Pamela Lutsey, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Pamela Lutsey

Contact Info

lutsey@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-5812

Office Address:
451 West Bank Office Building

Mailing Address:
1300 S 2nd St
300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota

MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota

BS, Community Health Education, Iowa State University

BA, Psychology, Iowa State University

Summary

I am an epidemiologist whose mission is to identify potentially changeable factors that influence cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Areas of particular interest include nutritional biomarkers (e.g. low serum vitamin D), sleep disordered breathing and venous thromboembolism. My work also touches on the identification of risk factors for dementia. Much of my research calls on two longterm studies: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). I am also using large administrative data sources (i.e. MarketScan, Optum) to compare the effectiveness of new versus established treatment strategies for venous thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation. 

Expertise

Aging, chronic diseases, equity, food & nutrition, cardiovascular disease, sleep

Awards & Recognition

  • McKnight Land-Grant Professor (2014–2016)
  • American Heart Association Early Career Committee (2012–2014)
  • Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Young Investigator Award (2012)

Research

Research Funding Grants

  • 2017–2020, NIH NHLBI, "Contemporary Venous Thromboembolism Treatment," Principal Investigator
  • 2011–2017, NIH NHLBI, "Serum Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in the Biethnic ARIC Cohort," Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2021, NIH NHLBI, "Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study," Co-Investigator
  • 2015–2019, NIH NHLBI, "ARIC Neurocognitive Study (ARIC-NCS)," Co-Investigator
  • 2015–2021, NIH NHLBI, "Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)," Co-Investigator

Publications

See a full list of my publications on PubMed

Select Recent Publications

  • Lutsey PL, Bengtson LG, Punjabi NM, Shahar E, Mosley TH, Gottesman RF, Wruck LM, MacLehose RF, Alonso A. "Obstructive sleep apnea and 15-year cognitive decline: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study," Sleep 2016;39(2):309-316. PMCID: PMC4712410
  • Hoofnagle AN, Eckfeldt JH, Lutsey PL. "Vitamin D-binding protein concentrations quantified by mass spectrometry" [Letter to the Editor]. New England Journal of Medicine 2015;373(15)1480-1482. PMCID: PMC4654614
  • Lutsey PL, Michos ED, Misialek JR, Pankow JS, Loehr L, Selvin E, Reis JP, Gross M, Eckfeldt JH, Folsom AR. Race and vitamin D binding protein gene polymorphisms modify the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and incident heart failure: The ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities) Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Heart Failure 2015;3(5):347-356. PMCID: PMC4426050.
  • Lutsey PL, McClelland RL, Duprez D, Shea S, Shahar E, Nagayoshi M, Budoff M, Kaufman JD, Redline S. "Objectively measured sleep characteristics and prevalence of coronary artery calcification: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Sleep study," Thorax 2015;70(9):880-887. PMCID: PMC4858321
  • Lutsey PL, Alonso A, Selvin E, Pankow JS, Michos ED, Agarwal SK, Loehr LR, Eckfeldt JH, Coresh J. "Fibroblast growth factor-23 and incident coronary heart disease, heart failure, and cardiovascular mortality: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study," Journal of the American Heart Association 2014;3(3):e000936. PMCID: PMC4309096

Teaching

Teaching Areas

I take an active role in training future public health professionals an have mentored and advised graduate students within the Epidemiology & Community Health Division. I am a primary faculty member on the the T32 training grant in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.

Courses

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