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Topic: Genetics

Sharon Kardia Sharon Kardia, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Professor of Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 936-0866 E-mail: skardia@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Co-director of the UM Life Sciences & Society program (http://www.lifesciences.umich.edu/lss/index.html); director of the SPH Public Health Genetics Program.
  • Main research interests are in the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.
  • 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.
  • Advocates on the need for society to address the social and ethical implications of the revolution in the life sciences.

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SPH Faculty Experts for Genetics

Michael BoehnkeMichael Boehnke, PhD

Professor in Biostatistics
Phone: (734) 936-1001 E-mail: boehnke@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on problems of study design and statistical analysis of human genetic data, with a particular emphasis on development and application of statistical methods for human gene mapping.      MORE

Dana DolinoyDana Dolinoy, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 647-3155 E-mail: ddolinoy@umich.edu

  • Dana Dolinoy's lab investigates environmental epigenetics and gene-environment interactions. It is increasingly recognized that environmental exposure to chemical, nutritional, and behavioral factors alters gene expression and affects health and disease by not only mutating promoter and coding regions of genes, but also by modifying the epigenome.      MORE

Sharon KardiaSharon Kardia, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 936-0866 E-mail: skardia@umich.edu

  • Co-director of the UM Life Sciences & Society program (http://www.lifesciences.umich.edu/lss/index.html); director of the SPH Public Health Genetics Program.     MORE

Carl MarrsCarl Marrs, PhD

Associate Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 647-2407 E-mail: cfmarrs@umich.edu

  • Involved in molecular epidemiologic approaches to urinary tract infection gene discovery & Group B Streptococcus; also works on virulence related genetic variation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis & the Haemophilus influenzae genes associated with acute otitis media (ear infection).     MORE

Scott RobertsScott Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.     MORE

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