Assistant ProfessorMedicine Adjunct Assistant ProfessorEpidemiology Affiliate Faculty Member, UW Center for Excellence in Maternal and Child HealthRelated Links: Wander Research GroupDivision Research ProfileFaculty Information Biography My collaborators and I combine the study of novel blood-based epigenetic biomarkers and established clinical/demographic measures to understand how diabetes develops. Our goal is to develop new biomarkers to find people at the highest risk of diabetes and its complications (prognostic biomarkers) and people likely to respond to interventions aimed at stopping disease progression (predictive biomarkers). Education & Training: MDUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WA2008 Internal Medicine Internship and ResidencyUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, WA2008–2011 MSUniversity of Washington, School of Public HealthSeattle, WA2014 Honors: UW School of Medicine Endowed Scholarship2005–2006 UW School of Medicine George F. Odland Scholar2006–2008 UW Chair of Medicine Scholars Award2017 Fellow, American College of Physicians 2019 Contact Email: email@example.com Publications Publications: Wander PL, Hayashi T, Sato KK, Uehara S, Hikita Y, Leonetti DL, Kahn SE, Fujimoto WY, Boyko EJ. Design and validation of a novel estimator of visceral adipose tissue area and comparison to existing adiposity surrogates. J Diabetes Complications. 2018 Nov;32(11):1062-1067. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2018.09.004. Epub 2018 Sep 11. Wander PL, Boyko EJ, Hevner K, Parikh VJ, Tadesse MG, Sorensen TK, Williams MA, Enquobahrie DA. Circulating early- and mid-pregnancy microRNAs and risk of gestational diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2017 Oct;132:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.07.024. Epub 2017 Jul 25. Enquobahrie DA, Wander PL, Tadesse MG, Qiu C, Holzman C, Williams MA. Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and circulating microRNAs in pregnancy. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2017 Jul – Aug;11(4):464-474. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2016.10.287. Epub 2016 Oct 24. Wander PL, Enquobahrie DA, Pritchard CC, McKnight B, Rice K, Christiansen M, Lemaitre RN, Rea T, Siscovick D, Sotoodehnia N. Circulating microRNAs and sudden cardiac arrest outcomes. Resuscitation. 2016 Sep;106:96-101. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.06.038. Epub 2016 Jul 14. Badon SE, Wander PL, Qiu C, Miller RS, Williams MA, Enquobahrie DA. Maternal Leisure Time Physical Activity and Infant Birth Size. Epidemiology. 2016 Jan;27(1):74-81. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000399. Wander PL, Sitlani CM, Badon SE, Siscovick DS, Williams MA, Enquobahrie DA. Associations of Early and Late Gestational Weight Gain with Infant Birth Size. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Nov;19(11):2462-9. doi: 10.1007/s10995-015-1765-3. Wander PL, Hochner H, Sitlani CM, Enquobahrie DA, Lumley T, Lawrence GM, Burger A, Savitsky B, Manor O, Meiner V, Hesselson S, Kwok PY, Siscovick DS, Friedlander Y. Maternal genetic variation accounts in part for the associations of maternal size during pregnancy with offspring cardiometabolic risk in adulthood. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 26;9(3):e91835. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091835. eCollection 2014. Lawrence GM, Shulman S, Friedlander Y, Sitlani CM, Burger A, Savitsky B, Granot-Hershkovitz E, Lumley T, Kwok PY, Hesselson S, Enquobahrie D, Wander PL, Manor O, Siscovick DS, Hochner H. Associations of maternal pre-pregnancy and gestational body size with offspring longitudinal change in BMI. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Apr;22(4):1165-71. doi: 10.1002/oby.20643. Epub 2013 Dec 5. Wander PL, Boyko EJ, Leonetti DL, McNeely MJ, Kahn SE, Fujimoto WY. Change in visceral adiposity independently predicts a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes over 10 years in Japanese Americans. Diabetes Care. 2013 Feb;36(2):289-93. doi: 10.2337/dc12-0198. Epub 2012 Sep 10. Wander PL, Boyko EJ, Leonetti DL, McNeely MJ, Kahn SE, Fujimoto WY. Greater hand-grip strength predicts a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes over 10 years in leaner Japanese Americans. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 May;92(2):261-4. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.01.007. Epub 2011 Feb 1.