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Yan  Sun


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. He is the Director of the Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology (GME) Certificate Program at Rollins School of Public Health. 


Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road NE ,

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: (404) 727-9090

Fax: (404) 727-8737


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Areas of Interest

  • Aging
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cardiometabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science
  • Epigenetics
  • Exposome
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Informatics
  • Machine Learning

Courses Taught

  • EPI 556: Applied Genomic EPI
  • EPI 798R: Pre-candidacy Research
  • EPI 552: Human Genome Epidemiology

Affiliations & Activities

Research interests include: genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics and gene-environment interaction of cardio-metabolic diseases in multi-ethnic populations, multi-omics study of complex disease, host factors of infectious disease, biobank-based precision medicine reserach, machine learning applications in high-dimensional -omics data analyses,  and method development for pathway, network and systems analysis of complex disease.

Certificate in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology

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