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Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D.

Deputy Director,
Director,
Professor,

Ctr for Vaccines at Extremes


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Academic: 336-713-8548 | Department: 336-713-8570

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Education & Training

  • M.S.P.H., University of North Carolina School of Public Hlth, 1986
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1989

Memberships

  • Am Geriatrics Society
  • Am Heart Association
  • Gerontological Society Of Amer
Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D.

Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Translational Science Institute
Director, Sticht Center on Aging
Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Ctr for Vaccines at Extremes
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Epidemiology & Prevention

Research Interests

Aging; Body Composition; Aged; Female; Mobility Limitation
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Academic: 336-713-8548 | Department: 336-713-8570

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Recent Publications

Effects of age and functional status on the relationship of systolic blood pressure with mortality in mid and late life: the ARIC study. Windham BG, Griswold ME, Lirette S, Kucharska-Newton A, Foraker RE, Rosamond W, Coresh J, Kritchevsky S, Mosley TH Jr.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(1):89-94.

Diabetes, hyperglycemia, and the burden of functional disability among older adults in a community-based study. Godino JG, Appel LJ, Gross AL, Schrack JA, Parrinello CM, Kalyani RR, Windham BG, Pankow JS, Kritchevsky SB, Bandeen-Roche K, Selvin E.. J Diabetes. 2017;9(1):76-84.

Operationalizing frailty in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study cohort. Kucharska-Newton AM, Palta P, Burgard S, Griswold ME, Lund JL, Capistrant BD, Kritchevsky SB, Bandeen-Roche K, Windham BG.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(3):382-388.

Effects of physical activity intervention on physical and cognitive function in sedentary adults with and without diabetes. Espeland MA, Lipska K, Miller ME, Rushing J, Cohen RA, Verghese J, McDermott MM, King AC, Strotmeyer ES, Blair SN, Pahor M, Reid K, Demons J, Kritchevsky SB.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(6):861-866.

Body composition remodeling and mortality: the Health Aging and Body Composition Study. Santanasto AJ, Goodpaster BH, Kritchevsky SB, Miljkovic I, Satterfield S, Schwartz AV, Cummings SR, Boudreau RM, Harris TB, Newman AB.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(4):513-519.

Effects of longitudinal glucose exposure on cognitive and physical function: results from the Action for Health in Diabetes Movement and Memory study. Beavers KM, Leng I, Rapp SR, Miller ME, Houston DK, Marsh AP, Hire DG, Baker LD, Bray GA, Blackburn GL, Hergenroeder AL, Jakicic JM, Johnson KC, Korytkowski MT, Dorsten BV, Kritchevsky SB.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(1):137-145.

Exercise capacity, heart failure risk, and mortality in older adults: the Health ABC Study. Georgiopoulou VV, Kalogeropoulos AP, Chowdhury R, Binongo JN, Bibbins-Domingo K, Rodondi N, Simonsick EM, Harris T, Newman AB, Kritchevsky SB, Butler J.. Am J Prev Med. 2017;52(2):144-153.

The importance of mid-to-late-life body mass index trajectories on late-life gait speed. Windham BG, Griswold ME, Wang W, Kucharska-Newton A, Demerath EW, Gabriel KP, Pompeii LA, Butler K, Wagenknecht L, Kritchevsky S, Mosley TH Jr.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(8):1130-1136.

Dynapenia and metabolic health in obese and nonobese adults aged 70 years and older: the LIFE Study. Aubertin-Leheudre M, Anton S, Beavers DP, Manini TM, Fielding R, Newman A, Church T, Kritchevsky SB, Conroy D, McDermott MM, Botoseneanu A, Hauser ME, Pahor M.. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017;18(4):312-319.

Reply to comment on 'statin use and all-cancer survival: prospective results from the Women's Health Initiative' [reply to letter]. Wang A, Aragaki AK, Tang JY, Kurian AW, Manson JE, Chlebowski RT, Simon M, Desai P, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Liu S, Kritchevsky S, Wakelee HA, Stefanick ML.. Br J Cancer. 2017;116(3):e2.

Association between soluble klotho and change in kidney function: the Health Aging and Body Composition study. Drew DA, Katz R, Kritchevsky S, Ix J, Shlipak M, Gutierrez OM, Newman A, Hoofnagle A, Fried L, Semba RD, Sarnak M.. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017;28(6):1859-1866.

