Albert Levin PhD

Albert M Levin, PhD

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Specialties: Research

Services: Genetic Epidemiology

Board Certification and Education


  • University of Michigan, Statistics, MI, 2005
  • University of Michigan, Epidemiology, MI, 2005

About Me

Member of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute 

Titles: Director, Center for Bioinformatics

Biographical Statement: 

Dr. Albert Levin is a Genetic Epidemiologist in the Department of Public Health Sciences’ Division of Biostatistics, collaborating extensively with principal investigators conducting genetic research. His recent work has focused on the genetic mapping of a number of traits with a strong immunological component, including sarcoidosis, total circulating Immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels, and asthma. Dr. Levin’s research on sarcoidosis has been focused on identifying genes associated with risk of this disease via mapping through admixture-induced linkage disequilibrium among African Americans. His involvement in the North American asthma genetics meta-analysis consortium (termed EVE) has afforded him the opportunity to lead a multi-ethnic study (consisting of European Americans, African Americans, and Latinos) to identify genes associated with IgE levels, and to be part of the analytical team that conducted the asthma meta-analysis, which resulted in the identification of a new asthma gene unique to African Americans.

Research Interests:

  • Genetic epidemiological study design
  • Statistical methods for disease gene mapping
  • DNA analysis of copy number & gene expression data


  • B.S., Biology/Studies in Religion, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1995
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1998
  • Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2004
  • M.A., Statistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2005






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