Richard A. Cooper
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Radiology
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology - General Cert: AM Board of Radiology

Association of Variants at BCL11A and HBS1L-MYB with Hemoglobin F and Hospitalization Rates among Sickle Cell Patients in CameroonWonkam,A.; Ngo Bitoungui,V. J.; Vorster,A. A.; Ramesar,R.; Cooper,R. S.; Tayo,B.; Lettre,G.; Ngogang,J.PLoS ONE 2014 ;9(3):e92506

Authors' response to commentaries on 'Physical activity does not influence obesity risk'Luke,A.; Cooper,R. S.International journal of epidemiology 2013 ;42(6):1848-1851

Physical activity does not influence obesity risk: time to clarify the public health messageLuke,A.; Cooper,R. S.International journal of epidemiology 2013 ;42(6):1831-1836

A meta-analysis identifies new loci associated with body mass index in individuals of African ancestryMonda,K. L.; Tayo,B. O.; Cooper,R. S.; genetics 2013 ;45(6):690-696

25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in African American and Nigerian womenDurazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Aloia,J. F.; Dugas,L. R.; Tayo,B. O.; Shoham,D. A.; Bertino,A. M.; Yeh,J. K.; Cooper,R. S.; Luke,A.American Journal of Human Biology : The Official Journal of the Human Biology Council 2013 ;25(4):560-562

Fine Mapping and Identification of BMI Loci in African AmericansGong,J.; Schumacher,F.; Lim,U.; Hindorff,L. A.; Haessler,J.; Buyske,S.; Carlson,C. S.; Rosse,S.; Buzkova,P.; Fornage,M.; Gross,M.; Pankratz,N.; Pankow,J. S.; Schreiner,P. J.; Cooper,R.; Ehret,G.; Gu,C. C.; Houston,D.; Irvin,M. R.; Jackson,R.; Kuller,L.; Henderson,B.; Cheng,I.; Wilkens,L.; Leppert,M.; Lewis,C. E.; Li,R.; Nguyen,K. D.; Goodloe,R.; Farber-Eger,E.; Boston,J.; Dilks,H. H.; Ritchie,M. D.; Fowke,J.; Pooler,L.; Graff,M.; Fernandez-Rhodes,L.; Cochrane,B.; Boerwinkle,E.; Kooperberg,C.; Matise,T. C.; Le Marchand,L.; Crawford,D. C.; Haiman,C. A.; North,K. E.; Peters,U.American Journal of Human Genetics 2013 ;93(4):661-671

Race in biological and biomedical researchCooper,R. S.Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology 2013 ;5(11):10.1101/cshperspect.a008573

Measures of health and disease in Africa: are current methods giving us useful information about trends in cardiovascular diseases?Cooper,R. S.; Bovet,P.PROGRESS IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES 2013 ;56(3):270-277

Populations and polypills: if yes, then how?Cooper,R. S.; Layden,J.JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH 2013 ; ( ):

The Nigerian antihypertensive adherence trial: a community-based randomized trialAdeyemo,A.; Tayo,B. O.; Luke,A.; Ogedegbe,O.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Cooper,R. S.Journal of hypertension 2013 ;31(1):201-207

Genetic variation in APOL1 and MYH9 genes is associated with chronic kidney disease among NigeriansTayo,B. O.; Kramer,H.; Salako,B. L.; Gottesman,O.; McKenzie,C. A.; Ogunniyi,A.; Bottinger,E. P.; Cooper,R. S.International Urology and Nephrology 2013 ;45(2):485-494

