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Jingzhong Ding, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Jingzhong Ding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,



Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-8558 | Department: 336-713-8570

Education & Training

  • M.D., Bengbu Medical College in China , 1991
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health , 2002
Jingzhong Ding, Ph.D.

Jingzhong Ding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Sticht Center on Aging
WFU Primate Center
Epidemiology & Prevention

Research Interests

aging, atherosclerosis/thrombosis, cognition/learning, epidemiology, genetics/genome, molecular biology/molecular me, osteoporosis, vascular diseases

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-8558 | Department: 336-713-8570

Recent Publications

Williamson JD, Launer LJ, Bryan RN, Coker LH, Lazar RM, Gerstein HC, Murray AM, Sullivan MD, Horowitz KR, Ding J, Marcovina S, Lovato L, Lovato J, Margolis KL, Davatzikos C, Barzilay J, Ginsberg HN, Linz PE, Miller ME. Cognitive function and brain structure in persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus after intensive lowering of blood pressure and lipid levels: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(3):324-333.

Merikangas KR, Cui L, Heaton L, Nakamura E, Roca C, Ding J, Qin H, Guo W, Shugart YY, Zarate C, Angst J. Independence of familial transmission of mania and depression: results of the NIMH family study of affective spectrum disorders. Mol Psychiatry. 2014;19(2):214-219.

Brinkley TE, Leng X, Chughtai HL, Nicklas BJ, Kritchevsky SB, Ding J, Kitzman DW, Hundley WG. Periaortic fat and cardiovascular risk: a comparison of high-risk older adults and age-matched healthy controls. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;():.

Liu CK, Leng X, Hsu FC, Kritchevsky SB, Ding J, Earnest CP, Ferrucci L, Goodpaster BH, Guralnik JM, Lenchik L, Pahor M, Fielding RA. The impact of sarcopenia on a physical activity intervention: the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Pilot Study (LIFE-P). J Nutr Health Aging. 2014;18(1):59-64.

Hek K, Demirkan A, Lahti J, Terracciano A, Teumer A, Cornelis MC, Amin N, Bakshis E, Baumert J, Ding J, Liu Y, Marciante K, Meirelles O, Nalls MA, Sun YV, Vogelzangs N, Yu L, Bandinelli S, Benjamin EJ, Bennett DA, Boomsma D,. A genome-wide association study of depressive symptoms. Biol Psychiatry. 2013;73(7):667-678.

McClain J, Hsu F, Brown E, Burke G, Carr J, Harris T, Kritchevsky S, Szklo M, Tracy R, Ding J. Pericardial adipose tissue and coronary artery calcification in the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013;21(5):1056-1063.

Monda KL, Chen GK, Taylor KC, Ng MCY, Liu Y, Freedman BI, Howard TD, Langefeld CD, Lohman K, Palmer ND, Shriner DA, Burke G, Ding J, et al. A meta-analysis identifies new loci associated with body mass index in individuals of African ancestry. Nat Genet. 2013;45(6):690-696.

Feng X, Todd T, Lintzenich CR, Ding J, Carr JJ, Ge Y, Browne JD, Kritchevsky SB, Butler SG. Aging-related geniohyoid muscle atrophy is related to aspiration status in healthy older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013;68(7):853-860.

Liu CT, Monda KL, Taylor KC, Lange L, Demerath EW, Palmas W, Wojczynski MK, Ellis JC, Vitolins MZ, Liu S, Papanicolaou GJ, Irvin MR, Xue L, Griffin PJ, Nalls MA, Adeyemo A, Liu J, Li G, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Chen WM, Chen F,. Genome-wide association of body fat distribution in african ancestry populations suggests new Loci. PLoS Genet. 2013;9(8):e1003681.

Laek B, Szklo M, McClelland RL, Ding J, Tsai MY, Bluemke DA, Tracy R, Matsushita K. The prospective association of Chlamydia pneumoniae and four other pathogens with development of coronary artery calcium: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Atherosclerosis. 2013;230(2):268-274.

