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Paola Gilsanz, ScD

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Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
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Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3482 (phone)
paola.gilsanz@kp.org


Paola Gilsanz, ScD, is a Staff Scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Dr. Gilsanz received her BA in Community Health from Brown University, her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and doctorate in Social Epidemiology from Harvard University. Currently, she is working on the Kaiser Healthy Aging and Diverse Life Experience Study (KHANDLE), the Life After 90 Study, the Study of Healthy Aging in African Americans (STAR), and the Study of Longevity in Diabetes (SOLID). Her research interests include examining risk factors for dementia across the lifecourse and identifying modifiable risk factors contributing to health disparities across sexes and racial and ethnic groups.
 

Current Position(s):

  • Staff Scientist, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Dementia and cognitive function
  • Social epidemiology and life course models
  • Health disparities
  • Causal inference

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    The Bidirectional Association Between Depression and Severe Hypoglycemic and Hyperglycemic Events in Type 1 Diabetes

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Karter AJ; Beeri MS; Quesenberry CP; Whitmer RA

    Diabetes Care. 2017 Dec 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Female sex, early-onset hypertension, and risk of dementia

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Mayeda ER; Glymour MM; Quesenberry CP; Mungas DM; DeCarli C; Dean A; Whitmer RA

    Neurology. 2017 Oct 31;89(18):1886-1893. Epub 2017-10-04.

    PubMed abstract

    Association Between Birth in a High Stroke Mortality State, Race, and Risk of Dementia

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Mayeda ER; Glymour MM; Quesenberry CP; Whitmer RA

    JAMA Neurol. 2017 Jul 31.

    PubMed abstract

    Traumatic brain injury associated with dementia risk among people with type 1 diabetes

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Albers K; Beeri MS; Karter AJ; Quesenberry CP; Whitmer RA

    Neurology. 2018 Sep 26.

    PubMed abstract

    Long-term Glycemic Control and Dementia Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

    Author(s): Lacy ME; Gilsanz P; Karter AJ; Quesenberry CP; Pletcher MJ; Whitmer RA

    Diabetes Care. 2018 Sep 04.

    PubMed abstract

    Birth in High Infant Mortality States and Dementia Risk in a Cohort of Elderly African American and White Health Care Members

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Mayeda ER; Glymour MM; Quesenberry CP; Mungas D; DeCarli CS; Whitmer RA

    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2018 Aug 13.

    PubMed abstract

    Depression in type 1 diabetes and risk of dementia

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Schnaider Beeri M; Karter AJ; Quesenberry CP; Adams AS; Whitmer RA

    Aging Ment Health. 2018 Apr 10:1-7.

    PubMed abstract

    Early Midlife Pulmonary Function and Dementia Risk

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Mayeda ER; Flatt J; Glymour MM; Quesenberry CP; Whitmer RA

    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2018 Mar 14.

    PubMed abstract

    Diabetic Retinopathy and Dementia in Type 1 Diabetes

    Author(s): Rodill LG; Exalto LG; Gilsanz P; Biessels GJ; Quesenberry CP; Whitmer RA

    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2017 Dec 19.

    PubMed abstract

    The Bidirectional Association Between Depression and Severe Hypoglycemic and Hyperglycemic Events in Type 1 Diabetes

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Karter AJ; Beeri MS; Quesenberry CP; Whitmer RA

    Diabetes Care. 2017 Dec 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Posttraumatic stress disorder onset and inflammatory and endothelial function biomarkers in women

    Author(s): Sumner, Jennifer A JA; Chen, Qixuan Q; Roberts, Andrea L AL; Winning, Ashley A; Rimm, Eric B EB; Gilsanz, Paola P; Glymour, M Maria MM; Tworoger, Shelley S SS; Koenen, Karestan C KC; Kubzansky, Laura D LD

    Brain, behavior, and immunity. 2018 Mar ;69():203-209. Epub 2017-11-20.

    PubMed abstract

    Validation of a theoretically motivated approach to measuring childhood socioeconomic circumstances in the Health and Retirement Study

    Author(s): Vable AM; Gilsanz P; Nguyen TT; Kawachi I; Glymour MM

    PLoS ONE. 2017;12(10):e0185898. Epub 2017-10-13.

    PubMed abstract

    Female sex, early-onset hypertension, and risk of dementia

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Mayeda ER; Glymour MM; Quesenberry CP; Mungas DM; DeCarli C; Dean A; Whitmer RA

    Neurology. 2017 Oct 31;89(18):1886-1893. Epub 2017-10-04.

