Publications

Relationship between sensorimotor peripheral nerve function and indicators of cardiovascular autonomic function in older adults from the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study.
Exp Gerontol 2017 Oct 22;96:38-45. Epub 2017 Apr 22.
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 N. Bellefield Ave., 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States. Electronic address:

Long-term changes in time spent walking and subsequent cognitive and structural brain changes in older adults.
Neurobiol Aging 2017 Sep 6;57:153-161. Epub 2017 Jun 6.
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Slowing gait and risk for cognitive impairment: The hippocampus as a shared neural substrate.
Neurology 2017 Jul 28;89(4):336-342. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
From the Department of Epidemiology (A.L.R., A.L.M., R.M.B., C.R.), School of Public Health, and Departments of Psychiatry and Bioengineering (H.J.A.), University of Pittsburgh, PA; Department of Neurology and Medicine (J.V.), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention (S.B.K.), Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC; Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences (T.B.H.), IRP, National Institute on Aging, NIH, Bethesda, MD; Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology (K.Y.), University of California, San Francisco; Department of Preventive Medicine (S. Satterfield), University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis; and Longitudinal Studies Section (S. Studenski), National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD.

Partial meniscectomy is associated with increased risk of incident radiographic osteoarthritis and worsening cartilage damage in the following year.
Eur Radiol 2017 Jan 27;27(1):404-413. Epub 2016 Apr 27.
Quantitative Imaging Center, Department of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, FGH Building, 3rd floor, 820 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118, USA.

An Evaluation of the Longitudinal, Bidirectional Associations Between Gait Speed and Cognition in Older Women and Men.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2016 Dec 10;71(12):1616-1623. Epub 2016 Apr 10.
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Slow gait, white matter characteristics, and prior 10-year interleukin-6 levels in older adults.
Neurology 2016 Nov 12;87(19):1993-1999. Epub 2016 Oct 12.
From the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine (N.K.N.), Department of Neurology (O.L.L.) and the Pittsburgh Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (O.L.L., N.K.N.), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health (R.M.B., G.L., A.B.N., C.R.), University of Pittsburgh, PA; Sticht Center on Aging (S.K.), Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC; Department of Psychiatry (K.Y.), University of California at San Francisco; and the Longitudinal Studies Section (S.A.S.), Translational Gerontology Branch, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD.


Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Function and Fatigability in Older Adults.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2015 Nov 28;70(11):1379-85. Epub 2014 Aug 28.
Department of Epidemiology, Center for Aging and Population Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



White matter hyperintensities in middle-aged adults with childhood-onset type 1 diabetes.
Neurology 2015 May 22;84(20):2062-9. Epub 2015 Apr 22.
From the Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health (K.A.N., T.J.O., J.C.Z., R.M.B., T.C., R.G.M., C.R.) and Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine (C.M.R., H.J.A., J.R.J., J.R.), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; and VeraLight Inc. (J.D.M.), Albuquerque, NM.

Sensory and motor peripheral nerve function and longitudinal changes in quadriceps strength.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2015 Apr 15;70(4):464-70. Epub 2014 Oct 15.
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Can structural joint damage measured with MR imaging be used to predict knee replacement in the following year?
Radiology 2015 Mar 3;274(3):810-20. Epub 2014 Oct 3.
From the Quantitative Imaging Center, Department of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine, FGH Building, 3rd Floor, 820 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118 (F.W.R., A.G.); Department of Radiology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany (F.W.R.); University of Arizona Arthritis Center & University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Ariz (C.K.K.); Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa (M.J.H., Z.W.); Department of Rheumatology, Royal North Shore Hospital and Kolling Institute, University of Sydney, St Leonards, NSW, Australia (D.J.H.); Institute of Anatomy, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria (F.E.); Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pa (R.M.B.); Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland (M.R.J.); and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif (M.C.N.).


Statin use and decline in gait speed in community-dwelling older adults.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 Jan 23;63(1):124-9. Epub 2014 Dec 23.
Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, Health Policy Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sensory and motor peripheral nerve function and incident mobility disability.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Dec 8;62(12):2273-9. Epub 2014 Dec 8.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts; School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Transition to sarcopenia and determinants of transitions in older adults: a population-based study.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 Jun 7;69(6):751-8. Epub 2013 Sep 7.
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland.

Heritability of and mortality prediction with a longevity phenotype: the healthy aging index.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 Apr 2;69(4):479-85. Epub 2013 Aug 2.
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, A527 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261.



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 30;67(12):1439-46. Epub 2012 Apr 30.
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Bellefield Professional Building 4th Floor, 130 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.


Vitamin B12 and homocysteine levels and 6-year change in peripheral nerve function and neurological signs.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2012 May 12;67(5):537-43. Epub 2011 Dec 12.
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.

Analgesic use for knee and hip osteoarthritis in community-dwelling elders.
Pain Med 2011 Nov 12;12(11):1628-36. Epub 2011 Oct 12.
Department of Medicine (Geriatrics), School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

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 7;66(6):639-45. Epub 2011 Mar 7.
Medical Scientist Training Program, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.


Long-term retention of older adults in the Cardiovascular Health Study: implications for studies of the oldest old.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Apr;58(4):696-701
Center for Aging and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Room 515, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA.





NK-like T cells and plasma cytokines, but not anti-viral serology, define immune fingerprints of resilience and mild disability in exceptional aging.
PLoS One 2011 20;6(10):e26558. Epub 2011 Oct 20.
Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

The relationship between mitochondrial function and walking performance in older adults with a wide range of physical function.
Exp Gerontol 2016 08 12;81:1-7. Epub 2016 Apr 12.
Center for Aging and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States. Electronic address:

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