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Research Expertise & Professional Interests Anita L. DeStefano, Ph.D. is Professor of Biostatistics and Neurology and Graduate Affair Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion. She was an inaugural Associate Director of the BU Genome Science Institute and served in that position from 2008 through 2018. She was Co-Director of the Biostatistics Program, which grants MA and Ph.D degrees in Biostatistics for 10 years and is current Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Statistical Genetics. Dr. DeStefano developed a course in Statistical Genetics (BS858), which is taught to MPH, Biostatistics Program, and other graduate students. She is also co-PI of the BU Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (SIBS) program, which strives to introduce a diverse group of students into the vibrant field of Biostatistics. She has taught or served as course coordinator for Introduction to Statistical Computing (BS723) for over 18 years. Dr. DeStefano has been instrumental in developing research computing resources for BUMC. She currently is co-chair of the BU IS&T Research Computing Governance Committee. Her main research interest is statistical genetics. She was an investigator in the multi-national GenePD study working to identify the genes contributing Parkinson Disease. Dr. DeStefano is also a senior statistical geneticist for the Framingham Heart Study focusing on stroke, Alzheimer disease and related endophenotypes including brain MRI measures. She is a key member of the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium Neurology working group and of the TOPMed Neurocognitive working group and International Genomics of Alzheimer Disease (IGAP) consortium. She currently leads analyses and serves as co-chair of the QC working group within the Alzheimer Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP). Dr. DeStefano is contact PI for the multi-site NIA U01 project "Therapeutic target discovery in ADSP data via comprehensive whole-genome analysis incorporating ethnic diversity and systems approaches". She also leads an RNA sequencing project in human post-mortem brain tissue focused on long-term obesity status prior to death.

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Academic Article Genomewide linkage analysis to presbycusis in the Framingham Heart Study.
Academic Article Influence of marker heterozygosity and genetic heterogeneity on fine mapping.
Academic Article Genetic analyses of longitudinal phenotype data: a comparison of univariate methods and a multivariate approach.
Academic Article Expectation maximization algorithm based haplotype relative risk (EM-HRR): test of linkage disequilibrium using incomplete case-parents trios.
Academic Article BDNF genetic variants are associated with onset age of familial Parkinson disease: GenePD Study.
Academic Article HaploBuild: an algorithm to construct non-contiguous associated haplotypes in family based genetic studies.
Academic Article Combined haplotype relative risk (CHRR): a general and simple genetic association test that combines trios and unrelated case-controls.
Academic Article Incorporating biological information into association studies of sequencing data.
Academic Article Comprehensive research synopsis and systematic meta-analyses in Parkinson's disease genetics: The PDGene database.
Academic Article Shared genetic susceptibility to ischemic stroke and coronary artery disease: a genome-wide analysis of common variants.
Academic Article Fine-scale patterns of population stratification confound rare variant association tests.
Academic Article Exome sequencing identifies rare LDLR and APOA5 alleles conferring risk for myocardial infarction.

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