O'Seaghdha CM, Wu H, Yang Q, Kapur K, Guessous I, Zuber AM, Kottgen A, Stoudmann C, Teumer A, Kutalik Z, Mangino M, Dehghan A, Zhang W, Eiriksdottir G, Li G, Tanaka T, Portas L, Lopez LM, Hayward C, Lohman K,. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies six new loci for serum calcium concentrations. PLoS Genet. 2013;9(9):e1003796.

Liu Y, Ding J, Reynolds LM, Lohman K, Register TC, De La Fuente A, Howard TD, Hawkins GA, Cui W, Morris J, Smith SG, Barr RG, Kaufman JD, Burke GL, Post W, Shea S, McCall CE, Siscovick D, Jacobs DR Jr, Tracy RP,. Methylomics of gene expression in human monocytes. Hum Mol Genet. 2013;22(24):5065-5074.

Murphy RA, Schairer C, Gierach GL, Byrne C, Sherman ME, Register TC, Ding J, Kritchevsky SB, Harris TB. Beyond breast cancer: mammographic features and mortality risk in a population of healthy women. PLoS One. 2013;8(10):e78722.

Zeb I, Katz R, Nasir K, Ding J, Rezaeian P, Budoff MJ. Relation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease to the metabolic syndrome: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2013;7(5):311-318.

Parsa A, Fuchsberger C, Kottgen A, O'Seaghdha CM, Pattaro C, de Andrade M, Chasman DI, Teumer A, Endlich K, Olden M, Chen MH, Tin A, Kim YJ, Taliun D, Li M, Feitosa M, Gorski M, Yang Q, Hundertmark C, Foster MC, Glazer N, Isaacs A,. Common variants in Mendelian kidney disease genes and their association with renal function. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;24(12):2105-2117.

Franceschini N, Fox E, Zhang Z, Edwards TL, Nalls MA, Sung YJ, Tayo BO, Sun YV, Gottesman O, Adeyemo A, Johnson AD, Young JH, Rice K, Duan Q, Chen F, Li Y, Tang H, Fornage M, Keene KL, Andrews JS, Smith JA, Faul JD, Guangfa Z,. Genome-wide association analysis of blood-pressure traits in African-ancestry individuals reveals common associated genes in African and non-African populations. Am J Hum Genet. 2013;93(3):545-554.

Mongraw-Chaffin ML, Golden SH, Allison MA, Ouyang P, Woodward M, Young JH, Schreiner PJ, Szkio M, Ding JZ, Anderson CA. The sex and race specific relationship between anthropometry and body composition by computed tomography: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;127(12 Suppl):AP302.

Yeboah J, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Ding J, Zeb I, Liu S, Nasir K, Post W, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ. Computed tomography-derived cardiovascular risk markers, incident cardiovascular events, and all-cause mortality in nondiabetics: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2013;():.

Mitchell GF, Verwoert GC, Tarasov KV, Isaacs A, Smith AV, Liu Y, Andrews JS, Howard TD, Herrington DM, Ding J, et al. Common genetic variation in the 3'-BCL11B gene desert is associated with carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity and excess cardiovascular disease risk: the AortaGen Consortium. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2012;5(1):81-90.

Murabito JM, White CC, Kavousi M, Sun YV, Feitosa MF, Nambi V, Lamina C, Schillert A, Coassin S, Bis JC, Broer L, Crawford DC, Franceschini N, Frikke-Schmidt R, Haun M, Holewijn S, Huffman JE, Hwang S-J, Kiechl S, Kollerits B, Montasser ME,. Association between chromosome 9p21 variants and the ankle-brachial index identified by a meta-analysis of 21 genome-wide association studies. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2012;5(1):100-112.

Pattaro C, Kottgen A, Teumer A, Garnaas M, Boger CA, Fuchsberger C, Olden M, Chen M-H, Tin A, Taliun D, Li M, Gao X, Gorski M, Yang Q, Hundertmark C, Foster MC, Lohman K, Ding J, Andrews JS, Freedman BI, Liu Y, et al. Genome-wide association and functional follow-up reveals new loci for kidney function. PLoS Genet. 2012;8(3):e1002584.

