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)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Myocardial Perfusion, and Myocardial Blood Flow: A Longitudinal Twin Study.
(2021 Sep 27)
Biol Psychiatry
Vaccarino V, Shah AJ, Moncayo V, Nye J, Piccinelli M, Ko YA, Ma X, Murrah N, Shallenberger L, Driggers E, Levantsevych OM, Hammadah M, Lima BB, Young A, O'Neal W, Alkhalaf M, Haffar A, Raggi P, Goldberg J, Smith NL, Garcia EV, Quyyumi AA, Bremner JD

Rare variant association study of veteran twin whole-genomes links severe depression with a nonsynonymous change in the neuronal gene BHLHE22.
(2021 Nov 29)
World J Biol Psychiatry
Hupalo D, Forsberg CW, Goldberg J, Kremen WS, Lyons MJ, Soltis AR, Viollet C, Ursano RJ, Stein MB, Franz CE, Sun YV, Vaccarino V, Smith NL, Dalgard CL, Wilkerson MD, Pollard HB

Whole-genome sequencing in diverse subjects identifies genetic correlates of leukocyte traits: The NHLBI TOPMed program.
(2021 Oct 7)
Am J Hum Genet 108(10): 1836-1851
Mikhaylova AV, McHugh CP, Polfus LM, Raffield LM, Boorgula MP, Blackwell TW, Brody JA, Broome J, Chami N, Chen MH, Conomos MP, Cox C, Curran JE, Daya M, Ekunwe L, Glahn DC, Heard-Costa N, Highland HM, Hobbs BD, Ilboudo Y, Jain D, Lange LA, Miller-Fleming TW, Min N, Moon JY, Preuss MH, Rosen J, Ryan K, Smith AV, Sun Q, Surendran P, de Vries PS, Walter K, Wang Z, Wheeler M, Yanek LR, Zhong X, Abecasis GR, Almasy L, Barnes KC, Beaty TH, Becker LC, Blangero J, Boerwinkle E, Butterworth AS, Chavan S, Cho MH, Choquet H, Correa A, Cox N, DeMeo DL, Faraday N, Fornage M, Gerszten RE, Hou L, Johnson AD, Jorgenson E, Kaplan R, Kooperberg C, Kundu K, Laurie CA, Lettre G, Lewis JP, Li B, Li Y, Lloyd-Jones DM, Loos RJF, Manichaikul A, Meyers DA, Mitchell BD, Morrison AC, Ngo D, Nickerson DA, Nongmaithem S, North KE, O'Connell JR, Ortega VE, Pankratz N, Perry JA, Psaty BM, Rich SS, Soranzo N, Rotter JI, Silverman EK, Smith NL, Tang H, Tracy RP, Thornton TA, Vasan RS, Zein J, Mathias RA, NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium., Reiner AP, Auer PL

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 Dec)
ESC Heart Fail 8(6): 5531-5541
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

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