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John Hokanson, MPH, PhD 

Professor 


Research Interests:
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • Pleiotrophy and Heterogeneity in Common Complex Diseases
  • Radiologic Imaging Analysis
Courses Taught:
  • EPID 6629: Clinical Epidemiology
  • EPID 6631: Analytical Epidemiology
  • EPID 6632: Advanced Epidemiology
  • EPID 6638: Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Current Research Projects:
  • NIH, NHLBI: Genetic Epidemiology of COPD (2012-17), Principal Investigator of Epidemiology Center: Genome wide association study of COPD and COPD subtypes.
  • NIH, NHLBI: Genetic Epidemiology of COPD: Genome-Wide Analysis (2012-17).  
  • NIH, NHLBI : The Clinical Impact of Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling in Smokers (2013-18).
  • ADA: Epicardial Fat and Coronary Calcium in Type 1 Diabetes (2013-2016).
  • NIH, NHLBI: Vascular Metabolic Memory in Type 2 Diabetes (2009-14).
Education:
  • University of California at San Diego, BA, Biology
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, MPH, Epidemiology
  • University of Washington, PhD, Epidemiology
Current Mentored Doctoral Students:
Jennifer Black-Shinn, MPH
Epidemiology Program
“Risk of Sleep Apnea in COPD”
 
Evan Carey, MS
Epidemiology Program
“Spatial Modeling and Healthcare Utilization in the VA System”
 
Kimberly Martin, MS
Clinical Sciences Program
“The Impact of Atherosclerotic Vasculature on Seal Quality in Colectomy”
 
Katherine Pratte, MSPH
Clinical Sciences Program
“PAI-1 Haplotypes and Coronary Calcium in Smokers with and without COPD”

 

Former Mentored Doctoral Students:
Madiha Abdel-Maksoud, MD, PhD
Dissertation: “Plasma triglyceride and risk of coronary artery disease”
Current position: Instructor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
and Adjunct Professor, Global Health Affairs,
University of Denver
 
Amy Alman, MSPH, PhD
Dissertation: “Periodontal Disease as an etiologic agent for coronary heart disease”
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of South Florida
 
Gregory Kinney, MPH, PhD
Dissertation: “The Epidemiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”
Current position: Instructor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
David McClure, PhD
Dissertation: “Complications associated with HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitor therapy”
Current position: Epidemiologist, Kaiser Permanente Colorado
 
Marci Sontag, PhD
Dissertation: “Genetic modifiers of early pancreatic injury in cystic fibrosis”
Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  
Kathleen Torrko, PhD
Dissertation: “Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and prostate cancer”
Current position: Assistant Research Professor, Department of Pathology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
Lindsay Weitzel, PhD
Dissertation: “Proteomic discovery in Breast Cancer”
Current position: Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 

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