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John Hokanson, MPH, PhD 

Professor 


Research Interests:
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Nicotine Dependence
  • Pleiotrophy and Heterogeneity in Common Complex Diseases
  • Radiologic Imaging Analysis
Courses Taught:
  • EPID 6629: Clinical Epidemiology
  • EPID 6632: Advanced 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: Skeletal muscle, Subcutaneous Fat and Clinical Outcomes in Smokers (2015-2019)
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:
Evan Carey, MS
Epidemiology Program
“Spatial Modeling and Healthcare Utilization in the VA System”
 
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: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
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
 
Jennifer Black-Shinn, MPH, PhD
Dissertation: “Risk of Sleep Apnea in COPD”
 
Gregory Kinney, MPH, PhD
Dissertation: “The Epidemiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”
Current position: Instructor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
 
Kimberly Martin, MS, PhD
Dissertaion: “The Impact of Atherosclerotic Vasculature on Seal Quality in Colectomy”
Current position: Director of Strategic Research, Department of Scientific Affairs, Zimmer-Biomet
 
David McClure, PhD
Dissertation: “Complications associated with HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitor therapy”
Current position: Clinical Epidemiologist, Marshfield Clinic Reasearch Foundation
 
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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