Donna Silverstein

Title(s)Adjunct Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health
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    Donna Kritz-Silverstein, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kritz-Silverstein teaches classes in research design to UCSD medical students and courses in data analysis and scientific writing to doctoral students in the UCSD-SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health and Epidemiology.

    Dr. Kritz-Silverstein has a doctorate in psychology with a minor in statistics from New York University and has conducted epidemiologic research for over 30 years. She has been a Co-Investigator on the Rancho Bernardo Study since 1986 and was Principal or Co-investigator on several NIH and industry sponsored studies. Dr. Kritz-Silverstein has published extensively on chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease and diabetes as well as on bone density, cognitive function, quality of life and multiple aspects of women’s health including the long-term effects of hysterectomy and pregnancy. Other research interests include dental student stress and factors affecting oral health. Dr. Kritz-Silverstein has won awards for her research and community service, and was awarded Advisor of the Year in 2013 by students in the UCSD Pre-Dental Society.

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    1. Kritz-Silverstein D, Laughlin GA, McEvoy LK, Barrett-Connor E. Sex and Age Differences in the Association of Blood Pressure and Hypertension with Cognitive Function in the Elderly: The Rancho Bernardo Study. J Prev Alzheimers Dis. 2017; 4(3):165-173. PMID: 29182707.
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    2. Inacio MC, Silverstein DK, Raman R, Macera CA, Nichols JF, Shaffer RA, Fithian D. Weight patterns before and after total joint arthroplasty and characteristics associated with weight change. Perm J. 2014; 18(1):25-31. PMID: 24626069; PMCID: PMC3951027.
    3. Kritz-Silverstein D, Schultz ST, Palinska LA, Wingard DL, Barrett-Connor E. The association of thyroid stimulating hormone levels with cognitive function and depressed mood: the Rancho Bernardo study. J Nutr Health Aging. 2009 Apr; 13(4):317-21. PMID: 19300866; PMCID: PMC2659463.
    4. Kritz-Silverstein D, von Mühlen D, Laughlin GA, Bettencourt R. Effects of dehydroepiandrosterone supplementation on cognitive function and quality of life: the DHEA and Well-Ness (DAWN) Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jul; 56(7):1292-8. PMID: 18482290; PMCID: PMC2574781.
    5. Kritz-Silverstein D, Schneider DL, Sandwell J. Breast cancer and bone mass in older women: is bone density prescreening for mammography useful? Osteoporos Int. 2006; 17(8):1196-201. PMID: 16699738.
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    6. Kritz-Silverstein D, Von Muhlen DG, Ganiats TG, Barrett-Connor E. Hysterectomy status, estrogen use and quality of life in older women: the Rancho Bernardo study. Qual Life Res. 2004 Feb; 13(1):55-62. PMID: 15058787.
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    7. Kritz-Silverstein D, von Mühlen DG, Barrett-Connor E. Hysterectomy and oophorectomy are unrelated to bone loss in older women. Maturitas. 2004 Jan 20; 47(1):61-9. PMID: 14706767.
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    8. Kritz-Silverstein D, Von Mühlen D, Barrett-Connor E, Bressel MA. Isoflavones and cognitive function in older women: the SOy and Postmenopausal Health In Aging (SOPHIA) Study. Menopause. 2003 May-Jun; 10(3):196-202. PMID: 12792289.
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