University of Washington School of Public Health

Ulrike Peters - SPH Faculty Bio

Ulrike Peters


Research Professor, Epidemiology

Research Interests

My research interest centers on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of common complex diseases, including cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as intermediate traits, including inflammation and metabolic measurements. Within well characterized and diverse study populations, we are studying the impact of common and rare genetic variants across the entire genome,
as well as interactions between genetic variants and environmental factors (such as
diet, exercise, smoking and aspirin use).

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PhD   Nutrition, University of Kiel (Germany), 1998
Master's   Nutrition, University of Kiel (Germany), 1994
MPH   Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 1999

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