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Joan C. Lo, MD

Kaiser Permanente Researcher Profiles

Joan  Lo, MD

Joan C. Lo, MD, is a senior research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and physician with The Permanente Medical Group; a professor of Health Systems Science at the KP Bernard J Tyson School of Medicine; a volunteer clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); and an assistant program director for the KP Oakland Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Lo completed her medical training at Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Internal Medicine) and UCSF (Endocrinology). She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Lo’s research is focused on osteoporosis and fracture outcomes, obesity and cardiometabolic risk, polycystic ovary syndrome, endocrinologic complications of chronic disease, and Asian health. Her interests also include medical education, research mentoring, and women in medicine.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Scientist III, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Clinical Professor (Volunteer), Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • Professor of Health Systems Science, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J Tyson School of Medicine
  • Assistant Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Internal Medicine Residency

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Osteoporosis and fracture risk assessment
  • Complications of osteoporosis therapies
  • Obesity and cardiometabolic health
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Asian health


Collaboration on Studies Examining Health Conditions in Pediatric and Adult Populations Focused on Asians and Asian Subgroups

The ethnic diversity of younger and older US populations is continuing to increase. This research program supported by the Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education will support the continuation of existing studies within our team examining cardiometabolic and cardiovascular risk, diabetes, and asthma in pediatric and adult populations focused on Asian subgroups

Investigator: Lo, Joan

Funder: Stanford University

Hip Fracture Risk and Outcomes in Older Black Women

This study examines hip fracture risk and outcome in older Black women using data from Kaiser Permanente Northern California. The study will examine the predictors of hip fracture, fracture risk prediction, and morbidity and mortality following hip fracture.

Investigator: Lo, Joan

Funder: KP National Office of Community Health

Calculator for Length of Use of Bisphosphonates (CLUB)

Despite the wide availability of bisphosphonate drugs that reduce fracture risk, treatment rates have fallen, attributable to concerns for atypical femoral fractures and osteonecrosis of the jaw. While risk/benefit ratios of bisphosphonate treatment for osteoporosis remain highly favorable in the first 3-5 years, fracture-prevention benefit wanes with longer treatment and risks of side effects increases. This study will estimate the risks/benefits of bisphosphonate drug holidays; determine the cost effectiveness of continuing vs discontinuing a bisphosphonate after 3 years; and develop and validate a risk factor calculator to guide decisions about length of bisphosphonate use.

Investigator: Lo, Joan

Funder: National Institute on Aging

Skeletal Health Outcomes among US Asian Women

The burden of osteoporosis has increased as the US population over age 65 years has increased. Ethnic diversity in the U.S. has also increased. This is the first large scale US study of fracture outcomes among Asians and ethnic subgroups that will inform ethnic-specific osteoporosis counseling and fracture prevention care. Among older women receiving care in an integrated healthcare system, we aim to compare differences in the incidence of hip, vertebral, and major osteoporotic fracture, between white and Asian women, including comparison between various Asian ethnicities; characterize the association between femoral neck BMD and hip, vertebral, humerus, and wrist fracture in Asian women and between ethnic subgroups; and examine the predictive accuracy of Fracture Risk Tools for Asian women and ethnic subgroups and to determine whether inclusion of Asian-specific fracture data improves fracture risk prediction for Asians.

Investigator: Lo, Joan

Funder: National Institute on Aging

Femur Fracture Outcomes Associated with Bisphosphonate Use

In clinical practice, bisphosphonate drugs are considered one of the main therapies for osteoporosis, based on strong clinical evidence of significant reduction in risk of hip, vertebral and non-vertebral fractures during the first 3-5 years of therapy. However, concerns have emerged regarding uncommon long term adverse outcomes in patients treated beyond this period. This study proposes to fill an important knowledge gap by examining the risk of atypical femur fracture in women who receive bisphosphonate treatment for less than 3 years compared to women who continue treatment beyond 3 years and to examine the association of long term continuation of bisphosphonate therapy and subsequent risk of atypical femur fracture.

Investigator: Lo, Joan

Funder: National Institute on Aging


Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk among Older US Asian Adults

Authors: Lo, Joan C;Yang, Wei;Park-Sigal, Jennifer J;Ott, Susan M

Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2023 Aug 05.

PubMed abstract

Prevalence of Elevated Alanine Aminotransferase in Adolescents in the United States 2011-2018

Authors: Mischel, Anna K;Liao, Zhengxu;Cao, Fangyi;Dunn, Winston;Lo, Joan C;Newton, Kimberly P;Goyal, Nidhi P;Yu, Elizabeth L;Schwimmer, Jeffrey B

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2023 Jul 01;77(1):103-109. Epub 2023-04-21.

PubMed abstract

Differences in proximal humerus and wrist fracture incidence among US Asian subgroups

Authors: Lo, Joan C;Lee, David R;Chandra, Malini;Zeltser, David W;Chu, Clarence E;Gordon, Nancy P;Darbinian, Jeanne A;Lee, Catherine

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 May 24.

PubMed abstract

Prevalence of Albuminuria Among Adults With Diabetes and Preserved Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate by Race and Ethnicity

Authors: Nwosu, Uchenna A; Darbinian, Jeanne A; Chen, Kenneth K; Zeng, Billy; Arzumanyan, Hasmik; Lo, Joan C; Zheng, Sijie

Diabetes Care. 2023 Mar 01;46(3):e78-e80.

