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Lars F. Berglund, M.D., Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Lars F. Berglund

Research/Academic Interests

As the Senior Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Berglund oversees all aspects of the School of Medicine research portfolio.

In his capacity as the Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the principal investigator for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science award, he is responsible for all CTSC infrastructure activities, including services, education and translational science projects.

He currently serves in an advisory capacity to national organizations (NIH, Association of American Medical Colleges, American Heart Association, Endocrine Society) and he represents the School of Medicine at the institutional and national level in issues related to research.

Dr. Berglund’s research focus is in the area of lipoprotein metabolism and cardiovascular disease, and his research is funded by NIH. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and is a member of the editorial board of several journals.


Director of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center
Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean of Research


Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Center/Program Affiliation:


Clinical and Translational Science Center
2921 Stockton Blvd., Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-703-9184

Additional Phone:

Phone: 916-800--4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)
Phone: 916-703-9120


M.D., University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, 1981
Ph.D., University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden, 1977


Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden 1981-1982


Karolinska Institute, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden 1982-1984
Karolinska Institute, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden 1984-1986


UC San Diego, San Diego CA 1977-1979

Professional Memberships:

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of Clinical Chemistry
American Heart Association, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
Endocrine Society
European Society of Clinical Investigation
Swedish Society of Clinical Chemistry

Select Recent Publications:

Anuurad E, Byambaa E, Gungor Z, Zhang W, Pearson TA, Tracy RP, Kim K, Berglund L. Age as a modulator of inflammatory cardiovascular risk factors. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (2011), 31:2151-2156.

Enkhmaa B, Anuurad E, Ozturk Z, Zhang W, Pearson TA, Berglund L. Differential associations of serum amyloid A and pentraxin-3 with allele-specific lipoprotein(a) levels in African Americans and Caucasians. Translational Research (2011), 158:92-98.

Stanhope KL, Griffen SC, Bremer AA, Schaefer EJ, Nakajima K, Schwarz JM, Beysen C, Hellerstein MK, Berglund L, Keim NL, Havel PJ. Metabolic responses to prolonged consumption of glucose- and fructose-sweetened beverages are not associated with postprandial or 24-hour glucose and insulin excursions. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2011), 94:112-119.

Enkhmaa B, Anuurad E, Pearson TA, Zhang W, Berglund L. Association of Lp-PLA2 activity with allele-specific Lp(a) levels in a bi-ethnic population. Atherosclerosis (2010), 211: 526-530.

Enkhmaa B, Anuurad E, Zhang Z, Pearson TA, Berglund L. Usefulness of apolipoprotein B/apolipoprotein A-I ratio to predict coronary artery disease independent of the metabolic syndrome in African Americans. American Journal of Cardiology (2010), 106: 1264-1269.

Kasim-Karakas S, Hyson D, Halsted C, van Loan M, Chedin E, Berglund L. Translational nutrition research at UC Davis – The key role of the Clinical and Translational Science Center. Annals of the New York Academy of Science (2010), 1190; 179-183.

Ozturk Z, Enkhmaa B, Shachter NS, Berglund L, Anuurad E. Integrated role of two apoliprotein e polymorphisms on apolipoprotein B levels and coronary artery disease in a biethnic population. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders (2010), 8: 531-538.

Reis SE, Berglund L, Bernard GR, Califf RM, FitzGerald GA, Johnson PC for the National CTSA consortium. A Roadmap for Re-engineering the National Clinical and Translational Research Enterprise: The National Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium’s Strategic Plan. Academic Medicine (2010), 85: 463-469.

Anuurad E, Ozturk Z, Enkhmaa B, Pearson TA, Berglund L. Association of Lp-PLA2 with coronary artery disease: increased role of vascular inflammation in African Americans compared to Caucasians. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (2010), 95: 2376-2383.

Boden-Albala B, Kargman DE, Lin IF, Paik MC, Sacco RL, Berglund L. Increased stroke risk and lipoprotein(a) in a multi-ethnic community: The Northern Manhattan Stroke Study. Cerebrovascular Disease (2010), 30: 237-243.

Califf RM, Berglund L for the Principal Investigators of the National Institute of Health Clinical and Translational Science Awards. Linking Scientific Discovery and Better Health for the Nation: The Maturation of Clinical and Translational Research in the United States. Academic Medicine (2010), 85: 457-462.