Genome-wide Association Analysis of Blood-Pressure Traits in African-Ancestry Individuals Reveals Common Associated Genes in African and Non-African PopulationsFranceschini,N.; Fox,E.; Zhang,Z.; Edwards,T. L.; Nalls,M. A.; Sung,Y. J.; Tayo,B. O.; Sun,Y. V.; Gottesman,O.; Adeyemo,A.; Johnson,A. D.; Young,J. H.; Rice,K.; Duan,Q.; Chen,F.; Li,Y.; Tang,H.; Fornage,M.; Keene,K. L.; Andrews,J. S.; Smith,J. A.; Faul,J. D.; Guangfa,Z.; Guo,W.; Liu,Y.; Murray,S. S.; Musani,S. K.; Srinivasan,S.; Velez Edwards,D. R.; Wang,H.; Becker,L. C.; Bovet,P.; Bochud,M.; Broeckel,U.; Burnier,M.; Carty,C.; Chasman,D. I.; Ehret,G.; Chen,W. M.; Chen,G.; Chen,W.; Ding,J.; Dreisbach,A. W.; Evans,M. K.; Guo,X.; Garcia,M. E.; Jensen,R.; Keller,M. F.; Lettre,G.; Lotay,V.; Martin,L. W.; Moore,J. H.; Morrison,A. C.; Mosley,T. H.; Ogunniyi,A.; Palmas,W.; Papanicolaou,G.; Penman,A.; Polak,J. F.; Ridker,P. M.; Salako,B.; Singleton,A. B.; Shriner,D.; Taylor,K. D.; Vasan,R.; Wiggins,K.; Williams,S. M.; Yanek,L. R.; Zhao,W.; Zonderman,A. B.; Becker,D. M.; Berenson,G.; Boerwinkle,E.; Bottinger,E.; Cushman,M.; Eaton,C.; Nyberg,F.; Heiss,G.; Hirschhron,J. N.; Howard,V. J.; Karczewsk,K. J.; Lanktree,M. B.; Liu,K.; Liu,Y.; Loos,R.; Margolis,K.; Snyder,M.; Asian Genetic Epidemiology Network Consortium; Psaty,B. M.; Schork,N. J.; Weir,D. R.; Rotimi,C. N.; Sale,M. M.; Harris,T.; Kardia,S. L.; Hunt,S. C.; Arnett,D.; Redline,S.; Cooper,R. S.; Risch,N. J.; Rao,D. C.; Rotter,J. I.; Chakravarti,A.; Reiner,A. P.; Levy,D.; Keating,B. J.; Zhu,X.American Journal of Human Genetics 2013 ;93(3):545-554

Population-wide weight loss and regain in relation to diabetes burden and cardiovascular mortality in Cuba 1980-2010: repeated cross sectional surveys and ecological comparison of secular trendsFranco,M.; Bilal,U.; Orduñez,P.; Benet,M.; Morejón,A.; Caballero,B.; Kennedy,J. F.; Cooper,R. S.BMJ: British Medical Journal 2013 ;346(7903):15-15

An actor-based model of social network influence on adolescent body size, screen time, and playing sports.Shoham,D. A.; Tong,L.; Lamberson,P. J.; Auchincloss,A. H.; Zhang,J.; Dugas,L.; Kaufman,J. S.; Cooper,R. S.; Luke,A.PLoS ONE [Electronic Resource] 2012 ;7(6):e39795

Identification, replication, and fine-mapping of Loci associated with adult height in individuals of african ancestryN'Diaye,A.; Tayo,B.; Cooper,R. S.; Genetics 2011 ;7(10):e1002298

Genetic variants in novel pathways influence blood pressure and cardiovascular disease riskThe International Consortium for Blood Pressure Genome-Wide Association Studies; Ehret,G. B.; Tayo,B.; Cooper,R. S.; 2011 ; ( ):

Combined admixture mapping and association analysis identifies a novel blood pressure genetic locus on 5p13: contributions from the CARe consortiumZhu,X.; Tayo,B.; Cooper,R. S.; molecular genetics 2011 ;20(11):2285-2295

Genome-wide Comparison of African-Ancestry Populations from CARe and Other Cohorts Reveals Signals of Natural SelectionBhatia,G.; Tayo,B. O.; Cooper,R. S.; Journal of Human Genetics 2011 ;89(3):368-381

Association of genetic variation with systolic and diastolic blood pressure among African Americans: the Candidate Gene Association Resource studyFox,E. R.; Tayo,B. O.; Cooper,R. S.; molecular genetics 2011 ;20(11):2273-2284

Increasing BMI and waist circumference and prevalence of obesity among adults with Type 2 diabetes: the National Health and Nutrition Examination SurveysKramer,H.; Cao,G.; Dugas,L.; Luke,A.; Cooper,R.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.Journal of diabetes and its complications 2010 ;24(6):368-374

Fine mapping of the association with obesity at the FTO locus in African-derived populationsHassanein,M. T.; Lyon,H. N.; Nguyen,T. T.; Akylbekova,E. L.; Waters,K.; Lettre,G.; Tayo,B.; Forrester,T.; Sarpong,D. F.; Stram,D. O.; Butler,J. L.; Wilks,R.; Liu,J.; Le Marchand,L.; Kolonel,L. N.; Zhu,X.; Henderson,B.; Cooper,R.; McKenzie,C.; Taylor,H. A.,Jr; Haiman,C. A.; Hirschhorn,J. N.Human molecular genetics 2010 ;19(14):2907-2916

