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Katerina Kechris PhD

Professor, Associate Director of Data Science (CIDA)
  • Center for Innovative Design & Analysis
  • Department of Biostatistics & Informatics
  • Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity & Diabetes Center


Primary Phone:303-724-4363

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

Mail Stop B119

Room 4162, 4th Floor

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Kechris focuses on the development and application of statistical methods for analyzing high-dimensional molecular data sets in the form of omics profiles. She 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 multi-omics data in a network framework. Dr. Kechris collaborates with investigators studying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the COPDGene genetic epidemiology study, substance use disorders using animal models, and early life determinants of diabetes and obesity in children.

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics, Epigenomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Early life determinants of diabetes and obesity in children
  • Substance use disorders

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


  • Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society Alpha Upsilon Chapter Inductee, 2020
  • Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 2020
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association, 2019
  • Excellence in Faculty Research Award, Colorado School of Public Health, 2017


  • Chair, Section on Statistics in Genomics and Genetics, American Statistical Association
  • Member, NIH Biodata Management and Analysis Study Section
  • Associate Editor, Biometrics

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