Department Chair

Josée Dupuis
Professor and chair, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Professor Dupuis is highly regarded for her statistical methodological research with application to genome-wide association, gene-environment interaction assessment, and genetic meta-analysis, and for her collaborative work to elucidate the genetic basis of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and lung disease.

She is currently a co-investigator on several National Institutes of Health-funded research projects including studies of the genetic and genomic characterization of interstitial lung abnormalities and type-2 diabetes. Prof. Dupuis has also been involved in the Framingham Heart Study for more than 18 years.

Early in her career, she held a faculty position at Northwestern University, and worked as a Senior Statistical Geneticist at Genome Therapeutics Corporation in Waltham, Massachusetts, before joining the School of Public Health at Boston University. Dupuis was appointed chair of Boston University’s Department of Biostatistics in 2017.

Dupuis was named as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a fellow of the American Statistical Association for outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in the field of statistical science. She received the 2020 American Society of Human Genetics Mentorship Award. She also served as president of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society

Dupuis holds a B.Sc. in Statistics from Concordia University and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University.


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