Departments of Medicine & Epidemiology & Public Health University of Maryland
School of Medicine
PGRN Group: PAPI-2
Dr. Pollin is a PhD human geneticist and board certified genetic counselor. Her research interests lie in using epidemiological and statistical methods to map genes involved in susceptibility to type 2 diabetes and related complications, particularly related to lipids and cardiovascular disease, and clinical translation of emerging genetics findings into clinical uses.
Her current major research efforts involve:
1) An implementation study of a program designed to screen for, diagnose and promote individualized therapy for highly penetrant genetic forms of diabetes
2) Studying gene x lifestyle/ pharmaceutical interactions in the Diabetes Prevention Program, characterizing the metabolic and cardioprotective effects of inborn apolipoprotein C-III deficiency resulting from a founder mutation in the Old Order Amish
3) And the genetics and pharmacogenetics of diabetes in children and adolescents in the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Study.
She also leads the Amish Wellness Study, a study designed to assemble a community based Amish biobank while providing basic health screening to the Lancaster Amish population, and provides genetic analysis expertise to colleagues across campus.