Andrew Thomas DeWan PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Biographical Info

Andrew DeWan is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health where in 2012 he was selected for the Distinguished Student Mentor Award by the student body. He earned his B.S. from Brandeis University, MPH from the University of Minnesota and his PhD from Rockefeller University. He is an Editorial Board Member for the journal PLoS ONE, Case Reports in Genetics and is review editor for Frontiers in Genetics.

Professor DeWan studies how variation in the human genome contributes to complex human diseases. Using high-throughput technologies, he conducts genome-wide association studies to map disease susceptibility loci. His work also emphasizes the development of methods that improve the way in which this information is interpreted and utilized by disease researchers. He is also interested in the role that the interaction between genetic and environmental factors plays on disease susceptibility. His work mapping disease genes has led to the discovery of susceptibility loci for age-related macular degeneration, non-syndromic hearing loss, renal function and myopia.

International Activity

  • Genome-wide association studies in patients with bacterial sepsis
    The goal of this project is to conduct a genomewide association study of patients admitted to the hospital in Nord-Trondelag County, Norway with sepsis of bacteremia along with a set of controls drawn from the same source population to identify genetic variants associated with sepsis.

Education & Training

University of Minnesota (2000)
Rockefeller University (2005)

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