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Clare 102 and Ramaley N222
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: 303-735-5158
Fax: 303-492-4009

Research Interests

Translational research - translating scientific discoveries into population health impact presents many unique challenges necessitating a multi-disciplinary approach that includes the study of genetic, physiological, behavioral, and environmental factors. As an epidemiologist and applied biostatistician, Professor McQueen's research objectives are focused on the development and application of epidemiological and biostatistical methods to advance our understanding of human disease from genes to populations. Toward that end, he has embraced highly integrative and collaborative research that approaches translational research in a comprehensive manner.


  • Director: Matthew B. McQueen, Sc.D.
  • Research Coordinator: Adam Bohr, Ph.D.
  • Graduate Students: TBA

Current Research Projects

  • Pac-12 Concussion Coordinating Unit
  • Epidemiology of Concussion
  • Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology of Cardiometabolic Factors
  • Health and Wellness Indicators among Pac-12 Student-Athletes

Opportunities for Undergraduates

The requirements for undergraduates who want a research experience in epidemiology:

  • Either have completed or be currently enrolled in IPHY 2800 or equivalent
  • Enroll in the CU Boulder Public Health Certificate Program
  • Enroll in Independent Study (i.e. IPHY 4860) for 8-10 hours/week for at least one semester


  • 2014-2019, NIH/NIDA R01, "Genetics and Progression of Early-Onset Substance Dependence and HIV Risk" (PI: Hopfer/Stallings)
  • 2014-2019, NIH/NIA R01, "Nitrite Supplementation for Improving Physiological Function in Older Adults" (PI: Seals)
  • 2015-2019, NIH/NHBLI R01, "Insufficient Sleep and Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction" (PI: DeSouza)
  • 2016-2019, Pac-12, "Assessing Student-Athlete Health and Performance" (PI: McQueen)
  • 2016-2020, NIH/NHLBI R01, "Sleep and Blood Pressure-Related Endothelial Abnormalities" (PI: DeSouza)
  • 2017-2020, NIH/NHLBI R01, "Translational Studies of Age-Assocated Arterial Dysfunction, Western Diet and Aerobic Exercise: Role of the Gut Microbiome" (PI: Seals)
  • 2017-2020, NCAA/Pac-12, "Pac-12 Concussion Coordinating Unit" (Director: McQueen)
  • 2017-2020, NIH/NIA T32, "University of Colorado Interdisciplinary Training in Demography and Genetics" (Director: Boardman; Co-PI: McQueen)