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Leila Kazemi

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Leila Kazemi

Clinical Research Manager

I am a certified senior CRC Manager at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UHCC), an ARMRIT (American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists) licensee and certified by ISCD (International society for Clinical Densitometry) in the field of Bone Densitometry. I have more than 6 years of imaging background, as well as a decade of experience in the field of research and obstetrics/gynecology. My collaboration with Dr. Shepherd started at UCSF (in 2013) and continued during the relocation of the lab to the UHCC since February of last year. I have served as a project leader for several large projects and studies including NHANES (CDC project), QIA/3CB and Shape Up! NIH R01 Studies. My role is to oversee all aspects of the group’s different projects and serve as an essential member with my expertise in imaging and research.

I am fascinated by biomedical and diagnostic imaging systems and exceedingly interested in bone and breast research studies. I also love traveling and certainly enjoy finding good places to eat and discover great books to read”

Selected Publications

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Bennett JP, Fan B, Liu E, Kazemi L, Wu XP, Zhou HD, et al. Standardization of dual-energy x-ray visceral adipose tissue measures for comparison across clinical imaging systems. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 Oct 3; Cite
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Bennett JP, Quon BK, Fan B, Liu E, Kazemi L, Villegas-Valle RC, et al. Visceral adipose tissue reference data computed for GE HealthCare DXA from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data set. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2023 Oct 5; Cite
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Cataldi D, Shepherd J, Grant S, Kalkwarf H, Kazemi L, Quon B, et al. Advanced Analysis Protocol Improves Quality of Pediatric Hip Structural Analysis. Journal of Clinical Densitometry [Internet]. 2023 Jul 1;26(3):101409. Cite
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Cataldi D, Shepherd J, Grant S, Kalkwarf H, Kazemi L, Kelly A, et al. Precision of DXA-derived Visceral Adipose Tissue Measures in Children and their associations. Journal of Clinical Densitometry [Internet]. 2023 Jul 1;26(3):101394. Cite
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Din N, Fan B, Kazemi L, Ng B, Mahmoudzadeh AP, Zemel BS, et al. Validation of Body Composition Measures From Forearm and Lateral Distal Femur Scans of Children. Journal of Clinical Densitometry [Internet]. 2018;21(1):32. Cite