Natalia Palacios

Research Scientist

Department of Nutrition

655 Huntington Avenue
Building II, Room 359
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-432-0103

Publications

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Weisskopf M.G., MorozovaN., O’Reilly E., McCulloughM.L., Calle E.E., ThunM.J., Ascherio A.  Accepted at the journal of Jeurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Morozova N., O’Reilly E., Ascherio A.  Modeling international gender-specific trends of smoking and Parkinson’s disease. (July 2008, Movement Disorders)

Illustration selected to appear on cover page.

Ascherio A., Morozova N, Brønnum-Hansen H. Cigarette smoking and sex ratio of multiple sclerosis. (Submitted to Multiple Sclerosis)

Morozova N., Weisskopf MG, McCullough ML, Munger S., Calle EE, Thun MJ, Ascherio A. Prospecive Study of Amyotriophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) within the CPS II cohort. Epidemiology. 2008 Feb 5;

Morozova N, Allers J, Myers J, Shamoo Y. Protein-RNA interactions: exploring binding patterns with a three-dimensional superposition analysis of high resolution structures. Bioinformatics. 2006 Nov 15;22(22):2746-52.

Weisskopf MG, McCullough ML, Morozova N, Calle EE, Thun MJ, Ascherio A.  Prospective study of occupation and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mortality. Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Dec 15;162(12):1146-52.

Kuzhikandathil EV, Wang H, Szabo T, Morozova N, Blumberg PM, Oxford GS. Functional analysis of capsaicin receptor (vanilloid receptor subtype 1) multimerization and agonist responsiveness using a dominant negative mutation. J Neurosci. 2001 Nov 15;21(22):8697-706.

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

N. Morozova, K. Simon, X. Gao, M. Schwarzschild, A. Ascherio  Polymorphisms in caffeine metabolism and estrogen receptor genes and risk of Parkinson’s disease in men and women. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Epidemiology Research in June 2008 in Chicago.

Ascherio A., Morozova N, Brønnum-Hansen H. Cigarette smoking and sex ratio of multiple sclerosis. World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS-LACTRIMS, Montreal 2008

Morozova N, O’Reilly  E.J., Ascherio A.  Modeling international gender-specific trends of smoking and Parkinson’s disease.  Poster presentation at the 2008 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

Weisskopf M.G., MorozovaN., O’Reilly E., McCulloughM.L., Calle E.E., ThunM.J., Ascherio A.  Prospective study of chemical exposures and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mortality. Oral presentation, 2008 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

Morozova N., Weisskopf MG, McCullough ML, Munger S., Calle EE, Thun MJ, Ascherio A. Prospecive Study of Amyotriophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) within the CPS II cohort. Poster presentation at the 2006 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, San Diego, CA.

INVITED TALKS AND LECTURES

“Epidemiology of Neurodegenerative diseases:  A) Diet and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis B) Smoking, caffeine, estrogen and Parkinson’s Disease, A retake on the doctoral thesis”  Department of Nutrition weekly seminar.

 Implications of the recent FDA decision on cloned food for health.  Course lecture.  Nutrition and Food Policy. Harvard School of Public Health. January 2008.

Ascherio A., Morozova N, Brønnum-Hansen H. Cigarette smoking and sex ratio of multiple sclerosis. (oral presentation, Neuroepidemiology Research Working Group, Harvard School of Public Health, January 2008)

Nationwide trends in the obesity epidemic.  Course lecture.  Nutrition and Food Policy. Harvard School of Public Health. November 2007.

Obesity and physical activity trends in the United States.  Course lecture.  Nutrition and Food Policy. November 2007..

Morozova N, O’Reilly  E.J., Ascherio A.  Modeling international gender-specific trends of smoking and Parkinson’s disease.  (Oral presentation, Neuroepidemiology Research Working Group, Harvard School of Public Health, 2006)

What is a healthy diet? Course lecture. Introduction to Nutrition. Harvard School of Public Health. October 2005, 2006 (updated and given twice)

Morozova N., Weisskopf MG, McCullough ML, Munger S., Calle EE, Thun MJ, Ascherio A. Prospecive Study of Amyotriophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) within the CPS II cohort. (Oral presentation, Neuroepidemiology Research Working Group, Harvard School of Public Health, 2005)