    PubMed abstract

    Alzheimer's disease genetic risk variants beyondAPOEε4 predict mortality

    Author(s): Mez, Jesse J; Marden, Jessica R JR; Mukherjee, Shubhabrata S; Walter, Stefan S; Gibbons, Laura E LE; Gross, Alden L AL; Zahodne, Laura B LB; Gilsanz, Paola P; Brewster, Paul P; Nho, Kwangsik K; Crane, Paul K PK; Larson, Eric B EB; Glymour, M Maria MM

    Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2017 Mar ;8():188-195. Epub 2017-08-14.

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    Association Between Birth in a High Stroke Mortality State, Race, and Risk of Dementia

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Mayeda ER; Glymour MM; Quesenberry CP; Whitmer RA

    JAMA Neurol. 2017 Jul 31.

    PubMed abstract

    Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Associations of Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Inflammatory and Endothelial Function Markers in Women

    Author(s): Sumner, Jennifer A JA; Chen, Qixuan Q; Roberts, Andrea L AL; Winning, Ashley A; Rimm, Eric B EB; Gilsanz, Paola P; Glymour, M Maria MM; Tworoger, Shelley S SS; Koenen, Karestan C KC; Kubzansky, Laura D LD

    Biological psychiatry. 2017 Dec 15;82(12):875-884. Epub 2017-06-27.

    PubMed abstract

    Post-traumatic stress disorder and risk of dementia among members of a health care delivery system

    Author(s): Flatt JD; Gilsanz P; Quesenberry CP; Albers KB; Whitmer RA

    Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Jun 13.

    PubMed abstract

    Posttraumatic stress disorder and accelerated aging: PTSD and leukocyte telomere length in a sample of civilian women

    Author(s): Roberts, Andrea L AL; Koenen, Karestan C KC; Chen, Qixuan Q; Gilsanz, Paola P; Mason, Susan M SM; Prescott, Jennifer J; Ratanatharathorn, Andrew A; Rimm, Eric B EB; Sumner, Jennifer A JA; Winning, Ashley A; De Vivo, Immaculata I; Kubzansky, Laura D LD

    Depression and anxiety. 2017 05 ;34(5):391-400. Epub 2017-04-05.

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    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and 20-Year Physical Activity Trends Among Women

    Author(s): Winning, Ashley A; Gilsanz, Paola P; Koenen, Karestan C KC; Roberts, Andrea L AL; Chen, Qixuan Q; Sumner, Jennifer A JA; Rimm, Eric B EB; Maria Glymour, M M; Kubzansky, Laura D LD

    American journal of preventive medicine. 2017 Jun ;52(6):753-760. Epub 2017-03-18.

    PubMed abstract

    Cumulative receipt of an anti-poverty tax credit for families did not impact tobacco smoking among parents

    Author(s): Pega, Frank F; Gilsanz, Paola P; Kawachi, Ichiro I; Wilson, Nick N; Blakely, Tony T

    Social science & medicine (1982). 2017 04 ;179(5):160-165. Epub 2017-03-02.

    PubMed abstract

    Neighborhood Differences in Post-Stroke Mortality

    Author(s): Osypuk, Theresa L TL; Ehntholt, Amy A; Moon, J Robin JR; Gilsanz, Paola P; Glymour, M Maria MM

    Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes. 2017 Feb ;10(2):120-128. Epub 2017-02-22.

    PubMed abstract

    Post-traumatic stress disorder symptom duration and remission in relation to cardiovascular disease risk among a large cohort of women

    Author(s): Gilsanz, P P; Winning, A A; Koenen, K C KC; Roberts, A L AL; Sumner, J A JA; Chen, Q Q; Glymour, M M MM; Rimm, E B EB; Kubzansky, L D LD

    Psychological medicine. 2017 Jun ;47(8):1370-1378. Epub 2017-01-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Post-traumatic stress disorder and cardiometabolic disease: improving causal inference to inform practice

    Author(s): Koenen KC; Sumner JA; Gilsanz P; Glymour MM; Ratanatharathorn A; Rimm EB; Roberts AL; Winning A; Kubzansky LD

    ​​Psychol Med. 2017 Jan;47(2):209-225. doi: 10.1017/S0033291716002294. Epub 2016 Oct 4.

    PubMed abstract

    Changes in Depressive Symptoms and Subsequent Risk of Stroke in the Cardiovascular Health Study

    Author(s): Gilsanz, Paola P; Kubzansky, Laura D LD; Tchetgen Tchetgen, Eric J EJ; Wang, Qianyi Q; Kawachi, Ichiro I; Patton, Kristen K KK; Fitzpatrick, Annette L AL; Kop, Willem J WJ; Longstreth, W T WT; Glymour, M Maria MM

    Stroke. 2017 01 ;48(1):43-48. Epub 2016-12-06.

