Sandra J. Hasstedt, Ph.D.


Common diseases such as type 2 diabetes reflect both genetic and environmental factors, complicating the identification of the underlying susceptibility genes. Applying statistical methods such as linkage and association analysis to phenotype and genotype data can help to reveal genetic risk variants. Dr. Hasstedt’s research involves both the development of methodology and software for genetic analysis and its application to family data. In addition to type 2 diabetes, her current research projects focus on venous thrombosis and obesity.