Melissa A. Austin
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Epidemology, 1985.
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles, Biostatistics, 1975.
My expertise is in the following areas:
Genetic epidemiology of chronic diseases
Cardiovascular disease epidemiology
Epidemiology of pancreatic cancer
Public health genetics
The TERT gene harbors multiple variants associated with pancreatic cancer susceptibility.. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer.. 2015.
Cardiometabolic correlates of low type 2 diabetes incidence in western Alaska Native people - The WATCH study.. Diabetes research and clinical practice.. 2015.
Prevalence of Hypertension and Associated Risk Factors in Western Alaska Native People: The Western Alaska Tribal Collaborative for Health (WATCH) Study.. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.).. 2015.
Characterising the reproducibility and reliability of dietary patterns among Yup'ik Alaska Native people.. The British journal of nutrition. 113(4):634-43.. 2015.
Analysis of Heritability and Shared Heritability Based on Genome-Wide Association Studies for Thirteen Cancer Types.. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 107(12). 2015.
Genetic factors affecting statin concentrations and subsequent myopathy: a HuGENet systematic review.. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics.. 2014.
My Family Medical History and Me: Feasibility Results of a Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Intervention.. Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.).. 2014.
All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality in Western Alaska Native People: Western Alaska Tribal Collaborative for Health (WATCH).. American journal of public health.. 2014.
Imputation and subset based association analysis across different cancer types identifies multiple independent risk loci in the TERT-CLPTM1L region on chromosome 5p15.33.. Human molecular genetics. 23(24):6616-33.. 2014.
Genome-wide association study identifies multiple susceptibility loci for pancreatic cancer.. Nature genetics. 46(9):994-1000.. 2014.
Family History of Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer as Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer: The PACIFIC Study.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 22(10):1913-7.. 2013.
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, and risk of coronary heart disease: from familial hyperlipidemia to genomics.. Biological research for nursing. 15(3):292-308.. 2013.
Using exploratory factor analysis of FFQ data to identify dietary patterns among Yup'ik people.. Public health nutrition. :1-9.. 2013.
Pharmacogenetics in American Indian populations: analysis of CYP2D6, CYP3A4, CYP3A5, and CYP2C9 in the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.. Pharmacogenetics and genomics. 23(8):403-414.. 2013.
A meta-analysis and genome-wide association study of platelet count and mean platelet volume in african americans.. PLoS genetics. 8(3):e1002491.. 2012.
Association of diabetes susceptibility gene calpain-10 with pancreatic cancer among smokers.. Journal of gastrointestinal cancer. 41(3):203-8.. 2010.
Variant ABO blood group alleles, secretor status, and risk of pancreatic cancer: results from the pancreatic cancer cohort consortium.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 19(12):3140-9.. 2010.
C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and prostate cancer risk in men aged 65 years and older.. Cancer causes & control : CCC. 20(7):1193-203.. 2009.
The impact of patents on the development of genome-based clinical diagnostics: an analysis of case studies.. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics. 11(3):202-9.. 2009.