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Jill Norris PhD, MPH

PROFESSOR, CHAIR (EPI DEPT.)
  • Department of Epidemiology

Dr. Norris' research focuses on the influence of the environment in the development of autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes (T1D), celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis in genetically susceptible individuals. Specifically, Dr. Norris examines the role of maternal, infant, childhood and adult dietary factors in the etiology of these autoimmune diseases, using dietary assessment, metabolomic and epigenomic approaches in large, at-risk populations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Epidemiology of autoimmune diseases
    • Type 1 diabetes
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Celiac disease
    • Lupus
    •  Multiple sclerosis
  • Nutrition epidemiology
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Nutrigenetics

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Colgate University, NY, BA, Biology, 1986
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, MPH, Epidemiology, 1988
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, PhD, Epidemiology, 1990