Sherman Bigornia, Ph.D.

Sherman Bigornia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Nutrition

Educational Background:

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2016
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Boston University of School of Medicine, 2014
Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine, 2012
M.A., Boston University School of Medicine, 2004
B.S., University of California San Diego, 2001

General Area of Interest and/or Specialty:

Epidemiology; Nutrition and metabolic risk factors (inflammation, insulin resistance) in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and brain-related health (depression, cognitive function); Dietary assessment; Health disparities

Representative Publications:

Mattei J, Sotos-Prieto M, Bigornia SJ, Noel SE, Tucker KL. The Mediterranean diet score is more strongly associated with favorable cardiometabolic risk factors over 2-years than other diet quality indices in Puerto Rican adults. Journal of Nutrition. 2017. doi: 10.3945/jn.116.245431.

Bigornia SJ, Harris WS, Falcon LM, Ordovas JM, Lai CQ, Tucker KL. The Omega-3 Index is inversely associated with depressive symptoms among individuals with elevated oxidative stress biomarkers. Journal of Nutrition. 2016;146(4):758-66. doi: 10.3945/jn.115.222562.

Bigornia SJ, Lichtenstein AH, Harris WS, Tucker KL. Associations of erythrocyte fatty acid patterns with insulin resistance. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016. Epub 2016/02/13. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.123604.

Young LS, Huong PT, Lam NT, Thu NN, Van HT, Hanh NL, Tuyen LD, Lien DTK, Hoc TH, Tuyet CT, Anh NQ, Henry EG, Lenders CM, Gura KM, Bigornia SJ, Apovian CM, Ziegler TR. Nutritional status and feeding practices in gastrointestinal surgery patients at Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016;25(3):513-20. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.092015.15

Bigornia SJ, LaValley MP, Moore LL, Northstone K, Emmett P, Ness AR, Newby PK. Dairy intakes at age 10 years do not adversely affect risk of excess adiposity at 13 years. J Nutr. 2014;144(7):1081-90. Epub 2014/04/20. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.183640. PubMed PMID: 24744312

Bigornia SJ, LaValley MP, Noel SE, Moore LL, Ness AR, Newby P. Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and central and total adiposity in older children: a prospective study accounting for dietary reporting errors. Public Health Nutr. 2014:1-9. Epub 2014/08/29. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014001700.

Bigornia SJ, Farb MG, Tiwari S, Karki S, Hamburg NM, Vita JA, Hess DT, Lavalley MP, Apovian CM, Gokce N. Insulin status and vascular responses to weight loss in obesity. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(24):2297-305. Epub 2013/08/28. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.07.078.

Bigornia SJ, Lavalley MP, Benfield LL, Ness AR, Newby PK. Relationships Between Direct and Indirect Measures of Central and Total Adiposity in Children: What are We Measuring? Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013. Epub 2013/03/21. doi: 10.1002/oby.20400. PubMed PMID: 23512441.

Bigornia SJ, Farb MG, Mott MM, Hess DT, Carmine B, Fiscale A, Joseph L, Apovian CM, Gokce N. Relation of depot-specific adipose inflammation to insulin resistance in human obesity. Nutr Diabetes. 2012;2:e30. Epub 2012/01/01. doi: 10.1038/nutd.2012.3.

Bigornia SJ, Mott MM, Hess DT, Apovian CM, McDonnell ME, Duess MA, Kluge MA, Fiscale AJ, Vita JA, Gokce N. Long-term successful weight loss improves vascular endothelial function in severely obese individuals. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010;18(4):754-9. Epub 2010/01/09. doi:10.1038/oby.2009.482.

Apovian C, Bigornia S, Cullum-Dugan D, Schoonmaker C, Radziejowska J, Phipps J, Gokce N, Istfan N, Meyers A, Lenders C. Milk-Based Nutritional Supplements in Conjunction With Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight Adolescents. Infant Child Adolesc Nutr. 2009;1(1):37-44. Epub 2009/02/01. doi:10.1177/1941406408326991.

Apovian CM, Bigornia S, Mott M, Meyers MR, Ulloor J, Gagua M, McDonnell M, Hess D, Joseph L, Gokce N. Adipose macrophage infiltration is associated with insulin resistance and vascular endothelial dysfunction in obese subjects. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2008;28(9):1654-9. Epub 2008/06/21.doi: ATVBAHA.108.170316 [pii] 10.1161/ATVBAHA.108.170316.

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