Sharon Lutz

Sharon Lutz, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She is a biostatistician with a primary focus on statistical genetics and genomics. Dr. Lutz is interested in determining and understanding the path from gene to disease. Her work relates to areas like high-dimensional statistics, computational statistics, Bayesian hierarchical models, and mediation analysis.

Dr. Lutz received her PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Genomic Mathematics at the University of Bonn, Germany and the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard University.  

Dr. Lutz is currently working on developing statistical methods to study the genetic overlap of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). 


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Ryan Walsh


Association studies of up to 1.2 million individuals yield new insights into the genetic etiology of tobacco and alcohol use. (Pubmed Abstract)

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Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
401 Park Drive, Suite 401 East
Boston, MA 02215