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Peifeng Hu, MD, PhD

Peifeng Hu, MD, PhD

[CONTACT INFORMATION]
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Division of Geriatrics
10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 2339
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1687
Phone: (310) 825-8253
E-mail: phu@mednet.ucla.edu

[AFFILIATION]
Associate Professor, Division of Geriatrics

[EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS]
Fellowship, Hartford/AFAR Academic Geriatrics Fellow, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2000 – 2001
Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 1999 – 2000
Residency in Internal Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital, 1996 – 1999
PhD in Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, 1991 – 1996
MPH in Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, 1989 – 1991
Residency in Neurosurgery, Huashan Hospital, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, P.R. China, 1987 – 1989
MD, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, P.R. China, 1981 – 1987

[AWARDS & RECOGNITION]
Best Paper Award, Clinical Trials Session, American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, 2004
Best Paper Award, Epidemiology Session, American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, 2001
Outstanding Resident Award, Morristown Memorial Hospital, 1998 – 1999
Outstanding Resident Award, Morristown Memorial Hospital, 1997 – 1998
Raymond G. Goodman Award, UCLA School of Public Health, 1992

[RESEARCH INTERESTS]
Relationship between biomarkers, particularly inflammation and antioxidants, psychosocial factors, and health outcomes in older adults.

[SELECT PUBLICATIONS]
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Hu P, Hultin LE, Hultin P, Hausner MA, Hirji K, Jewett A, Bonavida B, Detels R, Giorgi JV. Natural killer cell immunodeficiency in HIV disease is manifest by profoundly depressed numbers of CD16+CD56+ cells and expansion of a population of CD16dimCD56- cells with low lytic activity. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol 1995;10(3):331-340.

Hu P, Seeman TE, Harris TB, Reuben DB. Is serum uric acid associated with all-cause mortality in high-functioning elderly persons: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging? J Am Geriatr Soc 2001;49(12):1679-1684. Also cited as an abstract in JAMA 2002;287:1241.

Hu P, Reuben DB. Effects of managed care on the length of time that elderly patients spend with physicians during ambulatory visits: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Medical Care 2002;40(7):606-613.

Hu P, Seeman TE, Harris TB, Reuben DB. Does inflammation or undernutrition explain the low cholesterol-mortality association in community-dwelling older persons: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging? J Am Geriatr Soc 2003;51(1):80-84.

Hu P, Reuben DB, Crimmins E, Harris TB, Huang MH, Seeman TE. The effects of serum beta-carotene level and burden of inflammation on all-cause mortality in high-functioning older persons: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2004;59:849-854.

Hu P, Adler NE, Goldman N, Weinstein M, Seeman TE. Relations between subjective social status and measures of health in older Taiwanese persons. J Am Geriatr Soc 2005;53:483-488.

Hu P, Greendale G, Palla SL, Reboussin B, Herrington D, Barrett-Connor E, Reuben DB. The Effects of Hormone Therapy on the Markers of Inflammation and Endothelial Function, and Plasma Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Level in Postmenopausal Women. Atherosclerosis 2006;185:347-352.

Hu P, Bretsky P, Crimmins EM, Guralnik JM, Reuben DB, Seeman TE. Association between serum beta-carotene levels and decline of cognitive function in high-functioning older persons with or without apolipoprotein E4 alleles: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2006;61:616-620.

Hu P, Wagle N, Goldman N, Weinstein M, Seeman TE. Socioeconomic status, allostatic load, and measures of health in older Taiwanese persons: Taiwan Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study. J Biosoc Sci 2007;39:545-556.

Yan YX, Liu YQ, Li M, Hu P, Guo AM, Yang XH, Qiu JJ, Yang SS, Shen J, Zhang LP, Wang W. Development and Evaluation of a Questionnaire for Measuring Suboptimal Health Status in Urban Chinese. J Epidemiol (in press)