PubMed abstract

Sex- and ethnic-specific patterns in the incidence of hip fracture among older US Asian and non-Hispanic White adults

Authors: Lo, Joan C; Chandra, Malini; Lee, David R; Darbinian, Jeanne A; Gordon, Nancy P; Zeltser, David W; Grimsrud, Christopher D; Lee, Catherine

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Feb 15.

PubMed abstract

A prospective study of lifestyle factors and bone health in breast cancer patients who received aromatase inhibitors in an integrated healthcare setting

Authors: Kwan, Marilyn L; Lo, Joan C; Laurent, Cecile A; Roh, Janise M; Tang, Li; Ambrosone, Christine B; Kushi, Lawrence H; Quesenberry, Charles P; Yao, Song

J Cancer Surviv. 2023 Feb;17(1):139-149. Epub 2021-02-09.

PubMed abstract

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Middle-Aged and Older Adult Vietnamese American Members of a Northern California Health Plan

Authors: Haysbert, Donna B; Lo, Joan C; Ramalingam, Nirmala D; Gordon, Nancy P

Public Health Rep. 2023 Jan-Feb;138(1):123-130. Epub 2022-02-20.

PubMed abstract

Prevalence of sleep-related problems and risks in a community-dwelling older adult population: a cross-sectional survey-based study

Authors: Gordon, Nancy P; Yao, Jimmy H; Brickner, Leslea A; Lo, Joan C

BMC Public Health. 2022 Nov 08;22(1):2045. Epub 2022-11-08.

PubMed abstract

Prevalence of prediabetes and diabetes vary by ethnicity among U.S. Asian adults at healthy weight, overweight, and obesity ranges: an electronic health record study

Authors: Vicks, William S; Lo, Joan C; Guo, Lynn; Rana, Jamal S; Zhang, Sherry; Ramalingam, Nirmala D; Gordon, Nancy P

BMC Public Health. 2022 Oct 22;22(1):1954. Epub 2022-10-22.

PubMed abstract

Identifying modifiable obesogenic behaviors among Latino adolescents in primary pediatric care.

Authors: Rodriguez LA; Gopalan A; Darbinian JA; Chandra M; Greenspan LC; Howell A; Lo JC

Prev Med Rep. 2022 Jul 30;29:101939. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101939. eCollection 2022 Oct.

PubMed abstract

Effect of Medically Tailored Meals on Clinical Outcomes in Recently Hospitalized High-Risk Adults

Authors: Go, Alan S; Ambrosy, Andrew P; Lee, Keane K; Lo, Joan C; KP NOURISH Study Investigators,; et al.

Med Care. 2022 Oct 01;60(10):750-758. Epub 2022-08-15.

PubMed abstract

Ethnic diversity and burden of polycystic ovary syndrome among US adolescent females

Authors: Khil, Jaclyn; Darbinian, Jeanne A; Guo, Lynn; Greenspan, Louise C; Ramalingam, Nirmala D; Lo, Joan C

J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2022 Jun 27;35(6):821-825. Epub 2022-05-23.

PubMed abstract

Differential Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Clustering Across U.S. Asian Ethnic Groups

Authors: Kizzee, Olivia P; Lo, Joan C; Ramalingam, Nirmala D; Rana, Jamal S; Gordon, Nancy P

Am J Prev Med. 2022 02;62(2):e129-e131. Epub 2021-10-07.

PubMed abstract

The Prevalence of Elevated Alanine Aminotransferase Levels Meeting Clinical Action Thresholds in Children with Obesity in Primary Care Practice

Authors: Wu, Stephanie J; Darbinian, Jeanne A; Schwimmer, Jeffrey B; Yu, Elizabeth L; Ramalingam, Nirmala D; Greenspan, Louise C; Lo, Joan C

J Pediatr. 2022 01;240:280-283. Epub 2021-09-23.

PubMed abstract

Description of Major Osteoporotic Fractures in Women with Invasive Breast Cancer Who Received Endocrine Therapy

Authors: Lo, Joan C; Laurent, Cecile A; Roh, Janise M; Lee, Jean; Chandra, Malini; Yao, Song; Kwan, Marilyn L

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 11 01;4(11):e2133861. Epub 2021-11-01.

PubMed abstract

Progression of atypical femur stress fracture after discontinuation of bisphosphonate therapy

Authors: Gu, K D; Ettinger, B; Grimsrud, C D; Lo, J C

Osteoporos Int. 2021 Oct;32(10):2119-2123. Epub 2021-04-29.

PubMed abstract

Pearls from a Clinician-Researcher in an Integrated Health care Delivery System

Authors: Ettinger, Kate Michi; Ettinger, Vivian M; Jaffe, Marc G; Schroeder, David A; Lo, Joan C

Perm J. 2021 06 02;25. Epub 2021-06-02.

PubMed abstract

The Risks of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Diabetes Vary by Ethnic Subgroup Among Young Asian Women

Authors: Guo, Lynn; Gordon, Nancy P; Chandra, Malini; Dayo, Olumayowa; Lo, Joan C

Diabetes Care. 2021 06;44(6):e129-e130. Epub 2021-04-26.

PubMed abstract

Ten-year Thyroid Cancer Incidence in an Integrated Healthcare Delivery System

Authors: Kim, Stephanie J; Durr, Megan L; Darbinian, Jeanne A; Sakoda, Lori C; Meltzer, Charles J; Arzumanyan, Hasmik; Wang, Kevin H; Lin, Jonathan K; Gurushanthaiah, Deepak; Lo, Joan C

Perm J. 2021 05;25.

