Suzanne Satterfield, M.D., Dr.P.H.

Associate Professor
Preventive Medicine

MEMPHIS TN 381632181
Tel: (901) 448-5194


  • Dr. P. H., Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology, Public Health
  • M.P.H., University of Miami, FL, Public Health
  • M.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Medicine
  • B.A., Rice University, Biochemistry

My Current CV

Research Interest/Specialty

Clinical trials, chronic disease epidemiology, epidemiology of aging


  1. Izano, M, Wei, EK, Tai, C, Swede, H, Gregorich, S, Harris, TB, Klepin, H, Satterfield, S, Murphy, R, Newman, AB, Rubin, SM, Braithwaite, D, ,. Chronic inflammation and risk of colorectal and other obesity-related cancers: The health, aging and body composition study. Int J Cancer, 138 (5), 1118-28, 2016.
  2. Brown, PJ, Roose, SP, Zhang, J, Wall, M, Rutherford, BR, Ayonayon, HN, Butters, MA, Harris, T, Newman, AB, Satterfield, S, Simonsick, EM, Yaffe, K. Inflammation, Depression, and Slow Gait: A High Mortality Phenotype in Later Life. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 71 (2), 221-7, 2016.
  3. Perera, S, Patel, KV, Rosano, C, Rubin, SM, Satterfield, S, Harris, T, Ensrud, K, Orwoll, E, Lee, CG, Chandler, JM, Newman, AB, Cauley, JA, Guralnik, JM, Ferrucci, L, Studenski, SA. Gait Speed Predicts Incident Disability: A Pooled Analysis. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 71 (1), 63-71, 2016.
  4. Kamil, RJ, Betz, J, Powers, BB, Pratt, S, Kritchevsky, S, Ayonayon, HN, Harris, TB, Helzner, E, Deal, JA, Martin, K, Peterson, M, Satterfield, S, Simonsick, EM, Lin, FR, ,. Association of Hearing Impairment With Incident Frailty and Falls in Older Adults. J Aging Health, 2015.
  5. Genther, DJ, Betz, J, Pratt, S, Martin, KR, Harris, TB, Satterfield, S, Bauer, DC, Newman, AB, Simonsick, EM, Lin, FR, ,. Association Between Hearing Impairment and Risk of Hospitalization in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc, 63 (6), 1146-52, 2015.
  6. Chen, DS, Betz, J, Yaffe, K, Ayonayon, HN, Kritchevsky, S, Martin, KR, Harris, TB, Purchase-Helzner, E, Satterfield, S, Xue, QL, Pratt, S, Simonsick, EM, Lin, FR, ,. Association of hearing impairment with declines in physical functioning and the risk of disability in older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 70 (5), 654-61, 2015.
  7. Ward, RE, Boudreau, RM, Caserotti, P, Harris, TB, Zivkovic, S, Goodpaster, BH, Satterfield, S, Kritchevsky, S, Schwartz, AV, Vinik, AI, Cauley, JA, Newman, AB, Strotmeyer, ES, ,. Sensory and motor peripheral nerve function and longitudinal changes in quadriceps strength. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 70 (4), 464-70, 2015.
  8. Koyama, A, Houston, DK, Simonsick, EM, Lee, JS, Ayonayon, HN, Shahar, DR, Rosano, C, Satterfield, S, Yaffe, K. Association between the Mediterranean diet and cognitive decline in a biracial population. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 70 (3), 354-9, 2015.
  9. Kaup, AR, Nettiksimmons, J, Harris, TB, Sink, KM, Satterfield, S, Metti, AL, Ayonayon, HN, Yaffe, K, ,. Cognitive resilience to apolipoprotein E ε4: contributing factors in black and white older adults. JAMA Neurol, 72 (3), 340-8, 2015.
  10. Bettcher, BM, Yaffe, K, Boudreau, RM, Neuhaus, J, Aizenstein, H, Ding, J, Kritchevsky, SB, Launer, LJ, Liu, Y, Satterfield, S, Rosano, C, ,. Declines in inflammation predict greater white matter microstructure in older adults. Neurobiol Aging, 36 (2), 948-54, 2015.
  11. Genther, DJ, Betz, J, Pratt, S, Kritchevsky, SB, Martin, KR, Harris, TB, Helzner, E, Satterfield, S, Xue, QL, Yaffe, K, Simonsick, EM, Lin, FR, ,. Association of hearing impairment and mortality in older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 70 (1), 85-90, 2015.
