Sharon L.R. Kardia, PhD
- Associate Dean for Education
- Millicent W. Higgins Collegiate Professor of Epidemiology
Dr. Kardia received her master's degree in statistics and her doctoral degree in human genetics from the University of Michigan. She was then a post-doctoral fellow studying systems biology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. She joined the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1998.
Dr. Kardia's main research interests are in the genetic epidemiology of common chronic diseases and their risk factors. She is particularly interested in gene-environment and gene-gene interactions and in developing novel analytical strategies to understand the complex relationship between genetic variation, environmental variation, and risk of common chronic diseases. Her research utilizes genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic measures on large epidemiological cohorts.
Director, Public Health Genetics Program
Director, Life Sciences and Society Program
- PhD, Human Genetics, University of Michigan, 1991
- MA, Statistics, University of Michigan, 1990
Dr. Kardia's main research interests are in the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. She is particularly interested in gene-environment and gene-gene interactions and in developing novel analytical strategies to understand the complex relationship between genetic variation, environmental variation, and risk of common chronic diseases.
Dr. Kardia serves with Dr. Toby Citrin as the co-director of both the Life Sciences and Society Program and the Michigan Center for Genomics and Public Health. Dr. Kardia also is the director of the Public Health Genetics Program in the School of Public Health.
Turner, S.T., Kardia, S.L.R., Boerwinkle, E., deAndrade, M. (). Multivariate linkage analysis of blood pressure and body mass index General Epidemiology 64-73.
O'Meara, J., Kardia, S.L.R., Armon, J.J., Turner, S.T. (). Prevalence, treatment, and control of dyslipidemia in a hypertensive population Archives of Internal Medicine 1313-1318.
Daniels, P.R., Kardia, S.L.R., Hanis, C.L., Brown, C.A., Hutchinson, R., Boerwinkle, E., Sing, C.F., Turner, S.T. (2004). Familial aggregation of hypertension treatment and control American Journal of Medicine 676-681.
Sing, C.F., Stengard, J.H., Kardia, S.L.R. (2003). Genes, environment, and cardiovascular disease ATVB 1190-1196.
Kardia, S.L.R., Modell, S., Peyser, P.A. (2003). Family-centered approaches to understanding and preventing coronary heart disease American Journal of Preventive Medicine 143-151.
Kardia, S.L.R., Rozek, L.S., Krushkal, J., Ferrell, R.E., Turner, S.T., Hutchinson, R., Brown, A., Sing, C.F., Boerwinkle, E.B. (2003). Genome-wide linkage analyses for hypertension genes in two ethnically and geographically diverse populations American Journal Hyt 154-157.
Small, K.M., Wagoner, L.E., Levin, A.M., Kardia, S.L.R., Liggett, S.B. (2002). Synergistic polymorphisms of 21- and +2C-adrenergic receptors and the risk of congestive heart failure New England Journal Medicine 1135-1142.
Beer, D.G., Kardia, S.L.R., Huang, C.C., Misek, D.E., Lin, L., Chen, G., Gharib, T.G., Giordano, T.J., Thomas, D.G., Lizyness, M.L., Kuick, R, Taylor, J., Iannettoni, M.D., Orringer, M.B., Hanash, S. (2002). Gene-expression profiles predict survival of patients with lung adenocarcinomas Nature Medicine 816-824.
Schwartz, D.R., Kardia, S.L.R., Shedden, K.A., Kuick, R., Michailidis, G., Taylor, J.M.G., Misek, D.E., Wu, R., Zhai, Y., Darrah, D.M., Reed, H., Ellensen, L.H., Giordano, T.J., Hanash, S.M., Cho, R. (2002). Gene expression in ovarian cancer reflects both morphology and biological behavior, distinguishing clear cell from other poor-prognosis ovarian carcinomas Cancer Research 4722-4729.
Areas of Expertise: Chronic Disease