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Dr. Corinne Engelman earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from UW-Parkside in 1995. She then worked at Abbott Laboratories in Illinois for three years before attending graduate school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, where she earned her Master of Science in Public Health in 2002 and her Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology in 2006, with a focus on genetic epidemiology.
Since 2007, Dr. Engelman has been a faculty member in Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Her research focuses on the study design and data analysis of genetic, demographic, socioeconomic, behavioral, physiological, and environmental factors of complex diseases, including biomarkers and preclinical traits related to Alzheimer’s disease, and also vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Engelman is especially interested in identifying social, behavioral, and environmental factors that modify genetic risk to inform precision medicine and health.
In 2018, Dr. Engelman assumed the roles of Vice Chair of Population Health Sciences and Director of the Population Health and Epidemiology Graduate Programs. She has co-authored more than 60 scholarly publications in research journals; teaches two courses related to genetics and both epidemiology and public health; mentors junior faculty, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students; serves as manuscript reviewer for numerous journals and grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and other organizations; and serves in leadership positions for international genetic and Alzheimer’s disease societies.
Dr. Engelman and her husband, Bill, have two children (Acadia, age 15 and Dillon, age 12). They reside in Madison, WI, where they enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and the kids’ sports activities.