Debora Rizzuto


Research Associate, Medicine
+46 8 690 5368

debora.rizzuto@ki.se
KI Profile page: http://ki.se/en/people/debriz

Debora Rizzuto. Photo: Maria Yohuang

Debora Rizzuto is a statistician with a PhD in Medical Science, Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet. She is currently working as a research associate at the Aging Research Center. Her research activity focuses on investigating the most relevant factors that lead to longer and healthier life. Using a life-course perspective she is exploring the role of health status, lifestyle factors, social environment, and genetic background on late-life health and survival.

Debora is involved in several projects, both in close collaboration with doctoral students and senior scientists, as well as with colleagues from other universities. In collaboration with the Geriatric Unit at the University of Brescia (A Marengoni) and the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (R Melis) she is studying the etiology of multimorbidity and disability. Since 2014, she has been collaborating with the University of Bordeaux, in France to investigate the risk factors leading to institutionalization. Recently she started a collaboration with the Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI to explore whether physical environment, including air pollution, transport-related noise, and green space availability influence the onset of multimorbidity.

Selected publications

Rizzuto D, Keller L, Orsini N, Graff C, Bäckman L, Bellocco R, Wang HX, Fratiglioni L. “Survival after age 75: the genetic risk is strongly moderated by lifestyle factors”. [Accepted for publication in J Am Geriatr Soc].

Welmer AK, Rizzuto D, Laukka EJ, Johnell K, Fratiglioni L. ”Cognitive and physical functions in relation to the risk of injurious fall in older adults: a population-based study”. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Jul 22. pii: glw141. [Epub ahead of print]

Xu W, Zhang H, Paillard-Borg S, Zhu H, Qi X, Rizzuto D. “Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Chinese Adults: Role of Adiposity Indicators and Age”. Obes Facts. 2016 Jan 9;9(1):17-28. [Epub ahead of print]

Shakersain B, Santoni G, Faxén-Irving G, Rizzuto D, Fratiglioni L, Xu W. “Nutritional status and survival among old adults: an 11-year population-based longitudinal study”. Eur J Clin Nutr 2015 Jul 8. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.109. [Epub ahead of print]

Rizzuto D, Fratiglioni L. “Lifestyle factors related to mortality and survival: a review”. Gerontology 2014; 60(4): 327-35.

Marengoni A., Bertoni D., Rizzuto D. “Epidemiologia dell’invecchiamento: fattori protettivi e di rischio associati alla longevità”. Giornale di Medicina Accademia di Torino 2014 [in Italian]

Kalpouzos G1, Rizzuto D1, Keller L, Fastbom J, Santoni G, Angleman S, Graff C, Bäckman L, Fratiglioni L. Telomerase Gene (hTERT) and Survival: Results From Two Swedish Cohorts of Older Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014. [Epub ahead of print] 1equal contribution

Rizzuto D, Orsini N, Qiu C, Wang HX, Fratiglioni L. Lifestyle, social factors, and survival after age 75: population based study. BMJ 2012; 345: e5568.

Rizzuto D, Bellocco R, Kivipelto M, Clerici F Wimo A, Fratiglioni L. Dementia after age 75: survival in different severity stages and years of life lost. Curr Alzheimer Res 2012; 9(7): 795-800.

Rosvall L1, Rizzuto D1, Wang HX, Winblad B, Graff C, Fratiglioni L. APOE-related mortality: effect of dementia, cardiovascular disease and gender. Neurobiol Aging 2009; 30: 1545-1551. 1equal contribution

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