Return to list Joel Hirschhorn, PhD
Joel Hirschhorn, PhD
Concordia Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Basic and Translational Obesity Research, Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Hirschhorn is studying the genetic basis of quantitative measures related to body size and certain common diseases. He studies DNA sequence variants, usually SNPs, and genotypes these variants in large, well-characterized patient samples.
Candidate gene studies of obesity guided by whole genome association data - 5R01 DK07578