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

Select Publications
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.

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 MP, Meydani M, Lichtenstein AH, Schaefer EJ, Dillard A, Lamon-Fava S. Sex hormone modulation of proinflammatory cytokine and CRP expression in macrophages from older men and postmenopausal women. J Endocrinol 2010;206:217-24.

Lamon-Fava S, Diffenderfer MR, Barrett PHR, Buchsbaum A, Nyaku M, Horvath KV, Asztalos BF, Otokozawa S, Ai M, Matthan NR, Lichtenstein AH, Dolnikowski GG, Schaefer EJ. Extended-release niacin alters the metabolism of plasma apolipoprotein (apo) A-I and apoB-containing lipoproteins. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2008;28:1672-1678.

Lamon-Fava S, Herrington DM, Reboussin DM, Sherman M, Horvath KV, Cupples LA, White CC, Demissie S, Schaefer EJ, Asztalos BF. Plasma levels of HDL subpopulations and remnant lipoproteins predict the extent of angiographically-defined coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2008;28:575-579.

All Publications (Pub Med)