Genetic Epidemiology Lab

Division of Genetic Epidemiology

The Genetic Epidemiology Program (GenEpi) is devoted to studying the role of genetic factors in determining health and disease in families and in populations, and the interplay of such genetic factors with environmental factors.

Our Mission

To understand the genetic nature of complex diseases and to use this knowledge to treat, and eventually prevent, such illnesses.

Our Values

We strive to:

  • Use clean, high quality data.
  • Use both established and innovative data analysis methods.
  • Work collaboratively with experts in multiple fields.
  • Deliver results that expand the collective knowledge of the scientific community.

Click here to learn more about what we do and the history of our division.

Latest News

May 04, 2017

gsSKAT: Rapid gene set analysis and multiple testing correction for rare-variant association studies using weighted linear kernels

genetic epidemiology, gene set, next-generation sequencing, pathway, rare variation

Next-generation sequencing technologies have afforded unprecedented characterization of low-frequency and rare genetic variation. Due to low power for single-variant testing, aggregative methods are commonly used to combine observed rare variation within a single gene. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
Feb 01, 2016

Genome-Wide Association Study for Rotator Cuff Tears Identifies Two Significant Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms

genetic epidemiology, rotator cuff tears

The precise etiology of rotator cuff disease is unknown, but prior evidence suggests a role for genetic factors. Limited data exist identifying specific genes associated with rotator cuff tearing. The purpose of this study was to identify specific genes or genetic variants associated with rotator cuff tearing by a genome-wide association study with an independent set of rotator cuff tear cases.... Read More

Internal Medicine
Oct 05, 2015

University of Utah Joins CDC in Effort to Stop Spread of Ebola, MRSA and Other Infectious Diseases in Health Care Settings

In its effort to develop and implement strategies to stop the spread of infectious diseases, including Ebola, in health care settings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has chosen the University of Utah and five other institutions nationwide to partner with the agency to spur innovations that help control the transmission of such organisms.... Read More

Internal Medicine

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