PubMed abstract

Variation in fracture risk estimation among East Asian women

Authors: Lo, Joan C; Nath, Shefali; Patel, Minal; Chandra, Malini; Yang, Betsy; Weintraub, Miranda Ritterman; Ettinger, Bruce

Am J Manag Care. 2021 03 01;27(3):e97-e100. Epub 2021-03-01.

PubMed abstract

Understanding the Uptake of Digital Technologies for Health-Related Purposes in Frail Older Adults

Authors: Lee, David R; Lo, Joan C; Ramalingam, Nirmala; Gordon, Nancy P

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 01;69(1):269-272. Epub 2020-10-03.

PubMed abstract

Risk of complete atypical femur fracture with Oral bisphosphonate exposure beyond three years

Authors: Lo, Joan C; Neugebauer, Romain S; Ettinger, Bruce; Chandra, Malini; Hui, Rita L; Ott, Susan M; Grimsrud, Christopher D; Izano, Monika A

BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 Dec 03;21(1):801. Epub 2020-12-03.

PubMed abstract

Bisphosphonate Treatment Beyond 5 Years and Hip Fracture Risk in Older Women

Authors: Izano, Monika A; Lo, Joan C; Adams, Annette L; Ettinger, Bruce; Ott, Susan M; Chandra, Malini; Hui, Rita L; Niu, Fang; Li, Bonnie H; Neugebauer, Romain S

JAMA Netw Open. 2020 12 01;3(12):e2025190. Epub 2020-12-01.

PubMed abstract

Bone Mineral Density in Older U.S. Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, and White Women

Authors: Lo, Joan C; Chandra, Malini; Lee, Catherine; Darbinian, Jeanne A; Ramaswamy, Mohan; Ettinger, Bruce

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 11;68(11):2656-2661. Epub 2020-10-12.

PubMed abstract

Establishing a Graduate Medical Education Task Force for the American Medical Women’s Association

Authors: Lo, Joan C

Perm J. 2020 09;24:1-2.

PubMed abstract

Bruce Ettinger, MD

Authors: Marcus R; Cummings S; Lo J; Genant H

J Bone Miner Res. 2020 Sep;35(9):1621-1622. Epub 2020-09-08.

PubMed abstract

How Should We Counsel Asian Americans about Fracture Risk?

Authors: Lo JC; Ettinger B

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 07;68(7):1613-1614. Epub 2020-05-06.

PubMed abstract

The Relationship of Diagnosed Acne and Weight Status in Adolescent Girls

Authors: Mundluru SN; Darbinian JA; Ramalingam ND; Lo JC; McCleskey PE

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 May 12.

PubMed abstract

The effect of frequent hemodialysis on matrix metalloproteinases, their tissue inhibitors, and FGF23: Implications for blood pressure and left ventricular mass modification in the Frequent Hemodialysis Network trials

Authors: Chan CT; Kaysen GA; Beck GJ; Li M; Lo JC; Rocco MV; Kliger AS; FHN Trials

Hemodial Int. 2020 04;24(2):162-174. Epub 2019-12-11.

PubMed abstract

The Epidemiology of Metatarsal Fractures Among Older Females With Bisphosphonate Exposure

Authors: West TA; Pollard JD; Chandra M; Hui RL; Weintraub MR; King CM; Grimsrud CD; Lo JC

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Mar - Apr;59(2):269-273.

PubMed abstract

Cardiac valvular abnormalities associated with use and cumulative exposure of cabergoline for hyperprolactinemia: the CATCH study

Authors: Budayr A; Tan TC; Lo JC; Zaroff JG; Tabada GH; Yang J; Go AS

BMC Endocr Disord. 2020 Feb 19;20(1):25. Epub 2020-02-19.

PubMed abstract

Statin Therapy and Risk of Incident Diabetes Mellitus in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Authors: Go AS; Ambrosy AP; Kheder K; Fan D; Sung SH; Inveiss AI; Romo-LeTourneau V; Thomas SM; Koren A; Lo JC; Kaiser Permanente Cholesterol-Lowering Therapy in High-Risk Adults: Management and Patient Risks (KP CHAMP) Study

Am J Cardiol. 2020 02 15;125(4):534-541. Epub 2019-11-19.

PubMed abstract

No Association Between Bone Mineral Density and Breast Arterial Calcification Among Postmenopausal Women

Authors: Iribarren C; Chandra M; Molloi S; Sam D; Sanchez G; Bidgoli FA; Cho HM; Ding H; Lo JC

J Endocr Soc. 2020 Feb 01;4(2):bvz026. Epub 2019-11-27.

PubMed abstract

Determinants of Oral Bisphosphonate Use Beyond 5 Years

Authors: Izano MA; Lo JC; Ettinger B; Ott SM; Li BH; Niu F; Hui RL; Neugebauer R; Adams AL

J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2020 Feb;26(2):197-202.

PubMed abstract

Longitudinal Evolution of Markers of Mineral Metabolism in Patients With CKD: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study

Authors: Isakova T; Lo J; CRIC Study Investigators; et al.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 02;75(2):235-244. Epub 2019-10-23.

PubMed abstract

Serum bone markers and risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures in women who received endocrine therapy for breast cancer: a prospective study

Authors: Yao S; Laurent CA; Roh JM; Lo J; Tang L; Hahn T; Ambrosone CB; Kushi LH; Kwan ML

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Jan 07.

