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Marian C. Limacher, MD

Marian Limacher, MDMarian C. Limacher, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Professor of Medicine
AHA Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Research
Director, UF CTSI Training and Professional Development Program
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Email: marian.limacher@medicine.ufl.edu

TEL: (352) 273-9308
FAX: (352) 846-1217 
 

Dr. Marian Limacher has served as the UF Principal Investigator for the Women’s Health Initiative since 1994.  The WHI is continuing with active follow-up of participants until 2015.  She has also been involved in the WHI substudies of memory and cognition and with ongoing trials for obesity treatment in rural settings.  She is director of clinical research training programs for the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) which includes programs that provide didactic training in research methodology available to senior clinical trainees and junior faculty.  She is the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development for the College of Medicine.  Her clinical activities include preventive cardiology and echocardiography.  

Degree/Program

Institution

Field/Specialty

AB St. Louis University Chemistry
MD St. Louis University School of Medicine  
Residency Baylor College of Medicine Internal Medicine
Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine Cardiovascular Medicine

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Limacher’s clinical interests include echocardiography, preventive cardiology, and heart disease in women.

Publications:

Anton SD, Duncan GE, Limacher MC, Martin AD, Perri MG. How much walking is needed to improve cardiorespiratory fitness? An examination of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2011;82:365-70. 

Eaton CB, Hochberg MC, Assaf A, Cryer BL, Lu B, Sands G, Rodriguez B, Lacroix A, Lessin L, Limacher MC, Fugate Woods N, Connelly S, Chen Z. The Cross-Sectional Relationship of Hemoglobin Levels and Functional Outcomes in Women with Self-Reported Osteoarthritis: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2011. 

Shikany JM, Margolis KL, Pettinger M, Jackson RD, Limacher MC, Liu S, Phillips LS, Tinker LF. Effects of a low-fat dietary intervention on glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011;94:75-85. PMC3127523

Casanova R, Espeland MA, Goveas JS, Davatzikos C, Gaussoin SA, Maldjian JA, Brunner RL, Kuller LH, Johnson KC, Mysiw WJ, Wagner B, Resnick SM. Application of machine learning methods to describe the effects of conjugated equine estrogens therapy on region-specific brain volumes. Magn Reson Imaging. 2011;29:546-53. PMC3079024 [Limacher]

LaCroix AZ, Chlebowski RT, Manson JE, Aragaki AK, Johnson KC, Martin L, Margolis KL, Stefanick ML, Brzyski R, Curb JD, Howard BV, Lewis CE, Wactawski-Wende J. Health outcomes after stopping conjugated equine estrogens among postmenopausal women with prior hysterectomy: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2011;305:1305-14.  [Limacher]

Espeland MA, Shumaker SA, Limacher M, Rapp SR, Bevers TB, Barad DH, Coker LH, Gaussoin SA, Stefanick ML, Lane DS, Maki PM, Resnick SM. Relative effects of tamoxifen, raloxifene, and conjugated equine estrogens on cognition. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010;19:371-9. PMC2867626

Chen Z, Thomson CA, Aickin M, Nicholas JS, Van Wyck D, Lewis CE, Cauley JA, Bassford T. The relationship between incidence of fractures and anemia in older multiethnic women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010;58:2337-44. PMC3058294 [Limacher]

Chlebowski RT, Anderson GL, Gass M, Lane DS, Aragaki AK, Kuller LH, Manson JE, Stefanick ML, Ockene J, Sarto GE, Johnson KC, Wactawski-Wende J, Ravdin PM, Schenken R, Hendrix SL, Rajkovic A, Rohan TE, Yasmeen S, Prentice RL. Estrogen plus progestin and breast cancer incidence and mortality in postmenopausal women. JAMA. 2010;304:1684-92. [Limacher]

Kim HC, Greenland P, Rossouw JE, Manson JE, Cochrane BB, Lasser NL, Limacher MC, Lloyd-Jones DM, Margolis KL, Robinson JG. Multimarker prediction of coronary heart disease risk: the Women’s Health Initiative. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;55:2080-91.

Kuller LH, Margolis KL, Gaussoin SA, Bryan NR, Kerwin D, Limacher M, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Williamson J, Robinson JG; Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study Research Group. Relationship of hypertension, blood pressure, and blood pressure control with white matter abnormalities in the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS)-MRI trial. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2010;12:203-12.

Espeland MA, Shumaker SA, Limacher M, Rapp SR, Bevers TB, Barad DH, Coker LH, Gaussoin SA, Stefanick ML, Lane DS, Maki PM, Resnick SM. Relative effects of tamoxifen, raloxifene, and conjugated equine estrogens on cognition. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010;19:371-9.

Redberg RF, Benjamin EJ, Bittner V, Braun LT, Goff DC Jr, Havas S, Labarthe DR, Limacher MC, Lloyd-Jones DM, Mora S, Pearson TA, Radford MJ, Smetana GW, Spertus JA, Swegler EW; American Academy of Family Physicians; American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. ACCF/AHA 2009 performance measures for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures (Writing Committee to Develop Performance Measures for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease) developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians; American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association: endorsed by the American College of Preventive Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and Society for Women’s Health Research. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;54:1364-405.

Redberg RF, Benjamin EJ, Bittner V, Braun LT, Goff DC Jr, Havas S, Labarthe DR, Limacher MC, Lloyd-Jones DM, Mora S, Pearson TA, Radford MJ, Smetana GW, Spertus JA, Swegler EW; American Academy of Family Physicians; American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. AHA/ACCF [corrected] 2009 performance measures for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association task force on performance measures (writing committee to develop performance measures for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease): developed in collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physicians; American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; and Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association: endorsed by the American College of Preventive Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and Society for Women’s Health Research. Circulation. 2009;120:1296-336. Erratum in: Circulation. 2010;121:e445-6.

Resnick SM, Espeland MA, An Y, Maki PM, Coker LH, Jackson R, Stefanick ML, Wallace R, Rapp SR; Women’s Health Initiative Study of Cognitive Aging Investigators. Effects of conjugated equine estrogens on cognition and affect in postmenopausal women with prior hysterectomy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009;94:4152-61. [Limacher]

Chlebowski RT, Schwartz AG, Wakelee H, Anderson GL, Stefanick ML, Manson JE, Rodabough RJ, Chien JW, Wactawski-Wende J, Gass M, Kotchen JM, Johnson KC, O’Sullivan MJ, Ockene JK, Chen C, Hubbell FA; Women’s Health Initiative Investigators. Oestrogen plus progestin and lung cancer in postmenopausal women (Women’s Health Initiative trial): a post-hoc analysis of a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2009;374(9697):1243-51. [Limacher]

Kabat GC, Kim M, Adams-Campbell LL, Caan BJ, Chlebowski RT, Neuhouser ML, Shikany JM, Rohan TE; WHI Investigators. Longitudinal study of serum carotenoid, retinol, and tocopherol concentrations in relation to breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;90:162-9. [Limacher]

McTiernan A, Wactawski-Wende J, Wu L, Rodabough RJ, Watts NB, Tylavsky F, Freeman R, Hendrix S, Jackson R; Women’s Health Initiative Investigators. Low-fat, increased fruit, vegetable, and grain dietary pattern, fractures, and bone mineral density: the Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;89:1864-76. [Limacher]

 

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