Fran Dong, MS
Sr. Research Instructor, Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center


  • O'Donnell HK, Rasmussen CG, Dong F, Simmons KM, Steck AK, Frohnert BI, Bautista K, Rewers MJ, Baxter J. Anxiety and Risk Perception in Parents of Children Identified by Population Screening as High Risk for Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2023 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37673098
  • Webb-Robertson BM, Nakayasu ES, Dong F, Waugh KC, Flores J, Bramer LM, Schepmoes A, Gao Y, Fillmore T, Onengut-Gumuscu S, Frazer-Abel A, Rich SS, Holers VM, Metz TO, Rewers MJ. Decrease in multiple complement protein levels is associated with the development of islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes. medRxiv. 2023 Jul 16. PubMed PMID: 37502972
  • Elhassan S, Dong F, Buckner T, Johnson RK, Seifert JA, Carry PM, Vanderlinden L, Waugh K, Rewers M, Norris JM. Investigating iron intake in risk of progression from islet autoimmunity to type 1 diabetes: The diabetes autoimmunity study in the young. Front Immunol. 2023;14:1124370. PubMed PMID: 37056761
  • Jia X, Dong F, Pyle L, Michels AW, Yu L, Rewers M. Similar Time Course of Humoral Response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccines in People With and Without Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2023 Jul;25(7):492-496. PubMed PMID: 36989496
  • Carry PM, Vigers T, Vanderlinden LA, Keeter C, Dong F, Buckner T, Litkowski E, Yang I, Norris JM, Kechris K. Propensity scores as a novel method to guide sample allocation and minimize batch effects during the design of high throughput experiments. BMC Bioinformatics. 2023 Mar 7;24(1):86. PubMed PMID: 36882691
  • He L, Jia X, Rasmussen CG, Waugh K, Miao D, Dong F, Frohnert B, Steck AK, Simmons KM, Rewers M, Yu L. High-Throughput Multiplex Electrochemiluminescence Assay Applicable to General Population Screening for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2022 Jul;24(7):502-509. PubMed PMID: 35238620
  • Steck AK, Dong F, Geno Rasmussen C, Bautista K, Sepulveda F, Baxter J, Yu L, Frohnert BI, Rewers MJ, Rewers M, Barbour A, Bautista K, Baxter J, Felipe-Morales D, Dong F, Dormond-Brooks P, Driscoll K, Frohnert B, Rasmussen CG, Gesualdo P, Hoffman M, Karban R, Sepulveda F, Shorrosh H, Simmons K, Steck A, Taki I, Waugh K, Yu L, Liu E, Gallant M, McQueen RB, Norris JM. CGM Metrics Predict Imminent Progression to Type 1 Diabetes: Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) Study. Diabetes Care. 2022 Feb 1;45(2):365-371. PubMed PMID: 34880069
  • Snell-Bergeon J, Waugh K, Dong F, Steck A, Norris J, Rewers M. Physical activity and progression to type 1 diabetes in children and youth with islet autoimmunity: The diabetes autoimmunity study in the young. Pediatr Diabetes. 2022 Jun;23(4):462-468. PubMed PMID: 35142009
  • Manuscript ID: endocrines-1846848 Type of manuscript: Article Title: Serum IL-1ra is associated with, but has no genetic link to Type 1 Diabetes Authors: Paul MH Tran, Fran Dong, Khaled Bin Satter, Katherine P Richardson, Roshni Patel, Lynn KH Tran, Diane Hopkins, Kathleen Waugh, Ravindra Kolhe, Marian Rewers, Sharad Purohit *
  • Tran PMH, Dong F, Kim E, Richardson KP, Tran LKH, Waugh K, Hopkins D, Cummings RD, Wang PG, Rewers MJ, She JX, Purohit S. Use of a glycomics array to establish the anti-carbohydrate antibody repertoire in type 1 diabetes. Nat Commun. 2022 Nov 1;13(1):6527. PubMed PMID: 36316364
  • Jia X, He L, Miao D, Waugh K, Geno Rasmussen C, Dong F, Steck AK, Rewers M, Yu L. High-affinity ZnT8 autoantibodies by electrochemiluminescence assay improve risk prediction for type 1 diabetes. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34343303
  • Gu Y, Jia X, Vartak T, Miao D, Dong F, Jerram ST, Rewers M, Ferrara A, Lawrence JM, Yu L, Leslie RD. Improving clinical utility of GAD65 autoantibodies by electrochemiluminescence assay and clinical phenotype when identifying autoimmune adult-onset diabetes. Diabetologia. 2021 Sep;64(9):2052-2060. PubMed PMID: 34272582