PubMed abstract

Don’t Fall for That: A Residency Curricular Innovation about Fall Prevention

Authors: Lee DR; Lo JC; Tran HN

Perm J. 2020;24. Epub 2019-12-06.

PubMed abstract

Atypical femur fracture incidence in women increases with duration of bisphosphonate exposure

Authors: Lo JC; Grimsrud CD; Ott SM; Chandra M; Hui RL; Ettinger B

Osteoporos Int. 2019 Dec;30(12):2515-2520. Epub 2019-09-25.

PubMed abstract

Aggregation of Asian-American subgroups masks meaningful differences in health and health risks among Asian ethnicities: an electronic health record based cohort study

Authors: Gordon NP; Lin TY; Rau J; Lo JC

BMC Public Health. 2019 Nov 25;19(1):1551. Epub 2019-11-25.

PubMed abstract

Vitamin D Status Among Older Women Initiating Osteoporosis Therapy

Authors: Li CF; Ettinger B; Chandra M; Lo JC

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 10;67(10):2207-2208. Epub 2019-08-23.

PubMed abstract

Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, Oral Contraceptive, Intrauterine Device Use, and Fracture Risk

Authors: Raine-Bennett T; Chandra M; Armstrong MA; Alexeeff S; Lo JC

Obstet Gynecol. 2019 09;134(3):581-589.

PubMed abstract

Secular Trends in Long-Term Oral Bisphosphonate Use

Authors: Juergens N; Ettinger B; Hui R; Chandra M; Lo JC

J Gen Intern Med. 2019 08;34(8):1383-1384.

PubMed abstract

Association Between Progression of Retinopathy and Concurrent Progression of Kidney Disease: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study

Authors: Grunwald JE; Lo JC; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study Investigators; et al.

JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 07 01;137(7):767-774.

PubMed abstract

Using Pharmacy Data and Adherence to Define Long-Term Bisphosphonate Exposure in Women

Authors: Izano MA; Neugebauer R; Ettinger B; Hui R; Chandra M; Adams AL; Niu F; Ott SM; Lo JC

J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2019 Jun;25(6):719-723.

PubMed abstract

Serum Sex Hormones and the Risk of Fracture across the Menopausal Transition: Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation

Authors: Cauley JA; Ruppert K; Lian Y; Finkelstein JS; Karvonen-Gutierrez CA; Harlow SD; Lo JC; Burnett-Bowie SM; Karlamangla A; Greendale GA

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 06 01;104(6):2412-2418.

PubMed abstract

Urinary N-Telopeptide as Predictor of Onset of Menopause-Related Bone Loss in Pre- and Perimenopausal Women

Authors: Shieh A; Greendale GA; Cauley JA; Karvonen-Gutierrez C; Lo J; Karlamangla AS

JBMR Plus. 2019 Apr;3(4):e10116. Epub 2018-12-30.

PubMed abstract

The Association of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Gestational Hypertensive Disorders in a Diverse Community-Based Cohort

Authors: Schneider D; Gonzalez JR; Yamamoto M; Yang J; Lo JC

J Pregnancy. 2019;2019:9847057. Epub 2019-01-01.

PubMed abstract

Recurrence after hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals

Authors: Marcus JL; Zaroff J; Go AS; Quesenberry CP; Lo JC; Silverberg MJ; et al.

HIV Med. 2019 01;20(1):19-26. Epub 2018-09-04.

PubMed abstract

The Association Between Change in Serum Bicarbonate and Change in Thyroid Hormone Levels in Patients Receiving Conventional or More Frequent Maintenance Hemodialysis

Authors: Molfino A; Beck GJ; Li M; Lo JC; Kaysen GA; FHN Investigators

Nephrology (Carlton). 2019 Jan;24(1):81-87.

PubMed abstract

Understanding functional and social risk characteristics of frail older adults: a cross-sectional survey study

Authors: Lee DR; Santo EC; Lo JC; Ritterman Weintraub ML; Patton M; Gordon NP

BMC Fam Pract. 2018 10 19;19(1):170. Epub 2018-10-19.

PubMed abstract

Changes in bone mineral density in women with breast cancer receiving aromatase inhibitor therapy

Authors: Kwan ML; Yao S; Laurent CA; Roh JM; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; Lo JC

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Apr;168(2):523-530. Epub 2017-12-16.

PubMed abstract

Changes in Biomarker Profile and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Regression: Results from the Frequent Hemodialysis Network Trials

Authors: Chan CT; Kaysen GA; Beck GJ; Li M; Lo J; Rocco MV; Kliger AS; FHN Trials

Am J Nephrol. 2018;47(3):208-217. Epub 2018-04-05.

PubMed abstract

Trends in bisphosphonate initiation within an integrated healthcare delivery system

Authors: Hosein RJ; Lo JC; Ettinger B; Li BH; Niu F; Hui RL; Adams AL

Am J Manag Care. 2017 Dec 01;23(12):e421-e422. Epub 2017-12-01.

PubMed abstract

Contemporary rates and correlates of statin use and adherence in nondiabetic adults with cardiovascular risk factors: The KP CHAMP study

Authors: Go AS; Fan D; Sung SH; Inveiss AI; Romo-LeTourneau V; Mallya UG; Boklage S; Lo JC

Am Heart J. 2017 Dec;194:25-38. Epub 2017-08-24.

