Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Yan  Sun

Associate Professor

Faculty, Epidemiology

Dr. Sun completed his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2001) and MS in Computer Science (2003) at Wayne State University.  Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, Dr. Sun held the position of assistant research professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. His research interests focus on novel study designs and applications of genetic epidemiology to identify molecular markers and understand risk factors and functional mechanisms of human diseases in multiethnic populations. The goal of such translational research is to improve the prediction, prevention and treatment of human diseases.

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road NE ,

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: (404) 727-9090

Fax: (404) 727-8737

Email: yvsun@emory.edu

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Areas of Interest

  • Bioinformatics
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Genomics
  • Exposome
  • Genetic Association Studies

Education

Courses Taught

  • EPI 552: Human Genome Epidemiology
  • EPI 556: Applied Genomic EPI

Affiliations & Activities

Research interests include: epigenomics and gene-environment interaction of cardiovascular disease risk, genetic association studies of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in multi-ethnic populations, metabolomics study of cardio-metabolic diseases, multi-omics study of complex disease, host genetic factors of infectious disease, and methods development for pathway, network and systems analysis of complex disease.

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