Joseph P. Jarvis, PhD

joe-jarvisSenior Research Scientist

"In theory, the complexity of the genome presents incredible opportunities to improve human health and wellness. It's both fascinating and exciting to be a part of a team working to turn theory into practice and opportunity into reality."

Joseph P. Jarvis, PhD, is a senior research scientist at Coriell Institute for the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative® (CPMC®), a research study exploring the utility of using genetic information in medicine. In addition to identifying genetic variants associated with risk of disease and variability in drug response for submission to both the CPMC's Informed Cohort Oversight Board and Pharmacogenomics Advisory Group, Joe is pursuing a variety of research projects related to the genetic architecture of disease risk.

Prior to joining Coriell, Joe was an NRSA post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. There, his research focused on the genetics of complex traits in diverse African ethnic groups.

After earning undergraduate degrees in both biology and anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, Joe received his doctorate in Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology from Washington University in St. Louis with special emphasis on quantitative and statistical genetics. Joe's research interests include the genetic architecture of complex traits, particularly epistatic interactions and pleiotropic loci, patterns of genetic and phenotypic variation in structured human populations, as well as gene-by-environment interactions and their implications for human health.