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Donald W. Bowden, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Education & Training

  • B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1972
  • Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley, 1978
  • Fellowship, Duke University Hospital, 1981

Memberships

  • Am Assn Of Advancement Of Scie
  • Am Diabetes Assn
  • Am Soc of Human Genetics
  • Fed Of Am Soc For Experimental
Donald W. Bowden, Ph.D.

Donald W. Bowden, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Diabetes Research
Associate Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research
Professor, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research
Biochemistry
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Research Interests

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; African Americans; Diabetic Nephropathies; Genetic Predisposition to Disease
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7507 | Department: 336-713-7500

Email: dbowden@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Genome-wide linkage and association analysis of cardiometabolic phenotypes in Hispanic Americans. Hellwege JN, Palmer ND, Dimitrov L, Keaton JM, Tabb KL, Sajuthi S, Taylor KD, Ng MC, Speliotes EK, Hawkins GA, Long J, Ida Chen YD, Lorenzo C, Norris JM, Rotter JI, Langefeld CD, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW.. J Hum Genet. 2017;62(2):175-184.

Increased intestinal permeability as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Cox AJ, Zhang P, Bowden DW, Devereaux B, Davoren PM, Cripps AW, West NP.. Diabetes Metab. 2017;43(2):163-166.

Genome-wide association of CKD progression: the chronic renal insufficiency cohort study. Parsa A, Kanetsky PA, Xiao R, Gupta J, Mitra N, Limou S, Xie D, Xu H, Anderson AH, Ojo A, Kusek JW, Lora CM, Hamm LL, He J, Sandholm N, Jeff J, Raj DE, Boger CA, Bottinger E, Salimi S, Parekh RS, Adler SG, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Groop PH,.. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017;28(3):923-934.

Multiethnic genome-wide meta-analysis of ectopic fat depots identifies loci associated with adipocyte development and differentiation. Chu AY, Deng X, Fisher VA, Drong A, Zhang Y, Feitosa MF, Liu CT, Weeks O, Choh AC, Duan Q, Dyer TD, Eicher JD, Guo X, Heard-Costa NL, Kacprowski T, Kent JW Jr, Lange LA, Liu X, Lohman K, Lu L, Mahajan A, O'Connell JR, Parihar A, Peralta JM,.. Nat Genet. 2017;49(1):125-130.

Analysis of whole exome sequencing with cardiometabolic traits using family-based linkage and association in the IRAS Family Study. Tabb KL, Hellwege JN, Palmer ND, Dimitrov L, Sajuthi S, Taylor KD, Ng MC, Hawkins GA, Chen YI, Brown WM, McWilliams D, Williams A, Lorenzo C, Norris JM, Long J, Rotter JI, Curran JE, Blangero J, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW.. Ann Hum Genet. 2017;81(2):49-58.

Rare and low-frequency coding variants alter human adult height. Marouli E, Graff M, Medina-Gomez C, Lo KS, Wood AR, Kjaer TR, Fine RS, Lu Y, Schurmann C, Highland HM, Rueger S, Thorleifsson G, Justice AE, Lamparter D, Stirrups KE, Turcot V, Young KL, Winkler TW, Esko T, Karaderi T, Locke AE, Masca NG,.. Nature. 2017;542(7640):186-190.

A genome-wide linkage and association analysis of imputed insertions and deletions with cardiometabolic phenotypes in Mexican Americans: the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Family Study. Gao C, Hsu FC, Dimitrov LM, Okut H, Chen YI, Taylor KD, Rotter JI, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Palmer ND.. Genet Epidemiol. 2017;41(4):353-362.

A low-frequency inactivating Akt2 variant enriched in the Finnish population is associated with fasting insulin levels and type 2 diabetes risk. Manning A, Highland HM, Gasser J, Sim X, Tukiainen T, Fontanillas P, Grarup N, Rivas MA, Mahajan A, Locke AE, Cingolani P, Pers TH, Vinuela A, Brown AA, Wu Y, Flannick J, Fuchsberger C, Gamazon ER, Gaulton KJ, Im HK, Teslovich TM, Blackwell TW,.. Diabetes. 2017;66(7):2019-2032.

