Edward Ruiz-Narvaez, ScD in Nutrition and Epidemiology
Dr. Ruiz-Narváez is interested in the elucidation of the interplay between genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors on relation to different complex diseases and phenotypes. Specifically, his research has focused on identification of genetic risk variants for diverse health outcomes such as breast cancer, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, with particular emphasis in African American women. Dr. Ruiz-Narváez is also investigating how exposure to chronic psychosocial stress may contribute to the burden of disease in minority populations. As part of his international research, Dr. Ruiz-Narváez is using data of the Costa Rica Longevity and Health Aging Study (CRELES), a population-based study of life-course experiences of older Costa Ricans, to examine determinants of the observed extended longevity in the Costa Rican population.
Community and Professional Affiliation(s)
AHA | ASHG | ASN
Disease Modeling | Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS | Obesity | Population Health
- Associations between polygenic risk score for age at menarche and menopause, reproductive timing, and serum hormone levels in multiple race/ethnic groups
- Discovery and fine-mapping of height loci via high-density imputation of GWASs in individuals of African ancestry
- A prospective study of yogurt and other dairy consumption in relation to incidence of type 2 diabetes among black women in the USA