Ding J, Lovato J, Hugenschmidt CE, Ambrosius W, Horowitz K, Bryan RN, Greven C, Gerstein HC, Lazer R, Murray A, Thomas A, Launer L, Williamson J. Retinopathy in relation to cerebral ischemic lesion and cognitive decline in older patients with type 2 diabetes [abstract]. Diabetes. 2012;61(Suppl 1A):LB2.

Ellinor PT, Lunetta KL, Albert CM, Glazer NL, Ritchie MD, Smith AV, Arking DE, Muller-Nurasyid M, Krijthe BP, Lubitz SA, Bis JC, Chung MK, Dorr M, Ozaki K, Roberts JD, Smith JG, Pfeufer A, Sinner MF, Lohman K, Ding J, Smith NL, Smith JD. Meta-analysis identifies six new susceptibility loci for atrial fibrillation. Nat Genet. 2012;44(6):670-675.

Fox CS, Liu Y, White CC, Feitosa M, Smith AV, Heard-Costa N, Lohman K, Johnson AD, Foster MC, Greenawalt DM, Griffin P, Ding J, Newman AB, Tylavsky F, Miljkovic I, Kritchevsky SB, Launer L, Garcia M, Eiriksdottir G, Carr JJ,. Genome-wide association for abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adipose reveals a novel locus for visceral fat in women. PLoS Genet. 2012;8(5):e1002695.

Jenny NS, French B, Arnold AM, Strotmeyer ES, Cushman M, Chaves PHM, Ding J, Fried LP, Kritchevsky SB, Rifkin DE, Sarnak MJ, Newman AB. Long-term assessment of inflammation and healthy aging in late life: the Cardiovascular Health Study All Stars. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012;67(9):970-976.

Rosano C, Aizenstein HJ, Newman AB, Venkatraman V, Harris T, Ding J, Satterfield S, Yaffe K. Neuroimaging differences between older adults with maintained versus declining cognition over a 10-year period. Neuroimage. 2012;62(1):307-313.

Yeboah J, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Ding J, Zeb I, Liu S, Nasir K, Post W, Blumenthal RS, Budoff M. Computed tomography derived cardiovascular risk markers, incident cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in adults free of clinical cardiovascular disease. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Circulation. 2012;126(21 Suppl):A9536.

Franceschini N, van Rooij FJ, Prins BP, Feitosa MF, Karakas M, Eckfeldt JH, Folsom AR, Kopp J, Vaez A, Andrews JS, Baumert J, Boraska V, Broer L, Hayward C, Ngwa JS, Okada Y, Polasek O, Westra HJ, Wang YA, Del Greco M F,. Discovery and fine mapping of serum protein loci through transethnic meta-analysis. Am J Hum Genet. 2012;91(4):744-753.


Chasman DI, Fuchsberger C, Pattaro C, Teumer A, Boger CA, Endlich K, Olden M, Chen MH, Tin A, Taliun D, Li M, Gao X, Gorski M, Yang Q, Hundertmark C, Foster MC, O'Seaghdha CM, Glazer N, Isaacs A, Liu CT, Smith AV, O'Connell JR,. Integration of genome-wide association studies with biological knowledge identifies six novel genes related to kidney function. Hum Mol Genet. 2012;21(24):5329-5343.

Qi Q, Menzaghi C, Smith S, Liang L, de Rekeneire N, Garcia ME, Lohman KK, Miljkovic I, Strotmeyer ES, Cummings SR, Kanaya AM, Tylavsky FA, Satterfield S, Ding J, Rimm EB, Trischitta V, Hu FB, Liu Y, Qi L. Genome-wide association analysis identifies TYW3/CRYZ and NDST4 loci associated with circulating resistin levels. Hum Mol Genet. 2012;21(21):4774-4780.

Huang J, Sabater-Lleal M, Asselbergs FW, Tregouet D, Shin SY, Ding J, Baumert J, Oudot-Mellakh T, Folkersen L, Johnson AD, Smith NL, Williams SM, Ikram MA, Kleber ME, Becker DM, Truong V, Mychaleckyj JC, Tang W, Yang Q,. Genome-wide association study for circulating levels of PAI-1 provides novel insights into its regulation. Blood. 2012;120(24):4873-4881.

