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Laura Scott, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist, Biostatistics
Laura Scott is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Biostatistics. She received her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1993 and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1995. From 1995-2000 she worked on the epidemiology of breast cancer and hypertension at Michigan State University and on the epidemiology and genetic epidemiology of complications of type 1 diabetes at the Joslin Diabetes Center. In 2000 she moved to the University of Michigan to begin work in statistical genetics with Michael Boehnke. She joined the faculty in the Biostatistics Department in 2003. Dr. Scott's research focuses on identifying genetic variants that increase the risk of type II diabetes as part of the FUSION study (Finland United States Investigation of NIDDM genetics) and that increase the risk of bipolar disease as part of the Pritzker Consortium.