Epidemiology of the oral-systemic connection in cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Dr. Alman's work
focuses on understanding the relationships between novel risk factors and
cardiovascular disease, particularly in those with type 1 diabetes. Her
dissertation work involved examining the relationship between periodontal
disease and cardiovascular disease, and that interest continues in her current
work looking at the compositional and functional characteristics of the oral
microbiome in adults with and without type 1 diabetes and how these
characteristics relate to subclinical measures of cardiovascular structure and
Alman AC, Jacobs DR, Lewis CE, Snell-Bergeon JK, Carnethon MR, Terry JG, Goff DC, Ding J, Carr JJ. 2016. Higher pericardial adiposity is associated with prevalent diabetes: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 26:326–32.
Groves DW, Krantz MJ, Hokanson JE, Johnson LR, Eckel RH, Kinney GL, Rewers M, Snell-Bergeon JK, Alman AC. 2015. Comparison of Frequency and Duration of Periodontal Disease With Progression of Coronary Artery Calcium in Patients With and Without Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Am J Cardiol 116:833–7.
Kuehl MN, Rodriguez H, Burkhardt BR, Alman AC. 2015. Tumor Necrosis Factor-α, Matrix-Metalloproteinases 8 and 9 Levels in the Saliva Are Associated with Increased Hemoglobin A1c in Type 1 Diabetes Subjects. PLoS One 10:e0125320.
Alman AC, Hokanson JE, Kinney GL, Maahs DM, Rewers MJ, Snell-Bergeon JK. 2014. Is low CACs really different from zero…: a report from the CACTI study. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 7:632–3.
Alman AC, Talton JW, Wadwa RP, Urbina EM, Dolan LM, Daniels SR, Hamman RF, D’Agostino RB, Marcovina SM, Mayer-Davis EJ, Dabelea DM. 2014. Cardiovascular health in adolescents with type 1 diabetes: the SEARCH CVD study. Pediatr Diabetes 15:502–10.
Alman AC, Maahs DM, Rewers MJ, Snell-Bergeon JK. 2014. Ideal cardiovascular health and the prevalence and progression of coronary artery calcification in adults with and without type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care 37:521–8.
Alman AC, Johnson LR, Calverley DC, Grunwald GK, Lezotte DC, Hokanson JE. 2013. Validation of a method for quantifying carotid artery calcification from panoramic radiographs. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 116:518–24.
Alman AC, Kinney GL, Tracy RP, Maahs DM, Hokanson JE, Rewers MJ, Snell-Bergeon JK. 2013. Prospective association between inflammatory markers and progression of coronary artery calcification in adults with and without type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care 36:1967–73.
Alman AC, Johnson LR, Calverley DC, Grunwald GK, Lezotte DC, Harwood JEF, Hokanson JE. 2011. Loss of alveolar bone due to periodontal disease exhibits a threshold on the association with coronary heart disease. J Periodontol 82:1304–13.
Taylor MR, Alman A, Manchester DK. 2001. Use of the Internet by patients and their families to obtain genetics-related information. Mayo Clin Proc 76:772–6.