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Andrew Grandinetti
Title Associate Professor
Faculty Rank
Degree Ph.D.
Institution University of Hawaii
Department Office of Public Health Studies
Clusters Cardiovascular and Related Diseases
Community Engagement
Neurological Disorders and Mental Health
Obesity and Metabolic Diseases
John A. Burns School of Medicine
1960 East West Road, Biomed D104L
City Honolulu
State HI
Postal Code 96822
Telephone 808 956-7495
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2007Autonomic function and insulin resistance in a multiethnic population5S11NS043364-05
2006Autonomic function/insulin resistance/multiethnic popul5S11NS043364-04
2005Autonomic function/insulin resistance/multiethnic popul5S11NS043364-03
2004Autonomic function/insulin resistance/multiethnic popul5S11NS043364-02
2003Autonomic function/insulin resistance/multiethnic pop.1S11NS043364-01A2

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1. Amshoff Y, Maskarinec G, Shvetsov YB, Raquinio PH, Grandinetti A, Setiawan VW, Haiman CA, Le Marchand L. Type 2 diabetes and colorectal cancer survival: The multiethnic cohort. Int J Cancer. 2018 Feb 14.
2. Grandinetti A, Liu DM, Kaholokula JK. Relationship of resting heart rate and physical activity with insulin sensitivity in a population-based survey. J Diabetes Metab Disord. 2015; 14:41.
3. Araneta MR, Kanaya AM, Hsu WC, Chang HK, Grandinetti A, Boyko EJ, Hayashi T, Kahn SE, Leonetti DL, McNeely MJ, Onishi Y, Sato KK, Fujimoto WY. Optimum BMI cut points to screen asian americans for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2015 May; 38(5):814-20.
4. Maskarinec G, Jacobs S, Morimoto Y, Chock M, Grandinetti A, Kolonel LN. Disparity in diabetes risk across Native Hawaiians and different Asian groups: the multiethnic cohort. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2015 May; 27(4):375-84.
5. Townsend C, Takishima-Lacasa JY, Latner JD, Grandinetti A, Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula J. Ethnic and gender differences in ideal body size and related attitudes among Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Whites. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014 Aug; 73(8):236-43.
6. Lin C, Grandinetti A, Shikuma C, Souza S, Parikh N, Nakamoto B, Kallianpur KJ, Chow D. The effects of extended release niacin on lipoprotein sub-particle concentrations in HIV-infected patients. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013 Apr; 72(4):123-7.
7. Chow D, Kocher M, Shikuma C, Parikh N, Grandinetti A, Nakamoto B, Seto T, Low P. Effects of antiretroviral therapy on autonomic function in early HIV infection: a preliminary report. Int J Med Sci. 2012; 9(5):397-405.
8. Steinbrecher A, Heak S, Morimoto Y, Grandinetti A, Kolonel LN, Maskarinec G. Various adiposity measures show similar positive associations with type 2 diabetes in Caucasians, native Hawaiians, and Japanese Americans: the multiethnic cohort. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2015 Mar; 27(2):NP299-310.
9. Steinbrecher A, Erber E, Grandinetti A, Nigg C, Kolonel LN, Maskarinec G. Physical activity and risk of type 2 diabetes among Native Hawaiians, Japanese Americans, and Caucasians: the Multiethnic Cohort. J Phys Act Health. 2012 Jul; 9(5):634-41.
10. Chow DC, Wood R, Choi J, Grandinetti A, Gerschenson M, Sriratanaviriyakul N, Nakamoto B, Shikuma C, Low P. Cardiovagal autonomic function in HIV-infected patients with unsuppressed HIV viremia. HIV Clin Trials. 2011 May-Jun; 12(3):141-50.
11. Steinbrecher A, Morimoto Y, Heak S, Ollberding NJ, Geller KS, Grandinetti A, Kolonel LN, Maskarinec G. The preventable proportion of type 2 diabetes by ethnicity: the multiethnic cohort. Ann Epidemiol. 2011 Jul; 21(7):526-35.
