Frank Dudbridge after an early career in image processing moved into statistical genetics through a postdoctoral fellowship with John Todd at the University of Cambridge. His work there on haplotype analysis in family-based association studies grew into a general software package for genetic association analysis, UNPHASED, which has become widely used with over 1000 cited applications and the most highly cited paper in the journal Genetic Epidemiology. As a Senior Statistician at the MRC from September 2002, he published some of the first papers on analysing genomewide association studies, leading to a series of publications addressing multiplicity problems in these studies. He moved to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2009 where he leads the school research and strategy in genetic epidemiology, leads a group of methodological researchers, and collaborates on major applied programs in cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, malaria and tuberculosis, and including strategic initiatives in India and Brazil. He leads the school teaching of genetic epidemiology, organising in-house and distance-learning modules and local short courses. He is the Director of the Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics, a joint venture between LSHTM and University College London that shares common expertise and knowledge through research and teaching activities. His research interests include family-based designs, analysis of high-dimensional data and causal inference with Mendelian randomization, and further applied collaborations in Schizophrenia, osteoporosis, and multiple sclerosis.
Biography Updated on 14 August 2012