Metabolites associated with lean mass and adiposity in older black men. Murphy RA, Moore SC, Playdon M, Meirelles O, Newman AB, Milijkovic I, Kritchevsky SB, Schwartz A, Goodpaster BH, Sampson J, Cawthon P, Simonsick EM, Gerszten RE, Clish CB, Harris TB.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;():.

Protein intake and mobility limitation in community-dwelling older adults: the Health ABC study. Houston DK, Tooze JA, Garcia K, Visser M, Rubin S, Harris TB, Newman AB, Kritchevsky SB.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(8):1705-1711.

Circulating MiRNAs as biomarkers of gait speed responses to aerobic exercise training in obese older adults. Zhang T, Brinkley TE, Liu K, Feng X, Marsh AP, Kritchevsky S, Zhou X, Nicklas BJ.. Aging (Albany NY). 2017;9(3):900-913.

Clinical trials targeting aging and age-related multimorbidity. Espeland MA, Crimmins EM, Grossardt BR, Crandall JP, Gelfond JA, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB, Manson JE, Robinson JG, Rocca WA, Temprosa M, Thomas F, Wallace R, Barzilai N.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;72(3):355-361.

Racial differences in circulating levels of the soluble receptor for advanced glycation endproducts in middle-aged and older adults. Brinkley TE, Leng X, Nicklas BJ, Kritchevsky SB, Ding J, Kitzman DW, Hundley WG.. Metabolism. 2017;70():98-106.

Integrating frailty research into the medical specialties-report from a U13 conference. Walston J, Robinson TN, Zieman S, McFarland F, Carpenter CR, Althoff KN, Andrew MK, Blaum CS, Brown PJ, Buta B, Ely EW, Ferrucci L, High KP, Kritchevsky SB, Rockwood K, Schmader KE, Sierra F, Sink KM, Varadhan R, Hurria A.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;():.

Cardiac troponin T and fast skeletal muscle denervation in ageing. Xu Z, Feng X, Dong J, Wang ZM, Lee J, Furdui C, Files DC, Beavers KM, Kritchevsky S, Milligan C, Jin JP, Delbono O, Zhang T.. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2017;():.

Circulating vitamin K is inversely associated with incident cardiovascular disease risk among those treated for hypertension in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study (Health ABC). Shea MK, Booth SL, Weiner DE, Brinkley TE, Kanaya AM, Murphy RA, Simonsick EM, Wassel CL, Vermeer C, Kritchevsky SB.. J Nutr. 2017;147(5):888-895.

Pain and function in older black and white adults: a secondary analysis of the Health ABC Study [abstract]. Brooks A, Leng X, Kritchevsky S.. J Pain. 2017;18(4 Suppl 1):S83-S84.

Social participation modifies the effect of a structured physical activity program on major mobility disability among older adults: results from the LIFE study. Corbett DB, Rejeski WJ, Tudor-Locke C, Glynn NW, Kritchevsky SB, McDermott MM, Church TS, Fielding RA, Gill TM, King AC, Miller ME, Chen H, Pahor M, Manini TM, Pahor M, Guralnik JM, Leeuwenburgh C, Caudle C, Crump L, Holmes L, Lee J,.. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2017;():.

Self-reported physical function as a predictor of hospitalization in the LIFE Study [abstract]. Callahan KE, Lovato L, Miller ME, Marsh AP, Fielding R, Gill T, Groessl E, Guralnik J, King A, Kritchevsky S, McDermott M, Manini T, Newman AB, Rejeski WJ.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(Suppl 1):S5-S6.

Promoting active aging in primary care [abstract]. Callahan KE, Miller ME, Kritchevsky S, Houston DK, Williamson J, Rejeski WJ.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(Suppl 1):S36.

Association of urinary uromodulin with kidney function decline and mortality: the Health ABC Study. Garimella PS, Katz R, Ix JH, Fried LF, Kritchevsky SB, Devarajan P, Bennett MR, Parikh CR, Shlipak MG, Harris TB, Gutierrez OM, Sarnak MJ.. Clin Nephrol. 2017;87(6):278-286.

Cellular senescence biomarker p16INK4a+ cell burden in thigh adipose is associated with poor physical function in older women. Justice JN, Gregory H, Tchkonia T, LeBrasseur NK, Kirkland JL, Kritchevsky SB, Nicklas BJ.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;():.

