Clare 102 and Ramaley N222
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
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
- 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, NIH/NIA T32, "University of Colorado Interdisciplinary Training in Demography and Genetics" (Director: Boardman; Co-PI: McQueen)
- 2017-2023, NCAA/Pac-12, "Pac-12 Concussion Coordinating Unit" (Director: McQueen)
- 2020-2025, NIH/NIA, "The Microbiome and Biological Aging in the Add Health Study " (MPI CU: Krauter/McQueen; MPI UNC: Aiello/Harris)