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Bruce M. Psaty

Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Professor, Medicine - General Internal Medicine (primary appt.)
Professor, Epidemiology


MPH   University of Washington, 1986   (Epidemiology)
MD   Indiana University, 1981
PhD   Indiana University, 1979   (English)
MA   Indiana University, 1975   (English)
AB   Princeton University, 1972   (English)

Contact Info

web site:

1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1360
Seattle , WA 98101-1448

voice:   206-221-7775
fax:   206-221-2662

  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Myocardial infarction and stroke
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Risk factors, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety
  • Genetics, genomics and pharmacogenetics
  • Epidemiological methods

Sitlani CM, Dupuis J, Rice KM, Sun F, Pitsillides AN, Cupples LA, Psaty BM. Genome-wide gene-environment interactions on quantitative traits using family data. Eur J Hum Genet. 2015 Dec 2. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2015.253. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26626313    PMCID: PMC5070904
PubMed Central

Zaheer S, de Boer I, Allison M, Brown JM, Psaty BM, Robinson-Cohen C, Ix JH, Kestenbaum B, Siscovick D, Vaidya A. Parathyroid Hormone and the Use of Diuretics and Calcium-Channel Blockers: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Jan 8. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.2779. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26748479    PMCID: PMC5424889
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Harrington LB, Wiggins KL, Sitlani CM, Blondon M, van Hylckama Vlieg A, Rosendaal FR, Heckbert SR, Psaty BM, Smith NL. The association of F11 genetic variants with the risk of incident venous thrombosis among women, by statin use. Thromb Haemost. 2015 Dec 3;115(3). [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26631918    PMCID: PMC4775289
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Harrington LB, Weiss NS, Wiggins KL, Heckbert SR, McKnight B, Blondon M, Woods NF, LaCroix AZ, Psaty BM, Smith NL. Prior hysterectomy and oophorectomy and incident venous thrombosis risk among postmenopausal women: a population-based, case-control study. Menopause. 2016 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26757272    PMCID: PMC4731261
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Fretts AM, Mozaffarian D, Siscovick DS, King IB, McKnight B, Psaty BM, Rimm EB, Sitlani C, Sacks FM, Song X, Sotoodehnia N, Spiegelman D, Lemaitre RN. Associations of Plasma Phospholipid SFAs with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality in Older Adults Differ According to SFA Chain Length. J Nutr. 2015 Dec 23. pii: jn222117. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 26701797    PMCID: PMC4870839
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Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
PI:   McClelland           Dates:    8/15/2015 - 8/14/2020

A Pragmatic Randomized Trial of Calcitriol in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Group Health Center for Health Studies
PI:   De Boer           Dates:    9/1/2014 - 8/31/2019