Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1990
    B.A. (Hons) Mathematics , Jesus College, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 1991 – 1992
    MSc. in Applied Statistics, University of Oxford, UK

  • 1992 – 1995
    D.Phil. (PhD) in Mathematical Genetics, University of Oxford, UK

  • 1996 – 1999
    Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

  • 1999 – 2000
    Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2000 – 2004
    Wellcome Trust/Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Research Career Development Fellow, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2004 – 2006
    Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK

  • Since 2006
    Professor of Statistical Genetics and Wellcome Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Genetic Medicine (formerly Institute of Human Genetics), Newcastle University, UK

Selected publications

  • Cordell HJ, Han Y, Mells GF, Li Y, Hirschfield GM, Greene CS, Xie G, Juran BD, Zhu D, Qian DC, Floyd JA, Morley KI, Prati D, Lleo A, Cusi D; Canadian-US PBC Consortium; Italian PBC Genetics Study Group; UK-PBC Consortium, Gershwin ME, Anderson CA, Lazaridis KN, Invernizzi P, Seldin MF, Sandford RN, Amos CI, Siminovitch KA (2015) International genome-wide meta-analysis identifies new primary biliary cirrhosis risk loci and targetable pathogenic pathways. Nature Communications 6:8019. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9019. PMID: 26394269

  • Howey R, Mamasoula C, Töpf A, Nudel R, Goodship JA, Keavney BD, Cordell HJ (2015) Increased power for detection of parent-of-origin effects via the use of haplotype estimation. American Journal of Human Genetics 97(3):419-34. PMID: 26320892

  • Anderson D*, Cordell HJ*, Fakiola M*, Francis RW, Syn G, Scaman ES, Davis E, Miles SJ, McLeay T, Jamieson SE, Blackwell JM (2015) First genome-wide association study in an Australian Aboriginal population provides insights into genetic risk factors for Body Mass Index and Type 2 Diabetes. PLOS ONE 10(3):e0119333. PMID: 25760438

  • Baurecht H*, Hotze M*, Brand S, Büning C, Cormican P, Corvin A, Ellinghaus D, Ellinghaus E, Esparza-Gordillo J, Fölster-Holst R, Franke A, Gieger C, Hubner N, Illig T, Irvine AD, Kabesch M, Lee YA, Lieb W, Marenholz I, McLean WH, Morris DW, Mrowietz U, Nair R, Nöthen MM, Novak N, O'Regan GM; PAGE Consortium, Schreiber S, Smith C, Strauch K, Stuart PE, Trembath R, Tsoi LC, Weichenthal M, Barker J, Elder JT, Weidinger S*, Cordell HJ*, Brown SJ* (2015) Genome-wide comparative analysis of Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis gives insight into opposing genetic mechanisms. American Journal of Human Genetics 96(1):104-120. PMID: 25574825

  • Eu-Ahsunthornwattana J, Miller EN, Fakiola M, The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2, Jeronimo SMB, Blackwell JM, Cordell, HJ (2014) Comparison of methods to account for relatedness in genome-wide association studies with family-based data. PLOS Genetics 10(7):e1004445. PMID: 25033443

  • Cordell HJ*, Bentham J*, Töpf A, Zelenika D, Heath S, Mamasoula C, Cosgrove C, Blue G, Granados-Riveron J, Setchfield K, Thornborough C, Breckpot J, Soemedi R, Martin R, van Engelen K, Moorman AFM, Zwinderman AH, Barnett P, Koopman TT, Adriaens ME, Varro A, George AL Jr., dos Remedios C, Bishopric NH, Bezzina CR, O’Sullivan J, Gewillig M, Bu’Lock FA, Winlaw D, Bhattacharya S, Devriendt K, Brook JD, Mulder BJM, Mital S, Postma AV, Lathrop GM, Farrall M, Goodship JA, Keavney B (2013) Genome-wide association study of multiple congenital heart disease phenotypes identifies a susceptibility locus for atrial septal defect at chromosome 4p16. Nature Genetics 45(7):822-824. PMID: 23708191

  • Ueki M and Cordell HJ (2012) Improved statistics for genome-wide interaction analysis. PLoS Genetics 8(4):e1002625. PMID: 22496670

  • Ayers KA and Cordell HJ (2010) SNP selection in genome-wide and candidate gene studies via penalized logistic regression. Genetic Epidemiology 34: 879-891. PMID: 21104890

  • Brown SJ, Relton CL, Liao H, Zhao Y, Sandilands A, Wilson IJ, Burn J, Reynolds NJ, McLean WH and Cordell HJ (2008) Filaggrin null mutations and childhood atopic eczema: a population-based case-control study. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 121:940-946. PMID: 18313126

  • Cordell HJ and Clayton DG (2002) A unified stepwise regression procedure for evaluating the relative effects of polymorphisms within a gene using case/control or family data: application to HLA in type 1 diabetes. American Journal of Human Genetics 70: 124-141.



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Additional qualifications

  • MSc in Applied Statistics, 1992

    B.A. (Hons) Mathematics, 1990


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