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Marcella
Evans
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University of California San Diego
Physiology & Neuroscience
2008

Research

Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD; Maria Corrada, ScD; Claudia Kawas, MD
Nathan Wong, PhD
Ivan Soltesz, PhD
Bob Moyzis, PhD & Doug Wallace, PhD
Epidemiology, Neuroscience
I study the epidemiology of neurological diseases of the brain & aging, as part of UC Irvine's The 90+ Study.
1. Golomb BA, McGraw JJ, Evans MA, Dimsdale JE. “Physician Response to Patient Reports of Drug Adverse Effects: Implications for Patient-Targeted Adverse Effect Surveillance.” Drug Safety, 2007; 30(8): 669-675. PMID: 17696579

2. Golomb BA, Evans MA. “Statin Adverse Effects: A Review of the Literature & Evidence for a Mitochondrial Mechanism.” American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, 2008; 8(6): 373-418. PMCID: PMC2849981

3. Golomb BA, Kwon EK, Koperski S, Evans MA. “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-like Conditions in Possible Association with Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: An Analysis of Patient Reports to the University of California, San Diego Statin Effects Study.” Drug Safety, 2009; 32(8): 649-661. PMID: 19591530

4. Evans MA, Golomb BA. “Statin Associated Cognitive Effects: Survey Results from 171 Patients.” Pharmacotherapy, 2009; 29(7): 800-811. PMID: 19558254

5. Cham S, Evans MA, Denenberg JO, Golomb BA. “Statin-Associated Muscle Adverse Effects: A Case Series of 354 Patients.” Pharmacotherapy, 2010; 30(6): 541-553. PMID: 20500044

6. Golomb BA, Evans MA, White HL, Dimsdale JE. “Trans Fat Consumption and Aggression.” PLoS One, 2012; 7(3): e32175. PMCID: PMC3293881

7. Golomb BA, Evans MA, Dimsdale JE, White HL. “Effects of Statins on Energy & Fatigue with Exertion: Results from a Randomized Trial.” Archives of Internal Medicine, 2012; 172(15): 1180-2. PMID: 22688574

8. Golomb BA, Cham VT, Evans MA, Koperski S, White HL, Criqui MH. “The Older the Better: Are Elderly Study Participants More Nonrepresentative? Analysis of Observational & Clinical Trial Samples.” British Medical Journal Open, 2012; 2(6): e000833. PMCID: PMC3533104

9. Golomb BA, Koslik HJ, Dimsdale JE, Evans MA, Koperski S, Lu X, Mills PJ, White HL. “Effects of Sex and Age on Aggression Outcomes of Statins: Results from the UCSD SANE Study, a Randomized Control Trial.” PLoS One, 2015; 10(7): e0124451. PMCID: PMC4488854
ABSTRACTS:

1. Golomb BA, Dimsdale JE, Evans MA, Denenberg JO, White HL, Criqui MH. “Effects of Statins on Aggression Differ by Gender: Results of a Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial.” Circulation, 2008; 117(11): e268-269.

2. Golomb BA, Evans MA, Dimsdale JE. “Trans Fat Consumption Linked to Aggression.” Circulation, 2008; 117(11): e237.

3. Golomb BA, Criqui MH, Dimsdale JE, Evans MA, Broadwin JA, White HL. “Statins Effects on Energy: Results of the UCSD Statin Study, a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Circulation, 2009; 119: e308.

4. Evans MA, Golomb BA. “Stop Medicating Beyond the Evidence? Guidelines for Guidelines on Preventive Treatments.” Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 2013; 17, Supplement 1: S96.

5. Evans MA, Golomb BA. “The Older the Better?” Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, 2013; 17, Supplement 1: S257.

6. Evans MA, Allison MA, Bertoni AG, Budoff MJ, Criqui MH, Malik S, Ouyang P, Polak JF, Wong ND. “Distribution of Multisite Atherosclerosis in Persons with Metabolic Syndrome & Diabetes: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.” Circulation, 2014; 129: AP228.

7. Evans MA, Kawas CH, Corrada MM. “History of High Cholesterol and Incidence of Dementia: The 90+ Study.” Circulation, 2014; 129: AP052.

8. Evans MA, Kawas CH, Corrada MM. “Cholesterol, Statins and the Risk of Dementia in the Oldest-old: The 90+ Study.” Neurology, 2014; 82(10): Supplement S58.003.

9. Corrada MM, Mozaffar F, Evans MA, Bullain SS, Brookmeyer R, Kawas CH. “History of Vascular Disease and Risk of Dementia in the Oldest-Old: The 90+ Study.” [accepted as a platform presentation at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, July 2016]


PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS:

May – Aug 2005 - Evans MA. “Cognitive Adverse Effects of Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Preliminary Results.” Oral presentations: 18th Annual UCSD Undergraduate Research Conference [faculty nominated]; 2005 UCSD Faculty Mentor Program Research Symposium; 2005 UCSD Summer Research Conference.

