Joan Lo, MD

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
AddressKaiser Permanente Div Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland CA 94612
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Skeletal Health Outcomes among US Asian Women
    NIH R01AG069992Sep 15, 2021 - Jun 30, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Femur Fracture Outcomes Associated with Bisphosphonate Use
    NIH R01AG047230Jan 15, 2015 - Dec 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    ESRD Endocrinopathy and Daily Dialysis
    NIH R01DK076165Aug 1, 2010 - Jul 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pregnancy Outcomes in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    NIH R01HD052966Jun 1, 2007 - Aug 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    General Clinical Research Center
    NIH M01RR000083Oct 1, 1974 - Nov 30, 2007
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Challenges of fracture risk assessment in Asian and Black women. Am J Manag Care. 2024 Mar; 30(3):140-144. Lo JC, Chandra M, Yang W, Thompson N, Lee C, Ramaswamy M, Khan M, Wheeler A. PMID: 38457822.
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    2. Identifying Complete Atypical Femur Fractures in Adults with Bisphosphonate Exposure. Endocr Pract. 2024 Mar; 30(3):278-281. Lo JC, Grimsrud CD. PMID: 38110088; PMCID: PMC10950361.
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    3. Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk among Older US Asian Adults. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2023 10; 21(5):592-608. Lo JC, Yang W, Park-Sigal JJ, Ott SM. PMID: 37542683; PMCID: PMC10858302.
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    4. Variation in fracture risk estimation among East Asian women. Am J Manag Care. 2021 03 01; 27(3):e97-e100. Lo JC, Nath S, Patel M, Chandra M, Yang B, Weintraub MR, Ettinger B. PMID: 33720675.
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    5. Risk of complete atypical femur fracture with Oral bisphosphonate exposure beyond three years. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 Dec 03; 21(1):801. Lo JC, Neugebauer RS, Ettinger B, Chandra M, Hui RL, Ott SM, Grimsrud CD, Izano MA. PMID: 33272248; PMCID: PMC7713036.
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    6. Statin Therapy and Risk of Incident Diabetes Mellitus in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Am J Cardiol. 2020 02 15; 125(4):534-541. Go AS, Ambrosy AP, Kheder K, Fan D, Sung SH, Inveiss AI, Romo-LeTourneau V, Thomas SM, Koren A, Lo JC, Kaiser Permanente Cholesterol-Lowering Therapy in High-Risk Adults: Management and Patient Risks (KP. PMID: 31848029.
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    7. Atypical femur fracture incidence in women increases with duration of bisphosphonate exposure. Osteoporos Int. 2019 Dec; 30(12):2515-2520. Lo JC, Grimsrud CD, Ott SM, Chandra M, Hui RL, Ettinger B. PMID: 31555883; PMCID: PMC7449240.
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    8. Using Pharmacy Data and Adherence to Define Long-Term Bisphosphonate Exposure in Women. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2019 Jun; 25(6):719-723. Izano MA, Neugebauer R, Ettinger B, Hui R, Chandra M, Adams AL, Niu F, Ott SM, Lo JC. PMID: 31134854; PMCID: PMC7831658.
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    9. Contemporary rates and correlates of statin use and adherence in nondiabetic adults with cardiovascular risk factors: The KP CHAMP study. Am Heart J. 2017 Dec; 194:25-38. Go AS, Fan D, Sung SH, Inveiss AI, Romo-LeTourneau V, Mallya UG, Boklage S, Lo JC. PMID: 29223433.
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    10. A multidisciplinary intervention to prevent subsequent falls and health service use following fall-related paramedic care: a randomised controlled trial. Age Ageing. 2017 03 01; 46(2):200-207. Mikolaizak AS, Lord SR, Tiedemann A, Simpson P, Caplan GA, Bendall J, Howard K, Webster L, Payne N, Hamilton S, Lo J, Ramsay E, O'Rourke S, Roylance L, Close JC. PMID: 28399219.
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    11. Applying ethnic-specific bone mineral density T-scores to Chinese women in the USA. Osteoporos Int. 2016 12; 27(12):3477-3484. Lo JC, Kim S, Chandra M, Ettinger B. PMID: 27468900.
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    12. Accuracy of the Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Equation in a Large Contemporary, Multiethnic Population. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 05 10; 67(18):2118-2130. Rana JS, Tabada GH, Solomon MD, Lo JC, Jaffe MG, Sung SH, Ballantyne CM, Go AS. PMID: 27151343; PMCID: PMC5097466.
