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Joanna S. Zeiger CV

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Education

2002 - 2003

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease
NHLBI Training Grant
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene & Public Health, Baltimore , MD

2001

Genetic Epidemiology, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene & Public Health, Baltimore , MD

1995

Genetic Counseling, M.S.
Northwestern University, Chicago , IL
Baltimore , MD

1992

Psychology, B.A.
Brown University , Providence , RI

Research Experience:

2004-present

Research Associate
Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
"Research on the genetic and environmental bases of individual differences in behavior"
Twin studies, family studies, adoption studies and community-based studies
Association studies, linkage studies, preparing papers for journals, grant writing

1995-2003

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore , MD
"Gene-environment interaction in birth defects"
Focused on oral clefts, craniosynostosis, and congenital heart defects
Association studies, linkage analysis, grant writing, questionnaire development

1993-1995

Research Associate
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
"The Effect of Knowledge and Attitudes on Decision Making Regarding Prenatal Diagnosis"

1991-1992

Research Associate
Brown University , Providence , RI
"Social Categorization and the Truly False Consensus Effect"

Memberships and Affiliations:

American Academy of Allergy , Asthma and Immunology

Challenged Athletes Foundation

Non -Academic Achievements:

Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame inductee

United States Olympic Team, 4th place triathlon (2000)

Hawaii Ironman World Championships, 5th place (2000)

2005 Ironman Brazil Champion

2006 Ironman Coeur d'Alene Champion

Articles

1. Krueger J and Zeiger J. (1993) Social categorization and the truly false consensus effect. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. Vol 65(4) 670‑680.

2. Juo SH, Beaty TH, Duffy DL, Maestri NE, Prenger VL, Zeiger J, Lei HH, Coresh J (1997) A comprehensive analysis of complex traits in problem 2A. Genetic Epidemiology. 14(6):815‑20.

3. Wyszynski DF, Zeiger J, Tilli MT , Bailey‑Wilson JE, Beaty TH (1998) Survey of genetic counselors and clinical geneticists regarding recurrence risks for families with nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 79(3):184‑90.

4. Beaty T, Maestri N, Hetmanski J, Wyszynski D,VanderKolk C, Simpson J, McIntosh I, Smith EA, Zeiger JS, Raymond G, Panny S, Tifft C, Lewanda A, Cristion C, Wulfsber E. (1997) Testing for interaction between maternal smoking and TGFA genotype among oral cleft cases born in Maryland 1992-1996. Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal. 34(5):447‑54.

5. Beaty TH, Wang H, Hetmanski JB, Fan YT, Zeiger JS, Liang KY, Chiu YF, Vanderkolk CA, Seifert KC, Wulfsberg EA, Raymond G, Panny SR, McIntosh I. (2001) A Case-Control Study of Nonsyndromic Oral Clefts in Maryland.Annals of Epidemiology. 11(6):434-42.

6. Beaty TH, Hetmanski JB, Zeiger JS, Fan YT, Liang KY, VanderKolk CA, McIntosh I. (2002). Testing candidate genes for non-syndromic oral clefts using a case-parent trio design. Genetic Epidemiology. 22(1):1-11

7. Zeiger JS, Beaty TH. Gene-environment interaction and risk to oral clefts. In: Wyszynski DF (editor) Cleft Lip and Palate: From Origin to Treatment. Oxford University Press: New York . 2002 pp 283-289.

8. Zeiger JS, Beaty TH, Hetmanski J, Wang H, Scott AF, Kasch L, Raymond G, Jabs EW, VanderKolk C. (2002) Genetic and environmental risk factors for sagittal craniosynostosis. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 13(5):602-606 .

9. Zeiger JS, Beaty TH. Invited Editorial: Is there a relationship between risk factors for oral clefts? (2002) Teratology. 66:205-208.

10. Zeiger JS, Beaty TH, Hetmanski JB, VanderKolk CA, McIntosh I, Wyszynski DF, Bailey-Wilson JE, Ortiz de Luna R, Perandones C, Tolarova MM, Mosby T, Bennun R, Segovia M, Calda P. (2003) Evidence for Linkage of Non-syndromic Cleft Lip and Palate to a Region on Chromosome 2. European Journal of Human Genetics. 11:835-39.

11. Faber MJ, Zeiger JS, Spevak PJ, Brenner JI, Ravekes WJ. (2004) Coronary Artery Dilatation and Aortic Outflow Tract Enlargement in Children with Unicommissural Aortic Valves. Pediatr Cardiol. Online Nov 18.

12. Zeiger JS , Beaty TH, Liang KY. Oral Clefts, Maternal Smoking, and TGFA: A Meta-Analysis of Gene-Environment Interaction. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2005 Jan;42(1):58-63.