Blood pressure indices and cardiovascular mortality in diabetics and non diabetics [abstract]. Gomadam P, Qureshi W, Shah A, Freedman B, Bowden DW, Soliman E, Yeboah J.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;69(11 Suppl):1849.

A genome-wide association study of IVGTT-based measures of first phase insulin secretion refines the underlying physiology of type 2 diabetes variants. Wood AR, Jonsson A, Jackson AU, Wang N, van Leewen N, Palmer ND, Kobes S, Deelen J, Boquete-Vilarino L, Paananen J, Stancakova A, Boomsma DI, de Geus EJ, Eekhoff EM, Fritsche A, Kramer M, Nijpels G, Simonis-Bik A, van Haeften TW,.. Diabetes. 2017;66(8):2296-2309.

Discovery and fine-mapping of adiposity loci using high density imputation of genome-wide association studies in individuals of African ancestry: African Ancestry Anthropometry Genetics Consortium. Ng MCY, Graff M, Lu Y, Justice AE, Mudgal P, Liu CT, Young K, Yanek LR, Feitosa MF, Wojczynski MK, Rand K, Brody JA, Cade BE, Dimitrov L, Duan Q, Guo X, Lange LA, Nalls MA, Okut H, Tajuddin SM, Tayo BO, Vedantam S, Bradfield JP, Chen G,.. PLoS Genet. 2017;13(4):e1006719.

Loss of cardioprotective effects at the ADAMTS7 locus as a result of gene-smoking interactions. Saleheen D, Zhao W, Young R, Nelson CP, Ho WK, Ferguson JF, Rasheed A, Ou K, Nurnberg ST, Bauer RC, Goel A, Do R, Stewart AFR, Hartiala J, Zhang W, Thorleifsson G, Strawbridge RJ, Sinisalo J, Kanoni S, Sedaghat S, Marouli E, Kristiansson K,.. Circulation. 2017;135(24):2336-2353.

Associations of early kidney disease with brain magnetic resonance imaging and cognitive function in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Freedman BI, Sink KM, Hugenschmidt CE, Hughes TM, Williamson JD, Whitlow CT, Palmer ND, Miller ME, Lovato LC, Xu J, Smith SC, Launer LJ, Barzilay JI, Cohen RM, Sullivan MD, Bryan RN, Wagner BC, Bowden DW, Maldjian JA, Divers J.. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017;70(5):627-637.

Region-based association tests for sequencing data on survival traits. Chien LC, Bowden DW, Chiu YF.. Genet Epidemiol. 2017;41(6):511-522.

Adiponectin isoform patterns in ethnic-specific ADIPOQ mutation carriers: the IRAS Family Study. Tabb KL, Gao C, Hicks PJ, Hawkins GA, Rotter JI, Chen YI, Guo X, Norris JM, Lorenzo C, Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Palmer ND.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017;25(8):1384-1390.

Type 2 diabetes variants disrupt function of SLC16A11 through two distinct mechanisms. Rusu V, Hoch E, Mercader JM, Tenen DE, Gymrek M, Hartigan CR, DeRan M, von Grotthuss M, Fontanillas P, Spooner A, Guzman G, Deik AA, Pierce KA, Dennis C, Clish CB, Carr SA, Wagner BK, Schenone M, Ng MCY, Chen BH, Centeno-Cruz F, Zerrweck C,.. Cell. 2017;170(1):.

Blood pressure indices and cardiovascular disease mortality in persons with or without diabetes mellitus. Gomadam P, Shah A, Qureshi W, Yeboah PN [sic] Yeboah PK, Freedman BI, Bowden D, Soliman EZ, Yeboah J.. J Hypertens. 2017;():.

