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William Gerard Christen Jr.
Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Corresponding Member of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Preventive Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115


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Education:
University of Miami, 1978, Ph.D.

Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Keenan TD, Wiley HE, Agrón E, Aronow ME, Christen WG, Clemons TE, Chew EY. The Association of Aspirin Use with Age-Related Macular Degeneration Progression in the Age-Related Eye Disease Studies: Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Report No. 20. Ophthalmology. 2019 Jun 26.

2. Laville V, Kang JH, Cousins CC, Iglesias AI, Nagy R, Cooke Bailey JN, Igo RP, Song YE, Chasman DI, Christen WG, Kraft P, Rosner BA, Hu F, Wilson JF, Gharahkhani P, Hewitt AW, Mackey DA, Hysi PG, Hammond CJ, vanDuijn CM, Haines JL, Vitart V, Fingert JH, Hauser MA, Aschard H, Wiggs JL, Khawaja AP, MacGregor S, Pasquale LR. Genetic correlations between diabetes and glaucoma: an analysis of continuous and dichotomous phenotypes. Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 May 20.

3. Manson JE, Cook NR, Lee IM, Christen W, Bassuk SS, Mora S, Gibson H, Gordon D, Copeland T, D'Agostino D, Friedenberg G, Ridge C, Bubes V, Giovannucci EL, Willett WC, Buring JE. Vitamin D Supplements and Prevention of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease. N Engl J Med. 2019 01 03; 380(1):33-44.

4. Manson JE, Cook NR, Lee IM, Christen W, Bassuk SS, Mora S, Gibson H, Albert CM, Gordon D, Copeland T, D'Agostino D, Friedenberg G, Ridge C, Bubes V, Giovannucci EL, Willett WC, Buring JE. Marine n-3 Fatty Acids and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2019 01 03; 380(1):23-32.

5. Christen WG, Cook NR, Van Denburgh M, Zaharris E, Albert CM, Manson JE. Effect of Combined Treatment With Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12 on Plasma Biomarkers of Inflammation and Endothelial Dysfunction in Women. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 05 18; 7(11).

6. Christen WG, Chasman DI, Cook NR, Chiuve SE, Ridker PM, Buring JE. Homocysteine, B Vitamins, MTHFR Genotype, and Incident Age-related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmol Retina. 2018 May; 2(5):508-510.

7. Bailey JNC, Gharahkhani P, Kang JH, Butkiewicz M, Sullivan DA, Weinreb RN, Aschard H, Allingham RR, Ashley-Koch A, Lee RK, Moroi SE, Brilliant MH, Wollstein G, Schuman JS, Fingert JH, Budenz DL, Realini T, Gaasterland T, Scott WK, Singh K, Sit AJ, Igo RP, Song YE, Hark L, Ritch R, Rhee DJ, Vollrath D, Zack DJ, Medeiros F, Vajaranant TS, Chasman DI, Christen WG, Pericak-Vance MA, Liu Y, Kraft P, Richards JE, Rosner BA, Hauser MA, Craig JE, Burdon KP, Hewitt AW, Mackey DA, Haines JL, MacGregor S, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR. Testosterone Pathway Genetic Polymorphisms in Relation to Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: An Analysis in Two Large Datasets. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 02 01; 59(2):629-636.

8. Stone KL, Lui LY, Christen WG, Troen AM, Bauer DC, Kado D, Schambach C, Cummings SR, Manson JE. Effect of Combination Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 , and Vitamin B12 Supplementation on Fracture Risk in Women: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. J Bone Miner Res. 2017 Dec; 32(12):2331-2338.

9. Christen WG, Cook NR, Chiuve SE, Ridker PM, Gaziano JM. Prospective study of plasma homocysteine, its dietary determinants, and risk of age-related macular degeneration in men. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2018 02; 25(1):79-88.

10. Aschard H, Kang JH, Iglesias AI, Hysi P, Cooke Bailey JN, Khawaja AP, Allingham RR, Ashley-Koch A, Lee RK, Moroi SE, Brilliant MH, Wollstein G, Schuman JS, Fingert JH, Budenz DL, Realini T, Gaasterland T, Scott WK, Singh K, Sit AJ, Igo RP, Song YE, Hark L, Ritch R, Rhee DJ, Gulati V, Haven S, Vollrath D, Zack DJ, Medeiros F, Weinreb RN, Cheng CY, Chasman DI, Christen WG, Pericak-Vance MA, Liu Y, Kraft P, Richards JE, Rosner BA, Hauser MA, Klaver CCW, vanDuijn CM, Haines J, Wiggs JL, Pasquale LR. Genetic correlations between intraocular pressure, blood pressure and primary open-angle glaucoma: a multi-cohort analysis. Eur J Hum Genet. 2017 11; 25(11):1261-1267.