DC Rao

Professor of Biostatistics, Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry, Professor of Mathematics, Tenure Held At-Large in the Medical School, Tenure Held At-Large in the Medical School, Professor of Biostatistics in Genetics

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    Dr. D.C. Rao, Professor of Biostatistics, joined the Division of Biostatistics as its Director in 1980. He holds joint appointments as professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Genetics, and as adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics. He stepped down as the Division Director at the end of 2019. He is a member and Past-President of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (1996) and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the society’s journal, Genetic Epidemiology (1984-91).

    Dr. Rao’s overall research interest is the genetic dissection of common complex traits, including GxE interactions in cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and their co-morbidities. He has published over 700 research articles and is a co-author of six books. He has held many research and training grants as PI, including Coordinating Centers and Data Coordinating Centers for several multicenter family and genetic studies.

    Dr. Rao is active in training and mentoring activities: Director of the Biostatistics Education Programs, a Summer Institute Program (PRIDE), and a Post-Doctoral Training Grant.

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    • Author Correction: Inherited causes of clonal haematopoiesis in 97,691 whole genomes (Nature, (2020), 586, 7831, (763-768), 10.1038/s41586-020-2819-2)

      NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine Consortium, Mar 25 2021, In: Nature. 591, 7851, p. E27

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    • Chromosome Xq23 is associated with lower atherogenic lipid concentrations and favorable cardiometabolic indices

      NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Consortium & FinnGen, Dec 2021, In: Nature communications. 12, 1, 2182.

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      1 Scopus citations
    • Discovery and fine-mapping of height loci via high-density imputation of GWASs in individuals of African ancestry

      Graff, M., Justice, A. E., Young, K. L., Marouli, E., Zhang, X., Fine, R. S., Lim, E., Buchanan, V., Rand, K., Feitosa, M. F., Wojczynski, M. K., Yanek, L. R., Shao, Y., Rohde, R., Adeyemo, A. A., Aldrich, M. C., Allison, M. A., Ambrosone, C. B., Ambs, S., Amos, C. & 205 others, Arnett, D. K., Atwood, L., Bandera, E. V., Bartz, T., Becker, D. M., Berndt, S. I., Bernstein, L., Bielak, L. F., Blot, W. J., Bottinger, E. P., Bowden, D. W., Bradfield, J. P., Brody, J. A., Broeckel, U., Burke, G., Cade, B. E., Cai, Q., Caporaso, N., Carlson, C., Carpten, J., Casey, G., Chanock, S. J., Chen, G., Chen, M., Chen, Y. D. I., Chen, W. M., Chesi, A., Chiang, C. W. K., Chu, L., Coetzee, G. A., Conti, D. V., Cooper, R. S., Cushman, M., Demerath, E., Deming, S. L., Dimitrov, L., Ding, J., Diver, W. R., Duan, Q., Evans, M. K., Falusi, A. G., Faul, J. D., Fornage, M., Fox, C., Freedman, B. I., Garcia, M., Gillanders, E. M., Goodman, P., Gottesman, O., Grant, S. F. A., Guo, X., Hakonarson, H., Haritunians, T., Harris, T. B., Harris, C. C., Henderson, B. E., Hennis, A., Hernandez, D. G., Hirschhorn, J. N., McNeill, L. H., Howard, T. D., Howard, B., Hsing, A. W., Hsu, Y. H. H., Hu, J. J., Huff, C. D., Huo, D., Ingles, S. A., Irvin, M. R., John, E. M., Johnson, K. C., Jordan, J. M., Kabagambe, E. K., Kang, S. J., Kardia, S. L., Keating, B. J., Kittles, R. A., Klein, E. A., Kolb, S., Kolonel, L. N., Kooperberg, C., Kuller, L., Kutlar, A., Lange, L., Langefeld, C. D., Le Marchand, L., Leonard, H., Lettre, G., Levin, A. M., Li, Y., Li, J., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Liu, S., Lohman, K., Lotay, V., Lu, Y., Maixner, W., Manson, J. A. E., McKnight, B., Meng, Y., Monda, K. L., Monroe, K., Moore, J. H., Mosley, T. H., Mudgal, P., Murphy, A. B., Nadukuru, R., Nalls, M. A., Nathanson, K. L., Nayak, U., N'Diaye, A., Nemesure, B., Neslund-Dudas, C., Neuhouser, M. L., Nyante, S., Ochs-Balcom, H., Ogundiran, T. O., Ogunniyi, A., Ojengbede, O., Okut, H., Olopade, O. I., Olshan, A., Padhukasahasram, B., Palmer, J., Palmer, C. D., Palmer, N. D., Papanicolaou, G., Patel, S. R., Pettaway, C. A., Peyser, P. A., Press, M. F., Rao, D. C., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Redline, S., Reiner, A. P., Rhie, S. K., Rodriguez-Gil, J. L., Rotimi, C. N., Rotter, J. I., Ruiz-Narvaez, E. A., Rybicki, B. A., Salako, B., Sale, M. M., Sanderson, M., Schadt, E., Schreiner, P. J., Schurmann, C., Schwartz, A. G., Shriner, D. A., Signorello, L. B., Singleton, A. B., Siscovick, D. S., Smith, J. A., Smith, S., Speliotes, E., Spitz, M., Stanford, J. L., Stevens, V. L., Stram, A., Strom, S. S., Sucheston, L., Sun, Y. V., Tajuddin, S. M., Taylor, H., Taylor, K., Tayo, B. O., Thun, M. J., Tucker, M. A., Vaidya, D., Van Den Berg, D. J., Vedantam, S., Vitolins, M., Wang, Z., Ware, E. B., Wassertheil-Smoller, S., Weir, D. R., Wiencke, J. K., Williams, S. M., Williams, L. K., Wilson, J. G., Witte, J. S., Wrensch, M., Wu, X., Yao, J., Zakai, N., Zanetti, K., Zemel, B. S., Zhao, W., Zhao, J. H., Zheng, W., Zhi, D., Zhou, J., Zhu, X., Ziegler, R. G., Zmuda, J., Zonderman, A. B., Psaty, B. M., Borecki, I. B., Cupples, L. A., Liu, C. T., Haiman, C. A., Loos, R., Ng, M. C. Y. & North, K. E., Apr 1 2021, In: American journal of human genetics. 108, 4, p. 564-582 19 p.

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    • Genome sequencing unveils a regulatory landscape of platelet reactivity

      NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision (TOPMed) Consortium, Dec 2021, In: Nature communications. 12, 1, 3626.

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    • Lifestyle Risk Score: handling missingness of individual lifestyle components in meta-analysis of gene-by-lifestyle interactions

      Xu, H., Schwander, K., Brown, M. R., Wang, W., Waken, R. J., Boerwinkle, E., Cupples, L. A., de las Fuentes, L., van Heemst, D., Osazuwa-Peters, O., de Vries, P. S., van Dijk, K. W., Sung, Y. J., Zhang, X., Morrison, A. C., Rao, D. C., Noordam, R. & Liu, C. T., May 2021, In: European Journal of Human Genetics. 29, 5, p. 839-850 12 p.

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