Brinkley TE, Kitzman DW, Ding J, Nicklas BJ, Kritchevsky SB, Hundley WG. Epicardial, pericardial and periaortic fat are elevated in older adults at high cardiac risk [abstract]. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012;32(5 Suppl):A132.

Babcock MJ, Soliman EZ, Ding J, Kronmal RA, Goff DC Jr. Pericardial fat and atrial conduction abnormalities in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(1):179-184.

Yaffe K, Weston A, Graff-Radford NR, Satterfield S, Simonsick EM, Younkin SG, Younkin LH, Kuller L, Ayonayon HN, Ding J, et al. Association of plasma beta-amyloid level and cognitive reserve with subsequent cognitive decline. JAMA. 2011;305(3):261-266.

Liu J, Fox CS, Hickson DA, May WL, Ding J, Carr JJ, Taylor HA. Pericardial fat and echocardiographic measures of cardiac abnormalities: the Jackson Heart Study. Diabetes Care. 2011;34(2):341-346.

Brinkley TE, Hsu F-C, Carr JJ, Hundley WG, Bluemke DA, Polak JF, Ding J. Pericardial fat is associated with carotid stiffness in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2011;21(5):332-338.

Brinkley TE, Ding J, Carr JJ, Nicklas BJ. Pericardial fat loss in postmenopausal women under conditions of equal energy deficit. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011;43(5):808-814.

Houston DK, Ding J, Lee JS, Garcia M, Kanaya AM, Tylavsky FA, Newman AB, Visser M, Kritchevsky SB. Dietary fat and cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular disease in older adults: the Health ABC Study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2011;21(6):430-437.

Chughtai H, Morgan TM, Hamilton CA, Charoenpanichkit C, Ding J, Brinkley TE, Hundley WG. Intraperitoneal fat is associated with thickening of the thoracic aorta in individuals at high risk for cardiovascular events [abstract]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;57(14 Suppl 1):E1597.

Liu C, Leng I, Kritchevsky S, Ding J, Earnest C, Ferrucci L, Goodpaster B, Guralnik J, Hsu F, Lenchik L, et al. The impact of sarcopenia on the response to a physical activity intervention in older adults [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(Suppl 1):S63.

Helzner EP, Patel AS, Pratt S, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Cauley JA, Talbott E, Kenyon E, Harris TB, Satterfield S, Ding J, et al. Hearing sensitivity in older adults: associations with cardiovascular risk factors in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(6):972-979.

Driscoll I, Espeland MA, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Gaussoin SA, Ding J, Granek IA, Ockene JK, Phillips LS, Yaffe K, Resnick SM. Weight change and cognitive function: findings from the Women's Health Initiative Study of Cognitive Aging. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(8):1595-1600.

Miao C, Chen S, Ding J, Liu K, Li D, Macedo R, Lai S, Vogel-Claussen J, Brown ER, Lima JAC, et al. The association of pericardial fat with coronary artery plaque index at MR imaging: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Radiology. 2011;261(1):109-115.

Chughtai HL, Morgan TM, Hamilton CA, Charoenpanichkit C, Ding J, Brinkley TE, Hundley WG. Intraperitoneal fat is associated with thickening of the thoracic aorta in individuals at high risk for cardiovascular events. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(9):1784-1790.

Inzitari M, Arnold AM, Patel KV, Mercer LD, Karlamangla A, Ding J, Psaty BM, Williamson JD, Kuller LH, Newman AB. Subclinical vascular disease burden and risk for death and cardiovascular events in older community dwellers. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011;66(9):986-993.

Koster A, Ding J, Stenholm S, Caserotti P, Houston DK, Nicklas BJ, You T, Lee JS, Visser M, Kritchevsky SB, et al. Does the amount of fat mass predict age-related loss of lean mass, muscle strength, and muscle quality in older adults?. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011;66(8):888-895.

McAuley PA, Hsu F-C, Loman KK [sic] [Lohman KK], Carr JJ, Budoff MJ, Szklo M, Sharrett AR, Ding J. Liver attenuation, pericardial adipose tissue, obesity, and insulin resistance: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011;19(9):1855-1860.

