Josee Dupuis, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Josee Dupuis
Crosstown Center – CT321
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Josée Dupuis, Ph.D, is a Professor and Interim Chair of Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health. She previously held a faculty position at Northwestern University and more recently she was a senior statistical geneticist at Genome Therapeutics Corporation, a small biotech company. She has extensive experience in the development and application of methods for mapping complex traits. Her methodological work has included genome-wide significance level, mapping of quantitative traits in experimental organisms and robust quantitative trait linkage and association analysis methods in extended pedigrees. Her recent work involves the development of rare variant association tests in families, and approaches to detect gene x gene and gene x environment interactions. She is involved in the Framingham Heart Study, collaborating on projects to identify genes influencing diabetes related traits, pulmonary function and biomarkers of inflammation. She is a co-instructor for BS858 (Introduction to Statistical Genetics) in the Fall, and teaches BS860 (Statistical Genetics II) in the spring semester of even years.

Other Positions:

  • Interim Chair of Biostatistics, Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Member, Bioinformatics Graduate Program, Boston University


  • Stanford University, PhD
  • Stanford University, MS
  • Concordia University , BS

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS715
  • SPHBS858
  • SPHBS901
  • SPHBS980


  • Published on 6/1/2015

    Li Y, O''Connor GT, Dupuis J, Kolaczyk E. Modeling gene-covariate interactions in sparse regression with group structure for genome-wide association studies. Stat Appl Genet Mol Biol. 2015 Jun 1; 14(3):265-77.

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  • Published on 4/30/2015

    Araki T, Nishino M, Gao W, Dupuis J, Hunninghake GM, Murakami T, Washko GR, O'Connor GT, Hatabu H. Normal thymus in adults: appearance on CT and associations with age, sex, BMI and smoking. Eur Radiol. 2015 Apr 30.

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  • Published on 3/24/2015

    Dauriz M, Porneala BC, Guo X, Bielak LF, Peyser PA, Durant NH, Carnethon MR, Bonadonna RC, Bonora E, Bowden DW, Florez JC, Fornage M, Hivert MF, Jacobs DR, Kabagambe EK, Lewis CE, Murabito JM, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Rich SS, Vassy JL, Yao J, Carr JJ, Kardia SL, Siscovick D, O''Donnell CJ, Rotter JI, Dupuis J, Meigs JB. Association of a 62 Variants Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Risk Score With Markers of Subclinical Atherosclerosis: A Transethnic, Multicenter Study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2015 Jun; 8(3):507-15.

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  • Published on 3/18/2015

    Araki T, Nishino M, Zazueta OE, Gao W, Dupuis J, Okajima Y, Latourelle JC, Rosas IO, Murakami T, O''Connor GT, Washko GR, Hunninghake GM, Hatabu H. Paraseptal emphysema: Prevalence and distribution on CT and association with interstitial lung abnormalities. Eur J Radiol. 2015 Jul; 84(7):1413-8.

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  • Published on 1/29/2015

    Wessel J, Chu AY, Willems SM, Wang S, Yaghootkar H, Brody JA, Dauriz M, Hivert MF, Raghavan S, Lipovich L, Hidalgo B, Fox K, Huffman JE, An P, Lu Y, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Grarup N, Ehm MG, Li L, Baldridge AS, Stancáková A, Abrol R, Besse C, Boland A, Bork-Jensen J, Fornage M, Freitag DF, Garcia ME, Guo X, Hara K, Isaacs A, Jakobsdottir J, Lange LA, Layton JC, Li M, Hua Zhao J, Meidtner K, Morrison AC, Nalls MA, Peters MJ, Sabater-Lleal M, Schurmann C, Silveira A, Smith AV, Southam L, Stoiber MH, Strawbridge RJ, Taylor KD, Varga TV, Allin KH, Amin N, Aponte JL, Aung T, Barbieri C, Bihlmeyer NA, Boehnke M, Bombieri C, Bowden DW, Burns SM, Chen Y, Chen YD, Cheng CY, Correa A, Czajkowski J, Dehghan A, Ehret GB, Eiriksdottir G, Escher SA, Farmaki AE, Frånberg M, Gambaro G, Giulianini F, Goddard WA, Goel A, Gottesman O, Grove ML, Gustafsson S, Hai Y, Hallmans G, Heo J, Hoffmann P, Ikram MK, Jensen RA, Jørgensen ME, Jørgensen T, Karaleftheri M, Khor CC, Kirkpatrick A, Kraja AT, Kuusisto J, Lange EM, Lee IT, Lee WJ, Leong A, Liao J, Liu C, Liu Y, Lindgren CM, Linneberg A, Malerba G, Mamakou V, Marouli E, Maruthur NM, Matchan A, McKean-Cowdin R, McLeod O, Metcalf GA, Mohlke KL, Muzny DM, Ntalla I, Palmer ND, Pasko D, Peter A, Rayner NW, Renström F, Rice K, Sala CF, Sennblad B, Serafetinidis I, Smith JA, Soranzo N, Speliotes EK, Stahl EA, Stirrups K, Tentolouris N, Thanopoulou A, Torres M, Traglia M, Tsafantakis E, Javad S, Yanek LR, Zengini E, Becker DM, Bis JC, Brown JB, Adrienne Cupples L, Hansen T, Ingelsson E, Karter AJ, Lorenzo C, Mathias RA, Norris JM, Peloso GM, Sheu WH, Toniolo D, Vaidya D, Varma R, Wagenknecht LE, Boeing H, Bottinger EP, Dedoussis G, Deloukas P, Ferrannini E, Franco OH, Franks PW, Gibbs RA, Gudnason V, Hamsten A, Harris TB, Hattersley AT, Hayward C, Hofman A, Jansson JH, Langenberg C, Launer LJ, Levy D, Oostra BA, O''Donnell CJ, O''Rahilly S, Padmanabhan S, Pankow JS, Polasek O, Province MA, Rich SS, Ridker PM, Rudan I, Schulze MB, Smith BH, Uitterlinden AG, Walker M, Watkins H, Wong TY, Zeggini E. Low-frequency and rare exome chip variants associate with fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes susceptibility. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:5897.

