Candace M Kammerer, PhD

Associate Professor, Human Genetics


3120 Public Health, 130 Desoto St, Pittsburgh, PA 152621
R-znvy: pzx8@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-2710

Personal Statement

My research involves the genetic epidemiology of risk factors of common human diseases such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis, osteoporosis, and healthy aging.  My current research projects involve the statistical genetic analyses of data on large, multigenerational families of Afro-Caribbeans and long-lived individuals (from the Long Life Family Study), as well as large, population-based cohorts of Afro-Caribbeans and European Americans.

Research Interests:
Genetic epidemiology of aging and hypertension; Linkage maps of the gray short-tailed opossum


1975  |  Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO  |  BS  Zoology
1979  |  The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  |  PHD  Genetics
1999  |  Secondary Education Teaching Certification in Composite Science | Texas State Board of Education


Introduction to Public Health Genetics

Applications in Public Health Genomics
Human Genetics Journal Club and Peer Review
Capstone:  Problem Solving in Public Health
Summer Edge Program in Public and Global Health for undergraduates

Selected Publications

Kammerer CM, Rainwater DL, Gouin N, Jasti M, Douglas KC, Dressen AS, Ganta P, VandeBerg, JL, Samollow PB.  Localization of genes for V+LDL plasma cholesterol levels on two diets in the opossum, Monodelphis domestica. J Lipid Res. 2010 Oct;51(10):2929-39. PMID: 20650928

Estrada K, et al.  New  genomic loci for bone mineral density, osteoporosis and risk of fracture. Nat Genet. 2012 Apr 15;44(5):491-501. PMID:22504420

Kuipers AL, Kammerer CM, Miljkovic I, Woodard GA, Bunker CH, Patrick AL, Wheeler VW, Newman AB, Zmuda JM. Genetic epidemiology and genome-wide linkage analysis of carotid artery ultrasound traits in multigenerational African ancestry families. Atherosclerosis. 2013 Nov;231(1):120-3. PMID:  24125421


Singh J, Schupf N, Boudreau R, Mattieni A, Prasad T, Newman AB, Liu YM, Christensen K, Kammerer CM.  Association of aging-related endophenotypes with mortality in 2 cohort studies: the Long Life Family Study and the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study.  Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Dec 1;182(11):926-35. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv143 Epub 2015 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 26582777; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4668756

Complete list of published work in MyBibliography


Candace M Kammerer