Faculty

Nicholas Smith

Professor, Epidemiology

206-221-1279
nlsmith@uw.edu

Education

PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1997
MPH Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of California (Berkeley), 1993
BA Social Sciences, University of California (Irvine), 1987

Contact

206-221-1279
nlsmith@uw.edu

Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
Box 358085
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1360
Seattle, WA 98101
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Bio

Dr. Smith is Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the VA Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Research Interests

My research interests within cardiovascular epidemiologic research are wide and include investigations of inherited and acquired risk factors for arterial and venous thrombosis, diabetes, and heart failure. A major focus of my research in the past 15 years has been on genetic association studies, first conducted in the local setting and now being orchestrated internationally. Early work was conducted at Group Health Research Institute and involved a series of case-controls studies conducted with colleagues at the University of Washington. These studies addressed primarily pharmaco and pharmaco-genetic epidemiologic questions related to myocardial infarctions, stroke, and venous thrombosis. More recently, I have been involved in 2 large international genetics consortia, the Cohorts of Heart and Aging Genetic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium and the International Network of Venous Thrombosis (INVENT) Consortium. In CHARGE, I co-convene 2 working groups, the CHARGE Hemostasis Working Group and the CHARGE Heart Failure Working Group. I am also a co-convener of the International Network on Venous Thrombosis (INVENT) consortium. For these consortia, I provide leadership in the conduct of intermediate and clinical phenotype association studies using genome-wide and exome-wide markers and exome sequencing. I am also the director of the Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), a program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). The VA CSP is intimately involved in the VA’s Million Veteran Program (MVP), which is collecting DNA, lifestyle questionnaires from over a 1,000,000 Veterans who use the Veterans Health Administration for their care.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Whole genome sequence analysis of platelet traits in the NHLBI trans-omics for precision medicine initiative.
(2021 Sep 6)
Hum Mol Genet
Little A, Hu Y, Sun Q, Jain D, Broome J, Chen MH, Thibord F, McHugh C, Surendran P, Blackwell TW, Brody JA, Bhan A, Chami N, Vries PS, Ekunwe L, Heard-Costa N, Hobbs BD, Manichaikul A, Moon JY, Preuss MH, Ryan K, Wang Z, Wheeler M, Yanek LR, Abecasis GR, Almasy L, Beaty TH, Becker LC, Blangero J, Boerwinkle E, Butterworth AS, Choquet H, Correa A, Curran JE, Faraday N, Fornage M, Glahn DC, Hou L, Jorgenson E, Kooperberg C, Lewis JP, Lloyd-Jones DM, Loos RJF, Min N, Mitchell BD, Morrison AC, Nickerson D, North KE, O'Connell JR, Pankratz N, Psaty BM, Vasan RS, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Smith AV, Smith NL, Tang H, Tracy RP, Conomos MP, Laurie CA, Mathias RA, Li Y, Auer PL, NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium., Thornton T, Reiner AP, Johnson AD, Raffield LM

The genomics of heart failure: design and rationale of the HERMES consortium.
(2021 Sep 3)
ESC Heart Fail
Lumbers RT, Shah S, Lin H, Czuba T, Henry A, Swerdlow DI, Mälarstig A, Andersson C, Verweij N, Holmes MV, Ärnlöv J, Svensson P, Hemingway H, Sallah N, Almgren P, Aragam KG, Asselin G, Backman JD, Biggs ML, Bloom HL, Boersma E, Brandimarto J, Brown MR, Brunner-La Rocca HP, Carey DJ, Chaffin MD, Chasman DI, Chazara O, Chen X, Chen X, Chung JH, Chutkow W, Cleland JGF, Cook JP, de Denus S, Dehghan A, Delgado GE, Denaxas S, Doney AS, Dörr M, Dudley SC, Engström G, Esko T, Fatemifar G, Felix SB, Finan C, Ford I, Fougerousse F, Fouodjio R, Ghanbari M, Ghasemi S, Giedraitis V, Giulianini F, Gottdiener JS, Gross S, Guðbjartsson DF, Gui H, Gutmann R, Haggerty CM, van der Harst P, Hedman ÅK, Helgadottir A, Hillege H, Hyde CL, Jacob J, Jukema JW, Kamanu F, Kardys I, Kavousi M, Khaw KT, Kleber ME, Køber L, Koekemoer A, Kraus B, Kuchenbaecker K, Langenberg C, Lind L, Lindgren CM, London B, Lotta LA, Lovering RC, Luan J, Magnusson P, Mahajan A, Mann D, Margulies KB, Marston NA, März W, McMurray JJV, Melander O, Melloni G, Mordi IR, Morley MP, Morris AD, Morris AP, Morrison AC, Nagle MW, Nelson CP, Newton-Cheh C, Niessner A, Niiranen T, Nowak C, O'Donoghue ML, Owens AT, Palmer CNA, Paré G, Perola M, Perreault LL, Portilla-Fernandez E, Psaty BM, Rice KM, Ridker PM, Romaine SPR, Roselli C, Rotter JI, Ruff CT, Sabatine MS, Salo P, Salomaa V, van Setten J, Shalaby AA, Smelser DT, Smith NL, Stefansson K, Stender S, Stott DJ, Sveinbjörnsson G, Tammesoo ML, Tardif JC, Taylor KD, Teder-Laving M, Teumer A, Thorgeirsson G, Thorsteinsdottir U, Torp-Pedersen C, Trompet S, Tuckwell D, Tyl B, Uitterlinden AG, Vaura F, Veluchamy A, Visscher PM, Völker U, Voors AA, Wang X, Wareham NJ, Weeke PE, Weiss R, White HD, Wiggins KL, Xing H, Yang J, Yang Y, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Yu B, Zannad F, Zhao F, Regeneron Genetics Center., Wilk JB, Holm H, Sattar N, Lubitz SA, Lanfear DE, Shah S, Dunn ME, Wells QS, Asselbergs FW, Hingorani AD, Dubé MP, Samani NJ, Lang CC, Cappola TP, Ellinor PT, Vasan RS, Smith JG

Association Between Testosterone Treatment and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Events Among US Male Veterans With Low Testosterone Levels and Multiple Medical Comorbidities.
(2021 Sep 7)
J Am Heart Assoc 10(17): e020562
Shores MM, Walsh TJ, Korpak A, Krakauer C, Forsberg CW, Fox AE, Moore KP, Heckbert SR, Thompson ML, Smith NL, Matsumoto AM

BinomiRare: A robust test for association of a rare genetic variant with a binary outcome for mixed models and any case-control proportion.
(2021 Jul 8)
HGG Adv 2(3):
Sofer T, Lee J, Kurniansyah N, Jain D, Laurie CA, Gogarten SM, Conomos MP, Heavner B, Hu Y, Kooperberg C, Haessler J, Vasan RS, Cupples LA, Coombes BJ, Seyerle A, Gharib SA, Chen H, O'Connell JR, Zhang M, Gottlieb DJ, Psaty BM, Longstreth WT Jr, Rotter JI, Taylor KD, Rich SS, Guo X, Boerwinkle E, Morrison AC, Pankow JS, Johnson AD, Pankratz N, NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium., Reiner AP, Redline S, Smith NL, Rice KM, Schifano ED

Comparative venous thromboembolic safety of oral and transdermal postmenopausal hormone therapies among women Veterans.
(2021 Jul 26)
Menopause
Blondon M, Timmons AK, Baraff AJ, Floyd JS, Harrington LB, Korpak AM, Smith NL

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