SD, Samelson EJ, Pencina MJ, McLean RR, Cupples LA, Broe KE, Kiel DP. Repeat bone mineral density screening and prediction of hip and major osteoporotic fracture. JAMA. 2013 Sep 25; 310(12):1256-62. PMID: 24065012; PMCID: PMC3903386.
  40. Patsch JM, Zulliger MA, Vilayphou N, Samelson EJ, Cejka D, Diarra D, Berzaczy G, Burghardt AJ, Link TM, Weber M, Loewe C. Quantification of lower leg arterial calcifications by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography. Bone. 2014 Jan; 58:42-7. PMID: 23954758; PMCID: PMC4042679.
  41. Bruno AG, Broe KE, Zhang X, Samelson EJ, Meng CA, Manoharan R, D'Agostino J, Cupples LA, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML. Vertebral size, bone density, and strength in men and women matched for age and areal spine BMD. J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Mar; 29(3):562-9. PMID: 23955966; PMCID: PMC4149904.
  42. Chan JJ, Cupples LA, Kiel DP, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U, Samelson EJ. QCT Volumetric Bone Mineral Density and Vascular and Valvular Calcification: The Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2015 Oct; 30(10):1767-74. PMID: 25871790.
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  43. Samelson EJ, Christiansen BA, Demissie S, Broe KE, Louie-Gao Q, Cupples LA, Roberts BJ, Manoharam R, D'Agostino J, Lang T, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML. QCT measures of bone strength at the thoracic and lumbar spine: the Framingham Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Mar; 27(3):654-63. PMID: 22143959; PMCID: PMC3728822.
  44. Samelson EJ, Hannan MT, Zhang Y, Genant HK, Felson DT, Kiel DP. Incidence and risk factors for vertebral fracture in women and men: 25-year follow-up results from the population-based Framingham study. J Bone Miner Res. 2006 Aug; 21(8):1207-14. PMID: 16869718.
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  45. Samelson EJ, Kiel DP, Broe KE, Zhang Y, Cupples LA, Hannan MT, Wilson PW, Levy D, Williams SA, Vaccarino V. Metacarpal cortical area and risk of coronary heart disease: the Framingham Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Mar 15; 159(6):589-95. PMID: 15003963.
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  46. McLean RR, Jacques PF, Selhub J, Fredman L, Tucker KL, Samelson EJ, Kiel DP, Cupples LA, Hannan MT. Plasma B vitamins, homocysteine, and their relation with bone loss and hip fracture in elderly men and women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Jun; 93(6):2206-12. PMID: 18364381; PMCID: PMC2435634.
  47. Samelson EJ, Booth SL, Fox CS, Tucker KL, Wang TJ, Hoffmann U, Cupples LA, O'Donnell CJ, Kiel DP. Calcium intake is not associated with increased coronary artery calcification: the Framingham Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Dec; 96(6):1274-80. PMID: 23134889; PMCID: PMC3497924.
  48. Berry SD, Samelson EJ, Ngo L, Bordes M, Broe KE, Kiel DP. Subsequent fracture in nursing home residents with a hip fracture: a competing risks approach. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Oct; 56(10):1887-92. PMID: 18721221; PMCID: PMC2760766.
  49. Kim YM, Demissie S, Genant HK, Cheng X, Yu W, Samelson EJ, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML. Identification of prevalent vertebral fractures using CT lateral scout views: a comparison of semi-automated quantitative vertebral morphometry and radiologist semi-quantitative grading. Osteoporos Int. 2012 Mar; 23(3):1007-16. PMID: 21927924; PMCID: PMC3584446.
  50. Samelson EJ, Christiansen BA, Demissie S, Broe KE, Zhou Y, Meng CA, Yu W, Cheng X, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U, Genant HK, Kiel DP, Bouxsein ML. Reliability of vertebral fracture assessment using multidetector CT lateral scout views: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Osteoporos Int. 2011 Apr; 22(4):1123-31. PMID: 20495902; PMCID: PMC2964444.
  51. Berry SD, Kiel DP, Donaldson MG, Cummings SR, Kanis JA, Johansson H, Samelson EJ. Application of the National Osteoporosis Foundation Guidelines to postmenopausal women and men: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Osteoporos Int. 2010 Jan; 21(1):53-60. PMID: 19937426; PMCID: PMC2889692.
  52. Berry SD, Samelson EJ, Bordes M, Broe K, Kiel DP. Survival of aged nursing home residents with hip fracture. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Jul; 64(7):771-7. PMID: 19414511; PMCID: PMC2844133.
  53. Szulc P, Samelson EJ, Sornay-Rendu E, Chapurlat R, Kiel DP. Severity of aortic calcification is positively associated with vertebral fracture in older men--a densitometry study in the STRAMBO cohort. Osteoporos Int. 2013 Apr; 24(4):1177-84. PMID: 22872071; PMCID: PMC3656471.
  54. Liu CT, Karasik D, Zhou Y, Hsu YH, Genant HK, Broe KE, Lang TF, Samelson EJ, Demissie S, Bouxsein ML, Cupples LA, Kiel DP. Heritability of prevalent vertebral fracture and volumetric bone mineral density and geometry at the lumbar spine in three generations of the Framingham study. J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Apr; 27(4):954-8. PMID: 22222934; PMCID: PMC3375687.
  55. Berry SD, Ngo L, Samelson EJ, Kiel DP. Competing risk of death: an important consideration in studies of older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Apr; 58(4):783-7. PMID: 20345862; PMCID: PMC2873048.
  56. Samelson EJ, Broe KE, Demissie S, Beck TJ, Karasik D, Kathiresan S, Kiel DP. Increased plasma osteoprotegerin concentrations are associated with indices of bone strength of the hip. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 May; 93(5):1789-95. PMID: 18303076; PMCID: PMC2386280.
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