Sara Angleman

Scientific Coordinator, Medicine, associated to ARC
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Sara AnglemanSara Angleman has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge, England, as well as a Masters in Philosophy in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor´s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA. She began her work at ARC as a postdoc in March 2008, supervised by Prof. Laura Fratiglioni, in the Medical group. Since 2014 she has continued her research in the position of Scientific Coordinator.

Sara´s current primary research areas of interest are in the epidemiology of multimorbidity and disability in the elderly. She is also involved in studying the association of inflammatory-related genes with incident dementia and AD. Since her arrival at ARC, Sara has been awarded grants from FAS (Forskningsrådet för arbetsliv och socialvetenskap), Loo and Hans Ostermans foundation, and Gun och Bertil Stohne foundation.

Previously, Sara completed her doctoral work in Epidemiology as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-University of Cambridge Health Science Scholar Program, collaboratively between these two institutions (in the US and in England). Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Epidemiological investigation of the relationships between obesity and body composition with disability and health outcomes in older adults”, aimed to explore the relationship between adiposity (or obesity) with disability and with lower-extremity functional limitation (FL). Her dissertation also examined the potential mediating role for inflammation in this association. Her Masters thesis was titled “Novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease: Meta-analyses of the associations of five genetic variants related to markers of inflammation and coronary heart disease.” Prior to her graduate work, Sara also spent two years at the NIH as a member of the NIH Academy, conducting laboratory research while receiving training in how to use biomedical research to address the problem of health disparities by race, gender, and social class in the US.

Selected publications

Angleman SB, Santoni G, Pilotto A, Fratiglioni L, Welmer AK; MPI_AGE Project Investigators. Multidimensional Prognostic Index in Association with Future Mortality and Number of Hospital Days in a Population-Based Sample of Older Adults: Results of the EU Funded MPI_AGE Project. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 29;10(7):e0133789.

 Angleman SB, Santoni G, Von Strauss E, Fratiglioni L. “Temporal Trends of Functional Dependence and Survival Among Older Adults From 1991 to 2010 in Sweden: Toward a Healthier Aging.” J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Nov 13.

Marengoni A, Angleman S, Meinow B, Santoni G, Mangialasche F, Rizzuto D, Fastbom J, Melis R, Parker M, Johnell K, Fratiglioni L. Coexisting chronic conditions in the older population: Variation by health indicators. Eur J Intern Med. 2016 Mar 1.

Santoni G, Angleman S, Welmer AK, Mangialasche F, Marengoni A, Fratiglioni L. Age-related variation in health status after age 60. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 3;10(3):e0120077. doi:

Marengoni A, Angleman S, Melis R, Mangialasche F, Karp A, Garmen A, Meinow B, Fratiglioni L. Aging with multimorbidity: “A systematic review of the literature.” Ageing Research Reviews, 2011 March.

Angleman S.B., Harris T.B., Melzer, D. “The role of waist circumference in predicting disability in periretirement age adults.” International Journal of Obesity, 2006; 30(2):364-73.

Danesh J, Kaptoge S, Mann AG, Sarwar N, Wood A, Angleman SB, Wensley F, Higgins JP, Lennon L, Eiriksdottir G, Rumley A, Whincup PH, Lowe GD, Gudnason V. “Long-term interleukin-6 levels and subsequent risk of coronary heart disease: two new prospective studies and a systematic review.” PLoS Med., 2008; 5(4):e78.

Deo R., Fyr C.L., Fried L.F., Newman A.B., Harris T.B., Angleman S., Green C., Kritchevsky S.B., Chertow G.M., Cummings S.R., Shlipak M.G.; Health ABC study. “Kidney dysfunction and fatal cardiovascular disease–an association independent of atherosclerotic events: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) study.” American Heart Journal, 2008 January; 155 (1): 62-68.

Patel KV, Harris TB, Faulhaber M, Angleman SB, Connelly S, Bauer DC, Kuller LH, Newman AB, Guralnik JM. “Racial variation in the relationship of anemia with mortality and mobility disability among older adults”. Blood. 2007 Feb 6; [Epub ahead of print]

Keller CR, Odden MC, Fried LF, Newman AB, Angleman S, Green CA, Cummings SR,Harris TB, Shlipak MG. “Kidney function and markers of inflammation in elderly persons without chronic kidney disease: the health, aging, and body composition study.” Kidney Int. 2007 Feb;71(3):239-44. Epub 2006 Dec 20.

Odden MC, Chertow GM, Fried LF, Newman AB, Connelly S, Angleman S, Harris TB, Simonsick EM, Shlipak MG; for the HABC Study. “Cystatin C and measures of physical function in elderly adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (HABC) Study”. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Dec 15;164(12):1180-9. Epub 2006 Oct 11.

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