Michaela George

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Michaela F. George, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Associate Professor
415.257.1356
Meadowlands rm. 435
michaela.george@dominican.edu

Academic and Professional Accomplishments

Dr. Michaela George joined the Department of Health Science at Dominican in January 2015 as an adjunct professor in Public Health and Health Sciences programs. She received a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology with a minor in Biochemistry from Middlebury College in Vermont, a MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. George has worked on research projects at University of California, Berkeley in the Genetic Epidemiology and Genomics Laboratory, at University of California, San Francisco in the Neurology Department and at Boston Medical Center in the Pediatrics Department. Her research interests include: genetic epidemiology, methods used in public health research, cognitive health, neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases. At Dominican, Dr. George has taught Senior Capstone Research Experience in the Public Health and Health Science, Health Research Methods, Contemporary Health Issues, and Health Education and Health Promotion, and the Foundations of Public Health. Dr. George will also be teaching the Introduction to Evidence Based Healthcare and Research in the Physician’s Assistant Program starting Fall 2017.

Selected Papers and Publications

  • George MF and Briggs FBS (under review). “Multiple sclerosis disability and progression is accelerated among tobacco smokers: eight meta-analyses across 5,727 individuals.” PLOS One, 2017
  • George MF, Holingue CB, Briggs FBS, et al. Feasibility study for remote assessment of cognitive function in multiple sclerosis. Journal of neurology & neuromedicine. 2016;1(8):10-18.
  • George MF, Briggs FBS, Shao X, et al. Multiple sclerosis risk loci and disease severity in 7,125 individuals from 10 studies. Neurology: Genetics. 2016;2(4):e87.
  • Mowry EM, Beheshtian A, Waubant E, Goodin DS, Cree BA, Qualley P, Lincoln R, George MF, et al. “Quality of life in multiple sclerosis is associated with lesion burden and brain volume measures.” Neurology. 2009 May 19;72(20):1760-5.
  • Baranzini SE, Wang J, Gibson RA, Galwey N, Naegelin Y, Barkhof F, Radue EW, Lindberg RL, Uitdehaag BM, Johnson MR, Angelakopoulou A, Hall L, Richardson JC, Prinjha RK, Gass A, Geurts JJ, Kragt J, Sombekke M, Vrenken H, Qualley P, Lincoln RR, Gomez R, Caillier SJ, George MF, et al. “Genome-wide association analysis of susceptibility and clinical phenotype in multiple sclerosis.” Hum Mol Genet. 2009 Feb 15;18(4):767-78.
  • Okuda DT, Srinivasan R, Oksenberg JR, Goodin DS, Baranzini SE, Beheshtian A, Waubant E, Zamvil SS, Leppert D, Qualley P, Lincoln R, Gomez R, Caillier S, George MF, et al. “Genotype-Phenotype correlations in multiple sclerosis: HLA genes influence disease severity inferred by 1HMR spectroscopy and MRI measures.” Brain. 2009 Jan;132(Pt 1):250 “Genotype-Phenotype correlations in multiple sclerosis: HLA genes influence disease severity inferred by 1HMR spectroscopy and MRI measures.” Brain. 2009 Jan;132(Pt 1):250

Selected Professional Presentations

  • MF George and FBS Briggs Multiple sclerosis disability and progression is accelerated among tobacco smokers: eight meta-analyses across 5,727 individuals. 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research. Denver, CO. June 2015.
  • MF George, et al. Genetic and clinical associations with cognitive impairment assessed using TICS-M in multiple sclerosis. 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Boston, MA. October 2013.
  • MF George, et al. Meta-analysis of established multiple sclerosis risk loci and disease severity in 3,597 individuals. 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research. Boston, MA. June 2013.
  • MF George, et al. Functional variant within vitamin D metabolism gene ACADSB is associated with a more severe disease in multiple sclerosis. 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. San Francisco, CA. November 2012.
  • MF George, et al. Two multiple sclerosis risk variants from a large genome-wide association study are associated with disease progression in a population-based case cohort. 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. San Francisco, CA. November 2012.Faculty Placeholder Image