13. Ehringer MA, Clegg HV, Collins AC, Corley RP, Crowley T, Hewitt JK, Hopfer CJ, Krauter K, Lessem J, Rhee SH, Schlaepfer I, Smolen A, Stallings MC, Young SE, Zeiger JS. (2007) Association of the neuronal nicotinic receptor beta2 subunit gene (CHRNB2) with subjective responses to alcohol and nicotine. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 144(5):596-604.

14. Zeiger JS, Haberstick BC, Schlaepfer I, Collins AC, Corley RP, Crowley TJ, Hewitt JK, Hopfer CJ, Lessem J, McQueen MB, Rhee SH, Ehringer MA The neuronal nicotinic receptor subunit genes (CHRNA6 and CHRNB3) are associated with subjective responses to tobacco. (2008) Hum. Mol. Genet. 17(5):724-34

15. Corley RP, Zeiger JS, Crowley T, Ehringer ME , Hewitt JK, Hopfer CJ, Lessem J, McQueen MB, Rhee SH, Smolen A, Stallings MC, Young SE, Krauter K. (2008). Association of candidate genes with antisocial drug dependence in adolescents. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Advance access available online.

Abstracts

1. Schlaepfer I, Collins A, Corley R, Crowley T, Hewitt J, Hopfer C, Krauter K, Lessem J, Rhee S, Stallings M, Young S, Zeiger J, Ehringer M. (2006) The CHRNA5/A3/B4 gene cluster variability as an important determinant of alcohol and tobacco initiation in young adults. American Society of Human Genetics Meeting.

2. Zeiger JS, Hetmanski JB, McIntosh I, Loffredo C, Beaty TH. (2001) Methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase and congenital heart defects: Evidence for gene-environment interaction. American Journal of Human Genetics. 69(4): supplement

3. Zeiger J, Beaty T, Hetmanski J , McIntosh, I Hwang S-J. (1997) Gene-environment interaction and oral clefts. Genetic Epidemiology. 14(5):545.

4. Zeiger J, Beaty T, Hetmanski J, VanderKolk C, Scott A, Kasch L, The Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Clinic (1998) Genetic and environmental risk factors for sagittal craniosynostosis. American Journal of Human Genetics. 63(4):A125.

5. Zeiger J, Fan Y-T, Hetmanski J, Mracna M, McIntosh I, VanderKolk C, Beaty T. (1999) Testing candidate genes for risk to oral clefts using case-parent trios. American Journal of Epidemiology. 149(11):S67.

Posters:

1. Corley RP, Zeiger JS, Stallings MC, Ehringer MA, Hewitt JK, Lessem J, McQueen M, Rhee SH, Smolen A, Young SE, Krauter K, Crowley T, Hopfer CJ. Association of Candidate Genes with Antisocial Drug Dependence in Adolescents. Behavior Genetics Association 37th Annual Meeting. Amsterdam, Netherlands. June, 2007

2. Corley RP, Stallings MC, Hewitt JK, Young SE, Zeiger JS. Robustness of genome scan results on adolescent dependence vulnerability from the Colorado CADD. Behavior Genetics Association 34th Annual Meeting. Aix-en-Provence, France, June, 2004.

3. Zeiger JS, Hetmanski JB, McIntosh I, Loffredo C, Beaty TH. Methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase and congenital heart defects: Evidence for gene-environment interaction. American Society for Human Genetics, San Diego, CA, October 2001.

4. Zeiger JS, Fan Y-T, Hetmanski J, Mracna M, McIntosh I, VanderKolk C, Beaty T. Testing candidate genes for risk to oral clefts using case-parent trios. Society for Epdimiologic Research. Baltimore , MD. September, 1999.

5. Zeiger JS, Beaty T, Hetmanski J, VanderKolk C, Scott A, Kasch L, The Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Clinic (1998) Genetic and environmental risk factors for sagittal craniosynostosis. American Society for Human Genetics. Denver, CO. October, 1998.

6. Zeiger JS, Beaty T, Hetmanski J , McIntosh, I Hwang S-J. Gene-environment interaction and oral clefts. International Genetic Epidemiology Society, Baltimore , MD , October 1997.

7. Wyszinski DF, Zeiger JS, Tilli E, Bailey-Wilson JE, Beaty TH. Survey of Genetic Counselors and Clinical Geneticists on Recurrence Risks for Nonsyndromic Oral Clefts. American Society of Human Genetics, Baltimore , MD , October, 1997.

8. Krueger J and Zeiger JS. Social Categorization and the Truly False Consensus Effect, Joint Conference of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Louvain, Belgium, July 1992.