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Debora Rizzuto

Assistant professor

About me

I am a statistician with a PhD in Medical Science, Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet. I am currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Aging Research Center.
I am involved in several projects, both in close collaboration with doctoral students and senior scientists, as well as with colleagues from other universities. In collaboration with the Geriatric Unit at the University of Brescia (A Marengoni) and the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (R Melis) I am is studying the etiology of multimorbidity and disability. Since 2014, I have been collaborating with the University of Bordeaux, in France to investigate the risk factors leading to institutionalization. Recently I have started a collaboration with the Institute of Environmental Medicine, KI to explore whether physical environment, including air pollution, transport-related noise, and green space availability influence the onset of multimorbidity.
 

Education

Doctoral Degree in Medical Science, Epidemiology, 2013. Karolinska Institutet

Research description

My research activity focuses on investigating the most relevant factors that lead to longer and healthier life. Using a life-course perspective I am exploring the role of health status, lifestyle factors, social environment, and genetic background on late-life health and survival.

Teaching portfolio

Over the last years I have taught either as main instructor or as assistant in courses on epidemiology and statistical software for a variety of participants (undergraduate, master and doctoral level) for over 140 hours.

My main areas of competence and teaching are epidemiology of aging and statistical software.
Organizer of weekly research seminars at Aging Research Center (2014-2016).
Coordinator and teacher for the PhD course in geriatric epidemiologic at ARC (2015-present).
I am organizing and teaching (since 2013) in annually occasional courses on basic and advanced application of the statistical software Stata:
- Applied Statistical Workshop: Data Management and Graphics using Stata
- Tables for Epidemiologist using Stata
- Basics of Stata
 

Publications

Alzheimer's Disease Progression: Factors Influencing Cognitive Decline
Ferrari C, Lombardi G, Polito C, Lucidi G, Bagnoli S, Piaceri I, et al
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD 2018;61(2):785-791

Combining Cognitive, Genetic, and Structural Neuroimaging Markers to Identify Individuals with Increased Dementia Risk
Payton Nm, Kalpouzos G, Rizzuto D, Fratiglioni L, Kivipelto M, Bäckman L, et al
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD 2018;64(2):533-542

Detection of Dementia Cases in Two Swedish Health Registers: A Validation Study
Rizzuto D, Feldman Al, Karlsson Ik, Dahl Aslan Ak, Gatz M, Pedersen Nl
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD 2018;61(4):1301-1310

Frailty predicts short-term survival even in older adults without multimorbidity
Zucchelli A, Vetrano Dl, Marengoni A, Grande G, Romanelli G, Calderón-larrañaga A, et al
European journal of internal medicine 2018;56():53-56

Free and cued selective reminding test predicts progression to Alzheimer's disease in people with mild cognitive impairment
Grande G, Vanacore N, Vetrano Dl, Cova I, Rizzuto D, Mayer F, et al
Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology 2018;39(11):1867-1875

Living Alone and Dementia Incidence: A Clinical-Based Study in People With Mild Cognitive Impairment
Grande G, Vetrano Dl, Cova I, Pomati S, Mattavelli D, Maggiore L, et al
Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology 2018;31(3):107-113

Particulate matter air pollution components and incidence of cancers of the stomach and the upper aerodigestive tract in the European Study of Cohorts of Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE)
Weinmayr G, Pedersen M, Stafoggia M, Andersen Zj, Galassi C, Munkenast J, et al
Environment international 2018;120():163-171

Rapidly developing multimorbidity and disability in older adults: does social background matter?
Calderón-larrañaga A, Santoni G, Wang Hx, Welmer Ak, Rizzuto D, Vetrano Dl, et al
Journal of internal medicine 2018;283(5):489-499

Risk Profiles for Injurious Falls in People Over 60: A Population-Based Cohort Study
Ek S, Rizzuto D, Fratiglioni L, Johnell K, Xu W, Welmer Ak
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2018;73(2):233-239

The Effect of a 2-Year Intervention Consisting of Diet, Physical Exercise, Cognitive Training, and Monitoring of Vascular Risk on Chronic Morbidity-the FINGER Randomized Controlled Trial
Marengoni A, Rizzuto D, Fratiglioni L, Antikainen R, Laatikainen T, Lehtisalo J, et al
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2018;19(4):355-360.e1

