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Genetic Epidemiology

Genetic Epidemiology is defined by an amalgam of methods garnered from traditional epidemiology, population and family-based epidemiology, from statistics, and importantly, from bioinformatics. Together, specific aspects of these disciplines are applied to the study of genes and environment, and of gene environment interactions. Both quantitative and qualitative traits may be of interest. Genetic epidemiology uses unique case-control, family, and population-based designs, and genotyping from multiple sources. Our goal has been to learn about genetic susceptibility to disease and genetic determinants of therapeutic responsiveness. A full series in genetic epidemiology is offered in The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Information about the faculty conducting research in genetic epidemiology and their projects is provided below.

Diane Becker, ScD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and Management
Principal Investigator: GeneSTAR
Director, Center for Health Promotion
Research Interests: Molecular, genetic, and behavioral epidemiology of cardiovascular disease; family studies of premature cardiovascular disease; platelet dysfunction
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED       

Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, MHS  
Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Medicine 
Director, George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention (GWCC)
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Epidemiologic and statistical methods in cardiovascular research
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

M. Daniele Fallin, PhD
Professor and Chair of Mental Health, JHBSPH
Director, Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Joint appointment in Biostatistics, JHBSPH
Faculty, Center for Global Health
Research interests: Genetic epidemiological methods, epigenetics
To see publications abstracts: PUBMED

Liliana Florea, PhD, MSc   
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Research interests: Algorithms and tools for cDNA and genomic sequence alignment, comparative and evolutionary genomics, gene annotation, alternative splicing and its regulation, miRNA genomics and peptide-based vaccine design 
To see publications abstracts: PUBMED

Brian Kral, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Research Interests: Genetics and clinical research in cardiovascular disease
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Nisa Maruthur, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, GIM Fellowship Program
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Research interests: Individualized medicine for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity, pharmacogenomics of type 2 diabetes, comparative effectiveness
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED  

Michaela Pertea, PhD, MS, MSE
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Member, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine   
Research interests: Computational gene finding, splice site prediction, sequence motif finding
To see publications abstracts: PUBMED
  

Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS 
Assistant Professor of Medicine/GIM
Research Interests: Platelet biology, hemostasis and thrombosis, pharmacogenomics of anti-platelet agents, genetic epidemiology, systematic reviews, meta-analysis
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Steven Salzberg, PhD, MS
Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics
Member, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Joint appointment, Computer Science
Research interests: Genomics, bioinformatics, gene finding, genome assembly, genome technology
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED  
              

Dhananjay Vaidya, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Genetics and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis insulin resistance and related conditions
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED  

J. Hunter Young, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Molecular and genetic epidemiology, physical anthropology, pathophysiology of hypertension in relation to obesity and diabetes
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED
    

         
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