PubMed abstract

Thyroid function in end stage renal disease and effects of frequent hemodialysis

Authors: Lo JC; Beck GJ; Kaysen GA; Chan CT; Kliger AS; Rocco MV; Li M; Chertow GM; FHN Study

Hemodial Int. 2017 Oct;21(4):534-541. Epub 2017-03-16.

PubMed abstract

Racial and ethnic differences in hip fracture outcomes in men

Authors: Liu LH; Chandra M; Gonzalez JR; Lo JC

Am J Manag Care. 2017 Sep;23(9):560-564.

PubMed abstract

Teaching Nutrition in Graduate Medical Education: An Interactive Workshop

Authors: Nguyen T; Lo JC

J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Jun;9(3):375-376.

PubMed abstract

Hyperprolactinemia in end-stage renal disease and effects of frequent hemodialysis

Authors: Lo JC; Beck GJ; Kaysen GA; Chan CT; Kliger AS; Rocco MV; Chertow GM; FHN Study

Hemodial Int. 2017 Apr;21(2):190-196. Epub 2016-10-23.

PubMed abstract

Predicting Hypertension Among Children With Incident Elevated Blood Pressure

Authors: Daley MF; Reifler LM; Johnson ES; Sinaiko AR; Margolis KL; Parker ED; Greenspan LC; Lo JC; O'Connor PJ; Magid DJ

Acad Pediatr. 2017 Apr;17(3):275-282. Epub 2017-02-21.

PubMed abstract

Predicting Adherence and Persistence with Oral Bisphosphonate Therapy in an Integrated Health Care Delivery System

Authors: Hui RL; Adams AL; Niu F; Ettinger B; Yi DK; Chandra M; Lo JC

J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2017 Apr;23(4):503-512.

PubMed abstract

Racial-Ethnic Differences in Fall Prevalence among Older Women: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study

Authors: Geng Y; Lo JC; Brickner L; Gordon NP

BMC Geriatr. 2017 Mar 11;17(1):65. Epub 2017-03-11.

PubMed abstract

Changing Patterns in Oral Bisphosphonate Initiation in Women between 2004 and 2012

Authors: Lee DR; Ettinger B; Chandra M; Hui RL; Lo JC

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Feb 02.

PubMed abstract

Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus following Gestational Diabetes Pregnancy in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Authors: Lo JC; Yang J; Gunderson EP; Hararah MK; Gonzalez JR; Ferrara A

J Diabetes Res. 2017;2017:5250162. Epub 2017-12-20.

PubMed abstract

Innovative partnerships to advance public health training in community-based academic residency programs

Authors: Lo JC; Baudendistel TE; Dandekar A; Le PV; Siu S; Blumberg B

Adv Med Educ Pract. 2017;8:703-706. Epub 2017-10-05.

PubMed abstract

Applying ethnic-specific bone mineral density T-scores to Chinese women in the USA

Authors: Lo JC; Kim S; Chandra M; Ettinger B

Osteoporos Int. 2016 12;27(12):3477-3484. Epub 2016-07-28.

PubMed abstract

Urinary N-Telopeptide and Rate of Bone Loss Over the Menopause Transition and Early Postmenopause

Authors: Shieh A; Ishii S; Greendale GA; Cauley JA; Lo JC; Karlamangla AS

J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Nov;31(11):2057-2064. Epub 2016-10-21.

PubMed abstract

Mortality following hip fracture in Chinese, Japanese, and Filipina women

Authors: Patel MC; Chandra M; Lo JC

Am J Manag Care. 2016 Oct 01;22(10):e358-e359. Epub 2016-10-01.

PubMed abstract

Accuracy of the Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Equation in a Large Contemporary, Multiethnic Population

Authors: Rana JS; Tabada GH; Solomon MD; Lo JC; Jaffe MG; Sung SH; Ballantyne CM; Go AS

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 May 10;67(18):2118-30.

PubMed abstract

The association of race/ethnicity and risk of atypical femur fracture among older women receiving oral bisphosphonate therapy

Authors: Lo JC; Hui RL; Grimsrud CD; Chandra M; Neugebauer RS; Gonzalez JR; Budayr A; Lau G; Ettinger B

Bone. 2016 Apr;85:142-7. Epub 2016-01-06.

PubMed abstract

Change in Weight Status and Development of Hypertension

Authors: Parker ED; Sinaiko AR; Kharbanda EO; Margolis KL; Daley MF; Trower NK; Sherwood NE; Greenspan LC; Lo JC; Magid DJ; O'Connor PJ

Pediatrics. 2016 Mar;137(3):e20151662. Epub 2016-02-19.

PubMed abstract

Obesity Severity, Dietary Behaviors, and Lifestyle Risks Vary by Race/Ethnicity and Age in a Northern California Cohort of Children with Obesity

Authors: Ford MC; Gordon NP; Howell A; Green CE; Greenspan LC; Chandra M; Mellor RG; Lo JC

J Obes. 2016;2016:4287976. Epub 2016-01-14.

PubMed abstract

Retinopathy and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease (from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study)

Authors: Grunwald JE; Lo JC; CRIC Study Investigators; et al.

Am J Cardiol. 2015 Nov 15;116(10):1527-33. Epub 2015-08-31.

PubMed abstract

Comparing US paediatric and adult weight classification at the transition from late teenage to young adulthood

Authors: Maring B; Lo JC; et al.

Pediatr Obes. 2015 Oct;10(5):371-9. Epub 2015-01-22.

