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Dom Grisafe

MD Candidate | PhD Epidemiology

University of Southern California

How do risk factors contribute to chronic disease in our population?

As a postdoctoral fellow I used bioinformatics methods to investigate the multi-omics of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in cohorts of European children.

During my doctoral dissertation in clinical and environmental epidemiology I studied eye disease among multiethnic, aging adults in Southern California.

Interests

  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Traffic-Related Air Pollution
  • Visual Impairment
  • Quality of Life
  • Clinical Translational Sciences
  • Genetic Epidemiology

Education

  • MD, 2023 (Expected)

    University of Southern California

  • Postdoc Environmental Omics, 2021

    University of Southern California

  • PhD Epidemiology, 2020

    University of Southern California

  • BSc Biochemistry, 2014

    California Polytechnic State University, SLO

Languages

R

Advanced

SAS & Stata

Advanced

Spanish

Limited working proficiency

Talks

Recent Presentations

Chronic Eye Disease Epidemiology in the Multiethnic Ophthalmology Cohorts of California Study

I presented 3 papers to my committee while defending my dissertation in epidemiology. I proposed the first two projects in clinical …

Variability of Visual Field Loss on Vision-Specific Quality of Life in the Multiethnic Ophthalmology Cohorts of California Study

As people lose their vision, they may be unable to complete normal daily tasks and they may feel unwell. This study suggests that …

Empowering Minority Youth as Trainers of Peer Health Educators for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity: A Community-Based Intervention in South Los Angeles

A community-based participatory research intervention in South Los Angeles to empower high school students to develop healthy nutrition …

Grants

Research Awards

Postdoctoral Training Fellowship in Environmental Omics

NIEHS T32 ES013678 – Gauderman, WJ — McConnell, RS – 50% FTE

Predoctoral Multidisciplinary Research Training in Gerontology

NIA T32 AG000037 – Crimmins, EM – 50% FTE

Blog

Clinical Research Resources

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Gastrointestinal System Anki Decks

Anatomy anki flashcards for the gastrointestinal system

Head and Neck Anki Decks

Anatomy anki flashcards for the head and neck

Musculoskeletal System Anki Decks

Anatomy anki flashcards for the musculoskeletal system

Research Teams

Lab Membership

 
 
 
 
 

Human Early Life Exposome and Child Liver Injury

Chatzi Laboratory - Preventive Medicine - University of Southern California

Jun 2020 – May 2021 Los Angeles, California
 
 
 
 
 

Population-Based Cohort Studies of Eye Disease

Roski Eye Institute - Preventive Medicine - University of Southern California

Aug 2017 – May 2021 Los Angeles, California
 
 
 
 
 

Microfluidic Paper-Based Devices

Martinez Research Group – California Polytechnic State University

Sep 2013 – Jun 2014 San Luis Obispo, California
 
 
 
 
 

Marine Environmental Physiology

Hardy Research Group – California Polytechnic State University

Sep 2013 – Jun 2014 San Luis Obispo, California
 
 
 
 
 

Organic Chemistry Synthesis

Meisenheimer Research Group – California Polytechnic State University

Sep 2013 – Dec 2013 San Luis Obispo, California

Research Topics

Tag Cloud

12-Item Short Form Survey African American Eye Disease Study American Public Health Association Anatomy Articular Cartilage Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Chinese American Eye Study Classical Test Theory Clinical Translational Sciences Community-Based Participatory Research Deported Veterans Environment Environmental Epidemiology Environmental Exposure Epidemiology Featured Gastroenterology Generalized Additive Models Glaucoma Graded Response Model Graded Response Model- Ophthalmology Health-Related Quality of Life Hepatology Item Response Theory Light-Field Imaging Locally Weighted Scatterplot Smoothing Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Measurement Error Medical Education Multiethnic Ophthalmology Cohorts of California Study Multiple Imputation with Chained Equations Multivariable Linear Regression Myology NAFLD National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire-25 Neurology Neurosurgery Nitrogen Dioxide Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Open Angle Glaucoma Ophthalmology Optic Nerve Head Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Osteology Otolaryngology Particulate Matter with Aerodynamic Diameter less than 2.5 µm PhotoVoice Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Psychometrics Radial Peripapillary Capillaries Reliability Repeatability Reproducibilty Retinal Blood Flow Social Determinants of Health Tissue Engineering Traffic-Related Air Pollution Vessel Area Density Vision-Specific Quality of Life Visual Acuity Visual Field Loss Visual Function Visual Impairment YouHeaL