  • Buckner T, Vanderlinden LA, DeFelice BC, Carry PM, Kechris K, Dong F, Fiehn O, Frohnert BI, Clare-Salzler M, Rewers M, Norris JM. The oxylipin profile is associated with development of type 1 diabetes: the Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young (DAISY). Diabetologia. 2021 Aug;64(8):1785-1794. PubMed PMID: 33893822
  • Jia X, Gesualdo P, Geno Rasmussen C, Alkanani AA, He L, Dong F, Rewers MJ, Michels AW, Yu L. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Children and Adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2021 Jul;23(7):517-521. PubMed PMID: 33544017
  • Vanderlinden LA, Johnson RK, Carry PM, Dong F, DeMeo DL, Yang IV, Norris JM, Kechris K. An effective processing pipeline for harmonizing DNA methylation data from Illumina's 450K and EPIC platforms for epidemiological studies. BMC Res Notes. 2021 Sep 8;14(1):352. PubMed PMID: 34496950
  • Carry PM, Vanderlinden LA, Dong F, Buckner T, Litkowski E, Vigers T, Norris JM, Kechris K. Inverse probability weighting is an effective method to address selection bias during the analysis of high dimensional data. Genet Epidemiol. 2021 Sep;45(6):593-603. PubMed PMID: 34130352
  • Buckner T, Vanderlinden LA, Johnson RK, DeFelice BC, Carry PM, Seifert J, Waugh K, Dong F, Fiehn O, Clare-Salzler M, Rewers M, Norris JM. Predictors of oxylipins in a healthy pediatric population. Pediatr Res. 2020 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32726799
  • Stahl MG, Geno Rasmussen C, Dong F, Waugh K, Norris JM, Baxter J, Yu L, Steck AK, Frohnert BI, Liu E, Rewers MJ. Mass Screening for Celiac Disease: The Autoimmunity Screening for Kids Study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32701732
  • Johnson RK, Vanderlinden LA, DeFelice BC, Uusitalo U, Seifert J, Fan S, Crume T, Fiehn O, Rewers M, Kechris K, Norris JM. Metabolomics-related nutrient patterns at seroconversion and risk of progression to type 1 diabetes. Pediatr Diabetes. 2020 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32686271
  • Gardner JA, Johnson RK, Dong F, Hoffman M, Steck AK, Frohnert BI, Rewers M, Norris JM. Gluten intake and risk of thyroid peroxidase autoantibodies in the Diabetes Autoimmunity Study In the Young (DAISY). Endocrine. 2020 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32651851
  • Henze MM, Bemis EA, Seifert JA, Johnson RK, Dong F, Rewers M, Norris JM. Association between change in self-reported sugar intake and a sugar biomarker (d(13)C) in children at increased risk for type 1 diabetes. J Nutr Sci. 2020;9:e16. PubMed PMID: 32477498
  • Stahl MG, Dong F, Lamb MM, Waugh KC, Taki I, Størdal K, Stene LC, Rewers MJ, Liu E, Norris JM, Mårild K. Childhood growth prior to screen-detected celiac disease: prospective follow-up of an at-risk birth cohort. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2020 Sep 17;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32941083
  • Mårild K, Dong F, Lund-Blix NA, Seifert J, Barón AE, Waugh KC, Taki I, Størdal K, Tapia G, Stene LC, Johnson RK, Liu E, Rewers MJ, Norris JM. Gluten Intake and Risk of Celiac Disease: Long-Term Follow-up of an At-Risk Birth Cohort. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 May 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31082869
  • Steck AK, Dong F, Taki I, Hoffman M, Simmons K, Frohnert BI, Rewers MJ. Continuous Glucose Monitoring Predicts Progression to Diabetes in Autoantibody Positive Children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Aug 1;104(8):3337-3344. PubMed PMID: 30844073
  • Lund-Blix NA, Dong F, Mårild K, Seifert J, Barón AE, Waugh KC, Joner G, Størdal K, Tapia G, Stene LC, Johnson RK, Rewers MJ, Norris JM. Gluten Intake and Risk of Islet Autoimmunity and Progression to Type 1 Diabetes in Children at Increased Risk of the Disease: The Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young (DAISY). Diabetes Care. 2019 May;42(5):789-796. PubMed PMID: 30796108
  • Steck AK, Dong F, Frohnert BI, Waugh K, Hoffman M, Norris JM, Rewers MJ. Predicting progression to diabetes in islet autoantibody positive children. J Autoimmun. 2018 Jun;90:59-63. PubMed PMID: 29395739
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