Kizer JR, Arnold AM, Jenny NS, Cushman M, Strotmeyer ES, Ives DG, Ding J, Kritchevsky SB, Chaves PHM, Hirsch CH, et al. Longitudinal changes in adiponectin and inflammatory markers and relation to survival in the oldest old: the Cardiovascular Health Study All Stars study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011;66(10):1100-1107.

Liu C-T, Garnaas MK, Tin A, Kottgen A, Franceschini N, Peralta CA, de Boer IH, Lu X, Ding J, Liu Y, et al. Genetic association for renal traits among participants of African ancestry reveals new loci for renal function. PLoS Genet. 2011;7(9):e1002264.

Launer LJ, Miller ME, Williamson JD, Lazar RM, Gerstein H, Ding J, Lovato LC, Lovato J, Coker L, Maldjian J, et al. Effects of intensive glucose lowering on brain structure and function in people with type 2 diabetes (ACCORD MIND): a randomised open-label substudy. Lancet Neurol. 2011;10(11):969-977.

N'Diaye A, Chen GK, Palmer CD, Ge B, Tayo B, Mathias RA, Ding J, Nalls MA, Kritchevsky SB, Lohman K, Liu Y, et al. Identification, replication, and fine-mapping of loci associated with adult height in individuals of African ancestry. PLoS Genet. 2011;7(10):e1002298.

Brinkley TE, Jerosch-Herold M, Folsom AR, Carr JJ, Hundley WG, Allison MA, Bluemke DA, Burke GL, Szklo M, Ding J. Pericardial fat and myocardial perfusion in asymptomatic adults from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(12):e28410.

Arnold AM, Newman AB, Cushman M, Ding J, Kritchevsky S. Body weight dynamics and their association with physical function and mortality in older adults: the Cardiovascular Health Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2010;65(1):63-70.

Soliman EZ, Ding J, Hsu F-C, Carr JJ, Polak JF, Goff DC Jr. Association between carotid-intima-media thickness and pericardial fat in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2010;19(1):58-65.

Chughtai H, Morgan TM, Hamilton CA, Charoenpanichkit C, Ding J, Brinkley TE, Hundley WG. Visceral fat is associated with an adverse increase in the thickness of the wall of the ascending thoracic aorta [abstract]. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2010;12(Suppl 1):P126.

Chughtai HL, Morgan TM, Rocco M, Stacey B, Brinkley TE, Ding J, Nicklas B, Hamilton C, Hundley WG. Renal sinus fat and poor blood pressure control in middle-aged and elderly individuals at risk for cardiovascular events. Hypertension. 2010;56(5):901-906.

Divers J, Wagenknecht LE, Bowden DW, Carr JJ, Hightower RC, Ding J, Xu J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI. Regional adipose tissue associations with calcified atherosclerotic plaque: African American-Diabetes Heart Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010;18(10):2004-2009.

Kizer JR, Arnold AM, Strotmeyer ES, Ives DG, Cushman M, Ding J, Kritchevsky SB, Chaves PHM, Hirsch CH, Newman AB. Change in circulating adiponectin in advanced old age: determinants and impact on physical function and mortality. The Cardiovascular Health Study All Stars Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2010;65(11):1208-1214.

Brinkley TE, Jerosch-Herold M, Folsom AR, Carr JJ, Hundley WG, Allison MA, Bluemke DA, Burke GL, Szklo M, Ding J. Greater pericardial fat is associated with higher resting myocardial blood flow in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Diabetes. 2010;59(Suppl 1):A125.

Carr JJ, Ding J. Response to 'epicardial and pericardial fat: close, but very different' [reply to letter]. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009;17(4):626-627.

Houston DK, Ding J, Nicklas BJ, Harris TB, Lee JS, Nevitt MC, Rubin SM, Tylavsky FA, Kritchevsky SB. Overweight and obesity over the adult life course and incident mobility limitation in older adults: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2009;169(8):927-936.

Newman AB, Arnold AM, Sachs MC, Ives DG, Cushman M, Strotmeyer ES, Ding J, Kritchevsky SB, Chaves PHM, Fried LP, et al. Long-term function in an older cohort--the Cardiovascular Health Study All Stars Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57(3):432-440.

