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University of Colorado Denver


Tracy Nelson, MPH, PhD 

Associate Professor 

Research Interests:
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Gene & Environment Interactions
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Obesity
Courses Taught:
  • Health and Wellness
  • Population Health and Disease Prevention
  • Epidemiology of Health and Physical Activity
Current Research Projects:
  •  American Heart Association: Association of the Lp-PLA2 gene with cardiovascular mortality among Hispanics and Non-Hispanic whites (1/09-1/11, Principal Investigator): This study aims to investigate genetic variability in the Lp-PLA2 gene (PLA2G7) and its association with levels of Lp-PLA2. We will also investigate the genes longitudinal association with cardiovascular mortality.
  • Colorado State University, Colorado, BS, Sports Medicine, 1991
  • University of Northern Colorado, Colorado, MPH, 1993
  • The Pennsylvania State University, PhD, Biobehavioral Health, 1998
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Post-Doctoral, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, 1999

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