Jim Pankow
Office Address:
300 West Bank Office Building
Mailing Address:

1300 S 2nd St
Room 300 West Bank Office Building
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Jim Pankow, PhD, MPH

Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health


PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota
BS, Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame


I am an epidemiologist whose long-term research goal is to identify and characterize risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic conditions of aging. During my career I have helped assemble large genetic epidemiologic cohorts of cardiovascular disease, investigated genetic determinants of proteins involved in inflammation, hemostasis, and cellular adhesion, researched novel risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including genetic and epigenetic determinants, and evaluated new methods and approaches in statistical genetics in collaboration with faculty in biostatistics.


Aging, chronic diseases, genetics, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, biomarkers, epigenetics.

Professional Associations

  • American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Society for Epidemiologic Reseach

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