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)

Obstructive sleep apnea, myocardial perfusion and myocardial blood flow: A study of older male twins.
(2022)
PLoS One 17(11): e0278420
Vaccarino V, Shah AJ, Moncayo V, Nye JA, Piccinelli M, Ko YA, Ma X, Murrah N, Shallenberger L, Driggers E, Jajeh N, Haffar A, Al-Abboud O, Raggi P, Hall MH, Sloan RP, Goldberg J, Smith NL, Garcia EV, Quyyumi AA, Bremner JD, Bliwise DL

Publisher Correction: Stroke genetics informs drug discovery and risk prediction across ancestries.
(2022 Dec)
Nature 612(7938): E7
Mishra A, Malik R, Hachiya T, Jürgenson T, Namba S, Posner DC, Kamanu FK, Koido M, Le Grand Q, Shi M, He Y, Georgakis MK, Caro I, Krebs K, Liaw YC, Vaura FC, Lin K, Winsvold BS, Srinivasasainagendra V, Parodi L, Bae HJ, Chauhan G, Chong MR, Tomppo L, Akinyemi R, Roshchupkin GV, Habib N, Jee YH, Thomassen JQ, Abedi V, Cárcel-Márquez J, Nygaard M, Leonard HL, Yang C, Yonova-Doing E, Knol MJ, Lewis AJ, Judy RL, Ago T, Amouyel P, Armstrong ND, Bakker MK, Bartz TM, Bennett DA, Bis JC, Bordes C, Børte S, Cain A, Ridker PM, Cho K, Chen Z, Cruchaga C, Cole JW, de Jager PL, de Cid R, Endres M, Ferreira LE, Geerlings MI, Gasca NC, Gudnason V, Hata J, He J, Heath AK, Ho YL, Havulinna AS, Hopewell JC, Hyacinth HI, Inouye M, Jacob MA, Jeon CE, Jern C, Kamouchi M, Keene KL, Kitazono T, Kittner SJ, Konuma T, Kumar A, Lacaze P, Launer LJ, Lee KJ, Lepik K, Li J, Li L, Manichaikul A, Markus HS, Marston NA, Meitinger T, Mitchell BD, Montellano FA, Morisaki T, Mosley TH, Nalls MA, Nordestgaard BG, O'Donnell MJ, Okada Y, Onland-Moret NC, Ovbiagele B, Peters A, Psaty BM, Rich SS, Rosand J, Sabatine MS, Sacco RL, Saleheen D, Sandset EC, Salomaa V, Sargurupremraj M, Sasaki M, Satizabal CL, Schmidt CO, Shimizu A, Smith NL, Sloane KL, Sutoh Y, Sun YV, Tanno K, Tiedt S, Tatlisumak T, Torres-Aguila NP, Tiwari HK, Trégouët DA, Trompet S, Tuladhar AM, Tybjærg-Hansen A, van Vugt M, Vibo R, Verma SS, Wiggins KL, Wennberg P, Woo D, Wilson PWF, Xu H, Yang Q, Yoon K, COMPASS Consortium, INVENT Consortium, Dutch Parelsnoer Initiative (PSI) Cerebrovascular Disease Study Group, Estonian Biobank, PRECISE4Q Consortium, FinnGen Consortium, NINDS Stroke Genetics Network (SiGN), MEGASTROKE Consortium, SIREN Consortium, China Kadoorie Biobank Collaborative Group, VA Million Veteran Program, International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC), Biobank Japan, CHARGE Consortium, GIGASTROKE Consortium, Millwood IY, Gieger C, Ninomiya T, Grabe HJ, Jukema JW, Rissanen IL, Strbian D, Kim YJ, Chen PH, Mayerhofer E, Howson JMM, Irvin MR, Adams H, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Christensen K, Ikram MA, Rundek T, Worrall BB, Lathrop GM, Riaz M, Simonsick EM, Kõrv J, França PHC, Zand R, Prasad K, Frikke-Schmidt R, de Leeuw FE, Liman T, Haeusler KG, Ruigrok YM, Heuschmann PU, Longstreth WT, Jung KJ, Bastarache L, Paré G, Damrauer SM, Chasman DI, Rotter JI, Anderson CD, Zwart JA, Niiranen TJ, Fornage M, Liaw YP, Seshadri S, Fernández-Cadenas I, Walters RG, Ruff CT, Owolabi MO, Huffman JE, Milani L, Kamatani Y, Dichgans M, Debette S

Circulating Androgen Concentrations and Risk of Incident Heart Failure in Older Men: The Cardiovascular Health Study.
(2022 Nov)
J Am Heart Assoc 11(21): e026953
Njoroge JN, Tressel W, Biggs ML, Matsumoto AM, Smith NL, Rosenberg E, Hirsch CH, Gottdiener JS, Mukamal KJ, Kizer JR

Association between PTSD and Impedance Cardiogram-based contractility metrics during trauma recall: A controlled twin study.
(2022 Oct 26)
Psychophysiology
Sheikh SA, Perez Alday EA, Rad AB, Levantsevych O, Alkhalaf M, Soudan M, Abdulbaki R, Haffar A, Smith NL, Goldberg J, Bremner JD, Vaccarino V, Inan OT, Clifford GD, Shah AJ

Contribution of Common Genetic Variants to Risk of Early Onset Ischemic Stroke.
(2022 Aug 31)
Neurology 99(16): e1738-54
Jaworek T, Xu H, Gaynor BJ, Cole JW, Rannikmae K, Stanne TM, Tomppo L, Abedi V, Amouyel P, Armstrong ND, Attia J, Bell S, Benavente OR, Boncoraglio GB, Butterworth A, Cervical Artery Dissections and Ischemic Stroke Patients (CADSIP) Consortium, Carcel-Marquez J, Chen Z, Chong M, Cruchaga C, Cushman M, Danesh J, Debette S, Duggan DJ, Durda JP, Engstrom G, Enzinger C, Faul JD, Fecteau NS, Fernandez-Cadenas I, Gieger C, Giese AK, Grewal RP, Grittner U, Havulinna AS, Heitsch L, Hochberg MC, Holliday E, Hu J, Ilinca A, INVENT Consortium, Irvin MR, Jackson RD, Jacob MA, Janssen RR, Jimenez-Conde J, Johnson JA, Kamatani Y, Kardia SL, Koido M, Kubo M, Lange L, Lee JM, Lemmens R, Levi CR, Li J, Li L, Lin K, Lopez H, Luke S, Maguire J, McArdle PF, McDonough CW, Meschia JF, Metso T, Muller-Nurasyid M, O'Connor TD, O'Donnell M, Peddareddygari LR, Pera J, Perry JA, Peters A, Putaala J, Ray D, Rexrode K, Ribases M, Rosand J, Rothwell PM, Rundek T, Ryan KA, Sacco RL, Salomaa V, Sanchez-Mora C, Schmidt R, Sharma P, Slowik A, Smith JA, Smith NL, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Soederholm M, Stine OC, Strbian D, Sudlow CL, Tatlisumak T, Terao C, Thijs V, Torres-Aguila NP, Tregouet DA, Tuladhar AM, Veldink JH, Walters RG, Weir DR, Woo D, Worrall BB, Hong CC, Ross O, Zand R, Leeuw FE, Lindgren AG, Pare G, Anderson CD, Markus HS, Jern C, Malik R, Dichgans M, Mitchell BD, Kittner SJ, Early Onset Stroke Genetics Consortium of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC)

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