  12. Nettiksimmons, J, Simonsick, EM, Harris, T, Satterfield, S, Rosano, C, Yaffe, K, ,. The associations between serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor, potential confounders, and cognitive decline: a longitudinal study. PLoS One, 9 (3), e91339, 2014.
  13. White, DK, Neogi, T, King, WC, LaValley, MP, Kritchevsky, SB, Nevitt, MC, Harris, TB, Ferrucci, L, Simonsick, EM, Satterfield, S, Strotmeyer, ES, Zhang, Y, ,. Can change in prolonged walking be inferred from a short test of gait speed among older adults who are initially well-functioning. Phys Ther, 94 (9), 1285-93, 2014.
  14. Kaup, AR, Simonsick, EM, Harris, TB, Satterfield, S, Metti, AL, Ayonayon, HN, Rubin, SM, Yaffe, K. Older adults with limited literacy are at increased risk for likely dementia. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 69 (7), 900-6, 2014.
  15. Murphy, RA, Reinders, I, Register, TC, Ayonayon, HN, Newman, AB, Satterfield, S, Goodpaster, BH, Simonsick, EM, Kritchevsky, SB, Harris, TB. Associations of BMI and adipose tissue area and density with incident mobility limitation and poor performance in older adults. Am J Clin Nutr, 99 (5), 1059-65, 2014.
  16. Vishwanathan, R, Iannaccone, A, Scott, TM, Kritchevsky, SB, Jennings, BJ, Carboni, G, Forma, G, Satterfield, S, Harris, T, Johnson, KC, Schalch, W, Renzi, LM, Rosano, C, Johnson, EJ. Macular pigment optical density is related to cognitive function in older people. Age Ageing, 43 (2), 271-5, 2014.
  17. Yaffe, K, Falvey, C, Harris, TB, Newman, A, Satterfield, S, Koster, A, Ayonayon, H, Simonsick, E, ,. Effect of socioeconomic disparities on incidence of dementia among biracial older adults: prospective study. BMJ, 347, f7051, 2013.
  18. Helzner, EP, Patel, AS, Pratt, S, Sutton-Tyrrell, K, Cauley, JA, Talbott, E, Kenyon, E, Harris, TB, Satterfield, S, Ding, J, Newman, AB. Hearing sensitivity in older adults: associations with cardiovascular risk factors in the health, aging and body composition study. J Am Geriatr Soc, 59 (6), 972-9, 2011.
  19. Yaffe, K, Weston, A, Graff-Radford, NR, Satterfield, S, Simonsick, EM, Younkin, SG, Younkin, LH, Kuller, L, Ayonayon, HN, Ding, J, Harris, TB. Association of plasma beta-amyloid level and cognitive reserve with subsequent cognitive decline. JAMA, 305 (3), 261-6, 2011.
  20. Koster, A, Visser, M, Simonsick, EM, Yu, B, Allison, DB, Newman, AB, van Eijk, JT, Schwartz, AV, Satterfield, S, Harris, TB, ,. Association between fitness and changes in body composition and muscle strength. J Am Geriatr Soc, 58 (2), 219-26, 2010.
  21. Maraldi, C, Harris, TB, Newman, AB, Kritchevsky, SB, Pahor, M, Koster, A, Satterfield, S, Ayonayon, HN, Fellin, R, Volpato, S, ,. Moderate alcohol intake and risk of functional decline: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study. J Am Geriatr Soc, 57 (10), 1767-75, 2009.
  22. Vogelzangs, N, Kritchevsky, SB, Beekman, AT, Newman, AB, Satterfield, S, Simonsick, EM, Yaffe, K, Harris, TB, Penninx, BW. Depressive symptoms and change in abdominal obesity in older persons. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 65 (12), 1386-93, 2008.
  23. Fredman, L, Cauley, JA, Satterfield, S, Simonsick, E, Spencer, SM, Ayonayon, HN, Harris, TB, ,. Caregiving, mortality, and mobility decline: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Arch Intern Med, 168 (19), 2154-62, 2008.
  24. Ryder, KM, Cummings, SR, Palermo, L, Satterfield, S, Bauer, DC, Feldstein, AC, Schousboe, JT, Schwartz, AV, Ensrud, K, ,. Does a History of Non-Vertebral Fracture Identify Women Without Osteoporosis for Treatment. J Gen Intern Med, 2008.
