Kathryn L. Lunetta, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics
Kathryn Lunetta
(617) 414-2837klunetta@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT313
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Biography

Kathryn L. Lunetta, Ph.D. joined the Department of Biostatistics in the fall of 2004 as an Associate Professor. Prior to her arrival, she held positions in the biotechnology industry, and was on the faculty in the Biostatistics department at the Harvard School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Lunetta’s research focuses on statistical problems and study design and analysis issues in human genetics, particularly in the mapping of complex genetic diseases. Dr. Lunetta collaborates as a statistical geneticist on several projects studying the genetic components of complex traits such as Huntington Disease, cardiovascular disease, and successful aging/longevity.

Education

  • Grinnell College, BA
  • University of Michigan, MS
  • University of Michigan, PhD

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS858
  • SPHBS980

Publications

  • Published on 11/8/2016

    Lin H, Mueller-Nurasyid M, Smith AV, Arking DE, Barnard J, Bartz TM, Lunetta KL, Lohman K, Kleber ME, Lubitz SA, Geelhoed B, Trompet S, Niemeijer MN, Kacprowski T, Chasman DI, Klarin D, Sinner MF, Waldenberger M, Meitinger T, Harris TB, Launer LJ, Soliman EZ, Chen LY, Smith JD, Van Wagoner DR, Rotter JI, Psaty BM, Xie Z, Hendricks AE, Ding J, Delgado GE, Verweij N, van der Harst P, Macfarlane PW, Ford I, Hofman A, Uitterlinden A, Heeringa J, Franco OH, Kors JA, Weiss S, Völzke H, Rose LM, Natarajan P, Kathiresan S, Kääb S, Gudnason V, Alonso A, Chung MK, Heckbert SR, Benjamin EJ, Liu Y, März W, Rienstra M, Jukema JW, Stricker BH, Dörr M, Albert CM, Ellinor PT. Gene-gene Interaction Analyses for Atrial Fibrillation. Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 08; 6:35371. PMID: 27824142.

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  • Published on 11/4/2016

    Zhu Q, Shepherd L, Lunetta KL, Yao S, Liu Q, Hu Q, Haddad SA, Sucheston-Campbell L, Bensen JT, Bandera EV, Rosenberg L, Liu S, Haiman CA, Olshan AF, Palmer JR, Ambrosone CB. Trans-ethnic follow-up of breast cancer GWAS hits using the preferential linkage disequilibrium approach. Oncotarget. 2016 Nov 4. PMID: 27825120.

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  • Published on 10/28/2016

    Lubitz SA, Yin X, Lin H, Kolek M, Smith JG, Trompet S, Rienstra M, Rost NS, Teixeira P, Almgren P, Anderson CD, Chen LY, Engström G, Ford I, Furie KL, Guo X, Larson MG, Lunetta K, Macfarlane PW, Psaty BM, Soliman EZ, Sotoodehnia N, Stott DJ, Taylor KD, Weng LC, Yao J, Geelhoed B, Verweij N, Siland JE, Kathiresan S, Roselli C, Roden DM, van der Harst P, Darbar D, Jukema JW, Melander O, Rosand J, Rotter JI, Heckbert SR, Ellinor PT, Alonso A, Benjamin EJ. Genetic Risk Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation. 2016 Oct 28. PMID: 27793994.

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  • Published on 10/20/2016

    Mez J, Chung J, Jun G, Kriegel J, Bourlas AP, Sherva R, Logue MW, Barnes LL, Bennett DA, Buxbaum JD, Byrd GS, Crane PK, Ertekin-Taner N, Evans D, Fallin MD, Foroud T, Goate A, Graff-Radford NR, Hall KS, Kamboh MI, Kukull WA, Larson EB, Manly JJ. Two novel loci, COBL and SLC10A2, for Alzheimer's disease in African Americans. Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Oct 20. PMID: 27770636.

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  • Published on 9/28/2016

    Chen BH, Marioni RE, Colicino E, Peters MJ, Ward-Caviness CK, Tsai PC, Roetker NS, Just AC, Demerath EW, Guan W, Bressler J, Fornage M, Studenski S, Vandiver AR, Moore AZ, Tanaka T, Kiel DP, Liang L, Vokonas P, Schwartz J, Lunetta KL, Murabito JM, Bandinelli S, Hernandez DG, Melzer D, Nalls M, Pilling LC, Price TR, Singleton AB, Gieger C, Holle R, Kretschmer A, Kronenberg F, Kunze S, Linseisen J, Meisinger C, Rathmann W, Waldenberger M, Visscher PM, Shah S, Wray NR, McRae AF, Franco OH, Hofman A, Uitterlinden AG, Absher D, Assimes T, Levine ME, Lu AT, Tsao PS, Hou L, Manson JE, Carty CL, LaCroix AZ, Reiner AP, Spector TD, Feinberg AP, Levy D, Baccarelli A, van Meurs J, Bell JT, Peters A, Deary IJ, Pankow JS, Ferrucci L, Horvath S. DNA methylation-based measures of biological age: meta-analysis predicting time to death. Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Sep 28; 8(9):1844-1865. PMID: 27690265.

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  • Published on 9/21/2016

    Ruiz-Narváez EA, Sucheston-Campbell L, Bensen JT, Yao S, Haddad S, Haiman CA, Bandera EV, John EM, Bernstein L, Hu JJ, Ziegler RG, Deming SL, Olshan AF, Ambrosone CB, Palmer JR, Lunetta KL. Admixture Mapping of African-American Women in the AMBER Consortium Identifies New Loci for Breast Cancer and Estrogen-Receptor Subtypes. Front Genet. 2016; 7:170. PMID: 27708667.

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  • Published on 9/4/2016

    Huo D, Feng Y, Haddad S, Zheng Y, Yao S, Han YJ, Ogundiran TO, Adebamowo C, Ojengbede O, Falusi AG, Zheng W, Blot W, Cai Q, Signorello L, John EM, Bernstein L, Hu JJ, Ziegler RG, Nyante S, Bandera EV, Ingles SA, Press MF, Deming SL, Rodriguez-Gil JL, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM, Rebbeck TR, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Sucheston-Campbell LE, Bensen JT, Simon MS, Hennis A, Nemesure B, Leske MC, Ambs S, Chen LS, Qian F, Gamazon ER, Lunetta KL, Cox NJ, Chanock SJ, Kolonel LN, Olshan AF, Ambrosone CB, Olopade OI, Palmer JR, Haiman CA. Genome-wide association studies in women of African ancestry identified 3q26.21 as a novel susceptibility locus for oestrogen receptor negative breast cancer. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Sep 4. PMID: 27594435.

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  • Published on 9/2/2016

    Lubitz SA, Brody JA, Bihlmeyer NA, Roselli C, Weng LC, Christophersen IE, Alonso A, Boerwinkle E, Gibbs RA, Bis JC. Whole Exome Sequencing in Atrial Fibrillation. PLoS Genet. 2016 Sep; 12(9):e1006284. PMID: 27589061.

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  • Published on 8/31/2016

    Zhuang WV, Murabito JM, Lunetta KL. Phenotypically Enriched Genotypic Imputation in Genetic Association Tests. Hum Hered. 2016; 81(1):35-45. PMID: 27576319.

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  • Published on 8/1/2016

    Zhang J, Yao S, Hu Q, Zhu Q, Liu S, Lunetta KL, Haddad SA, Yang N, Shen H, Hong CC, Sucheston-Campbell L, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Bensen JT, Troester MA, Bandera EV, Rosenberg L, Haiman CA, Olshan AF, Palmer JR, Ambrosone CB. Genetic variations in the Hippo signaling pathway and breast cancer risk in African American women in the AMBER Consortium. Carcinogenesis. 2016 Oct; 37(10):951-6. PMID: 27485598.

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