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Terri Beaty

Departmental Affiliations

Genetic Epidemiology
School of Medicine

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W6513

Research Interests

Epidemiology, Genetic epidemiology, Biostatistics, Oncology, statistical genetics, genetics of asthma and allergic diseases, birth defects, pulmonary diseases, host susceptibility to infectious diseases.

Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Michigan
University of Texas

My research interest focus on the use of statistical genetics to identify genes contributing to risk of complex diseases, which includes most chronic diseases This work falls into the field of genetic epidemiology, and deals with diseases where both genes and environmental risk factors contribute to disease etiology. While I have worked on a wide variety of disease topics (pulmonary disease, diabetes, cancer), I have a long-standing interest in birth defects, particularly cleft lip and cleft palate. I have also recently developed a research interest in methods to detect genes controlling risk to infectious and parasitic diseases.

Honors & Awards

1971-1972 Texas Opportunity Plan Scholarship

1972 Phi Beta Kappa

1981 Outstanding Young Women of America (Maryland)

1986 Delta Omega, Honorary Public Health Society

Select Publications
  • Click here for a full listing of Dr. Beaty's PubMed citations

  • Gao L, Grant AV, Rafaels N, Stockton-Porter M, Watkins T, Gao P, Chi P, Munoz M, Watson H, Dunston G, Togias A, Hansel N, Sevransky J, Maloney JP, Moss M, Shanholtz C, Brower R, Garcia JGN, Grigoryev DN, Cheadle C, Beaty TH, Mathias RA, Barnes KC.  Polymorphisms in the myosin light chain kinase gene that confer risk of severe sepsis are associated with a lower risk of asthma.  J ALLERGY CLIN IMMUNOL 119(5):1111-1118, 2007.  PMID 17472811


    2. Jeronimo SMB, Holst AKB, Jamieson SE, Francis R, Martins DRA, Bezerra FL, Ettinger NA, Nascimento ET, Monteiro GR, Lacerda HG, Miller EN, Cordell HJ, Duggal P, Beaty TH, Blackwell JM, Wilson ME.  Genes at human chromosome 5q31.1 regulate delayed-type hypersensitivity responses associated with Leishmania chagasi infection.  GENES IMMUN 8(7):539-551, 2007.  PMID 17713557


      Mapping And Susceptibility Genes For Nonsyndromic Oral Clefts In Western China
      Center for Craniofacial Development and Disorders
      The International Collaborative Genetics Research Training Program
      International Genetic Epidemiology of Oral Clefts
      Searching For Susceptibility Genes For Oral Clefts
      International Consortium to Identify Genes and Interactions Controlling Oral Clef
      Oral Clefts: Moving from Genome Wide Studies Toward Functional Genomics
      Child twin study regarding child health outcomes
      The role of epigenetics in the adverse effects of social environmental stressors on COPD outcomes