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  • Published on 1/27/2015

    Raghavan S, Porneala B, McKeown N, Fox CS, Dupuis J, Meigs JB. Metabolic factors and genetic risk mediate familial type 2 diabetes risk in the Framingham Heart Study. Diabetologia. 2015 May; 58(5):988-96.

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  • Published on 1/27/2015

    Mahajan A, Sim X, Ng HJ, Manning A, Rivas MA, Highland HM, Locke AE, Grarup N, Im HK, Cingolani P, Flannick J, Fontanillas P, Fuchsberger C, Gaulton KJ, Teslovich TM, Rayner NW, Robertson NR, Beer NL, Rundle JK, Bork-Jensen J, Ladenvall C, Blancher C, Buck D, Buck G, Burtt NP, Gabriel S, Gjesing AP, Groves CJ, Hollensted M, Huyghe JR, Jackson AU, Jun G, Justesen JM, Mangino M, Murphy J, Neville M, Onofrio R, Small KS, Stringham HM, Syvänen AC, Trakalo J, Abecasis G, Bell GI, Blangero J, Cox NJ, Duggirala R, Hanis CL, Seielstad M, Wilson JG, Christensen C, Brandslund I, Rauramaa R, Surdulescu GL, Doney AS, Lannfelt L, Linneberg A, Isomaa B, Tuomi T, Jørgensen ME, Jørgensen T, Kuusisto J, Uusitupa M, Salomaa V, Spector TD, Morris AD, Palmer CN, Collins FS, Mohlke KL, Bergman RN, Ingelsson E, Lind L, Tuomilehto J, Hansen T, Watanabe RM, Prokopenko I, Dupuis J, Karpe F, Groop L, Laakso M, Pedersen O, Florez JC, Morris AP, Altshuler D, Meigs JB, Boehnke M, McCarthy MI, Lindgren CM, Gloyn AL. Identification and Functional Characterization of G6PC2 Coding Variants Influencing Glycemic Traits Define an Effector Transcript at the G6PC2-ABCB11 Locus. PLoS Genet. 2015 Jan; 11(1):e1004876.

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  • Published on 1/1/2015

    Araki T, Nishino M, Gao W, Dupuis J, Washko GR, Hunninghake GM, Murakami T, O'Connor GT, Hatabu H. Anterior Mediastinal Masses in the Framingham Heart Study: Prevalence and CT Image Characteristics. European J Radiol Open. 2015; 2:26-31.

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  • Published on 11/9/2014

    Liu C, Dupuis J, Larson MG, Cupples LA, Ordovas JM, Vasan RS, Meigs JB, Jacques PF, Levy D. Revisiting heritability accounting for shared environmental effects and maternal inheritance. Hum Genet. 2015 Feb; 134(2):169-79.

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  • Published on 10/13/2014

    Lin H, Joehanes R, Pilling LC, Dupuis J, Lunetta KL, Ying SX, Benjamin EJ, Hernandez D, Singleton A, Melzer D, Munson PJ, Levy D, Ferrucci L, Murabito JM. Whole blood gene expression and interleukin-6 levels. Genomics. 2014 Dec; 104(6 Pt B):490-5.

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