Nicholas L. Smith

Professor, Epidemiology



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



Box 351619
Department of Epidemiology
Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, 886
Seattle, WA 98195
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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)

A genetic association study of circulating coagulation Factor VIII and von Willebrand Factor levels.
(2024 Feb 6)
de Vries PS, Reventun P, Brown MR, Heath AS, Huffman JE, Le NQ, Bebo A, Brody JA, Temprano-Sagrera G, Raffield LM, Ozel AB, Thibord F, Jain D, Lewis JP, Rodriguez BAT, Pankratz N, Taylor KD, Polasek O, Chen MH, Yanek LR, Carrasquilla GD, Marioni R, Kleber ME, Trégouët DA, Yao J, Li-Gao R, Joshi PK, Trompet S, Martinez-Perez A, Ghanbari M, Howard TE, Reiner AP, Arvanitis M, Ryan KA, Bartz TM, Rudan I, Faraday N, Linneberg A, Ekunwe L, Davies G, Delgado GE, Suchon P, Guo X, Rosendaal FR, Klaric L, Noordam R, van Rooij F, Curran JE, Wheeler MM, Osburn WO, O'Connell JR, Boerwinkle E, Beswick A, Psaty BM, Kolcic I, Souto JC, Becker LC, Hansen T, Doyle MF, Harris SE, Moissl AP, Deleuze JF, Rich SS, van Hylckama Vlieg A, Campbell H, Stott DJ, Soria JM, de Maat MPM, Almasy L, Brody LC, Auer PL, Mitchell BD, Ben-Shlomo Y, Fornage M, Hayward C, Mathias RA, Kilpeläinen TO, Lange LA, Cox SR, März W, Morange PE, Rotter JI, Mook-Kanamori DO, Wilson JF, van der Harst P, Jukema JW, Ikram MA, Blangero J, Kooperberg C, Desch KC, Johnson AD, Sabater-Lleal M, Lowenstein CJ, Smith NL, Morrison AC

Multi-ancestry polygenic risk scores for venous thromboembolism.
(2024 Jan 10)
Jee YH, Thibord F, Dominguez A, Sept C, Boulier K, Venkateswaran V, Ding Y, Cherlin T, Verma SS, Faro VL, Bartz TM, Boland A, Brody JA, Deleuze JF, Emmerich J, Germain M, Johnson AD, Kooperberg C, Morange PE, Pankratz N, Psaty BM, Reiner AP, Smadja DM, Sitlani CM, Suchon P, Tang W, Trégouët DA, Zöllner S, Pasaniuc B, Damrauer SM, Sanna S, Snieder H, Lifelines Cohort Study, Kabrhel C, Smith NL, Kraft P, INVENT Consortium

CD36 regulates factor VIII secretion from liver endothelial cells.
(2024 Jan 9)
Blood Adv 8(1): 143-149
Reventun P, Toledano-Sanz P, Alcharani N, Viskadourou M, Morrison AC, Sabater-Lleal M, Wolberg AS, de Vries PS, Smith NL, Osburn WO, Arvanitis M, Lowenstein CJ

Exaggerated Peripheral and Systemic Vasoconstriction During Trauma Recall in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Co-Twin Control Study.
(2023 Dec 22)
Biol Psychiatry
Martin ZT, Shah AJ, Ko YA, Sheikh SA, Daaboul O, Haddad G, Goldberg J, Smith NL, Lewis TT, Quyyumi AA, Bremner JD, Vaccarino V

A multitrait genetic study of hemostatic factors and hemorrhagic transformation after stroke treatment.
(2023 Dec 15)
J Thromb Haemost
Gallego-Fabrega C, Temprano-Sagrera G, Cárcel-Márquez J, Muiño E, Cullell N, Lledós M, Llucià-Carol L, Martin-Campos JM, Sobrino T, Castillo J, Millán M, Muñoz-Narbona L, López-Cancio E, Ribó M, Alvarez-Sabin J, Jiménez-Conde J, Roquer J, Tur S, Obach V, Arenillas JF, Segura T, Serrano-Heras G, Marti-Fabregas J, Freijo-Guerrero M, Moniche F, Castellanos MDM, Morrison AC, Smith NL, de Vries PS, Fernández-Cadenas I, Sabater-Lleal M, Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Consortium, Spanish Stroke Genetic Consortium

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