Exercise's effect on mobility disability in older adults with and without obesity: the LIFE study randomized clinical trial. Kritchevsky SB, Lovato L, Handing EP, Blair S, Botoseneanu A, Guralnik JM, Liu C, King A, Marsh AP, Pahor M, Rejeski WJ, Spring B, Manini T.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017;25(7):1199-1205.

Slowing gait and risk for cognitive impairment: the hippocampus as a shared neural substrate. Rosso AL, Verghese J, Metti AL, Boudreau RM, Aizenstein HJ, Kritchevsky S, Harris T, Yaffe K, Satterfield S, Studenski S, Rosano C.. Neurology. 2017;89(4):336-342.

Transcriptomic profiles of aging in naive and memory CD4+ cells from mice. Taylor J, Reynolds L, Hou L, Lohman K, Cui W, Kritchevsky S, McCall C, Liu Y.. Immun Ageing. 2017;2017(14):15.

The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) score predicts survival among older adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have achieved remission [abstract]. Saad MH, Tooze JA, Pardee TS, Williamson J, Kritchevsky S, Ellis LR, Powell BL, Klepin HD.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(Suppl 1):S131.

Poor appetite and dietary intake in community-dwelling older adults. van der Meij BS, Wijnhoven HAH, Lee JS, Houston DK, Hue T, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB, Visser M.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;():.

Large meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies five loci for lean body mass. Zillikens MC, Demissie S, Hsu YH, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Chou WC, Stolk L, Livshits G, Broer L, Johnson T, Koller DL, Kutalik Z, Luan J, Malkin I, Ried JS, Smith AV, Thorleifsson G, Vandenput L, Hua Zhao J, Zhang W, Aghdassi A, Akesson K, Amin N,.. Nat Commun. 2017;8(1):80.

ENabling reduction of low-grade inflammation in SEniors Pilot Study: concept, rationale, and design. Manini TM, Anton SD, Beavers DP, Cauley JA, Espeland MA, Fielding RA, Kritchevsky SB, Leeuwenburgh C, Lewis KH, Liu C, McDermott MM, Miller ME, Tracy RP, Walston JD, Radziszewska B, Lu J, Stowe C, Wu S, Newman AB, Ambrosius WT, Pahor M.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;():.

Sensorimotor peripheral nerve function and the longitudinal relationship with endurance walking in the Health, Aging and Body Composition study. Lange-Maia BS, Newman AB, Cauley JA, Boudreau RM, Jakicic JM, Caserotti P, Glynn NW, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB, Schwartz AV, Satterfield S, Simonsick EM, Vinik AI, Zivkovic S, Strotmeyer ES.. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016;97(1):45-52.

Depressive trajectories and risk of disability and mortality in older adults: longitudinal findings from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study. Murphy RA, Hagaman AK, Reinders I, Steeves JA, Newman AB, Rubin SM, Satterfield S, Kritchevsky SB, Yaffe K, Ayonayon HN, Nagin DS, Simonsick EM, Penninx BW, Harris TB.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(2):228-235.

Association of hearing impairment with incident frailty and falls in older adults. Kamil RJ, Betz J, Powers BB, Pratt S, Kritchevsky S, Ayonayon HN, Harris TB, Helzner E, Deal JA, Martin K, Peterson M, Satterfield S, Simonsick EM, Lin FR.. J Aging Health. 2016;28(4):644-660.

Low plasma klotho concentrations and decline of knee strength in older adults. Semba RD, Ferrucci L, Sun K, Simonsick E, Turner R, Miljkovic I, Harris T, Schwartz AV, Asao K, Kritchevsky S, Newman AB.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(1):103-108.

Association of serum erythropoietin with cardiovascular events, kidney function decline, and mortality: the Health Aging and Body Composition Study. Garimella PS, Katz R, Patel KV, Kritchevsky SB, Parikh CR, Ix JH, Fried LF, Newman AB, Shlipak MG, Harris TB, Sarnak MJ.. Circ Heart Fail. 2016;9(1):e002124.

Vitamin K status and lower extremity function in older adults: the Health Aging and Body Composition Study. Shea MK, Loeser RF, Hsu FC, Booth SL, Nevitt M, Simonsick EM, Strotmeyer ES, Vermeer C, Kritchevsky SB.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(10):1348-1355.