April 8, 2006 - Evans MA. “Cognitive Adverse Effects of Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Results from 110 Subjects.” Oral presentation: 2006 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC.

May 20, 2006 - Evans MA. “Do Cholesterol Drugs Cause Birth Defects & Embryo Loss? A Controlled Trial in Zebrafish.” Oral presentation: 19th Annual UCSD Undergraduate Research Conference [faculty nominated] in La Jolla, CA.

June 19, 2007 - Evans MA [speaker], Golomb BA [speaker]. “Statin Adverse Effects: The Case for a Mitochondrial Contribution?” Oral presentation: UC Irvine Center for Mitochondrial Medicine Meeting in Irvine, CA.

Nov 15, 2008 - Evans MA. “Adverse Drug Reaction Surveillance: Statin-associated Cognitive Problems Reported by 171 Subjects.” Oral presentation: American Physician Scientists Association 2008 California Regional Symposium at Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA.

Nov 4, 2010 - Evans MA [speaker], Golomb BA. “Patient Reporting of Drug Adverse Effects.” Oral presentation: 10th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance in Accra, Ghana, West Africa.

June 24, 2013 - Evans MA [speaker], Golomb BA. “Stop Medicating Beyond the Evidence.” Oral presentation: International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics 20th World Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics in Seoul, South Korea.

June 26, 2013 - Evans MA [speaker], Golomb BA. “The Older the Better?” Oral presentation: International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics 20th World Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics in Seoul, South Korea.

May 1, 2014 - Evans MA [speaker], Kawas CH, Corrada MM. “Cholesterol, Statins & the Risk of Dementia in the Oldest-Old: The 90+ Study.” Oral presentation: American Academy of Neurology 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.


POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Aug 2005 - Evans MA. “Cognitive Adverse Effects of Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Preliminary Results.” 2005 McNair National Research Conference at Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA.

Sept 30, 2005 - Evans MA. “Cognitive Adverse Effects of Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Results from 92 Subjects.” 2005 National Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science in Denver, CO.

Oct 2009 - Evans MA. “Nuclear Mitochondrial Genes: Differences in Genetic Allele Frequency in the Oldest-old?” UC Irvine Medical Scientist Training Program Retreat in Lake Arrowhead, CA.

June 15-18, 2011 - Harness JV [presenter], Armstrong C, Evans MA, Soltesz I, Thompson L, Keirstead HS. “Developing a Human Drug Discovery Platform for Huntington's Disease.” Poster presentation: International Society for Stem Cell Research 9th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

April 19, 2013 - Golomb BA, Koperski S, Evans MA [presenter]. “Testosterone Change Relates to Lipid Changes on Statins.” Moderated poster presentation: American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology & Prevention 2013 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA.

April 19, 2013 - Golomb BA, Koperski S, Evans MA [presenter]. “Higher LDL and Lesser LDL-Drop Linked to More Muscle Problems in Men on Statins.” Poster presentation: American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology & Prevention 2013 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA.

April 19, 2013 - Golomb BA, Koperski S, Evans MA [presenter]. “Who Becomes Weak on Statins? Effect Modification Exposed in a RCT by Risk Factor Compounding.” Poster presentation: American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology & Prevention 2013 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA.

April 19, 2013 - Golomb BA, Evans MA [presenter]. “Glucose Rise on Statins in Older Age: Adaptive Protection Against Fatigue?” Poster presentation: American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology & Prevention 2013 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA.

March 18, 2014 - Evans MA [presenter], Kawas CH, Corrada MM. “History of High Cholesterol and Incidence of Dementia: The 90+ Study.” Poster presentation: American Heart Association 2014 Scientific Sessions on Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology & Prevention / Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism in San Francisco, CA.

March 20, 2014 - Evans MA [presenter], Allison MA, Bertoni AG, Budoff MJ, Criqui MH, Malik S, Ouyang P, Polak JF, Wong ND. “Distribution of Multisite Atherosclerosis in Persons with Metabolic Syndrome & Diabetes: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.” Poster presentation: American Heart Association 2014 Scientific Sessions on Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology & Prevention / Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism in San Francisco, CA.

Accolades

2016 – 2019 National Institute of Aging F31 Ruth. L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award: Individual Pre-doctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Project Title: "Statins and Dementia in the Oldest-old"
Principal Investigator: Marcella Evans
2001 National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine

2001 California Scholarship Federation Lifetime Member

2002 National Society of Collegiate Scholars Lifetime Member

2003 California Alliance for Minority Participation in the Sciences, Engineering & Mathematics Scholarship

2003 – 2006 Marin Education Fund Scholarship (3x winner)

2004 – 2005 Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Scholar

2006 University of California San Diego Academic Enrichment Program Scholarship

2014 American Heart Association Epidemiology & Prevention Minority Travel Grant

2014 Abstract chosen for the American Academy of Neurology 66th Annual Meeting Geriatric Neurology Highlights in the Field

2014 American Academy of Neurology Minority Scholar

2014 Western Users of SAS Software Student Scholarship

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