Faculty

Nona Sotoodehnia

Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiology

206-287-2777
nsotoo@uw.edu

Education

MPH Harvard School of Public Health, 1996
MD Harvard Medical School, 1996
BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991

Contact

206-287-2777
nsotoo@uw.edu

Box 359748
WA

Bio

Dr. Sotoodehnia, the John and Cookie Laughlin Endowed Professor in Cardiology, is co-director of the Cardiovascular Health Research Unit. She is a general cardiologist at Harborview Medical Center.

She conducts research on the genomics and epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and risk factors. Her research focus includes cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest, diabetes and coronary heart disease. She and her group are leading efforts in precision medicine, examining drug-gene interactions, risk prediction and drug safety. Her work investigates gender and ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk and outcomes. In addition, she has a long interest in international health and is helping lead efforts in cardiovascular treatments in Nepal.

Research Interests

  • Preventive cardiology
  • Arrhythmias including sudden cardiac death and atrial fibrillation
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Precision medicine
  • International health
  • Diabetes and gender 
  • Ethnic differences in cardiovascular risk and outcomes

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Meta-analysis of epigenome-wide association studies of carotid intima-media thickness.
(2021 Jun 6)
Eur J Epidemiol
Portilla-Fernández E, Hwang SJ, Wilson R, Maddock J, Hill WD, Teumer A, Mishra PP, Brody JA, Joehanes R, Ligthart S, Ghanbari M, Kavousi M, Roks AJM, Danser AHJ, Levy D, Peters A, Ghasemi S, Schminke U, Dörr M, Grabe HJ, Lehtimäki T, Kähönen M, Hurme MA, Bartz TM, Sotoodehnia N, Bis JC, Thiery J, Koenig W, Ong KK, Bell JT, Meisinger C, Wardlaw JM, Starr JM, Seissler J, Then C, Rathmann W, Ikram MA, Psaty BM, Raitakari OT, Völzke H, Deary IJ, Wong A, Waldenberger M, O'Donnell CJ, Dehghan A

Cumulative burden of clinically significant aortic stenosis in community-dwelling older adults.
(2021 Jun 2)
Heart
Owens DS, Bartz TM, Buzkova P, Massera D, Biggs ML, Carlson SD, Psaty BM, Sotoodehnia N, Gottdiener JS, Kizer JR

Admission respiratory status predicts mortality in COVID-19.
(2021 May 24)
Influenza Other Respir Viruses
Chatterjee NA, Jensen PN, Harris AW, Nguyen DD, Huang HD, Cheng RK, Savla JJ, Larsen TR, Gomez JMD, Du-Fay-de-Lavallaz JM, Lemaitre RN, McKnight B, Gharib SA, Sotoodehnia N

Epigenome-wide association meta-analysis of DNA methylation with coffee and tea consumption.
(2021 May 14)
Nat Commun 12(1): 2830
Karabegović I, Portilla-Fernandez E, Li Y, Ma J, Maas SCE, Sun D, Hu EA, Kühnel B, Zhang Y, Ambatipudi S, Fiorito G, Huang J, Castillo-Fernandez JE, Wiggins KL, de Klein N, Grioni S, Swenson BR, Polidoro S, Treur JL, Cuenin C, Tsai PC, Costeira R, Chajes V, Braun K, Verweij N, Kretschmer A, Franke L, van Meurs JBJ, Uitterlinden AG, de Knegt RJ, Ikram MA, Dehghan A, Peters A, Schöttker B, Gharib SA, Sotoodehnia N, Bell JT, Elliott P, Vineis P, Relton C, Herceg Z, Brenner H, Waldenberger M, Rebholz CM, Voortman T, Pan Q, Fornage M, Levy D, Kayser M, Ghanbari M

Plasma epoxyeicosatrienoic acids and dihydroxyeicosatrieonic acids, insulin, glucose and risk of diabetes: The strong heart study.
(2021 Apr)
EBioMedicine 66(): 103279
Lemaitre RN, Jensen PN, Zeigler M, Denham J, Fretts AM, Umans JG, Howard BV, Sitlani CM, McKnight B, Gharib SA, King IB, Siscovick DS, Psaty BM, Sotoodehnia N, Totah RA

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