Admixture mapping of quantitative trait loci for BMI in African Americans: evidence for loci on chromosomes 3q, 5q, and 15q.Basu,A.; Tang,H.; Arnett,D.; Gu,C. C.; Mosley,T.; Kardia,S.; Luke,A.; Tayo,B.; Cooper,R.; Zhu,X.; Risch,N.Obesity 2009 ;17(6):1226-1231

Obesity management in adults with CKDKramer,H.; Tuttle,K. R.; Leehey,D.; Luke,A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Shoham,D.; Cooper,R.; Beddhu,S.American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2009 ;53(1):151-165

Time trends in the use of anti-hypertensive medications: results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.Delaney,J. A.; McClelland,R. L.; Furberg,C. D.; Cooper,R.; Shea,S.; Burke,G.; Psaty,B. M.Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety 2009 ;18(9):826-832

Malignant-appearing microcalcifications at the lumpectomy site with the use of FloSeal hemostatic sealant.Henkel,A.; Cooper,R. A.; Ward,K. A.; Bova,D.; Yao,K.AJR.American Journal of Roentgenology 2008 ;191(5):1371-1373

A common genetic variant is associated with adult and childhood obesity.Herbert,A.; Gerry,N. P.; McQueen,M. B.; Heid,I. M.; Pfeufer,A.; Illig,T.; Wichmann,H. E.; Meitinger,T.; Hunter,D.; Hu,F. B.; Colditz,G.; Hinney,A.; Hebebrand,J.; Koberwitz,K.; Zhu,X.; Cooper,R.; Ardlie,K.; Lyon,H.; Hirschhorn,J. N.; Laird,N. M.; Lenburg,M. E.; Lange,C.; Christman,M. F.Science 2006 ;312(5771):279-283

Positive association between resting energy expenditure and weight gain in a lean adult population.Luke,A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Cao,G.; Adeyemo,A.; Tayo,B.; Cooper,R.American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2006 ;83(5):1076-1081

Common variants in the ENPP1 gene are not reproducibly associated with diabetes or obesity.Lyon,H. N.; Florez,J. C.; Bersaglieri,T.; Saxena,R.; Winckler,W.; Almgren,P.; Lindblad,U.; Tuomi,T.; Gaudet,D.; Zhu,X.; Cooper,R.; Ardlie,K. G.; Daly,M. J.; Altshuler,D.; Groop,L.; Hirschhorn,J. N.Diabetes 2006 ;55(11):3180-3184

Transferability of tag SNPs in genetic association studies in multiple Bakker,P. I.; Burtt,N. P.; Graham,R. R.; Guiducci,C.; Yelensky,R.; Drake,J. A.; Bersaglieri,T.; Penney,K. L.; Butler,J.; Young,S.; Onofrio,R. C.; Lyon,H. N.; Stram,D. O.; Haiman,C. A.; Freedman,M. L.; Zhu,X.; Cooper,R.; Groop,L.; Kolonel,L. N.; Henderson,B. E.; Daly,M. J.; Hirschhorn,J. N.; Altshuler,D.Nature genetics 2006 ;38(11):1298-1303

Making sure public health policies work.Franco,M.; Cooper,R.; Ordunez,P.Science 2006 ;311(5764):1098

Increasing body mass index and obesity in the incident ESRD population.Kramer,H. J.; Saranathan,A.; Luke,A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Guichan,C.; Hou,S.; Cooper,R.Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2006 ;17(5):1453-1459

A classical likelihood based approach for admixture mapping using EM algorithm.Zhu,X.; Zhang,S.; Tang,H.; Cooper,R.Human genetics 2006 ;120(3):431-445

Searching for signals of evolutionary selection in 168 genes related to immune function.Walsh,E. C.; Sabeti,P.; Hutcheson,H. B.; Fry,B.; Schaffner,S. F.; de Bakker,P. I.; Varilly,P.; Palma,A. A.; Roy,J.; Cooper,R.; Winkler,C.; Zeng,Y.; de The,G.; Lander,E. S.; O'Brien,S.; Altshuler,D.Human genetics 2006 ;119(1-2):92-102

A combinatorial searching method for detecting a set of interacting loci associated with complex traits.Sha,Q.; Zhu,X.; Zuo,Y.; Cooper,R.; Zhang,S.Annals of Human Genetics 2006 ;70(Pt 5):677-692