PubMed abstract

Gestational Thyrotoxicosis, Antithyroid Drug Use and Neonatal Outcomes within an Integrated Healthcare Delivery System

Authors: Lo JC; Rivkees SA; Chandra M; Gonzalez JR; Korelitz JJ; Kuzniewicz MW

Thyroid. 2015 Jun;25(6):698-705. Epub 2015-04-14.

PubMed abstract

Serum 25 Hydroxyvitamin D, Bone Mineral Density and Fracture Risk Across the Menopause

Authors: Cauley JA; Greendale GA; Ruppert K; Lian Y; Randolph JF; Lo JC; Burnett-Bowie SA; Finkelstein JS

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 May;100(5):2046-54. Epub 2015-02-26.

PubMed abstract

Trends in mortality following hip fracture in older women

Authors: Lo JC; Srinivasan S; Chandra M; Patton M; Budayr A; Liu LH; Lau G; Grimsrud CD

Am J Manag Care. 2015 Mar 01;21(3):e206-14. Epub 2015-03-01.

PubMed abstract

The Study to Understand the Genetics of the Acute Response to Metformin and Glipizide in Humans (SUGAR-MGH): Design of a pharmacogenetic Resource for Type 2 Diabetes

Authors: Walford GA; Grant RW; Florez JC; et al.

PLoS ONE. 2015;10(3):e0121553. Epub 2015-03-26.

PubMed abstract

Racial/ethnic differences in hip and diaphyseal femur fractures

Authors: Lo JC; Zheng P; Grimsrud CD; Chandra M; Ettinger B; Budayr A; Lau G; Baur MM; Hui RL; Neugebauer R

Osteoporos Int. 2014 Sep;25(9):2313-8. Epub 2014-06-26.

PubMed abstract

Lipid Screening in Children and Adolescents in Community Practice: 2007 to 2010

Authors: Margolis KL; Lo JC; O'Connor PJ; et al.

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Sep;7(5):718-26. Epub 2014-08-26.

PubMed abstract

Lactation intensity and fasting plasma lipids, lipoproteins, non-esterified free fatty acids, leptin and adiponectin in postpartum women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus: The SWIFT cohort

Authors: Gunderson EP; Quesenberry CP; Lo JC; Dewey KG; et al.

Metab Clin Exp. 2014 Jul;63(7):941-50. Epub 2014-04-13.

PubMed abstract

Retinopathy and Progression of CKD: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study

Authors: Grunwald JE; Lo JC; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study Investigators; et al.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jul;9(7):1217-24. Epub 2014-05-08.

PubMed abstract

Prevalence of obesity and extreme obesity in children aged 3-5 years

Authors: Lo JC; Greenspan LC; et al.

Pediatr Obes. 2014 Jun;9(3):167-75. Epub 2013-05-15.

PubMed abstract

Femur fracture classification in women with a history of breast cancer

Authors: Chau S; Chandra M; Grimsrud CD; Gonzalez JR; Hui RL; Lo JC

J Bone Oncol. 2014 May;3(2):49-53. Epub 2014-04-01.

PubMed abstract

Increasing Use of Vitamin D Supplementation in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study

Authors: Mariani LH; Lo JC; CRIC Study Investigators; et al.

J Ren Nutr. 2014 May;24(3):186-93. Epub 2014-03-07.

PubMed abstract

Bone health history in breast cancer patients on aromatase inhibitors

Authors: Kwan ML; Lo JC; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; Yao S; et al.

PLoS ONE. 2014;9(10):e111477. Epub 2014-10-29.

PubMed abstract

Severe obesity in children: prevalence, persistence and relation to hypertension

Authors: Lo JC; Greenspan LC; et al.

Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2014;2014(1):3. Epub 2014-03-03.

PubMed abstract

Patterns of care and persistence after incident elevated blood pressure

Authors: Daley MF; Lo JC; Magid DJ; et al.

Pediatrics. 2013 Aug;132(2):e349-55. Epub 2013 Jul 1.

PubMed abstract

Prehypertension and Hypertension in Community-Based Pediatric Practice

Authors: Lo JC; O'Connor PJ; et al.

Pediatrics. 2013 Feb;131(2):e415-24. Epub 2013 Jan 28.

PubMed abstract

Physical performance and frailty in chronic kidney disease

Authors: Reese PP; Lo JC; Go AS; CRIC Study Investigators; et al.

Am J Nephrol. 2013;38(4):307-15. Epub 2013-10-04.

PubMed abstract

Clinical characteristics, bone mineral density and non-vertebral osteoporotic fracture outcomes among post-menopausal U.S. South Asian Women

Authors: Khandelwal S; Chandra M; Lo JC

Bone. 2012 Dec;51(6):1025-8. Epub 2012 Aug 19.

PubMed abstract

Bone resorption and fracture across the menopausal transition: the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation

Authors: Cauley JA; Lo JC; Sowers MR; et al.

Menopause. 2012 Nov;19(11):1200-7.

PubMed abstract

Ethnic variability in bone geometry as assessed by hip structure analysis: Findings from the hip strength across the menopausal transition study

Authors: Danielson ME; Beck TJ; Lian Y; Karlamangla AS; Greendale GA; Ruppert K; Lo J; Greenspan S; Vuga M; Cauley JA

J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Oct 8.

PubMed abstract

Application of new method for evaluating performance of fracture risk tool

Authors: Sobel EM; Ettinger B; Lo JC; Pressman AR

Am J Manag Care. 2012 Oct;18(10):e398.

