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Richa Saxena, Ph.D.

Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Title

Professor of Anaesthesia

Administrative and Hospital Titles

Associate Geneticist, Center for Genomic Medicine Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director of Genetics of Sleep and Circadian Research Program in Sleep Epidemiology, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Member, Broad Institute


Massachusetts General Hospital
Simches Research Ctr
185 Cambridge Street, CPZN 5.802
Boston, MA 02114

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Genetic evidence for a potential causal relationship between insomnia symptoms and suicidal behavior: a Mendelian randomization study.
Authors: Nassan M, Daghlas I, Winkelman JW, Dashti HS, Saxena R.
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Assessing the Causal Role of Sleep Traits on Glycated Hemoglobin: A Mendelian Randomization Study.
Authors: Liu J, Richmond RC, Bowden J, Barry C, Dashti HS, Daghlas I, Lane JM, Jones SE, Wood AR, Frayling TM, Wright AK, Carr MJ, Anderson SG, Emsley RA, Ray DW, Weedon MN, Saxena R, Lawlor DA, Rutter MK.
Diabetes Care
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Association of Poor Sleep Burden in Middle Age and Older Adults With Risk for Delirium During Hospitalization.
Authors: Ulsa MC, Xi Z, Li P, Gaba A, Wong PM, Saxena R, Scheer FAJL, Rutter M, Akeju O, Hu K, Gao L.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci
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Interplay of Dinner Timing and MTNR1B Type 2 Diabetes Risk Variant on Glucose Tolerance and Insulin Secretion: A Randomized Crossover Trial.
Authors: Garaulet M, Lopez-Minguez J, Dashti HS, Vetter C, Hernández-Martínez AM, Pérez-Ayala M, Baraza JC, Wang W, Florez JC, Scheer FAJL, Saxena R.
Diabetes Care
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The public health impact of poor sleep on severe COVID-19, influenza and upper respiratory infections.
Authors: Jones SE, Maisha FI, Strausz SJ, Cade BE, Tervi AM, Helaakoski V, Broberg ME, Lammi V, Lane JM, Redline S, Saxena R, Ollila HM.
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Sleep patterns of patients receiving home parenteral nutrition: A home-based observational study.
Authors: Dashti HS, Godbole M, Chen A, Mogensen KM, Leong A, Burns DL, Winkler MF, Saxena R, Compher C.
JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr
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How Accurately Can We Recall the Timing of Food Intake? A Comparison of Food Times from Recall-Based Survey Questions and Daily Food Records.
Authors: Gioia SC, Guirette M, Chen A, Tucker C, Gray BE, Vetter C, Garaulet M, Scheer FAJL, Saxena R, Dashti HS.
Curr Dev Nutr
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Upregulated heme biosynthesis increases obstructive sleep apnea severity: a pathway-based Mendelian randomization study.
Authors: Wang H, Kurniansyah N, Cade BE, Goodman MO, Chen H, Gottlieb DJ, Gharib SA, Purcell SM, Lin X, Saxena R, Zhu X, Durda P, Tracy R, Liu Y, Taylor KD, Johnson WC, Gabriel S, Smith JD, Aguet F, Ardlie K, Blackwell T, Reiner AP, Rotter JI, Rich SS, Redline S, Sofer T.
Sci Rep
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Interaction of obesity polygenic score with lifestyle risk factors in an electronic health record biobank.
Authors: Dashti HS, Miranda N, Cade BE, Huang T, Redline S, Karlson EW, Saxena R.
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Genetic risk for obesity and the effectiveness of the ChooseWell 365 workplace intervention to prevent weight gain and improve dietary choices.
Authors: Dashti HS, Levy DE, Hivert MF, Alimenti K, McCurley JL, Saxena R, Thorndike AN.
Am J Clin Nutr
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