Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri Columbia


  • University of Missouri at Columbia


  • University of Missouri at Columbia


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease


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Academic Information

Associate Professor of Medicine


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-884-1606
F. 573-884-1235

Research Interests

  • How obesity causes heart disease
  • Role of diet in oxidative stress and inflammation in the heart
  • Exercise for treatment of heart disease
  • Mechanisms of disease and treatments for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Understanding novel cardiovascular risk factors and early prevention of heart disease


  • Teerlink JR, Diaz R, Felker GM, McMurray JJV, Metra M, Solomon SD, Adams KF, Anand I, Arias-Mendoza A, Biering-Sørensen T, Böhm M, Bonderman D, Cleland JGF, Corbalan R, Crespo-Leiro MG, Dahlström U, Echeverria LE, Fang JC, Filippatos G, Fonseca C, Goncalvesova E, Goudev AR, Howlett JG, Lanfear DE, Li J, Lund M, Macdonald P, Mareev V, Momomura SI, O'Meara E, Parkhomenko A, Ponikowski P, Ramires FJA, Serpytis P, Sliwa K, Spinar J, Suter TM, Tomcsanyi J, Vandekerckhove H, Vinereanu D, Voors AA, Yilmaz MB, Zannad F, Sharpsten L, Legg JC, Varin C, Honarpour N, Abbasi SA, Malik FI, Kurtz CE; GALACTIC-HF Investigators.
  • Cardiac Myosin Activation with Omecamtiv Mecarbil in Systolic Heart Failure. 
    N Engl J Med. 2021 Jan 14;384(2):105-116. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2025797. Epub 2020 Nov 13. PMID: 33185990 Clinical Trial.
  • Alpert MA, Omran J, Bostick BP.
    Curr Effects of Obesity on Cardiovascular Hemodynamics, Cardiac Morphology, and Ventricular Function.
    Obes Rep. 2016 Dec;5(4):424-434. doi: 10.1007/s13679-016-0235-6. PMID: 27744513 Review.
  • Omran J, Bostick BP, Chan AK, Alpert MA.
    Obesity and Ventricular Repolarization: a Comprehensive Review.
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2018 Jul-Aug;61(2):124-135. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2018.04.004. Epub 2018 Apr 23. PMID: 29698642 Review.
  • Sowers JR, Habibi J, Jia G, Bostick B, Manrique-Acevedo C, Lastra G, Yang Y, Chen D, Sun Z, Domeier TL, Durante W, Whaley-Connell AT, Hill MA, Jaisser F, DeMarco VG, Aroor AR.
    Endothelial sodium channel activation promotes cardiac stiffness and diastolic dysfunction in Western diet fed female mice.
    Metabolism. 2020 Aug;109:154223. Do 10.1016/j.metabol.2020.154223. Epub 2020 Apr 7.PMID: 32275972 Free PMC article.
  • Padilla J, Ramirez-Perez FI, Habibi J, Bostick B, Aroor AR, Hayden MR, Jia G, Garro M, DeMarco VG, Manrique C, Booth FW, Martinez-Lemus LA, Sowers JR.
    Regular Exercise Reduces Endothelial Cortical Stiffness in Western Diet-Fed Female Mice.
    Hypertension. 2016 Nov;68(5):1236-1244. D10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.07954. Epub 2016 Aug 29.PMID: 27572153 Free PMC article.
  • Hooshmand SJ, Govindarajan R, Bostick BP.
    Cardiomyopathy, Proximal Myopathy, Camptocormia, and Novel Filamin C (FLNC) Variant: A Case Report.
    Am J Case Rep. 2021 Sep 16;22:e932648. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.932648. PMID: 34526477 Free PMC article.
  • Yue Y, Wasala NB, Bostick B, Duan D.
    100-fold but not 50-fold dystrophin overexpression aggravates electrocardiographic defects in the mdx model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
    Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev. 2016 Jul 6;3:16045. doi: 10.1038/mtm.2016.45. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27419194 Free PMC article.
  • Bostick B, Aroor AR, Habibi J, Durante W, Ma L, DeMarco VG, Garro M, Hayden MR, Booth FW, Sowers JR.
    Daily exercise prevents diastolic dysfunction and oxidative stress in a female mouse model of western diet induced obesity by maintaining cardiac heme oxygenase-1 levels.
    Metabolism. 2017 Jan;66:14-22. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2016.09.005. Epub 2016 Sep 22. PMID: 27923445 Free PMC article.
  • Ghosh A, Yue Y, Long C, Bostick B, Duan D.
    Efficient Whole-body Transduction with Trans-splicing Adeno-associated Viral Vectors.
    Mol Ther. 2007 Jun;15(6):1220. doi: 10.1038/ Epub 2016 Dec 7. PMID: 28182924 No abstract available.