Genetic regulation of adipose tissue transcript expression is involved in modulating serum triglyceride and HDL-cholesterol. Sajuthi SP, Sharma NK, Comeau ME, Chou JW, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Parks JS, Das SK.. Gene. 2017;632():50-58.

Associations between anxiety and depression symptoms and cognitive testing and neuroimaging in type 2 diabetes. Raffield LM, Brenes GA, Cox AJ, Freedman BI, Hugenschmidt CE, Hsu FC, Xu J, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW.. J Diabetes Complications. 2016;30(1):143-149.

APOL1 genotype and kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African American donors. Freedman BI, Pastan SO, Israni AK, Schladt D, Julian BA, Gautreaux MD, Hauptfeld V, Bray RA, Gebel HM, Kirk AD, Gaston RS, Rogers J, Farney AC, Orlando G, Stratta RJ, Mohan S, Ma L, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Palmer ND,.. Transplantation. 2016;100(1):194-202.

Generalization of rare variant association tests for longitudinal family studies. Chien LC, Hsu FC, Bowden DW, Chiu YF.. Genet Epidemiol. 2016;40(2):101-112.

Tissue-specific and genetic regulation of insulin sensitivity-associated transcripts in African Americans. Sharma NK, Sajuthi SP, Chou JW, Calles-Escandon J, Demons J, Rogers S, Ma L, Palmer ND, R McWilliams D, Beal J, Comeau M, Cherry K, Hawkins GA, Menon L, Kouba E, Davis D, Burris M, Byerly SJ, Easter L, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Das SK.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016;101(4):1455-1468.

Analysis of advanced glycation end products in the DHS Mind Study. Adams JN, Martelle SE, Raffield LM, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Hsu FC, Maldjian JA, Williamson JD, Hugenschmidt CE, Carr JJ, Cox AJ, Bowden DW.. J Diabetes Complications. 2016;30(2):262-268.

Analysis of the relationships between type 2 diabetes status, glycemic control, and neuroimaging measures in the Diabetes Heart Study Mind. Raffield LM, Cox AJ, Freedman BI, Hugenschmidt CE, Hsu FC, Wagner BC, Xu J, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW.. Acta Diabetol. 2016;53(3):439-447.

Genetic analysis of advanced glycation end products in the DHS MIND study. Adams JN, Raffield LM, Martelle SE, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Carr JJ, Cox AJ, Bowden DW.. Gene. 2016;584(2):173-179.

Dopamine pathway gene variants may modulate cognitive performance in the DHS - Mind Study. Martelle SE, Raffield LM, Palmer ND, Cox AJ, Freedman BI, Hugenschmidt CE, Williamson JD, Bowden DW.. Brain Behav. 2016;6(4):e00446.

Admixture mapping of serum vitamin D and parathyroid hormone concentrations in the African American-Diabetes Heart Study. Palmer ND, Divers J, Lu L, Register TC, Carr JJ, Hicks PJ, Smith SC, Xu J, Judd SE, Irvin MR, Gutierrez OM, Bowden DW, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI.. Bone. 2016;87():71-77.

APOL1 renal-risk genotypes associate with longer hemodialysis survival in prevalent nondiabetic African American patients with end-stage renal disease. Ma L, Langefeld CD, Comeau ME, Bonomo JA, Rocco MV, Burkart JM, Divers J, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Lea JP, Krisher JO, Clay MJ, Freedman BI.. Kidney Int. 2016;90(2):389-395.

Selecting SNPs informative for African, American Indian and European Ancestry: application to the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND). Williams RC, Elston RC, Kumar P, Knowler WC, Abboud HE, Adler S, Bowden DW, Divers J, Freedman BI, Igo RP Jr, Ipp E, Iyengar SK, Kimmel PL, Klag MJ, Kohn O, Langefeld CD, Leehey DJ, Nelson RG, Nicholas SB, Pahl MV, Parekh RS, Rotter JI, Schelling JR,.. BMC Genomics. 2016;17(1):325.

