Genomics

These faculty focus on epigenome studies, disease processes, biomarkers...


Saonli Basu, PhD
Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Genetics, statistical modeling, association mapping, detection of rare variants, multi-omic data analysis

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Ellen Demerath, PhD
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Chronic diseases, genetics, mother & children, obesity, genetic epidemiology, child health, breastfeeding, epigenetics, nutrition, child development

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Mark Fiecas, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Aging, genetics, mental health, methods, neuroimaging, EEG, fMRI, time series, sleep, Bayesian methods

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Linda Bane Frizzell, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Frizzell has been honored to be a tribal technical advisor for health care and services policy for over 29 years. She has extensive experience in working with countless tribes across the nation to enhance their infrastructures and assist in their quest for self-determination. She was chosen to be in the first class of Rural Health Fellows, a program initiated by the Office of Rural Health Policy and served as technical adviser and writer for the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (P.L. 94-437 as amended).

She currently serves on the national Office of Minority Heath’s Advisory Committee, Governing Board of the Minneapolis Indian Health Board; Global Health Faculty Associate; and an Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.

She developed six classes in American Indian Health and Wellness; and an American Indian Graduate Minor and a Regents Certificate for American Indian Public Health and Wellness. She also teaches and provides presentations on tribal public health and wellness.

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Weihua Guan, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Chronic diseases, genetics, methods, statistical genetics, genomics, genome-wide association, DNA methylation

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David Jacobs, PhD
Mayo Professor of Public Health

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aging, chronic disease, environment & exposures, equity, food & nutrition, genetics, infectious disease, injuries, methods, chronic disease epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, physical activity, smoking, biomarkers, subclinical disease

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Byeonghwa Jeon, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Stress tolerance in foodborne pathogens, antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial adjuvants, molecular microbiology

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Eric Lock, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Statistical genomics, high-dimensional data, machine learning, data integration, systems biology, bayesian, exploratory data analysis

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Heather Hammon Nelson, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Cancer, genetics, epigenetics, environment, immunity

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Jonathan Oliver, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Infectious diseases, vector-borne diseases, ticks, mosquitoes, Lyme disease, BorreliaAnaplasma, Ehrlichia, Rickettsia

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Wei Pan, PhD
Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Genetics, methods, biostatistics, genomics, machine learning, high-dimensional data, big data, neuroimaging 

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Jim Pankow, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

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

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Mark Pereira, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Chronic diseases, food & nutrition, genetics, exercise, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, physical activity, epidemiology 

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Cavan Reilly, PhD
Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Chronic diseases, genetics, infectious disease, Bayesian analysis, high throughput assays, clinical trials, data management systems, HIV/AIDS, Ebola virus disease, COPD

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Sandra Safo
Assistant Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Multivariate Statistical Analysis, High-dimensional data, Data integration, Statistical Learning (Discriminant Analysis, Classification), Sample Size Estimation, Statistical genomics, Metabolomics

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Irina Stepanov, PhD
Distinguished McKnight University Professor Mayo Professor in Public Health

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Aging, chronic diseases, environment & exposures, genetics, mother & children, tobacco, biomarkers, DNA adducts, analytical biochemistry, mass-spectrometry, cancer, inflammation, regulatory science

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Gillian Tarr, PhD, CPH
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

infectious disease epidemiology, foodborne infections, enteric infections, zoonoses, molecular epidemiology

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Baolin Wu, PhD
Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Genetics, mental health, methods, statistical genetics, data science, big data

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Lin Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Methods

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