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    13. The association of race/ethnicity and risk of atypical femur fracture among older women receiving oral bisphosphonate therapy. Bone. 2016 Apr; 85:142-7. Lo JC, Hui RL, Grimsrud CD, Chandra M, Neugebauer RS, Gonzalez JR, Budayr A, Lau G, Ettinger B. PMID: 26769007; PMCID: PMC5108728.
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    14. Racial/ethnic differences in hip and diaphyseal femur fractures. Osteoporos Int. 2014 Sep; 25(9):2313-8. Lo JC, Zheng P, Grimsrud CD, Chandra M, Ettinger B, Budayr A, Lau G, Baur MM, Hui RL, Neugebauer R. PMID: 24964891.
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    15. Severe obesity in children: prevalence, persistence and relation to hypertension. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2014 Mar 03; 2014(1):3. Lo JC, Chandra M, Sinaiko A, Daniels SR, Prineas RJ, Maring B, Parker ED, Sherwood NE, Daley MF, Kharbanda EO, Adams KF, Magid DJ, O'Connor PJ, Greenspan LC. PMID: 24580759; PMCID: PMC3976673.
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    16. Prehypertension and hypertension in community-based pediatric practice. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb; 131(2):e415-24. Lo JC, Sinaiko A, Chandra M, Daley MF, Greenspan LC, Parker ED, Kharbanda EO, Margolis KL, Adams K, Prineas R, Magid D, O'Connor PJ. PMID: 23359583; PMCID: PMC3557407.
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    17. Association between retinopathy and cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease (from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort [CRIC] Study). Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jul 15; 110(2):246-53. Grunwald JE, Ying GS, Maguire M, Pistilli M, Daniel E, Alexander J, Whittock-Martin R, Parker C, Mohler E, Lo JC, Townsend R, Gadegbeku CA, Lash JP, Fink JC, Rahman M, Feldman H, Kusek JW, Xie D, Coleman M, Keane MG, Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Group. PMID: 22516527; PMCID: PMC3383900.
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    18. Clinical correlates of atypical femoral fracture. Bone. 2012 Jul; 51(1):181-4. Lo JC, Huang SY, Lee GA, Khandelwal S, Khandewal S, Provus J, Ettinger B, Gonzalez JR, Hui RL, Grimsrud CD. PMID: 22414379.
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    19. Bone and the perimenopause. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011 Sep; 38(3):503-17. Lo JC, Burnett-Bowie SA, Finkelstein JS. PMID: 21961717; PMCID: PMC3920744.
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    20. Oral health considerations in older women receiving oral bisphosphonate therapy. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 May; 59(5):916-22. Lo JC, O'Ryan F, Yang J, Hararah MK, Gonzalez JR, Gordon N, Silver P, Ansfield A, Wang B, Go AS. PMID: 21539523.
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    21. Fracture risk tool validation in an integrated healthcare delivery system. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Mar; 17(3):188-94. Lo JC, Pressman AR, Chandra M, Ettinger B. PMID: 21504255.
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    22. Association of vitamin D insufficiency with carotid intima-media thickness in HIV-infected persons. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Apr 01; 52(7):941-4. Choi AI, Lo JC, Mulligan K, Schnell A, Kalapus SC, Li Y, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Hsue PY. PMID: 21273298; PMCID: PMC3106229.
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    23. Prevalence of osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients with oral bisphosphonate exposure. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Feb; 68(2):243-53. Lo JC, O'Ryan FS, Gordon NP, Yang J, Hui RL, Martin D, Hutchinson M, Lathon PV, Sanchez G, Silver P, Chandra M, McCloskey CA, Staffa JA, Willy M, Selby JV, Go AS, Predicting Risk of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw with Oral Bisphosphonate Exposure (PROBE) Investigators. PMID: 19772941; PMCID: PMC10159647.
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    24. Effects of ritonavir and amprenavir on insulin sensitivity in healthy volunteers. AIDS. 2007 Oct 18; 21(16):2183-90. Lee GA, Rao M, Mulligan K, Lo JC, Aweeka F, Schwarz JM, Schambelan M, Grunfeld C. PMID: 18090045; PMCID: PMC3167072.
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    25. GFR, body mass index, and low high-density lipoprotein concentration in adults with and without CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007 Oct; 50(4):552-8. Lo JC, Go AS, Chandra M, Fan D, Kaysen GA. PMID: 17900454.