PubMed abstract

Risk of preterm delivery in non-diabetic women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Authors: Yamamoto M; Feigenbaum SL; Crites Y; Escobar GJ; Yang J; Ferrara A; Lo JC

J Perinatol. 2012 Oct;32(10):770-6. Epub 2012 Jan 19.

PubMed abstract

Retinopathy and Chronic Kidney Disease in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study

Authors: Grunwald JE; Lo JC; Go A; for the CRIC Study Group; et al.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Sep 1;130(9):1136-44.

PubMed abstract

Atypical Femur Fractures Among Breast Cancer and Multiple Myeloma Patients Receiving Intravenous Bisphosphonate Therapy: A Case Series

Authors: Chang ST; Tenforde AS; Grimsrud CD; Gonzalez JR; Baer DM; Chandra M; Lo JC; O'Ryan FS

Bone. 2012 Sep;51(3):524-7. Epub 2012 May 23.

PubMed abstract

Treatment of vitamin d deficiency within a large integrated health care delivery system

Authors: Stratton-Loeffler MJ; Lo JC; Hui RL; Coates A; Minkoff JR; Budayr A

J Manag Care Pharm. 2012 Sep;18(7):497-505.

PubMed abstract

Prevalence of cervical insufficiency in polycystic ovarian syndrome

Authors: Feigenbaum SL; Crites Y; Hararah MK; Yamamoto MP; Yang J; Lo JC

Hum Reprod. 2012 Sep;27(9):2837-42. Epub 2012 Jun 14.

PubMed abstract

Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Patients With Oral Bisphosphonate Exposure: Clinical Course and Outcomes

Authors: O'Ryan FS; Lo JC

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Aug;70(8):1844-53. Epub 2012 May 16.

PubMed abstract

Association Between Retinopathy and Cardiovascular Disease in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease (from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort [CRIC] Study)

Authors: Grunwald JE; Lo JC; the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Group; et al.

Am J Cardiol. 2012 Jul 15;110(2):246-53. Epub 2012 Apr 18.

PubMed abstract

Influence of breastfeeding during the postpartum oral glucose tolerance test on plasma glucose and insulin

Authors: Gunderson EP; Hedderson MM; Quesenberry CP; Lo JC; Ferrara A; Sternfeld B; et al.

Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jul;120(1):136-43.

PubMed abstract

Clinical correlates of atypical femoral fracture

Authors: Lo JC; Huang SY; Lee GA; Khandewal S; Provus J; Ettinger B; Gonzalez JR; Hui RL; Grimsrud CD

Bone. 2012 Jul;51(1):181-4. Epub 2012 Mar 4.

PubMed abstract

The impact of subtrochanteric fracture criteria on hip fracture classification

Authors: Huang SY; Grimsrud CD; Provus J; Hararah M; Chandra M; Ettinger B; Lo JC

Osteoporos Int. 2012 Feb;23(2):743-50. Epub 2011 May 12.

PubMed abstract

Lactation Intensity and Postpartum Maternal Glucose Tolerance and Insulin Resistance in Women With Recent GDM: The SWIFT cohort

Authors: Gunderson EP; Hedderson MM; Quesenberry CP; Lo JC; Sternfeld B; Ferrara A; Selby JV; et al.

Diabetes Care. 2012 Jan;35(1):50-6. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

PubMed abstract

Antipsychotic Medication Use Among Children and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus

Authors: Andrade SE; Lo JC; Roblin D; Fouayzi H; Connor DF; Penfold RB; Chandra M; Reed G; Gurwitz JH

Pediatrics. 2011 Dec;128(6):1135-41. Epub 2011 Nov 21.

PubMed abstract

Methods for Assessing Fracture Risk Prediction Models: Experience With FRAX in a Large Integrated Health Care Delivery System

Authors: Pressman AR; Lo JC; Chandra M; Ettinger B

J Clin Densitom. 2011 Oct-Dec;14(4):407-15. Epub 2011 Oct 1.

PubMed abstract

Bone and the perimenopause

Authors: Lo JC; Burnett-Bowie SA; Finkelstein JS

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011 Sep;38(3):503-17.

PubMed abstract

Fibroblast growth factor 23 and risks of mortality and end-stage renal disease in patients with chronic kidney disease

Authors: Isakova T; Lo J; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Group; et al.

JAMA. 2011 Jun 15;305(23):2432-9.

PubMed abstract

Oral health considerations in older women receiving oral bisphosphonate therapy

Authors: Lo JC; O'Ryan F; Yang J; Hararah MK; Gonzalez JR; Gordon N; Silver P; Ansfield A; Wang B; Go AS

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 May;59(5):916-22. Epub 2011 May 3.

PubMed abstract

Association of vitamin D insufficiency with carotid intima-media thickness in HIV-infected persons

Authors: Choi AI; Lo JC; Mulligan K; Schnell A; Kalapus SC; Li Y; Hunt PW; Martin JN; Deeks SG; Hsue PY

Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Apr 1;52(7):941-4. Epub 2011 Jan 27.

PubMed abstract

Fracture risk tool validation in an integrated healthcare delivery system

Authors: Lo JC; Pressman AR; Chandra M; Ettinger B

Am J Manag Care. 2011 Mar;17(3):188-94.

PubMed abstract

Study of Women, Infant Feeding, and Type 2 diabetes mellitus after GDM pregnancy (SWIFT), a prospective cohort study: methodology and design

Authors: Gunderson EP; Matias SL; Hurston SR; Dewey KG; Ferrara A; Quesenberry CP Jr; Lo JC; Sternfeld B; Selby JV

BMC Public Health. 2011 Dec 23;11:952.

