Research Areas

Chronic Disease Epidemiology

The Chronic Disease Epidemiology Unit has developed several very large study populations which have been followed longitudinally, with a total sample size of approximately 280,000 subjects, including the landmark Nurses Health Studies.

Systems Genetics and Genomics

The Systems Genetics and Genomics Unit (previously the Respiratory, Genetic, and Environmental Epidemiology Unit) has developed a larger number of smaller study populations in both Asthma and COPD, with a total sample size of approximately 100,000 subjects with DNA samples.

Systems Pathobiology

The newly formed Systems Pathobiology Unit will focus on developing multidisciplinary approaches to complex diseases.