Genome-wide linkage analysis for loci affecting pulse pressure: the Family Blood Pressure Program.Bielinski,S. J.; Lynch,A. I.; Miller,M. B.; Weder,A.; Cooper,R.; Oberman,A.; Chen,Y. D.; Turner,S. T.; Fornage,M.; Province,M.; Arnett,D. K.Hypertension 2005 ;46(6):1286-1293

A genome-wide linkage and association study using COGA data.Zhu,X.; Cooper,R.; Kan,D.; Cao,G.; Wu,X.BMC Genetics 2005 ;6(Suppl 1):S128

Two major QTLs and several others relate to factors of metabolic syndrome in the family blood pressure program.Kraja,A. T.; Rao,D. C.; Weder,A. B.; Cooper,R.; Curb,J. D.; Hanis,C. L.; Turner,S. T.; de Andrade,M.; Hsiung,C. A.; Quertermous,T.; Zhu,X.; Province,M. A.Hypertension 2005 ;46(4):751-757

An evaluation of the metabolic syndrome in a large multi-ethnic study: the Family Blood Pressure Program.Kraja,A. T.; Rao,D. C.; Weder,A. B.; Mosley,T. H.; Turner,S. T.; Hsiung,C. A.; Quertermous,T.; Cooper,R.; Curb,J. D.; Province,M. A.Nutrition & Metabolism 2005 ;2( ):17

Urine albumin excretion and subclinical cardiovascular disease. The Multi-Ethnic Study of AtherosclerosisKramer,H.; Jacobs,D. R.,Jr; Bild,D.; Post,W.; Saad,M. F.; Detrano,R.; Tracy,R.; Cooper,R.; Liu,K.Hypertension 2005 ;46(1):38-43

Obesity and prevalent and incident CKD: the Hypertension Detection and Follow-Up Program.Kramer,H.; Luke,A.; Bidani,A. K.; Cao,G.; Cooper,R.; McGee,D.American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2005 ;46(4):587-594

Association between chronic kidney disease and coronary artery calcification: the Dallas Heart Study.Kramer,H.; Toto,R.; Peshock,R.; Cooper,R.; Victor,R.Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2005 ;16(2):507-513

Angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphisms and obesity: an examination of three black populations.Kramer,H.; Wu,X.; Kan,D.; Luke,A.; Zhu,X.; Adeyemo,A.; McKenzie,C.; Cooper,R.Obesity research 2005 ;13(5):823-828

The case for selection at CCR5-Delta32.Sabeti,P. C.; Walsh,E.; Schaffner,S. F.; Varilly,P.; Fry,B.; Hutcheson,H. B.; Cullen,M.; Mikkelsen,T. S.; Roy,J.; Patterson,N.; Cooper,R.; Reich,D.; Altshuler,D.; O'Brien,S.; Lander,E. S.Plos Biology 2005 ;3(11):e378

Racial/ethnic differences in hypertension and hypertension treatment and control in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA).Kramer,H.; Han,C.; Post,W.; Goff,D.; Diez-Roux,A.; Cooper,R.; Jinagouda,S.; Shea,S.American Journal of Hypertension 2004 ;17(10):963-970

Haplotype block definition and its application.Zhu,X.; Zhang,S.; Kan,D.; Cooper,R.Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2004 ; ( ):152-163

Using verbal autopsy to identify and proportionally assign cause of death in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria.Lawoyin,T. O.; Asuzu,M. C.; Kaufman,J.; Rotimi,C.; Johnson,L.; Owoaje,E.; Cooper,R.Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal 2004 ;11(3):182-186

Genome scan for hypertension in nonobese African Americans: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Blood Pressure Program.Morrison,A. C.; Cooper,R.; Hunt,S.; Lewis,C. E.; Luke,A.; Mosley,T. H.; Boerwinkle,E.American Journal of Hypertension 2004 ;17(9):834-838

Associations between hypertension and genes in the renin-angiotensin system.Zhu,X.; Chang,Y. P.; Yan,D.; Weder,A.; Cooper,R.; Luke,A.; Kan,D.; Chakravarti,A.Hypertension 2003 ;41(5):1027-1034

Linkage for BMI at 3q27 region confirmed in an African-American populationLuke,A.; Wu,X.; Zhu,X.; Kan,D.; Su,Y.; Cooper,R.Diabetes 2003 ;52(5):1284-1287

Income, education, and blood pressure in adults in Jamaica, a middle-income developing country.Mendez,M. A.; Cooper,R.; Wilks,R.; Luke,A.; Forrester,T.International journal of epidemiology 2003 ;32(3):400-408

