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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.