Dr. Jessica Dennis is an Associate Member of the School of Population and Public Health. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics, and an Investigator at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

A genetic epidemiologist by training, Dr. Dennis applies computational methods to large-scale datasets to identify the basis of human health and disease. Her research aims to understand how genetic, epigenetic, and environmental differences between people contribute to variation in disease susceptibility, response to treatment, and recovery, and to translate these discoveries into patient-centered, precision care. She conducts studies in large population datasets, with a major interest in administrative health databases, electronic health records, and biobanked samples.

Dr. Dennis completed postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, where she was a fellow in the interdisciplinary CIHR-STAGE Program (Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training for Advanced Genetic Epidemiology).

For additional information, visit the Dennis Lab website.


A complete list of publications is maintained here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1xMl51jIq-F5o5/bibliography/57867874/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending