Kathryn Lunetta
Profiles

Kathryn L. Lunetta, PhD

Professor, Biostatistics - Boston University School of Public Health

klunetta@bu.edu

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 Alzheimer Disease, atrial fibrillation, and successful aging/longevity, and the genetic epidemiology of breast cancer.

Other Positions

  • Investigator - Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Genome Science Institute - Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research - Boston University

Education

  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, PhD Field of Study: Biostatistics
  • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MS Field of Study: Biostatistics
  • Grinnell College, BA Field of Study: Sociology

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS859

Publications

  • Published on 9/10/2022

    Gao G, Zhao F, Ahearn TU, Lunetta KL, Troester MA, Du Z, Ogundiran TO, Ojengbede O, Blot W, Nathanson KL, Domchek SM, Nemesure B, Hennis A, Ambs S, McClellan J, Nie M, Bertrand K, Zirpoli G, Yao S, Olshan AF, Bensen JT, Bandera EV, Nyante S, Conti DV, Press MF, Ingles SA, John EM, Bernstein L, Hu JJ, Deming-Halverson SL, Chanock SJ, Ziegler RG, Rodriguez-Gil JL, Sucheston-Campbell LE, Sandler DP, Taylor JA, Kitahara CM, O'Brien KM, Bolla MK, Dennis J, Dunning AM, Easton DF, Michailidou K, Pharoah PDP, Wang Q, Figueroa J, Biritwum R, Adjei E, Wiafe S, Ambrosone CB, Zheng W, Olopade OI, García-Closas M, Palmer JR, Haiman CA, Huo D. Polygenic risk scores for prediction of breast cancer risk in women of African ancestry: a cross-ancestry approach. Hum Mol Genet. 2022 Sep 10; 31(18):3133-3143. PMID: 35554533.

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  • Published on 7/5/2022

    Lazarte J, Jurgens SJ, Choi SH, Khurshid S, Morrill VN, Weng LC, Nauffal V, Pirruccello JP, Halford JL, Hegele RA, Ellinor PT, Lunetta KL, Lubitz SA. LMNA Variants and Risk of Adult-Onset Cardiac Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 Jul 05; 80(1):50-59. PMID: 35772917.

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  • Published on 6/30/2022

    Chung J, Das A, Sun X, Sobreira DR, Leung YY, Igartua C, Mozaffari S, Chou YF, Thiagalingam S, Mez J, Zhang X, Jun GR, Stein TD, Kunkle BW, Martin ER, Pericak-Vance MA, Mayeux R, Haines JL, Schellenberg GD, Nobrega MA, Lunetta KL, Pinto JM, Wang LS, Ober C, Farrer LA. Genome-wide association and multi-omics studies identify MGMT as a novel risk gene for Alzheimer's disease among women. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Jun 30. PMID: 35770850.

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  • Published on 5/20/2022

    Siland JE, Geelhoed B, Roselli C, Wang B, Lin HJ, Weiss S, Trompet S, van den Berg ME, Soliman EZ, Chen LY, Ford I, Jukema JW, Macfarlane PW, Kornej J, Lin H, Lunetta KL, Kavousi M, Kors JA, Ikram MA, Guo X, Yao J, Dörr M, Felix SB, Völker U, Sotoodehnia N, Arking DE, Stricker BH, Heckbert SR, Lubitz SA, Benjamin EJ, Alonso A, Ellinor PT, van der Harst P, Rienstra M. Resting heart rate and incident atrial fibrillation: A stratified Mendelian randomization in the AFGen consortium. PLoS One. 2022; 17(5):e0268768. PMID: 35594314.

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  • Published on 5/14/2022

    You Y, Hersh SW, Aslebagh R, Shaffer SA, Ikezu S, Mez J, Lunetta KL, Logue MW, Farrer LA, Ikezu T. Alzheimer's disease associated AKAP9 I2558M mutation alters posttranslational modification and interactome of tau and cellular functions in CRISPR-edited human neuronal cells. Aging Cell. 2022 Jun; 21(6):e13617. PMID: 35567427.

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  • Published on 4/7/2022

    Nauffal V, Morrill VN, Jurgens SJ, Choi SH, Hall AW, Weng LC, Halford JL, Austin-Tse C, Haggerty CM, Harris SL, Wong EK, Alonso A, Arking DE, Benjamin EJ, Boerwinkle E, Min YI, Correa A, Fornwalt BK, Heckbert SR, Kooperberg C, Lin HJ, J F Loos R, Rice KM, Gupta N, Blackwell TW, Mitchell BD, Morrison AC, Psaty BM, Post WS, Redline S, Rehm HL, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Soliman EZ, Sotoodehnia N, Lunetta KL, Ellinor PT, Lubitz SA. Monogenic and Polygenic Contributions to QTc Prolongation in the Population. Circulation. 2022 May 17; 145(20):1524-1533. PMID: 35389749.

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  • Published on 4/4/2022

    Bellenguez C, Küçükali F, Jansen IE, Kleineidam L, Moreno-Grau S, Amin N, Naj AC, Campos-Martin R, Grenier-Boley B, Andrade V, Holmans PA, Boland A, Damotte V, van der Lee SJ, Costa MR, Kuulasmaa T, Yang Q, de Rojas I, Bis JC, Yaqub A, Prokic I, Chapuis J, Ahmad S, Giedraitis V, Aarsland D, Garcia-Gonzalez P, Abdelnour C, Alarcón-Martín E, Alcolea D, Alegret M, Alvarez I, Álvarez V, Armstrong NJ, Tsolaki A, Antúnez C, Appollonio I, Arcaro M, Archetti S, Pastor AA, Arosio B, Athanasiu L, Bailly H, Banaj N, Baquero M, Barral S, Beiser A, Pastor AB, Below JE, Benchek P, Benussi L, Berr C, Besse C, Bessi V, Binetti G, Bizarro A, Blesa R, Boada M, Boerwinkle E, Borroni B, Boschi S, Bossù P, Bråthen G, Bressler J, Bresner C, Brodaty H, Brookes KJ, Brusco LI, Buiza-Rueda D, Bûrger K, Burholt V, Bush WS, Calero M, Cantwell LB, Chene G, Chung J, Cuccaro ML, Carracedo Á, Cecchetti R, Cervera-Carles L, Charbonnier C, Chen HH, Chillotti C, Ciccone S, Claassen JAHR, Clark C, Conti E, Corma-Gómez A, Costantini E, Custodero C, Daian D, Dalmasso MC, Daniele A, Dardiotis E, Dartigues JF, de Deyn PP, de Paiva Lopes K, de Witte LD, Debette S, Deckert J, Del Ser T, Denning N, DeStefano A, Dichgans M, Diehl-Schmid J, Diez-Fairen M, Rossi PD, Djurovic S, Duron E, Düzel E, Dufouil C, Eiriksdottir G, Engelborghs S, Escott-Price V, Espinosa A, Ewers M, Faber KM, Fabrizio T, Nielsen SF, Fardo DW, Farotti L, Fenoglio C, Fernández-Fuertes M, Ferrari R, Ferreira CB, Ferri E, Fin B, Fischer P, Fladby T, Fließbach K, Fongang B, Fornage M, Fortea J, Foroud TM, Fostinelli S, Fox NC, Franco-Macías E, Bullido MJ, Frank-García A, Froelich L, Fulton-Howard B, Galimberti D, García-Alberca JM, García-González P, Garcia-Madrona S, Garcia-Ribas G, Ghidoni R, Giegling I, Giorgio G, Goate AM, Goldhardt O, Gomez-Fonseca D, González-Pérez A, Graff C, Grande G, Green E, Grimmer T, Grünblatt E, Grunin M, Gudnason V, Guetta-Baranes T, Haapasalo A, Hadjigeorgiou G, Haines JL, Hamilton-Nelson KL, Hampel H, Hanon O, Hardy J, Hartmann AM, Hausner L, Harwood J, Heilmann-Heimbach S, Helisalmi S, Heneka MT, Hernández I, Herrmann MJ, Hoffmann P, Holmes C, Holstege H, Vilas RH, Hulsman M, Humphrey J, Biessels GJ, Jian X, Johansson C, Jun GR, Kastumata Y, Kauwe J, Kehoe PG, Kilander L, Ståhlbom AK, Kivipelto M, Koivisto A, Kornhuber J, Kosmidis MH, Kukull WA, Kuksa PP, Kunkle BW, Kuzma AB, Lage C, Laukka EJ, Launer L, Lauria A, Lee CY, Lehtisalo J, Lerch O, Lleó A, Longstreth W, Lopez O, de Munain AL, Love S, Löwemark M, Luckcuck L, Lunetta KL, Ma Y, Macías J, MacLeod CA, Maier W, Mangialasche F, Spallazzi M, Marquié M, Marshall R, Martin ER, Montes AM, Rodríguez CM, Masullo C, Mayeux R, Mead S, Mecocci P, Medina M, Meggy A, Mehrabian S, Mendoza S, Menéndez-González M, Mir P, Moebus S, Mol M, Molina-Porcel L, Montrreal L, Morelli L, Moreno F, Morgan K, Mosley T, Nöthen MM, Muchnik C, Mukherjee S, Nacmias B, Ngandu T, Nicolas G, Nordestgaard BG, Olaso R, Orellana A, Orsini M, Ortega G, Padovani A, Paolo C, Papenberg G, Parnetti L, Pasquier F, Pastor P, Peloso G, Pérez-Cordón A, Pérez-Tur J, Pericard P, Peters O, Pijnenburg YAL, Pineda JA, Piñol-Ripoll G, Pisanu C, Polak T, Popp J, Posthuma D, Priller J, Puerta R, Quenez O, Quintela I, Thomassen JQ, Rábano A, Rainero I, Rajabli F, Ramakers I, Real LM, Reinders MJT, Reitz C, Reyes-Dumeyer D, Ridge P, Riedel-Heller S, Riederer P, Roberto N, Rodriguez-Rodriguez E, Rongve A, Allende IR, Rosende-Roca M, Royo JL, Rubino E, Rujescu D, Sáez ME, Sakka P, Saltvedt I, Sanabria Á, Sánchez-Arjona MB, Sanchez-Garcia F, Juan PS, Sánchez-Valle R, Sando SB, Sarnowski C, Satizabal CL, Scamosci M, Scarmeas N, Scarpini E, Scheltens P, Scherbaum N, Scherer M, Schmid M, Schneider A, Schott JM, Selbæk G, Seripa D, Serrano M, Sha J, Shadrin AA, Skrobot O, Slifer S, Snijders GJL, Soininen H, Solfrizzi V, Solomon A, Song Y, Sorbi S, Sotolongo-Grau O, Spalletta G, Spottke A, Squassina A, Stordal E, Tartan JP, Tárraga L, Tesí N, Thalamuthu A, Thomas T, et al. New insights into the genetic etiology of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Nat Genet. 2022 Apr; 54(4):412-436. PMID: 35379992.

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  • Published on 3/23/2022

    Zhang X, Tong T, Chang A, Ang TFA, Tao Q, Auerbach S, Devine S, Qiu WQ, Mez J, Massaro J, Lunetta KL, Au R, Farrer LA. Midlife lipid and glucose levels are associated with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Mar 23. PMID: 35319157.

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  • Published on 2/17/2022

    Jurgens SJ, Choi SH, Morrill VN, Chaffin M, Pirruccello JP, Halford JL, Weng LC, Nauffal V, Roselli C, Hall AW, Oetjens MT, Lagerman B, vanMaanen DP, Aragam KG, Lunetta KL, Haggerty CM, Lubitz SA, Ellinor PT. Analysis of rare genetic variation underlying cardiometabolic diseases and traits among 200,000 individuals in the UK Biobank. Nat Genet. 2022 Mar; 54(3):240-250. PMID: 35177841.

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  • Published on 2/9/2022

    Jun GR, You Y, Zhu C, Meng G, Chung J, Panitch R, Hu J, Xia W, Bennett DA, Foroud TM, Wang LS, Haines JL, Mayeux R, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Au R, Lunetta KL, Ikezu T, Stein TD, Farrer LA. Protein phosphatase 2A and complement component 4 are linked to the protective effect of APOE ?2 for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Nov; 18(11):2042-2054. PMID: 35142023.

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