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

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

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.


Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, aging, biomarkers, omics.

Professional Associations

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

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