Milena Gianfrancesco, PhD, MPH

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, BerkeleyPhD2016Epidemiology; DE Computational and Genomic Biology
    Yale UniversityMPH2012Chronic Disease Epidemiology
    Brown UniversityBS2008Neuroscience
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    Rheumatology Research Foundation2017Lawren H. Daltroy Health Professional Preceptorship

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    Examining the causal effect of sociodemographic and genetic factors on patient safety outcomes in individuals prescribed high-risk immunosuppressive medications
    NIH/NIAMS F32AR070585Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Direct and indirect effects of obesity genes on multiple sclerosis
    NIH/NINDS F31NS093832Aug 1, 2015 - Jul 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Gianfrancesco MA, Glymour MM, Walter S, Rhead B, Shao X, Shen L, Quach H, Hubbard A, Jónsdóttir I, Stefánsson K, Strid P, Hillert J, Hedström A, Olsson T, Kockum I, Schaefer C, Alfredsson L, Barcellos LF. Causal Effect of Genetic Variants Associated With Body Mass Index on Multiple Sclerosis Susceptibility. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Jan 09. PMID: 28073764.
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    2. Rhead B, Bäärnhielm M, Gianfrancesco M, Mok A, Shao X, Quach H, Shen L, Schaefer C, Link J, Gyllenberg A, Hedström AK, Olsson T, Hillert J, Kockum I, Glymour MM, Alfredsson L, Barcellos LF. Mendelian randomization shows a causal effect of low vitamin D on multiple sclerosis risk. Neurol Genet. 2016 Oct; 2(5):e97. PMID: 27652346; PMCID: PMC5022843.
    3. George MF, Briggs FB, Shao X, Gianfrancesco MA, Kockum I, Harbo HF, Celius EG, Bos SD, Hedström A, Shen L, Bernstein A, Alfredsson L, Hillert J, Olsson T, Patsopoulos NA, De Jager PL, Oturai AB, Søndergaard HB, Sellebjerg F, Sorensen PS, Gomez R, Caillier SJ, Cree BA, Oksenberg JR, Hauser SL, D'Alfonso S, Leone MA, Martinelli Boneschi F, Sorosina M, van der Mei I, Taylor BV, Zhou Y, Schaefer C, Barcellos LF. Multiple sclerosis risk loci and disease severity in 7,125 individuals from 10 studies. Neurol Genet. 2016 Aug; 2(4):e87. PMID: 27540591.
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    4. Gianfrancesco M, Balzer L, Taylor KE, Trupin L, Nititham J, Seldin MF, Singer AW, Criswell LA, Barcellos LF, et al. Genetic risk and longitudinal disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus using targeted maximum likelihood estimation. Genes Immun. 2016 Jul 28. PMID: 27467283.
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    5. Hedström AK, Mowry EM, Gianfrancesco M, Shao X, Schaefer CA, Shen L, Olsson T, Barcellos LF, Alfredsson L. High consumption of coffee is associated with decreased multiple sclerosis risk; results from two independent studies. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2016 May; 87(5):454-60. PMID: 26940586.
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    6. Gianfrancesco MA, Barcellos LF. Obesity and Multiple Sclerosis Susceptibility: A Review. J Neurol Neuromedicine. 2016; 1(7):1-5. PMID: 27990499.
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    7. Gianfrancesco MA, Acuna B, Shen L, Briggs FB, Quach H, Bellesis KH, Bernstein A, Hedstrom AK, Kockum I, Alfredsson L, Olsson T, Schaefer C, Barcellos LF. Obesity during childhood and adolescence increases susceptibility to multiple sclerosis after accounting for established genetic and environmental risk factors. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Sep-Oct; 8(5):e435-47. PMID: 25263833; PMCID: PMC4180039.
    8. Hedström AK, Lima Bomfim I, Barcellos L, Gianfrancesco M, Schaefer C, Kockum I, Olsson T, Alfredsson L. Interaction between adolescent obesity and HLA risk genes in the etiology of multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2014 Mar 11; 82(10):865-72. PMID: 24500647; PMCID: PMC3959752.
    9. Gianfrancesco MA, Triche EW, Fawcett JA, Labas MP, Patterson TS, Lo AC. Speed- and cane-related alterations in gait parameters in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Gait Posture. 2011 Jan; 33(1):140-2. PMID: 20952198.
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    10. Lo AC, Chang VC, Gianfrancesco MA, Friedman JH, Patterson TS, Benedicto DF. Reduction of freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease by repetitive robot-assisted treadmill training: a pilot study. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2010; 7:51. PMID: 20946640; PMCID: PMC2972300.
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