12. Kaholokula JK, Grandinetti A, Keller S, Nacapoy AH, Kingi TK, Mau MK. Association between perceived racism and physiological stress indices in Native Hawaiians. J Behav Med. 2012 Feb; 35(1):27-37.
13. Khawcharoenporn T, Tice AD, Grandinetti A, Chow D. Risk factors for community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cellulitis--and the value of recognition. Hawaii Med J. 2010 Oct; 69(10):232-6.
14. Araneta MR, Grandinetti A, Chang HK. A1C and diabetes diagnosis among Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, and Native Hawaiians. Diabetes Care. 2010 Dec; 33(12):2626-8.
15. Chow DC, Stein JH, Seto TB, Mitchell C, Sriratanaviriyakul N, Grandinetti A, Gerschenson M, Shiramizu B, Souza S, Shikuma C. Short-term effects of extended-release niacin on endothelial function in HIV-infected patients on stable antiretroviral therapy. AIDS. 2010 Apr 24; 24(7):1019-23.
16. Grandinetti A, Chow DC, Miyasaki M, Low P. Association of increased QTc interval with the cardiometabolic syndrome. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2010 Apr; 12(4):315-20.
17. Chow DC, Grandinetti A, Fernandez E, Sutton AJ, Elias T, Brooks B, Tam EK. Is volcanic air pollution associated with decreased heart-rate variability? Heart Asia. 2010 Feb 23; 2(1):36-41.
18. Grandinetti A, Kaholokula JK, Mau MK, Chow DC. Detecting cardiometabolic syndrome using World Health Organization public health action points for Asians and Pacific Islanders. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(2):123-8.
19. Erber E, Hopping BN, Grandinetti A, Park SY, Kolonel LN, Maskarinec G. Dietary patterns and risk for diabetes: the multiethnic cohort. Diabetes Care. 2010 Mar; 33(3):532-8.
20. Hopping BN, Erber E, Grandinetti A, Verheus M, Kolonel LN, Maskarinec G. Dietary fiber, magnesium, and glycemic load alter risk of type 2 diabetes in a multiethnic cohort in Hawaii. J Nutr. 2010 Jan; 140(1):68-74.
21. Maskarinec G, Erber E, Grandinetti A, Verheus M, Oum R, Hopping BN, Schmidt MM, Uchida A, Juarez DT, Hodges K, Kolonel LN. Diabetes incidence based on linkages with health plans: the multiethnic cohort. Diabetes. 2009 Aug; 58(8):1732-8.
22. Maskarinec G, Grandinetti A, Matsuura G, Sharma S, Mau M, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN. Diabetes prevalence and body mass index differ by ethnicity: the Multiethnic Cohort. Ethn Dis. 2009; 19(1):49-55.
23. Kim HS, Park SY, Grandinetti A, Holck PS, Waslien C. Major dietary patterns, ethnicity, and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in rural Hawaii. Nutrition. 2008 Nov-Dec; 24(11-12):1065-72.
24. Kaholokula JK, Nacapoy AH, Grandinetti A, Chang HK. Association between acculturation modes and type 2 diabetes among Native Hawaiians. Diabetes Care. 2008 Apr; 31(4):698-700.
25. Grandinetti A, Chow DC, Sletten DM, Oyama JK, Theriault AG, Schatz IJ, Low PA. Impaired glucose tolerance is associated with postganglionic sudomotor impairment. Clin Auton Res. 2007 Aug; 17(4):231-3.
26. Kurahara DK, Grandinetti A, Fujii LL, Tokuda AA, Galario JA, Han MJ, Terrell MJ, Yamamoto KS, Yamaga KM, Person DA. Visiting consultant clinics to study prevalence rates of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and childhood systemic lupus erythematosus across dispersed geographic areas. J Rheumatol. 2007 Feb; 34(2):425-9.
27. Grandinetti A, Kaholokula JK, Theriault AG, Mor JM, Chang HK, Waslien C. Prevalence of diabetes and glucose intolerance in an ethnically diverse rural community of Hawaii. Ethn Dis. 2007; 17(2):250-5.
28. Grandinetti A, Seifried SE, Chow DC, Theriault AG, Mor JM, Schatz IJ, Low PA. Association between angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphisms and QT duration in a multiethnic population in Hawaii. Auton Neurosci. 2006 Dec 30; 130(1-2):51-6.
