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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.

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Photo of Dr. Josef Coresh, M.D., Ph.D.

Coresh, Josef, M.D., Ph.D.

Joint Appointment in Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program
Director, George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention
Research Interests: Epidemiology, Cardiovascular epidemiology, Vascular diseases, Kidney diseases, Genetic epidemiology
Photo of Dr. Margaret Daniele Fallin, Ph.D.

Fallin, Margaret Daniele, Ph.D.

Joint Appointment in Medicine
Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Sylvia and Harold Halpert Professor and Chair, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Director, Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities
Co-Director, Genetics Core, Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Research Interests: Epidemiology, Genetics, Epigenetics, Genetic epidemiology, Neuropsychiatric disorders, Mental health, Development, Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), Autism, Alzheimer's disease, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder
Photo of Dr. Liliana D. Florea, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Florea, Liliana D., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: miRNA genomics and peptide-based vaccine design, Gene annotation, Alternative splicing, Comparative and evolutionary genomics, Algorithms and tools for cDNA and genomic sequence alignment
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Kral, Brian Gustav, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Research Interests: Stress myocardial perfusion imaging, Genetic and biological mechanisms of premature coronary artery disease (Johns Hopkins GeneSTAR), Noninvasive imaging of coronary atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology, Association of mental stress and cardiovascular disease
Photo of Dr. Nisa Marisa Maruthur, M.D., M.H.S.

Maruthur, Nisa Marisa, M.D., M.H.S.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program
Research Interests: Diabetes prevention, Obesity, Genetic epidemiology, Type 2 diabetes, Pharmacogenetics, Clinical trials
Photo of Dr. Mihaela Pertea, M.S., M.S.E., Ph.D.

Pertea, Mihaela, M.S., M.S.E., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Member, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Research Interests: Sequence motif finding, Splice site prediction, Computational gene finding
Photo of Dr. Steven Salzberg, Ph.D.

Salzberg, Steven, Ph.D.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Director, Center for Computational Biology
Member, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Research Interests: Genome technology, Genome assembly, Gene finding, Bioinformatics, Genomics
Photo of Dr. Dhananjay Madhukar Vaidya, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Vaidya, Dhananjay Madhukar, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Mechanisms of vascular dysfunction, Assessment of cardiovascular risk factors
Photo of Dr. Jeffery Hunter Young, M.D., M.H.S.

Young, Jeffery Hunter, M.D., M.H.S.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Research Interests: Insulin resistance, Hypertension, Novel risk factors for CVD, Genetic epidemiology

Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Platelet biology, hemostasis and thrombosis, pharmacogenomics of anti-platelet agents, genetic epidemiology, systematic reviews, meta-analysis.
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