Sharon L.R. Kardia, Ph.D.
Dr. Kardia is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. She is Director of the Public Health Genetics Program, Co-Director of The Center for Public Health and Community Genomics, and Co-Director of the Life Sciences & Society Program housed in the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Dr. Kardia received her doctoral degree in human genetics from the University of Michigan, was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and continued post-doctoral work in the Department of Human Genetics. She joined the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1998.
Dr. Kardia's main research interests are in the genomic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. She is particularly interested in gene-environment, gene-gene interactions, and in modeling complex relationships between genetic variation, environmental variation, and risk of common chronic diseases. Her work also includes using gene expression and proteomic profiles for molecular classification of tumors and survival analysis in lung and ovarian cancers. As a part of her Center activity, Dr. Kardia is also actively working on moving genetics into chronic disease programs in state departments of health.
Dr. Kardia is an active member of three National Academy of Science Committees (Genomics and the Public's Health in the 21st Century, Assessing Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors and Health, and Applications of Toxicogenomics Technologies to Predictive Toxicology).