Dr. Blackman’s primary research interest is in how gene variants cause diabetes and other metabolic diseases in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). His projects aim to determine how CFTR and other genes combine to cause cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) and other complications of CF.
Genetic Modifiers of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes
Lewis C, Blackman SM, Nelson A, Oberdorfer E, Wells D, Dunitz J, Thomas W, Moran A. "Diabetes-related mortality in adults with cystic fibrosis. Role of genotype and sex." Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan 15;191(2):194-200.
Collaco JM, Blackman SM, Raraigh KS, Morrow CB, Cutting GR, Paranjape SM. "Self-reported exercise and longitudinal outcomes in cystic fibrosis: a retrospective cohort study." BMC Pulm Med. 2014 Oct 6;14:159. doi: 10.1186/1471-2466-14-159.
Morrow CB, Raraigh KS, Green DM, Blackman SM, Cutting GR, Collaco JM. "Cat and dog exposure and respiratory morbidities in cystic fibrosis." J Pediatr. 2014 Oct;165(4):830-5.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.05.046. Epub 2014 Jul 12.
Blackman SM, Raghinaru D, Adi S, Simmons JH, Ebner-Lyon L, Chase HP, Tamborlane WV, Schatz DA, Block JM, Litton JC, Raman V, Foster NC, Kollman CR, DuBose SN, Miller KM, Beck RW, DiMeglio LA. "Insulin pump use in young children in the T1D Exchange clinic registry is associated with lower hemoglobin A1c levels than injection therapy." Pediatr Diabetes. 2014 Dec;15(8):564-72. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12121. Epub 2014 Feb 4.
Blackman SM, Commander CW, Watson C, Arcara KM, Strug LJ, Stonebraker JR, Wright FA, Rommens JM, Sun L, Pace RG, Norris SA, Durie PR, Drumm ML, Knowles MR, Cutting GR. "Genetic modifiers of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes." Diabetes. 2013 Oct;62(10):3627-35. doi: 10.2337/db13-0510. Epub 2013 May 13.