Bradford Towne, Ph.D.
Professor, Community Health and Pediatrics
(937) 775-1418 (voice)
(937) 775-1456 (fax)
Major Research Interests
- The genetics of human growth and development
- The genetics of cardiovascular disease risks
- The progression of metabolic syndrome risks over the lifespan
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, B.A., 1976, Psychology/Anthropology
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, M.A., 1982, Physical Anthropology
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Ph.D., 1987, Physical Anthropology
Washington U., St. Louis, MO, Postdoctoral, 1988-89, Genetic Epidemiology
S.W. Foundation, San Antonio, TX, Postdoctoral, 1989-91, Genetic Epidemiology
1986–1988: Visiting Assistant Professor, Idaho State University, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work
1991–1997: Assistant Professor, WSU School of Medicine, Community Health
1997–2003: Associate Professor, WSU School of Medicine, Community Health
2003–present: Professor, WSU School of Medicine, Community Health
1984 University of Utah, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
1984 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant BNS 8400998 ($5,000): Morphometric Microdifferentiation in a Subdivided Isolate Population: The Habbani Yemeni Jews.
1992 American Heart Association, Ohio Affiliate, Young Investigator Award ($100,000): Genetic Analysis of Body Composition, Lipoprotein, and Associated Phenotypes.
1995 NIH FIRST Award R29HD31621 ($350,000): Genetics of Adipose Tissue Deposition During Childhood.
1997 Wright State University School of Medicine Seed Grant ($7,500): Variation in the Growth and Body Composition of Nepalese Children with Helminthic Infection.
1999 NIH R01HD36342 ($2,386,256): Genetic Epidemiology of Childhood Skeletal Maturation.
2000 NIH R01AG 18719 ($1,096,347) Genetic Epidemiology of Aging and Body Composition.
2002 NIH R01HD40377 ($1,737,117) Genetic and Environmental Influences on Childhood Growth.
2003 NIH R01DK064391 ($2,770,123) Genetic Regulation of Adiposity and Associated CVD Risks.