Ding J, Hsu F-C, Harris TB, Liu Y, Kritchevsky SB, Szklo M, Ouyang P, Espeland MA, Lohman KK, Carr JJ, et al. The association of pericardial fat with incident coronary heart disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;90(3):499-504.

Szklo M, Ding J, Tsai MY, Cushman M, Polak JF, Lima J, Barr RG, Sharrett AR. Individual pathogens, pathogen burden and markers of subclinical atherosclerosis: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2009;10(10):747-751.

Chughtai HL, Morgan TM, Ding JZ, Brinkley TE, Rocco M, Hamilton CA, Hundley WG. Renal sinus fat influences the number of medications needed to regulate blood pressure in patients with hypertension [abstract]. Circulation. 2009;120(18 Suppl 2):S1017.

Miao C, Chen S, Macedo R, Carr JJ, Brown E, Lai S, Liu K, Li D, Vogel-Clausen J, Ding J, et al. The association of pericardial fat with coronary artery plaque by MRI: the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) [abstract]. Circulation. 2009;120(18 Suppl 2):S464.

Brinkley TE, Ding J, Carr JJ, Nicklas BJ. Caloric restriction with and without aerobic exercise decreases pericardial fat in overweight and obese postmenopausal women [abstract]. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009;17(Suppl 2):S263.

Houston DK, Nicklas BJ, Ding J, Harris TB, Tylavsky FA, Newman AB, Lee JS, Sahyoun NR, Visser M, Kritchevsky SB. Dietary protein intake is associated with lean mass change in older, community-dwelling adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;87(1):150-155.

You T, Nicklas BJ, Ding J, Penninx BWJH, Goodpaster BH, Bauer DC, Tylavsky FA, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB. The metabolic syndrome is associated with circulating adipokines in older adults across a wide range of adiposity. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008;63(4):414-419.

Ding J, Kritchevsky S, Hsu F-C, Harris T, Burke G, Szklo M, Criqui M, Allison M, Schreiner P, Carr J, et al. Nonsubcutaneous adiposity and relation to metabolic abnormalities: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Circulation. 2008;117(11):e238.

Ding J, Kritchevsky SB, Harris TB, Burke GL, Detrano RC, Szklo M, Carr JJ. The association of pericardial fat with calcified coronary plaque. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008;16(8):1914-1919.

Ding J, Kritchevsky SB, Hsu F-C, Harris TB, Burke GL, Detrano RC, Szklo M, Criqui MH, Allison M, Carr JJ, et al. Association between non-subcutaneous adiposity and calcified coronary plaque: a substudy of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;88(3):645-650.

Lingle KC, Lohman K, Goff DC Jr, Little WC, Carr J, Bluemke DA, Szklo M, Ding J. Pericardial fat and left ventricular end diastolic volume, a subclinical marker of heart failure with normal ejection fraction: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Circulation. 2008;118(18 Suppl 2):S725.

Daniel KR, Bertoni AG, Ding J, Johnston S, Budoff MJ, Bluemke DA, Carr JJ. Comparison of methods to measure heart size using noncontrast-enhanced computed tomography: correlation with left ventricular mass. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2008;32(6):934-941.

Brinkley TE, Carr JJ, Hundley WG, Hsu FC, Bluemke DA, Polak JF, Ding JZ. Increased pericardial fat is associated with carotid artery stiffness: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) [abstract]. Circulation. 2008;118(18 Suppl 2):S1153.

Inzitari M, Arnold A, Patel K, Karlamangla A, Ding J, Psaty B, Williamson J, Fried L, Kuller L, Newman A. Vascular disease burden and risk of death in older community-dwellers [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2008;48(Special Issue 3):698.

Jenny N, French B, Arnold A, Cushman M, Rifkin D, Kritchevsky S, Chaves P, Strotmeyer E, Ding J, Sarnak M, et al. Inflammation: measures of C-reactive protein (CRP) over time and healthy aging [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2008;48(Special Issue 3):463.

Kritchevsky S, Arnold A, Ding J, Robbins J, Chaves P, Cushman M, Jenny N, Buzkova P, Newman A. Serum lipids and function in older adults: the CHS All Stars Study [abstract]. Gerontologist. 2008;48(Special Issue 3):463.

