Ph.D. Student Profile

Lauren  Opsasnick, MS, BA

Lauren Opsasnick, MS, BA

  • Doctoral Student


BA, Mathematics, Boston College
MS, Biostatistics, University of Michigan

Research Interests & Projects

I am interested in researching the impact that genetics/epigenetics have on chronic diseases, specifically cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cognitive aging. As part of my doctoral research, I plan to study how genetics/epigenetics act as independent risk factors for these chronic diseases. Additionally, I plan to explore how interactions between genetic and non-genetic social determinants, such as socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and psychosocial factors, affect choric disease outcomes.

Selected Publications

Wolf, M.S., Serper, M., Opsasnick, L. et al., (2020), Awareness, Attitudes, and Actions Related to COVID-19 Among Adults With Chronic Conditions at the Onset of the U.S. Outbreak, Annals of Internal Medicine, 173(2), 100-110.