Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
University of Washington
Dr. Austin's research program focuses on the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pancreatic cancer. Her NIH-funded projects have included studies of the genetics of lipoprotein disorders among hyperlipidemic families, the genetics of the metabolic syndrome among Japanese Americans, and candidate gene studies of pancreatic cancer. She is currently a co-investigator of the Northwest-Alaska Pharmacogenetics Research Network.
PhD Epidemiology, University of California (Berkeley), 1985
MS Biostatistics, University of California Los Angeles, 1975