Ding J, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB, Taaffe DR, Nicklas BJ, Visser M, Lee JS, Nevitt M, Tylavsky FA, Rubin SM, et al. Effects of birth cohort and age on body composition in a sample of community-based elderly. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(2):405-410.

Ruhl CE, Harris TB, Ding J, Goodpaster BH, Kanaya AM, Kritchevsky SB, Simonsick EM, Tylavsky FA, Everhart JE. Body mass index and serum leptin concentration independently estimate percentage body fat in older adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(4):1121-1126.

Houston DK, Ding J, Tooze J, Lee J, Garcia M, Kanaya A, Tylavsky FA, Newman AB, Visser M, Kritchevsky SB. Dietary fats and incident coronary heart disease in older adults: the Health ABC Study [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(Suppl 1):S177.

Kritchevsky SB, Lenchik L, Leng X, Ding J, Guralnik J, Ferrucci L, Pahor M, Earnest C, Hsu F, Goodpaster G. Body composition and physical function in the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders Pilot (LIFE-P) study [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(4 Suppl):S67.

Kritchevsky SB, Leng I, Miller ME, Ding JZ, Kitzman D. DXA derived body composition measures are consistently associated with physical performance across 4 older populations [abstract]. FASEB J. 2007;21(6):A1068.

Wassel Fyr CL, Kanaya AM, Cummings SR, Reich D, Hsueh W-C, Reiner AP, Harris TB, Moffett S, Li R, Ding J, et al. Genetic admixture, adipocytokines, and adiposity in black Americans: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study. Hum Genet. 2007;121(5):615-624.

Benton JL, Ding J, Tsai MY, Shea S, Rotter JI, Burke GL, Post W. Associations between two common polymorphisms in the ABCA1 gene and subclinical atherosclerosis: Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Atherosclerosis. 2007;193(2):352-360.

Fried LF, Boudreau R, Lee JS, Chertow G, Kurella-Tamura M, Shlipak MG, Ding J, Sellmayer D, Tylavsky FA, Kritchevsky SB, et al. Kidney function as a predictor of loss of lean mass in older adults: Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(10):1578-1584.

Houston DK, Ding J, Nicklas BJ, Harris TB, Lee JS, Nevitt MC, Rubin SM, Tylavsky FA, Kritchevsky SB. The association between weight history and physical performance in the Health, Aging and Body Composition study. Int J Obes. 2007;31(11):1680-1687.

Yende S, Angus DC, Ding J, Newman AB, Kellum JA, Li R, Ferrell RE, Zmuda J, Kritchevsky SB, Harris TB, et al. 4G/5G plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 polymorphisms and haplotypes are associated with pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007;176(11):1129-1137.

Ding J, Kritchevsky S, Hsu F-C, Harris T, Burke G, Detrano R, Szklo M, Criqui M, Brown E, Carr JJ, et al. Non-subcutaneous adiposity and relation to calcified coronary plaque: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Obesity. 2007;15(9 Suppl):A11.

Sharrett AR, Ding J, Criqui MH, Saad MF, Liu K, Polak JF, Folsom AR, Tsai MY, Burke GL, Szklo M. Smoking, diabetes, and blood cholesterol differ in their associations with subclinical atherosclerosis: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Atherosclerosis. 2006;186(2):441-447.

Ding J, Nicklas BJ, Fallin MD, de Rekeneire N, Kritchevsky SB, Pahor M, Rodondi N, Li R,Zmuda JM, Harris TB. Plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 gene polymorphisms and haplotypes are associated with plasma plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 levels but not with myocardial infarction or stroke. Am Heart J. 2006;152(6):1109-1115.

Ding J, Kritchevsky SB, Harris TB, Burke GL, Detrano R, Szklo M, Carr JJ. Pericardial fat is more strongly associated with calcified coronary plaque than body mass index or waist circumference [abstract]. Circulation. 2006;114(18 Suppl):854.

De Rekeneire N, Peila R, Ding J, Colbert LH, Visser M, Shorr RI, Kritchevsky SB, Kuller LH, Strotmeyer ES, Schwartz AV, et al. Diabetes, hyperglycemia, and inflammation in older individuals: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Diabetes Care. 2006;29(8):1902-1908.

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