Nancy Cox
Section of Genetic Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Genetic Medicine

Training

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
BS1978University of Notre DameBiology
PhD1982Yale UniversityHuman Genetics
Fellowship1985Washington UniversityGenetic Epidemiology

Academic Interests

Dr. Cox is a human geneticist studying common disorders with complex patterns of transmission, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, inherited thyroid defects, asthma, autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Populations studied include Caucasian, Asian, African-American, Mexican-American and Hutterite populations. Dr. Cox has also developed a research program in the development and extension of methods for genetic analysis, particularly linkage analysis.