The Nordic Prudent Diet Reduces Risk of Cognitive Decline in the Swedish Older Adults: A Population-Based Cohort Study
Shakersain B, Rizzuto D, Larsson Sc, Faxén-irving G, Fratiglioni L, Xu Wl
Nutrients 2018;10(2):-

Tooth loss is associated with accelerated cognitive decline and volumetric brain differences: a population-based study
Dintica Cs, Rizzuto D, Marseglia A, Kalpouzos G, Welmer Ak, Wårdh I, et al
Neurobiology of aging 2018;67():23-30

Trajectories of functional decline in older adults with neuropsychiatric and cardiovascular multimorbidity: A Swedish cohort study
Vetrano Dl, Rizzuto D, Calderón-larrañaga A, Onder G, Welmer Ak, Bernabei R, et al
PLoS medicine 2018;15(3):e1002503-

Assessing and Measuring Chronic Multimorbidity in the Older Population: A Proposal for Its Operationalization
Calderón-larrañaga A, Vetrano Dl, Onder G, Gimeno-feliu La, Coscollar-santaliestra C, Carfí A, et al
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2017;72(10):1417-1423

Choosing Wisely? Measuring the Burden of Medications in Older Adults near the End of Life: Nationwide, Longitudinal Cohort Study
Morin L, Vetrano Dl, Rizzuto D, Calderón-larrañaga A, Fastbom J, Johnell K
The American journal of medicine 2017;130(8):927-936.e9

Cognitive and Physical Function in Relation to the Risk of Injurious Falls in Older Adults: A Population-Based Study
Welmer Ak, Rizzuto D, Laukka Ej, Johnell K, Fratiglioni L
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2017;72(5):669-675

Defining Health Trajectories in Older Adults With Five Clinical Indicators
Santoni G, Marengoni A, Calderón-larrañaga A, Angleman S, Rizzuto D, Welmer Ak, et al
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2017;72(8):1123-1129

Effect of Chronic Diseases and Multimorbidity on Survival and Functioning in Elderly Adults
Rizzuto D, Melis Rjf, Angleman S, Qiu C, Marengoni A
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2017;65(5):1056-1060

Impact of tooth loss on walking speed decline over time in older adults: a population-based cohort study
Welmer Ak, Rizzuto D, Parker Mg, Xu W
Aging clinical and experimental research 2017;29(4):793-800

Living alone and unplanned hospitalizations among older adults: a population-based longitudinal study
Pimouguet C, Rizzuto D, Lagergren M, Fratiglioni L, Xu W
European journal of public health 2017;27(2):251-256

Personality and Survival in Older Age: The Role of Lifestyle Behaviors and Health Status
Rizzuto D, Mossello E, Fratiglioni L, Santoni G, Wang Hx
The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2017;25(12):1363-1372

Prevalence and Correlates of Olfactory Dysfunction in Old Age: A Population-Based Study
Seubert J, Laukka Ej, Rizzuto D, Hummel T, Fratiglioni L, Bäckman L, et al
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2017;72(8):1072-1079

Reply to: Function but not Multimorbidity at the Cornerstone of Geriatric Medicine
Rizzuto D, Melis Rjf, Marengoni A
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2017;65(10):2334-2335

Sex Differences in the Association Between Pain and Injurious Falls in Older Adults: A Population-Based Longitudinal Study
Welmer Ak, Rizzuto D, Calderon-larranaga A, Johnell K
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 2017;186(9):1049-1056

Causes of Death According to Death Certificates in Individuals with Dementia: A Cohort from the Swedish Dementia Registry
Garcia-ptacek S, Kåreholt I, Cermakova P, Rizzuto D, Religa D, Eriksdotter M
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2016;64(11):e137-e142

Coexisting chronic conditions in the older population: Variation by health indicators
Marengoni A, Angleman S, Meinow B, Santoni G, Mangialasche F, Rizzuto D, et al
European journal of internal medicine 2016;31():29-34

Effect of Early Referral to Specialist in Dementia on Institutionalization and Functional Decline: Findings from a Population-Based Study
Pimouguet C, Le-goff M, Rizzuto D, Berr C, Leffondré K, Pérès K, et al
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD 2016;49(3):819-28