  25. Li, R, Nicklas, B, Pahor, M, Newman, A, Sutton-Tyrrell, K, Harris, T, Lakatta, E, Bauer, DC, Ding, J, Satterfield, S, Kritchevsky, SB. Polymorphisms of angiotensinogen and angiotensin-converting enzyme associated with lower extremity arterial disease in the Health, Aging and Body Composition study. J Hum Hypertens, 21 (8), 673-82, 2007.
  26. Gallaher, KT, Mura, M, Todd, WA, Harris, TL, Kenyon, E, Harris, T, Johnson, KC, Satterfield, S, Kritchevsky, SB, Iannaccone, A, ,. Estimation of macular pigment optical density in the elderly: test-retest variability and effect of optical blur in pseudophakic subjects. Vision Res, 47 (9), 1253-9, 2007.
  27. Iannaccone, A, Mura, M, Gallaher, KT, Johnson, EJ, Todd, WA, Kenyon, E, Harris, TL, Harris, T, Satterfield, S, Johnson, KC, Kritchevsky, SB. Macular pigment optical density in the elderly: findings in a large biracial Midsouth population sample. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 48 (4), 1458-65, 2007.
  28. Thorpe, RJ, Simonsick, EM, Brach, JS, Ayonayon, H, Satterfield, S, Harris, TB, Garcia, M, Kritchevsky, SB, ,. Dog ownership, walking behavior, and maintained mobility in late life. J Am Geriatr Soc, 54 (9), 1419-24, 2006.
  29. Sudore, RL, Yaffe, K, Satterfield, S, Harris, TB, Mehta, KM, Simonsick, EM, Newman, AB, Rosano, C, Rooks, R, Rubin, SM, Ayonayon, HN, Schillinger, D. Limited literacy and mortality in the elderly: the health, aging, and body composition study. J Gen Intern Med, 21 (8), 806-12, 2006.
  30. Sudore, RL, Mehta, KM, Simonsick, EM, Harris, TB, Newman, AB, Satterfield, S, Rosano, C, Rooks, RN, Rubin, SM, Ayonayon, HN, Yaffe, K. Limited literacy in older people and disparities in health and healthcare access. J Am Geriatr Soc, 54 (5), 770-6, 2006.
  31. Newman, AB, Simonsick, EM, Naydeck, BL, Boudreau, RM, Kritchevsky, SB, Nevitt, MC, Pahor, M, Satterfield, S, Brach, JS, Studenski, SA, Harris, TB. Association of long-distance corridor walk performance with mortality, cardiovascular disease, mobility limitation, and disability. JAMA, 295 (17), 2018-26, 2006.
  32. Shlipak, MG, Wassel Fyr, CL, Chertow, GM, Harris, TB, Kritchevsky, SB, Tylavsky, FA, Satterfield, S, Cummings, SR, Newman, AB, Fried, LF. Cystatin C and mortality risk in the elderly: the health, aging, and body composition study. J Am Soc Nephrol, 17 (1), 254-61, 2006.
  33. Bretz, WA, Weyant, RJ, Corby, PM, Ren, D, Weissfeld, L, Kritchevsky, SB, Harris, T, Kurella, M, Satterfield, S, Visser, M, Newman, AB. Systemic inflammatory markers, periodontal diseases, and periodontal infections in an elderly population. J Am Geriatr Soc, 53 (9), 1532-7, 2005.
  34. Koster, A, Penninx, BW, Bosma, H, Kempen, GI, Newman, AB, Rubin, SM, Satterfield, S, Atkinson, HH, Ayonayon, HN, Rosano, C, Yaffe, K, Harris, TB, Rooks, RN, Van Eijk, JT, Kritchevsky, SB. Socioeconomic differences in cognitive decline and the role of biomedical factors. Ann Epidemiol, 15 (8), 564-71, 2005.
  35. Kritchevsky, SB, Nicklas, BJ, Visser, M, Simonsick, EM, Newman, AB, Harris, TB, Lange, EM, Penninx, BW, Goodpaster, BH, Satterfield, S, Colbert, LH, Rubin, SM, Pahor, M. Angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion genotype, exercise, and physical decline. JAMA, 294 (6), 691-8, 2005.
  36. Waterer, GW, Wan, JY, Kritchevsky, SB, Wunderink, RG, Satterfield, S, Bauer, DC, Newman, AB, Taaffe, DR, Jensen, RL, Crapo, RO, ,. Airflow limitation is underrecognized in well-functioning older people. J Am Geriatr Soc, 49 (8), 1032-8, 2001.
  37. O'Toole, ML, Johnson, KC, Satterfield, S, Bush, AJ, Koo, WW, Klesges, RC, Applegate, WB. Do sweat calcium losses affect bone mass during firefighter training. J Occup Environ Med, 42 (11), 1054-9, 2000.