Candace M Kammerer, PhD

Associate Professor, Human Genetics


3120 Public Health, 130 Desoto St, Pittsburgh, PA 152621
R-znvy: pzx8@cvgg.rqh

Personal Statement

My research involves the genetic epidemiology and public health genetics.

Research Interests:
Genetic epidemiology; 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 (current)
Applications in Public Health Genomics (current)

Chromosomes - Strucure and Function (current)
Human Genetics Journal Club and Peer Review (past)
Capstone:  Problem Solving in Public Health (past)
Summer Edge Program in Public and Global Health for undergraduates (past)

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

Singh J, Minster RL, Schupf N, Kraja A, Liu Y, Christensen K, Newman AB, Kammerer CM.  Genomewide association scan of a mortality associated endophenotype for a long and health life in the Long Life Family Study.  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci.  2017 Feb 18. doi: 10.1093/Gerona/glx011. [Epub ahead of print].  Pubmed PMID: 28329217

Complete list of published work in MyBibliography
















Candace M Kammerer