Racial differences in susceptibility to obesity.Cooper,R.; Luke,A.American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2003 ;77(3):751; author reply 751-2; discussion 752-3

A genome-wide scan for body mass index among Nigerian families.Adeyemo,A.; Luke,A.; Cooper,R.; Wu,X.; Tayo,B.; Zhu,X.; Rotimi,C.; Bouzekri,N.; Ward,R.Obesity research 2003 ;11(2):266-273

Segregation analysis of blood pressure and body mass index in a rural US community.Nath,S. K.; Chakravarti,A.; Chen,C. H.; Cooper,R.; Weder,A.; Schork,N. J.Human Biology 2002 ;74(1):11-23

Angiotensin-1-converting enzyme (ACE) plasma concentration is influenced by multiple ACE-linked quantitative trait nucleotides.Cox,R.; Bouzekri,N.; Martin,S.; Southam,L.; Hugill,A.; Golamaully,M.; Cooper,R.; Adeyemo,A.; Soubrier,F.; Ward,R.; Lathrop,G. M.; Matsuda,F.; Farrall,M.Human molecular genetics 2002 ;11(23):2969-2977

Ethnic-difference markers for use in mapping by admixture linkage disequilibrium.Collins-Schramm,H. E.; Phillips,C. M.; Operario,D. J.; Lee,J. S.; Weber,J. L.; Hanson,R. L.; Knowler,W. C.; Cooper,R.; Li,H.; Seldin,M. F.American Journal of Human Genetics 2002 ;70(3):737-750

The structure of haplotype blocks in the human genome.Gabriel,S. B.; Schaffner,S. F.; Nguyen,H.; Moore,J. M.; Roy,J.; Blumenstiel,B.; Higgins,J.; DeFelice,M.; Lochner,A.; Faggart,M.; Liu-Cordero,S. N.; Rotimi,C.; Adeyemo,A.; Cooper,R.; Ward,R.; Lander,E. S.; Daly,M. J.; Altshuler,D.Science 2002 ;296(5576):2225-2229

Detecting recent positive selection in the human genome from haplotype structure.Sabeti,P. C.; Reich,D. E.; Higgins,J. M.; Levine,H. Z.; Richter,D. J.; Schaffner,S. F.; Gabriel,S. B.; Platko,J. V.; Patterson,N. J.; McDonald,G. J.; Ackerman,H. C.; Campbell,S. J.; Altshuler,D.; Cooper,R.; Kwiatkowski,D.; Ward,R.; Lander,E. S.Nature 2002 ;419(6909):832-837

Smoking in Maywood: the unhealthy southern migrant hypothesis among African Americans.King,G.; Polednak,A.; Cooper,R.; Bendel,R.; Woodroffe,A.; Josseran,L.Ethnicity & disease 2001 ;11(3):540-547

Correlates of blood pressure in an urban Zimbabwean population and comparison to other populations of African origin.Mufunda,J.; Scott,L. J.; Chifamba,J.; Matenga,J.; Sparks,B.; Cooper,R.; Sparks,H.Journal of human hypertension 2000 ;14(1):65-73

Trends and disparities in coronary heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases in the United States: findings of the national conference on cardiovascular disease prevention.Cooper,R.; Cutler,J.; Desvigne-Nickens,P.; Fortmann,S. P.; Friedman,L.; Havlik,R.; Hogelin,G.; Marler,J.; McGovern,P.; Morosco,G.; Mosca,L.; Pearson,T.; Stamler,J.; Stryer,D.; Thom,T.Circulation 2000 ;102(25):3137-3147

Lack of association of the angiotensinogen-6 polymorphism with blood pressure levels in the comprehensive NHLBI Family Blood Pressure Program. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.Province,M. A.; Boerwinkle,E.; Chakravarti,A.; Cooper,R.; Fornage,M.; Leppert,M.; Risch,N.; Ranade,K.Journal of hypertension 2000 ;18(7):867-876

Genetic inheritance of body mass index in African-American and African families.Colilla,S.; Rotimi,C.; Cooper,R.; Goldberg,J.; Cox,N.Genetic epidemiology 2000 ;18(4):360-376

Dietary sodium chloride (salt), other dietary components and blood pressure: paradigm expansion, not paradigm shiftStamler,J.; Appel,L.; Cooper,R.; Denton,D.; Dyer,A. R.; Elliott,P.; Greenland,P.; Kesteloot,H.; Kumanyika,S.; Liu,K.; Marmot,M.; Van Horn,L.; Whelton,P.Acta Cardiologica 2000 ;55(2):73-78

Medical School
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology