I specialize in genetic epidemiological study design, statistical methods for disease gene mapping and DNA analysis of copy number & gene expression data
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.
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