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Katerina Kechris PhD

PROFESSOR
Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity & Diabetes Center; Center for Innovative Design and Analysis
  • Department of Biostatistics & Informatics

Dr. Kechris' research focuses on the development and application of statistical methods for analyzing omics data. Dr. Kechris has several focus areas: (1) analyzing transcription factor binding and miRNA data to study the regulation of transcription and post-transcriptional processing, (2) examining the genetic and epigenetic factors controlling gene expression, (3) exploring the metabolome, and (4) integrating multiple omics data. Kechris collaborates with investigators studying alcohol abuse using animal models, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the COPDGene genetic epidemiology study, and diabetes and obesity in birth cohorts.

Areas of Expertise

  • Biostatistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data science
  • Genomics
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Statistics, University of California Berkeley, 2003
  • MA, Statistics, University of California Berkeley, 1999
  • BS, Applied Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles, 1997

Awards

  • Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 2020
  • Fellow, American Statistical Association, 2019
  • Excellence in Faculty Research Award, Colorado School of Public Health, 2017