PubMed abstract

Radiographic findings in bisphosphonate-treated patients with stage 0 disease in the absence of bone exposure

Authors: Hutchinson M; O'Ryan F; Chavez V; Lathon PV; Sanchez G; Hatcher DC; Indresano AT; Lo JC

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Sep;68(9):2232-40.

PubMed abstract

Prevalence of ocular fundus pathology in patients with chronic kidney disease

Authors: Grunwald JE; Lo JC; CRIC Study Group; et al.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 May;5(5):867-73. Epub 2010 Mar 18.

PubMed abstract

Association of adolescent obesity and lifetime nulliparity–the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

Authors: Polotsky AJ; Hailpern SM; Skurnick JH; Lo JC; Sternfeld B; Santoro N

Fertil Steril. 2010 Apr;93(6):2004-11. Epub 2009 Jan 30.

PubMed abstract

Characteristics of implant failures in patients with a history of oral bisphosphonate therapy

Authors: Martin DC; O'Ryan FS; Indresano AT; Bogdanos P; Wang B; Hui RL; Lo JC

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Mar;68(3):508-14.

PubMed abstract

Prevalence of osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients with oral bisphosphonate exposure

Authors: Lo JC; Gordon NP; Go AS; Predicting Risk of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw with Oral Bisphosphonate Exposure (PROBE) Investigators; et al.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Feb;68(2):243-53. Epub 2009 Sep 24.

PubMed abstract

Intravenous bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: bone scintigraphy as an early indicator

Authors: O'Ryan FS; Khoury S; Liao W; Han MM; Hui RL; Baer D; Martin D; Liberty D; Lo JC

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jul;67(7):1363-72.

PubMed abstract

Bone mineral density changes during the menopause transition in a multiethnic cohort of women

Authors: Finkelstein JS; Brockwell SE; Mehta V; Greendale GA; Sowers MR; Ettinger B; Lo JC; Johnston JM; Cauley JA; Danielson ME; Neer RM

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Mar;93(3):861-8. Epub 2007 Dec 26.

PubMed abstract

GFR, body mass index, and low high-density lipoprotein concentration in adults with and without CKD

Authors: Lo JC; Go AS; Chandra M; Fan D; Kaysen GA

Am J Kidney Dis. 2007 Oct;50(4):552-8.

PubMed abstract

Plasma leptin levels and coronary artery calcification in older adults

Authors: Iribarren C; Husson G; Go AS; Lo JC; Fair JM; Rubin GD; Hlatky MA; Fortmann SP

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Feb;92(2):729-32. Epub 2006 Dec 5.

PubMed abstract

Value of the sagittal abdominal diameter in coronary heart disease risk assessment: cohort study in a large, multiethnic population

Authors: Iribarren C; Darbinian JA; Lo JC; Fireman BH; Go AS

Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Dec 15;164(12):1150-9. Epub 2006 Oct 13.

PubMed abstract

Statin therapy and risks for death and hospitalization in chronic heart failure

Authors: Go AS; Lee WY; Yang J; Lo JC; Gurwitz JH

JAMA. 2006 Nov 1;296(17):2105-11.

PubMed abstract

The association of genetic polymorphisms in sex hormone biosynthesis and action with insulin sensitivity and diabetes mellitus in women at midlife

Authors: Lo JC; Zhao X; Scuteri A; Brockwell S; Sowers MR

Am J Med. 2006 Sep;119(9 Suppl 1):S69-78.

PubMed abstract

Increased prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus among women with diagnosed polycystic ovary syndrome: a population-based study

Authors: Lo JC; Feigenbaum SL; Escobar GJ; Yang J; Crites YM; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2006 Aug;29(8):1915-7.

PubMed abstract

The metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease

Authors: Peralta CA; Kurella M; Lo JC; Chertow GM

Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2006 Jul;15(4):361-5.

PubMed abstract

Epidemiology of non-dialysis-requiring chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease

Authors: Go AS; Lo JC

Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2006 May;15(3):296-302.

PubMed abstract

Epidemiology and adverse cardiovascular risk profile of diagnosed polycystic ovary syndrome

Authors: Lo JC; Feigenbaum SL; Yang J; Pressman AR; Selby JV; Go AS

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Apr;91(4):1357-63. Epub 2006 Jan 24.

PubMed abstract

Persistence with weekly alendronate therapy among postmenopausal women

Authors: Lo JC; Pressman AR; Omar MA; Ettinger B

Osteoporos Int. 2006;17(6):922-8. Epub 2006 Apr 12.

PubMed abstract

The relationship between nucleoside analogue treatment duration, insulin resistance, and fasting arterialized lactate level in patients with HIV infection

Authors: Lo JC; Kazemi MR; Hsue PY; Martin JN; Deeks SG; Schambelan M; Mulligan K

Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Nov 1;41(9):1335-40. Epub 2005 Sep 29.

PubMed abstract

Metabolic syndrome and the risk for chronic kidney disease among nondiabetic adults

Authors: Kurella M; Lo JC; Chertow GM

J Am Soc Nephrol. 2005 Jul;16(7):2134-40. Epub 2005 May 18.

PubMed abstract

Increased prevalence of subclinical and clinical hypothyroidism in persons with chronic kidney disease

Authors: Lo JC; Chertow GM; Go AS; Hsu CY

Kidney Int. 2005 Mar;67(3):1047-52.

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