Effect of the Interplay Between Genetic and Behavioral Risks on Survival After Age 75
Rizzuto D, Keller L, Orsini N, Graff C, Bäckman L, Bellocco R, et al
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2016;64(12):2440-2447

Impact of living alone on institutionalization and mortality: a population-based longitudinal study
Pimouguet C, Rizzuto D, Schön P, Shakersain B, Angleman S, Lagergren M, et al
European journal of public health 2016;26(1):182-7

Influence of Incipient Dementia on Hospitalization for Primary Care Sensitive Conditions: A Population-Based Cohort Study
Pimouguet C, Rizzuto D, Fastbom J, Lagergren M, Fratiglioni L, Xu W
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD 2016;52(1):213-22

Nutritional status and survival among old adults: an 11-year population-based longitudinal study
Shakersain B, Santoni G, Faxén-irving G, Rizzuto D, Fratiglioni L, Xu W
European journal of clinical nutrition 2016;70(3):320-5

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Chinese Adults: Role of Adiposity Indicators and Age
Xu Wl, Zhang H, Paillard-borg S, Zhu H, Qi Xy, Rizzuto D
OBESITY FACTS 2016;9(1):17-28

Statin Therapy and Dementia in Older Adults: Role of Disease Severity and Multimorbidity
Gnjidic D, Fastbom J, Fratiglioni L, Rizzuto D, Angleman S, Johnell K
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2016;64(1):223-4

Telomerase Gene (hTERT) and Survival: Results From Two Swedish Cohorts of Older Adults
Kalpouzos G, Rizzuto D, Keller L, Fastbom J, Santoni G, Angleman S, et al
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2016;71(2):188-95

Cognitive functioning among patients with diabetic foot
Marseglia A, Xu W, Rizzuto D, Ferrari C, Whisstock C, Brocco E, et al
Journal of diabetes and its complications 2014;28(6):863-8

Lifestyle factors related to mortality and survival: a mini-review
Rizzuto D, Fratiglioni L
Gerontology 2014;60(4):327-35

Walking speed, processing speed, and dementia: a population-based longitudinal study
Welmer Ak, Rizzuto D, Qiu C, Caracciolo B, Laukka Ej
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences 2014;69(12):1503-10

Natural Progression Model of Cognition and Physical Functioning among People with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease
Handels Rlh, Xu Wl, Rizzuto D, Caracciolo B, Wang R, Winblad B, et al
JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE 2013;37(2):357-65

The influence of multimorbidity on clinical progression of dementia in a population-based cohort
Melis Rj, Marengoni A, Rizzuto D, Teerenstra S, Kivipelto M, Angleman Sb, et al
PloS one 2013;8(12):e84014-

Dementia After Age 75: Survival in Different Severity Stages and Years of Life Lost
Rizzuto D, Bellocco R, Kivipelto M, Clerici F, Wimo A, Fratiglioni L
CURRENT ALZHEIMER RESEARCH 2012;9(7):795-800

Lifestyle, social factors, and survival after age 75: population based study
Rizzuto D, Orsini N, Qiu C, Wang Hx, Fratiglioni L
BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 2012;345():e5568-

High plasma levels of vitamin E forms and reduced Alzheimer's disease risk in advanced age
Di Felice F, Mangialasche F, Kivipelto M, Pelini L, Rizzuto D, Palmer K, et al
GIORNALE DI GERONTOLOGIA 2010;58(3):131-140

High Plasma Levels of Vitamin E Forms and Reduced Alzheimer's Disease Risk in Advanced Age
Mangialasche F, Kivipelto M, Mecocci P, Rizzuto D, Palmer K, Winblad B, et al
JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE 2010;20(4):1029-37

APOE-related mortality: Effect of dementia, cardiovascular disease and gender
Rosvall L, Rizzuto D, Wang Hx, Winblad B, Graff C, Fratiglioni L
NEUROBIOLOGY OF AGING 2009;30(10):1545-51

Patterns of Chronic Multimorbidity in the Elderly Population
Marengoni A, Rizzuto D, Wang Hx, Winblad B, Fratiglioni L
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY 2009;57(2):225-30

The impact of chronic multimorbidity and disability on functional decline and survival in elderly persons. A community-based, longitudinal study
Marengoni A, Von Strauss E, Rizzuto D, Winblad B, Fratiglioni L
JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 2009;265(2):288-95

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