Comparison of handgrip and leg extension strength in predicting slow gait speed in older adults. Fragala MS, Alley DE, Shardell MD, Harris TB, McLean RR, Kiel DP, Cawthon PM, Dam TT, Ferrucci L, Guralnik JM, Kritchevsky SB, Vassileva MT, Gudnason V, Eiriksdottir G, Koster A, Newman A, Siggeirsdottir K, Satterfield S, Studenski SA, Kenny AM.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016;64(1):144-150.

Cost-effectiveness of the LIFE physical activity intervention for older adults at increased risk for mobility disability. Groessl EJ, Kaplan RM, Castro Sweet CM, Church T, Espeland MA, Gill TM, Glynn NW, King AC, Kritchevsky S, Manini T, McDermott MM, Reid KF, Rushing J, Pahor M.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(5):656-662.

Changes in bone mineral density over time by body mass index in the Health ABC Study. Lloyd JT, Alley DE, Hochberg MC, Waldstein SR, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB, Schwartz AV, Strotmeyer ES, Womack C, Orwig DL.. Osteoporos Int. 2016;27(6):2109-2116.

Association between anthropometric measures and long-term survival in frail older women: observations from the Women's Health Initiative Study. Zaslavsky O, Rillamas-Sun E, LaCroix AZ, Woods NF, Tinker LF, Zisberg A, Shadmi E, Cochrane B, Edward BJ, Kritchevsky S, Stefanick ML, Vitolins MZ, Wactawski-Wende J, Zelber-Sagi S.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016;64(2):277-284.

Sertraline inhibits increases in body fat and carbohydrate dysregulation in adult female cynomolgus monkeys. Silverstein-Metzler MG, Shively CA, Clarkson TB [deceased], Appt SE, Carr JJ, Kritchevsky SB, Jones SR, Register TC.. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016;68():29-38.

A multidimensional risk score to predict all-cause hospitalization in community-dwelling older individuals with obstructive lung disease. Beijers RJ, van den Borst B, Newman AB, Yende S, Kritchevsky SB, Cassano PA, Bauer DC, Harris TB, Schols AM.. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016;17(6):508-513.

Effect of statin use on mobility disability and its prevention in at-risk older adults: the LIFE study. Henderson RM, Lovato L, Miller ME, Fielding RA, Church TS, Newman AB, Buford TW, Pahor M, McDermott MM, Stafford RS, Lee DS, Kritchevsky SB.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(11):1519-1524.

Self-reported mobility in older patients predicts early postoperative outcomes after elective noncardiac surgery. Kim S, Marsh AP, Rustowicz L, Roach C, Leng XI, Kritchevsky SB, Rejeski WJ, Groban L.. Anesthesiology. 2016;124(4):815-825.

Association of muscle mass, area, and strength with incident diabetes in older adults: the Health ABC Study. Larsen BA, Wassel CL, Kritchevsky SB, Strotmeyer ES, Criqui MH, Kanaya AM, Fried LF, Schwartz AV, Harris TB, Ix JH.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016;101(4):1847-1855.

Genome-wide association study for incident myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease in prospective cohort studies: the CHARGE consortium. Dehghan A, Bis JC, White CC, Smith AV, Morrison AC, Cupples LA, Trompet S, Chasman DI, Lumley T, Volker U, Buckley BM, Ding J, Jensen MK, Folsom AR, Kritchevsky SB, Girman CJ, Ford I, Dorr M, Salomaa V, Uitterlinden AG, Eiriksdottir G, Vasan RS,.. PLoS One. 2016;11(3):e0144997.

Hearing impairment and physical function and falls in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Hearing Pilot Study [letter]. Deal JA, Richey Sharrett A, Bandeen-Roche K, Kritchevsky SB, Pompeii LA, Gwen Windham B, Lin FR.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016;64(4):906-908.

Atrial fibrillation and declining physical performance in older adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Magnani JW, Wang N, Benjamin EJ, Garcia ME, Bauer DC, Butler J, Ellinor PT, Kritchevsky S, Marcus GM, Newman A, Phillips CL, Sasai H, Satterfield S, Sullivan LM, Harris TB.. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016;9(5):e003525.

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