Research Funding

  • September 30, 2004 - May 31, 2023 - Longevity Consortium, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIA, Sponsor Award ID: U19AG023122
  • June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2021 - Comprehensive Evaluation of Aging-Related Clinical Outcomes and Geroproteins, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIA, Sponsor Award ID: R01AG052964
  • September 15, 2015 - May 31, 2020 - Integrative Resource to Develop Translational Strategies to Promote Longevity, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIA, Sponsor Award ID: U24AG051129
  • September 30, 1999 - July 31, 2018 - Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) - San Francisco Coordinating Center, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: U01AR066160


Stanford University, Stanford, CA, B.A., 1969, Psychology
Union Theological Seminary, N.Y., N.Y., (no degree), 1970, Ethics
University of California San Francisco, M.D., 1976, Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • 1985-1990
    Henry J. Kaiser Faculty Fellowship Award in General Internal Medicine
  • 1988-present
    Board of Directors, National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • 1990-1994
    Advisory Panel on Osteoporosis, US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment
  • 1990-present
    Elected Faculty AOA
  • 1991-present
    Member, Scientific Advisory Board, National Osteoporosis Foundation
  • 1992-1993
    Consultant, World Health Organization (assigned to China)
  • 1995-present
    National Osteoporosis Foundation Clinical Guidelines Core Committee
  • 1996-present
    Elected, American Association of Physicians (AAP)
  • 1996-present
    Elected, Council of American Society for Bone & Mineral Research (ASBMR)

