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Oelisoa Mireille Andriankaja

Faculty RankAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Puerto Rico
DepartmentSchool of Dental Medicine
AddressUPR-Medical Sciences Campus
San Juan PR 936
Phone7877582525 ext 1182
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    1996 - 1999Scholarship, Advanced Training for Leadership and Skills (ATLAS), USAID
    2000 - 2004Doctoral Assistantship, State University at Buffalo
    2005Saxon Graham Award for research dissertation excellence, SUNY at Buffalo
    2006Third prize poster Award at the 29th Annual Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting, Buffalo, NY
    2006Thotagamuwa Tsunami Relief, CDC project, Sri Lanka
    2010 - 2012Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, University of Pennsylvania
    2013Travel award, RCMI Faculty development in Research Program, University of Puerto Rico

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    After receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgeon degree at the University of Mahajanga, Madagascar, Dr. Andriankaja continued her post-graduate education at the University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine. She contributed to the conduct of clinical research in oral and systemic diseases (including periodontitis, CVD, and osteoporosis) at the Center for Preventive Medicine and Women’s Health Initiatives in the School of Public Health and Health Professions. She received post-doctoral training at the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2006. During her training, she had opportunity to explore in greater details the pathogenesis of periodontitis and its association with type 2 diabetes. Beginning in the fall of 2008, she worked at the University of Puerto Rico, continuing to pursue the same oral-systemic connection as a research of interest, with a focus on underserved Hispanic populations in whom chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and periodontitis are highly prevalent. She has contributed to the conduct of the SOALS study.
    She later received a two-year (2010-2012) NIH Diversity Supplement training grant, which she used to strengthen her background and skills in basic sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. The training provided her with basic knowledge in biology tailored to the study of chronic inflammatory diseases. Importantly, she worked on gene expression analysis to determine the involvement of lipid metabolism regulation in the mechanisms of systemic and local inflammatory processes, which provided additional information useful for pursuing possible new strategies for the treatment or prevention of periodontitis, especially among diabetic individuals. Her recent work has revealed the potential effect of lipid lowering agents in reducing periodontal inflammation.

