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Associate Scientist

Departmental Affiliations


Alice Sternberg, ScM, contributes leadership and analysis to the studies of COPD, liver disease, and falls in the elderly.

Contact Info

615 North Wolfe Street, Room W5025

Research Interests

Asthma; COPD; vitamin D; MASLD; gastroparesis

Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Alice L Sternberg, faculty member since 2009, has over 35 years of experience in coordination of multicenter clinical trials. Her roles have included coordinator, manager, programmer, analyst, editor, author, designer, advisor and investigator in treatment trials of lung disease (Childhood Asthma Management Program, National Emphysema Treatment Trial, Long-term Oxygen Treatment Trial), eye disease (Glaucoma Laser Trial, Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS), digestive disease (Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network, Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium), and fall prevention in the elderly (Study to Understand Fall Prevention and Vitamin D in You). She began her career at the School in 1983 as an analyst for the Nuclear Shipyard Workers Study, an investigation of the effects of occupational exposure to ionizing radiation in a cohort of over 70,000 workers.

Honors & Awards

Delta Omega Honorary Society, 1983
Phi Beta Kappa, 1977

Select Publications

Selected publications from the last 5 years.

  • Hacker ML, Rajamani N, Neudorfer C, Hollunder B, Oxenford S, Li N, Sternberg AL, Davis TL, Konrad PE, Horn A, Charles D. Connectivity profile for subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in early stage Parkinson. Ann Neurol. 2023 Aug;94(2):271-284. doi: 10.1002/ana.26674. Epub 2023 Jun 5. PMID: 37177857

  • Michos ED, Kalyani RR, Blackford AL, Sternberg AL, Mitchell CM, Juraschek SP, Schrack JA, Wanigatunga AA, Roth DL, Christenson RH, Miller ER 3rd, Appel LJ. The relationship of falls with achieved 25-hydrozyvitamin D levels from vitamin D
    supplementation: The STURDY Trial. J Endocr Soc. 2022 Apr 16;6(6):2851-2864. doi: 10.1210/jendso/bvac065. Ecollection 2022 Jun 1. PMID: 35592513; PMCID: PMC9113179.

  • Guralnik JM, Sternberg AL, Mitchell CM, Blackford AL, Schrack J, Wanigatunga AA, Michos E, Juraschek SP, Szanton SL, Kalyani R, Cai Y, Appel LJ; STURDY Collaborative Research Group. Effects of vitamin D on physical function: Results from the STURDY Trial. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med. 2022 Aug 12; 77(8):1585-1592.  doi: 10.1093/gerona/glab379. PMID: 34928336; PMCID: PMC9373949.

  • Wanigatunga AA, Sternberg AL, Blackford AL, Cai Y, Mitchell CM, Roth DL, Miller ER 3rd, Szanton SL, Juraschek SP, Michos ED, Schrack JA, Appel LJ; STURDY Collaborative Research Group. The effects of vitamin D supplementation on types of falls. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Oct;69(10):2851-2864. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17290. Epub 2021 Jun 12. PMID: 34118059; PMCID: PMC8497407.

  • Moy ML, Harrington KF, Sternberg AL, Krishnan JA, Albert RK, Au DH, Casaburi R, Criner GJ, Diaz P, Kanner RE, Panos RJ, Stibolt T, Stoller JK, Tonascia J, Yusen RD, Tan AM, Fuhlbrigge AL; LOTT Research Group.  Characteristics at the time of oxygen initiation associated with its adherence: Findings from the COPD Long-term Oxygen Treatment Trial. Respiratory Medicine. 2019;Mar;149:52-58.