Stefania Lamon-Fava, M.D., Ph.D.

Scientist I
Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3105
Fax: (617) 556-3103



M.D., University of Padua School of Medicine, Padua, Italy
Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Cellular Pathology, University of Modena, Italy

Research Focus
Nutritional and hormonal regulation of the expression of genes involved in lipoprotein metabolism. Apolipoprotein kinetics in humans. Epidemiology of risk factors for coronary heart disease

Academic Appointments
Associate Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Selected Professional Affiliations
Member, Massachusetts Medical Society
Fellow, American Heart Association
Member, American Society for Nutrition
American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
American Heart Association Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health
Italian Medical Association

Select Publications
Lamon-Fava S, Marcovina SM, Albers JJ, Kennedy H, DeLuca C, White CC, Cupples LA, McNamara JR, Seman LJ, Bongard V, Schaefer EJ. Lipoprotein(a) levels, apo(a) isoform size, and coronary heart disease risk in the Framingham Offspring Study. J Lipid Res. 2011; 52:1181-1187.

Kuang Y-L, Paulson KE, Lichtenstein AH, Matthan NR, Lamon-Fava S. Docosahexaenoic acid suppresses apolipoprotein A-I gene expression through hepatocyte nuclear factor-3β. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011; 94:594-600.

Corcoran PM, LichtensteinAH, MeydaniM, DillardA, SchaeferEJ, Lamon-Fava S. The effect of 17β-estradiol on cholesterol content in human macrophages is influenced by the lipoprotein milieu. J Mol Endocrinol. 2011; 47:109-117.

Kuang Y-L,  Paulson KE, Lichtenstein AH, Lamon-Fava S. Regulation of the expression of key genes involved in HDL metabolism by unsaturated fatty acids. Br J Nutr. 2012; 108:1351-9.

Ooi EM, Lichtenstein AH, Millar JS, Diffenderfer MR, Lamon-Fava S, Rasmussen H, Welty FK, Barrett PH, Schaefer EJ. Effects of Therapeutic Lifestyle Change diets high and low in dietary fish-derived fatty acids on lipoprotein metabolism in middle-aged and elderly subjects. J Lipid Res. 2012; 53:1958-1967.

All Publications (PubMed)