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    1. Muñoz-Torres FJ, Andriankaja OM, Ruiz JI, Joshipura KJ. Longitudinal association between adiposity and inter-arm blood pressure difference. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2019 10; 21(10):1519-1526. PMID: 31490614.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Andriankaja OM, Muñoz-Torres FJ, Vivaldi-Oliver J, Leroux BG, Campos M, Joshipura K, Pérez CM. Insulin resistance predicts the risk of gingival/periodontal inflammation. J Periodontol. 2018 05; 89(5):549-557. PMID: 29520795.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Pérez CM, Muñoz F, Andriankaja OM, Ritchie CS, Martínez S, Vergara J, Vivaldi J, López L, Campos M, Joshipura KJ. Cross-sectional associations of impaired glucose metabolism measures with bleeding on probing and periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol. 2017 02; 44(2):142-149. PMID: 27978601.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    4. de Souza Bastos A, Graves DT, de Melo Loureiro AP, Júnior CR, Corbi SCT, Frizzera F, Scarel-Caminaga RM, Câmara NO, Andriankaja OM, Hiyane MI, Orrico SRP. Diabetes and increased lipid peroxidation are associated with systemic inflammation even in well-controlled patients. J Diabetes Complications. 2016 Nov - Dec; 30(8):1593-1599. PMID: 27497685.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Rivera R, Andriankaja OM, Perez CM, Joshipura K. Relationship between periodontal disease and asthma among overweight/obese adults. J Clin Periodontol. 2016 07; 43(7):566-71. PMID: 27028763.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    6. Andriankaja OM, Jiménez JJ, Muñoz-Torres FJ, Pérez CM, Vergara JL, Joshipura KJ. Lipid-lowering agents use and systemic and oral inflammation in overweight or obese adult Puerto Ricans: the San Juan Overweight Adults Longitudinal Study (SOALS). J Clin Periodontol. 2015 12; 42(12):1090-6. PMID: 26407668.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Andriankaja OM, Joshipura K. Potential association between prediabetic conditions and gingival and/or periodontal inflammation. J Diabetes Investig. 2014 Jan 01; 5(1):108-114. PMID: 24729853.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    
    8. OM Andriankaja, JJ Jimenez, F Munoz-Torres, CM Perez, JL Vergara, K Joshipura. Association between Lipid Lowering Agents and Local and Systemic Inflammation. 2014; ADA:2525-PO.
    9. M Melendez,OM Andriankaja, CM Pérez, K Joshipura. Association of Sleep Duration with Serum Cholesterol in San Juan Overweight/Obese Adults. 2014; PRHSJ(33):73.
    10. F. Muñoz-Torres,O.M. Andriankaja, C.M. Pérez, K. Joshipura. Is the Association between Physical Activity and C-reactive protein independent body composition?. Is the Association between Physical Activity and C-reactive protein independent body composition?. 2014; PRHSJ(33):6.
    11. F Munoz-Torres, OM Andriankaja, C.M. Perez, and K. Joshipura. Cross-sectional Association between Insulin Resistance and Clinical Periodontal Measures. Cross-sectional Association between Insulin Resistance and Clinical Periodontal Measures. 2014; JDR (IADR):Abstract #190917 .
    12. Pacios S, Andriankaja O, Kang J, Alnammary M, Bae J, de Brito Bezerra B, Schreiner H, Fine DH, Graves DT. Bacterial infection increases periodontal bone loss in diabetic rats through enhanced apoptosis. Am J Pathol. 2013 Dec; 183(6):1928-1935. PMID: 24113454.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    13. Bastos AS, Graves DT, Loureiro AP, Rossa Júnior C, Abdalla DS, Faulin Tdo E, Olsen Câmara N, Andriankaja OM, Orrico SR. Lipid peroxidation is associated with the severity of periodontal disease and local inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Aug; 97(8):E1353-62. PMID: 22564665.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Kang J, de Brito Bezerra B, Pacios S, Andriankaja O, Li Y, Tsiagbe V, Schreiner H, Fine DH, Graves DT. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans infection enhances apoptosis in vivo through a caspase-3-dependent mechanism in experimental periodontitis. Infect Immun. 2012 Jun; 80(6):2247-56. PMID: 22451521.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Bezerra Bde B, Andriankaja O, Kang J, Pacios S, Bae HJ, Li Y, Tsiagbe V, Schreiner H, Fine DH, Graves DT. A.actinomycetemcomitans-induced periodontal disease promotes systemic and local responses in rat periodontium. J Clin Periodontol. 2012 Apr; 39(4):333-41. PMID: 22313458.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    16. Graves DT, Kang J, Andriankaja O, Wada K, Rossa C. Animal models to study host-bacteria interactions involved in periodontitis. Front Oral Biol. 2012; 15:117-32.
    17. Graves DT, Kang J, Andriankaja O, Wada K, Rossa C. Animal models to study host-bacteria interactions involved in periodontitis. Front Oral Biol. 2012; 15:117-32. PMID: 22142960.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    18. Joshipura KJ, Andriankaja MO, Hu FB, Ritchie CS. Relative utility of 1-h Oral Glucose Tolerance Test as a measure of abnormal glucose homeostasis. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Aug; 93(2):268-275. PMID: 21775009.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    19. Andriankaja O, Trevisan M, Falkner K, Dorn J, Hovey K, Sarikonda S, Mendoza T, Genco R. Association between periodontal pathogens and risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2011 Apr; 39(2):177-85. PMID: 21375559.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Joshipura K, Andriankaja OM, Otoh EC, Chukwu GA, Akpata ES. Validity of self-reported tooth mobility among Nigerians. Validity of self-reported tooth mobility among Nigerians. 2011; JDR (IADR):Abstract # 1233..
    21. Andriankaja OM, Sreenivasa S, Dunford R, DeNardin E. Association between metabolic syndrome and periodontal disease. Aust Dent J. 2010 Sep; 55(3):252-9. PMID: 20887511.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    22. Andriankaja OM, Genco RJ, Dorn J, Dmochowski J, Hovey K, Falkner KL, Trevisan M. Periodontal disease and risk of myocardial infarction: the role of gender and smoking. Eur J Epidemiol. 2007; 22(10):699-705. PMID: 17828467.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Andriankaja OM, Genco RJ, Dorn J, Dmochowski J, Hovey K, Falkner KL, Scannapieco F, Trevisan M. The use of different measurements and definitions of periodontal disease in the study of the association between periodontal disease and risk of myocardial infarction. J Periodontol. 2006 Jun; 77(6):1067-73. PMID: 16734583.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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