Peter Kraft, Department of Epidemiology, Promoted to Tenure
Dear HSPH Community,
Please join me in warmly congratulating Peter Kraft on his promotion to professor of Epidemiology.
Dr. Kraft received his doctor of philosophy degree in biostatistics from the University of Southern California in 2002. In 2003, Dr. Kraft was appointed as assistant professor of epidemiology at HSPH. During this time, in addition to his research, he organized the Gene-Environment Interaction Seminar Series and Working Group and served on the advisory committee for the Bioinformatics Core. In 2008, he was promoted to associate professor, and in 2009, he became the Deputy Director of the Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology and a Co-Director of the Program in Quantitative Genomics.
While at HSPH, Dr. Kraft’s unique strengths as a researcher – his training and intellectual ability to integrate statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology – has propelled him to the forefront of research in his field . His work has made a major impact on design, analysis, and interpretation of genome-wide association studies and detection of genes-environment interactions. In his role as professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Kraft plans to continue to search for genetic contributions to complex human traits. He also plans to characterize recently-discovered risk markers in well-designed epidemiologic studies as a means of contributing to a better understanding of disease biology and a better understanding of the clinical and public health utility of genetic information.
Dr. Kraft’s contributions to the development and application of innovative design and analysis methods for genetic epidemiological studies have been innovative, and are recognized as having helped bridge observational epidemiology and classical genetic epidemiology.
On behalf of the school and the faculty, I congratulate Dr. Kraft on his promotion and wish him continued success in his career at HSPH.
Dean for Academic Affairs