29. Kaholokula JK, Braun KL, Kana'iaupuni S, Grandinetti A, Chang HK. Ethnic-by-gender differences in cigarette smoking among Asian and Pacific Islanders. Nicotine Tob Res. 2006 Apr; 8(2):275-86.
30. Kaholokula JK, Haynes SN, Grandinetti A, Chang HK. Ethnic differences in the relationship between depressive symptoms and health-related quality of life in people with type 2 diabetes. Ethn Health. 2006 Feb; 11(1):59-80.
31. Chow DC, Wood R, Grandinetti A, Shikuma C, Schatz I, Low P. Cardiovagal autonomic dysfunction in relation to HIV-associated lipodystrophy. HIV Clin Trials. 2006 Jan-Feb; 7(1):16-23.
32. Kurahara DK, Grandinetti A, Galario J, Reddy DV, Tokuda A, Langan S, Tanabe B, Yamamoto KS, Yamaga KM. Ethnic differences for developing rheumatic fever in a low-income group living in Hawaii. Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(2):357-61.
33. Araneta MR, Morton DJ, Lantion-Ang L, Grandinetti A, Lim-Abrahan MA, Chang H, Barrett-Connor E, Rodriguez BL, Wingard DL. Hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes among Filipino women in the Philippines, Hawaii, and San Diego. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2006 Mar; 71(3):306-12.
34. Grandinetti A, Seifried S, Mor J, Chang HK, Theriault AG. Prevalence and risk factors for prolonged QTc in a multiethnic cohort in rural Hawaii. Clin Biochem. 2005 Feb; 38(2):116-22.
35. Grandinetti A, Chang HK, Theriault A, Mor J. Metabolic syndrome in a multiethnic population in rural Hawaii. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(2):233-7.
36. Ziegler K, Bui T, Frisque RJ, Grandinetti A, Nerurkar VR. A rapid in vitro polyomavirus DNA replication assay. J Virol Methods. 2004 Dec 01; 122(1):123-7.
37. Davis J, Busch J, Hammatt Z, Novotny R, Harrigan R, Grandinetti A, Easa D. The relationship between ethnicity and obesity in Asian and Pacific Islander populations: a literature review. Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(1):111-8.
38. Danielsson G, Eklof B, Grandinetti A, Lurie F, Kistner RL. Deep axial reflux, an important contributor to skin changes or ulcer in chronic venous disease. J Vasc Surg. 2003 Dec; 38(6):1336-41.
39. Kaholokula JK, Haynes SN, Grandinetti A, Chang HK. Biological, psychosocial, and sociodemographic variables associated with depressive symptoms in persons with type 2 diabetes. J Behav Med. 2003 Oct; 26(5):435-58.
40. Busch J, Easa D, Grandinetti A, Mor J, Harrigan R. Healthy people in Hawaii?: an overview of ethnic health disparities in Hawaii for the Healthy People 2010 initiative targeted health concerns. Hawaii Med J. 2003 Jan; 62(1):10-4.
41. Danielsson G, Eklof B, Grandinetti A, Kistner RL. The influence of obesity on chronic venous disease. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2002 Jul-Aug; 36(4):271-6.
42. Kurahara D, Tokuda A, Grandinetti A, Najita J, Ho C, Yamamoto K, Reddy DV, Macpherson K, Iwamuro M, Yamaga K. Ethnic differences in risk for pediatric rheumatic illness in a culturally diverse population. J Rheumatol. 2002 Feb; 29(2):379-83.
43. Yee WL, Wang Q, Agdinaoay T, Dang K, Chang H, Grandinetti A, Franke AA, Theriault A. Green tea catechins decrease apolipoprotein B-100 secretion from HepG2 cells. Mol Cell Biochem. 2002 Jan; 229(1-2):85-92.
44. Grandinetti A, Chen R, Kaholokula JK, Yano K, Rodriguez BL, Chang HK, Curb JD. Relationship of blood pressure with degree of Hawaiian ancestry. Ethn Dis. 2002; 12(2):221-8.

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