    PubMed abstract

    Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and risk of hypertension over 22 years in a large cohort of younger and middle-aged women

    Author(s): Sumner JA; Kubzansky LD; Roberts AL; Gilsanz P; Chen Q; Winning A; Forman JP; Rimm EB; Koenen KC

    ​Psychol Med. 2016 Nov;46(15):3105-3116. Epub 2016 Aug 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Childhood Psychological Distress as a Mediator in the Relationship Between Early-Life Social Disadvantage and Adult Cardiometabolic Risk: Evidence From the 1958 British Birth Cohort

    Author(s): Winning A; Glymour MM; McCormick MC; Gilsanz P; Kubzansky LD

    ​Psychosom Med. 2016 Nov/Dec;78(9):1019-1030.

    PubMed abstract

    Comparing Variability, Severity, and Persistence of Depressive Symptoms as Predictors of Future Stroke Risk

    Author(s): Zahodne, Laura B LB; Gilsanz, Paola P; Glymour, M Maria MM; Gibbons, Laura E LE; Brewster, Paul P; Hamilton, Jamie J; Mez, Jesse J; Marden, Jessica R JR; Nho, Kwangsik K; Larson, Eric B EB; Crane, Paul K PK; Gross, Alden L AL

    The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. 2017 Feb ;25(2):120-128. Epub 2016-10-24.

    PubMed abstract

    Associations of Trauma Exposure and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms With Venous Thromboembolism Over 22 Years in Women

    Author(s): Sumner JA; Kubzansky LD; Kabrhel C; Roberts AL; Chen Q; Winning A; Gilsanz P; Rimm EB; Glymour MM; Koenen KC

    ​J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 May 12;5(5). pii: e003197. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.003197.

    PubMed abstract

    Neighborhood-level social processes and substantiated cases of child maltreatment

    Author(s): Molnar BE; Goerge RM; Gilsanz P; Hill A; Subramanian SV; Holton JK; Duncan DT; Beatriz ED; Beardslee WR

    ​Child Abuse Negl. 2016 Jan;51:41-53. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.11.007. Epub 2015 Dec 9.

    PubMed abstract

    ​Dysregulated Blood Pressure: Can Regulating Emotions Help?

    Author(s): Trudel-Fitzgerald C; Gilsanz P; Mittleman MA; Kubzansky LD

    ​Curr Hypertens Rep. 2015 Dec;17(12):92. doi: 10.1007/s11906-015-0605-6.

    PubMed abstract

    Psychological Distress Across the Life Course and Cardiometabolic Risk: Findings From the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study

    Author(s): Winning A; Glymour MM; McCormick MC; Gilsanz P; Kubzansky LD

    ​J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Oct 6;66(14):1577-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.08.021.

    PubMed abstract

    Body mass index and cognitive function: the potential for reverse causation

    Author(s): Suemoto CK; Gilsanz P; Mayeda ER; Glymour MM

    ​Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Sep;39(9):1383-9. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.83. Epub 2015 May 8.

    PubMed abstract

    Changes in Depressive Symptoms and Incidence of First Stroke Among Middle-Aged and Older US Adults

    Author(s): Gilsanz P; Walter S; Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ; Patton KK; Moon JR; Capistrant BD; Marden JR; Kubzansky LD; Kawachi I; Glymour MM

    ​J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 May 13;4(5). pii: e001923. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.001923.

    PubMed abstract

    ​Early life predictors of atrial fibrillation-related mortality: evidence from the health and retirement study

    Author(s): Glymour MM; Benjamin EJ; Kosheleva A; Gilsanz P; Curtis LH; Patton KK

    ​Health Place. 2013 May;21:133-9. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.12.008. Epub 2013 Feb 4.

    PubMed abstract

    Does the association between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular mortality risk vary by race? Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study

    Author(s): Capistrant BD; Gilsanz P; Moon JR; Kosheleva A; Patton KK; Glymour MM

    ​Ethn Dis. 2013 Spring;23(2):155-60.

    PubMed abstract

    Adiposity predicts carotid intima-media thickness in healthy children and adolescents

    Author(s): Mittelman SD; Gilsanz P; Mo AO; Wood J; Dorey F; Gilsanz V

    ​J Pediatr. 2010 Apr;156(4):592-7.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.10.014. Epub 2009 Dec 14.

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    Evaluating parent satisfaction of school nursing services

    Author(s): Read M; Small P; Donaher K; Gilsanz P; Sheetz A

    ​J Sch Nurs. 2009 Jun;25(3):205-13. doi: 10.1177/1059840509334441. Epub 2009 Apr 10.

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