Mapping adipose and muscle tissue expression quantitative trait loci in African Americans to identify genes for type 2 diabetes and obesity. Sajuthi SP, Sharma NK, Chou JW, Palmer ND, McWilliams DR, Beal J, Comeau ME, Ma L, Calles-Escandon J, Demons J, Rogers S, Cherry K, Menon L, Kouba E, Davis D, Burris M, Byerly SJ, Ng MC, Maruthur NM, Patel SR, Bielak LF, Lange LA, Guo X, Sale MM,.. Hum Genet. 2016;135(8):869-880.

Trans-ethnic meta-analysis and functional annotation illuminates the genetic architecture of fasting glucose and insulin. Liu CT, Raghavan S, Maruthur N, Kabagambe EK, Hong J, Ng MC, Hivert MF, Lu Y, An P, Bentley AR, Drolet AM, Gaulton KJ, Guo X, Armstrong LL, Irvin MR, Li M, Lipovich L, Rybin DV, Taylor KD, Agyemang C, Palmer ND, Cade BE, Chen WM, Dauriz M,.. Am J Hum Genet. 2016;99(1):56-75.

Association analysis of the cubilin (CUBN) and megalin (LRP2) genes with ESRD in African Americans. Ma J, Guan M, Bowden DW, Ng MC, Hicks PJ, Lea JP, Ma L, Gao C, Palmer ND, Freedman BI.. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016;11(6):1034-1043.

Relationships between measures of adiposity with subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes. Yuan M, Hsu FC, Bowden DW, Xu J, Carrie Smith S, Wagenknecht LE, Comeau ME, Divers J, Register TC, Jeffrey Carr J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016;24(8):1810-1818.

Improved performance of dynamic measures of insulin response over surrogate indices to identify genetic contributors of type 2 diabetes: the GUARDIAN Consortium. Palmer ND, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Wang N, Buchanan TA, Xiang AH, Allayee H, Bergman RN, Raffel LJ, Chen YD, Haritunians T, Fingerlin T, Goodarzi MO, Taylor KD, Rotter JI, Watanabe RM, Bowden DW.. Diabetes. 2016;65(7):2072-2080.

APOL1 renal-risk variants associate with reduced cerebral white matter lesion volume and increased gray matter volume. Freedman BI, Gadegbeku CA, Bryan RN, Palmer ND, Hicks PJ, Ma L, Rocco MV, Smith SC, Xu J, Whitlow CT, Wagner BC, Langefeld CD, Hawfield AT, Bates JT, Lerner AJ, Raj DS, Sadaghiani MS, Toto RD, Wright JT Jr, Bowden DW, Williamson JD, Sink KM,.. Kidney Int. 2016;90(2):440-449.

The genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes. Fuchsberger C, Flannick J, Teslovich TM, Mahajan A, Agarwala V, Gaulton KJ, Ma C, Fontanillas P, Moutsianas L, McCarthy DJ, Rivas MA, Perry JR, Sim X, Blackwell TW, Robertson NR, Rayner NW, Cingolani P, Locke AE, Fernandez Tajes J, Highland HM,.. Nature. 2016;536(7614):41-47.

Association of kidney structure-related gene variants with type 2 diabetes-attributed end-stage kidney disease in African Americans. Guan M, Ma J, Keaton JM, Dimitrov L, Mudgal P, Stromberg M, Bonomo JA, Hicks PJ, Freedman BI, Bowden DW, Ng MC.. Hum Genet. 2016;135(11):1251-1262.

Genome-wide interaction with insulin secretion loci reveals novel loci for type 2 diabetes in African Americans. Keaton JM, Hellwege JN, Ng MC, Palmer ND, Pankow JS, Fornage M, Wilson JG, Correa A, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Rotter JI, Chen YD, Taylor KD, Rich SS, Wagenknecht LE, Freedman B, Bowden DW.. PLoS One. 2016;11(7):e0159977.