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    26. Effect of genetic variation in the organic cation transporter 1 (OCT1) on metformin action. J Clin Invest. 2007 May; 117(5):1422-31. Shu Y, Sheardown SA, Brown C, Owen RP, Zhang S, Castro RA, Ianculescu AG, Yue L, Lo JC, Burchard EG, Brett CM, Giacomini KM. PMID: 17476361; PMCID: PMC1857259.
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    27. Value of the sagittal abdominal diameter in coronary heart disease risk assessment: cohort study in a large, multiethnic population. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Dec 15; 164(12):1150-9. Iribarren C, Darbinian JA, Lo JC, Fireman BH, Go AS. PMID: 17041127.
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    28. Increased prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus among women with diagnosed polycystic ovary syndrome: a population-based study. Diabetes Care. 2006 Aug; 29(8):1915-7. Lo JC, Feigenbaum SL, Escobar GJ, Yang J, Crites YM, Ferrara A. PMID: 16873802.
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    29. Single-dose lopinavir-ritonavir acutely inhibits insulin-mediated glucose disposal in healthy volunteers. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Sep 01; 43(5):658-60. Lee GA, Lo JC, Aweeka F, Schwarz JM, Mulligan K, Schambelan M, Grunfeld C. PMID: 16886163; PMCID: PMC3205942.
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    30. The metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2006 Jul; 15(4):361-5. Peralta CA, Kurella M, Lo JC, Chertow GM. PMID: 16775449.
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    31. Persistence with weekly alendronate therapy among postmenopausal women. Osteoporos Int. 2006; 17(6):922-8. Lo JC, Pressman AR, Omar MA, Ettinger B. PMID: 16609824.
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    32. Epidemiology and adverse cardiovascular risk profile of diagnosed polycystic ovary syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Apr; 91(4):1357-63. Lo JC, Feigenbaum SL, Yang J, Pressman AR, Selby JV, Go AS. PMID: 16434451.
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    33. The relationship between nucleoside analogue treatment duration, insulin resistance, and fasting arterialized lactate level in patients with HIV infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Nov 01; 41(9):1335-40. Lo JC, Kazemi MR, Hsue PY, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Schambelan M, Mulligan K. PMID: 16206112.
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    34. Metabolic syndrome and the risk for chronic kidney disease among nondiabetic adults. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2005 Jul; 16(7):2134-40. Kurella M, Lo JC, Chertow GM. PMID: 15901764.
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    35. Increased prevalence of subclinical and clinical hypothyroidism in persons with chronic kidney disease. Kidney Int. 2005 Mar; 67(3):1047-52. Lo JC, Chertow GM, Go AS, Hsu CY. PMID: 15698444.
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    36. Cavernous and inferior petrosal sinus sampling in the evaluation of ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2004 Oct; 61(4):478-86. Liu C, Lo JC, Dowd CF, Wilson CB, Kunwar S, Aron DC, Tyrrell JB. PMID: 15473881.
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    37. Indinavir increases glucose production in healthy HIV-negative men. AIDS. 2004 Sep 03; 18(13):1852-4. Schwarz JM, Lee GA, Park S, Noor MA, Lee J, Wen M, Lo JC, Mulligan K, Schambelan M, Grunfeld C. PMID: 15316349.
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    38. The effects of low-dose growth hormone in HIV-infected men with fat accumulation: a pilot study. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Sep 01; 39(5):732-5. Lo JC, Mulligan K, Noor MA, Lee GA, Schwarz JM, Grunfeld C, Schambelan M. PMID: 15356790; PMCID: PMC3170406.
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    39. Progression of atherosclerosis as assessed by carotid intima-media thickness in patients with HIV infection. Circulation. 2004 Apr 06; 109(13):1603-8. Hsue PY, Lo JC, Franklin A, Bolger AF, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Waters DD. PMID: 15023877.
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    40. The metabolic effects of lopinavir/ritonavir in HIV-negative men. AIDS. 2004 Mar 05; 18(4):641-9. Lee GA, Seneviratne T, Noor MA, Lo JC, Schwarz JM, Aweeka FT, Mulligan K, Schambelan M, Grunfeld C. PMID: 15090769; PMCID: PMC3166345.
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    41. Increased thymic mass and circulating naive CD4 T cells in HIV-1-infected adults treated with growth hormone. AIDS. 2002 May 24; 16(8):1103-11. Napolitano LA, Lo JC, Gotway MB, Mulligan K, Barbour JD, Schmidt D, Grant RM, Halvorsen RA, Schambelan M, McCune JM. PMID: 12004268.
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