Selected Publications

  1. Orwoll E, Blackwell T, Cummings SR, Cauley JA, Lane NE, Hoffman AR, Burghardt AJ, Evans WJ, Cawthon PM, Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS) Research Group . CT muscle density, D3Cr muscle mass and body fat associations with physical performance, mobility outcomes and mortality risk in older men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 Sep 16.  View on PubMed
  2. Cawthon PM, Patel SM, Kritchevsky SB, Newman AB, Santanasto A, Kiel DP, Travison TG, Lane N, Cummings SR, Orwoll ES, Duchowny KA, Kwok T, Hirani V, Schousboe J, Karlsson MK, Mellström D, Ohlsson C, Ljunggren Ö, Xue QL, Shardell M, Jordan JM, Pencina KM, Fielding RA, Magaziner J, Correa-de-Araujo R, Bhasin S, Manini TM. What Cut-Point in Gait Speed Best Discriminates Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Mobility Complaints From Those Without? A Pooled Analysis From the Sarcopenia Definitions and Outcomes Consortium. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 Sep 13; 76(10):e321-e327.  View on PubMed
  3. Wang L, Yu W, Yin X, Cui L, Tang S, Jiang N, Cui L, Zhao N, Lin Q, Chen L, Lin H, Jin X, Dong Z, Ren Z, Hou Z, Zhang Y, Zhong J, Cai S, Liu Y, Meng R, Deng Y, Ding X, Ma J, Xie Z, Shen L, Wu W, Zhang M, Ying Q, Zeng Y, Dong J, Cummings SR, Li Z, Xia W. Prevalence of Osteoporosis and Fracture in China: The China Osteoporosis Prevalence Study. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Aug 02; 4(8):e2121106.  View on PubMed
  4. Kim KM, Lui LY, Browner WS, Cauley JA, Ensrud KE, Kado DM, Orwoll ES, Schousboe JT, Cummings SR. Association Between Variation in Red Cell Size and Multiple Aging-Related Outcomes. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 06 14; 76(7):1288-1294.  View on PubMed
  5. Cummings SR. Clinical Trials Without Clinical Sites. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 May 01; 181(5):680-684.  View on PubMed
  6. Lyles KW, Bauer DC, Colon-Emeric CS, Pieper CF, Cummings SR, Black DM. Zoledronic acid reduces the rate of clinical fractures after surgical repair of a hip fracture regardless of the Pretreatment bone mineral density. Osteoporos Int. 2021 Jun; 32(6):1217-1219.  View on PubMed
  7. Deelen J, Evans DS, Arking DE, Tesi N, Nygaard M, Liu X, Wojczynski MK, Biggs ML, van der Spek A, Atzmon G, Ware EB, Sarnowski C, Smith AV, Seppälä I, Cordell HJ, Dose J, Amin N, Arnold AM, Ayers KL, Barzilai N, Becker EJ, Beekman M, Blanché H, Christensen K, Christiansen L, Collerton JC, Cubaynes S, Cummings SR, Davies K, Debrabant B, Deleuze JF, Duncan R, Faul JD, Franceschi C, Galan P, Gudnason V, Harris TB, Huisman M, Hurme MA, Jagger C, Jansen I, Jylhä M, Kähönen M, Karasik D, Kardia SLR, Kingston A, Kirkwood TBL, Launer LJ, Lehtimäki T, Lieb W, Lyytikäinen LP, Martin-Ruiz C, Min J, Nebel A, Newman AB, Nie C, Nohr EA, Orwoll ES, Perls TT, Province MA, Psaty BM, Raitakari OT, Reinders MJT, Robine JM, Rotter JI, Sebastiani P, Smith J, Sørensen TIA, Taylor KD, Uitterlinden AG, van der Flier W, van der Lee SJ, van Duijn CM, van Heemst D, Vaupel JW, Weir D, Ye K, Zeng Y, Zheng W, Holstege H, Kiel DP, Lunetta KL, Slagboom PE, Murabito JM. Publisher Correction: A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies multiple longevity genes. Nat Commun. 2021 Apr 23; 12(1):2463.  View on PubMed
  8. Miglioretti DL, Bissell MCS, Kerlikowske K, Buist DSM, Cummings SR, Henderson LM, Onega T, O'Meara ES, Rauscher GH, Sprague BL, Tosteson ANA, Wernli KJ, Lee JM, Lee CI. Assessment of a Risk-Based Approach for Triaging Mammography Examinations During Periods of Reduced Capacity. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 03 01; 4(3):e211974.  View on PubMed
  9. Tanner CM, Cummings SR, Schwarzschild MA, Brown EG, Dorsey ER, Espay AJ, Galifianakis NB, Goldman SM, Litvan I, Luthra N, McFarland NR, Mitchell KT, Standaert DG, Bauer DC, Greenspan SL, Beck JC, Lyles KW. The TOPAZ study: a home-based trial of zoledronic acid to prevent fractures in neurodegenerative parkinsonism. NPJ Parkinsons Dis. 2021 Mar 01; 7(1):16.  View on PubMed
  10. Kim KM, Lui LY, Cauley JA, Ensrud KE, Orwoll ES, Schousboe JT, Cummings SR, Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study Research Group . Response to "Red Cell Distribution Width Is a Risk Factor for Hip Fracture in Elderly Men Without Anemia". J Bone Miner Res. 2021 06; 36(6):1203.  View on PubMed
  11. Cummings SR, Eastell R. Authors' response to KD Stathopoulos regarding "Stop (Mis)classifying Fractures as High or Low Trauma or as Fragility Fractures". Osteoporos Int. 2021 04; 32(4):781.  View on PubMed
  12. Kleinstern G, Scott CG, Tamimi RM, Jensen MR, Pankratz VS, Bertrand KA, Norman AD, Visscher DW, Couch FJ, Brandt K, Shepherd J, Wu FF, Chen YY, Cummings SR, Winham S, Kerlikowske K, Vachon CM. Association of mammographic density measures and breast cancer "intrinsic" molecular subtypes. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 May; 187(1):215-224.  View on PubMed
  13. Cawthon PM, Blackwell T, Cummings SR, Orwoll ES, Duchowny KA, Kado DM, Stone KL, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Evans WJ. Muscle Mass Assessed by the D3-Creatine Dilution Method and Incident Self-reported Disability and Mortality in a Prospective Observational Study of Community-Dwelling Older Men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 01 01; 76(1):123-130.  View on PubMed
  14. Burden AM, Tanaka Y, Xu L, Ha YC, McCloskey E, Cummings SR, Glüer CC. Osteoporosis case ascertainment strategies in European and Asian countries: a comparative review. Osteoporos Int. 2021 May; 32(5):817-829.  View on PubMed
  15. Duan Y, Evans DS, Miller RA, Schork NJ, Cummings SR, Girke T. signatureSearch: environment for gene expression signature searching and functional interpretation. Nucleic Acids Res. 2020 12 02; 48(21):e124.  View on PubMed
  16. Cosman F, Peterson LR, Towler DA, Mitlak B, Wang Y, Cummings SR. Cardiovascular Safety of Abaloparatide in Postmenopausal Women With Osteoporosis: Analysis From the ACTIVE Phase 3 Trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 11 01; 105(11).  View on PubMed
  17. Orwoll ES, Wiedrick J, Nielson CM, Jacobs J, Baker ES, Piehowski P, Petyuk V, Gao Y, Shi T, Smith RD, Bauer DC, Cummings SR, Lapidus J, Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS) Research Group . Proteomic assessment of serum biomarkers of longevity in older men. Aging Cell. 2020 11; 19(11):e13253.  View on PubMed
  18. Almog YA, Rai A, Zhang P, Moulaison A, Powell R, Mishra A, Weinberg K, Hamilton C, Oates M, McCloskey E, Cummings SR. Deep Learning With Electronic Health Records for Short-Term Fracture Risk Identification: Crystal Bone Algorithm Development and Validation. J Med Internet Res. 2020 10 16; 22(10):e22550.  View on PubMed
  19. Cawthon PM, Orwoll ES, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Kritchevsky SB, Cummings SR, Newman A. Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Accompanying Mitigation Efforts on Older Adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 09 16; 75(9):e123-e125.  View on PubMed
  20. Vilaca T, Salam S, Schini M, Harnan S, Sutton A, Poku E, Allen IE, Cummings SR, Eastell R. Risks of Hip and Nonvertebral Fractures in Patients With CKD G3a-G5D: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 10; 76(4):521-532.  View on PubMed

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