Novel genetic variants associated with increased vertebral volumetric BMD, reduced vertebral fracture risk, and increased expression of SLC1A3 and EPHB2. Nielson CM, Liu CT, Smith AV, Ackert-Bicknell CL, Reppe S, Jakobsdottir J, Wassel C, Register TC, Oei L, Alonso N, Oei EH, Parimi N, Samelson EJ, Nalls MA, Zmuda J, Lang T, Bouxsein M, Latourelle J, Claussnitzer M, Siggeirsdottir K, Srikanth P,.. J Bone Miner Res. 2016;31(12):2085-2097.

Bone mineral density and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Wagenknecht LE, Divers J, Register TC, Russell GB, Bowden DW, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Lenchik L, Hruska KA, Carr JJ, Freedman BI.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016;101(11):4135-4141.

Adiposity is inversely associated with hippocampal volume in African Americans and European Americans with diabetes. Hsu FC, Yuan M, Bowden DW, Xu J, Smith SC, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Register TC, Carr JJ, Williamson JD, Sink KM, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI.. J Diabetes Complications. 2016;30(8):1506-1512.

APOE genotypes associate with cognitive performance but not cerebral structure: Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Palmer Allred ND, Raffield LM, Hardy JC, Hsu FC, Divers J, Xu J, Smith SC, Hugenschmidt CE, Wagner BC, Whitlow CT, Sink KM, Maldjian JA, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI.. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(12):2225-2231.

NAT 2 and coronary artery calcification in African and European Americans with type 2 diabetes [abstract]. Conway BN, Allred ND, Freedman BI, Bowden DW.. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association; 2016 June 10-14; New Orleans (LA). 2016;():1655.

Omics analysis of adiponectin in African Americans to elucidate the biology underlying metabolic disease [abstract]. Palmer ND, Sajuthi S, Sharma N, Chou J, Bowden DW, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Das SK.. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association; 2016 June 10-14; New Orleans (LA). 2016;():2461.

Association tests of multiple genetic variants for time-to-event traits [abstract]. Chiu YF, Chien LC, Bowden DW.. Genet Epidemiol. 2016;40(7):629-630.

Genome-wide interaction with selected type 2 diabetes loci reveals novel loci for type 2 diabetes in African Americans. Keaton JM, Hellwege JN, Ng MC, Palmer ND, Pankow JS, Fornage M, Wilson JG, Correa A, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Rotter JI, Chen YI, Taylor KD, Rich SS, Wagenknecht LE, Freedman BI, Bowden DW.. Pac Symp Biocomput. 2016;22():242-253.

Multiethnic Exome-Wide Association study of subclinical atherosclerosis. Natarajan P, Bis JC, Bielak LF, Cox AJ, Dorr M, Feitosa MF, Franceschini N, Guo X, Hwang SJ, Isaacs A, Jhun MA, Kavousi M, Li-Gao R, Lyytikainen LP, Marioni RE, Schminke U, Stitziel NO, Tada H, van Setten J, Smith AV, Vojinovic D, Yanek LR, Yao J,.. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2016;9(6):511-520.

APOL1 associations with nephropathy, atherosclerosis, and all-cause mortality in African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Lu L, Palmer ND, Carrie Smith S, Bagwell BM, Hicks PJ, Xu J, Wagenknecht LE, Raffield LM, Register TC, Jeffrey Carr J, Bowden DW, Divers J.. Kidney Int. 2015;87(1):176-181.

Cerebral structural changes in diabetic kidney disease: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Sink KM, Divers J, Whitlow CT, Palmer ND, Smith SC, Xu J, Hugenschmidt CE, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI.. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(2):206-212.

Lack of association of the APOL1 G3 haplotype in African Americans with ESRD. Palmer ND, Ng MC, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Lea JP, Okusa MD, Kimberly RP, Bowden DW, Freedman BI.. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015;26(5):1021-1025.

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