Dr. Aldrich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Thoracic Surgery and holds a joint appointment in the Division of Epidemiology. Dr. Aldrich is Principal Investigator on a Lung Cancer Early Investigator Department of Defense grant and a NIH/NCI K07 grant recipient. Dr. Aldrich co-leads the TREAT Lung Cancer Program within the Thoracic Surgery Department.
Our lab is focused on identifying genetic and environmental risk
factors for lung cancer and its related phenotypes, such as COPD
and nicotine addiction, in racially diverse populations. We are
applying genomic, epidemiologic, and statistical approaches to
identify determinants of lung cancer risk and survival. Much
of our research is conducted within the longitudinal Southern
Community Cohort Study (SCCS), a large population-based study of
low-income and medically underserved African Americans and whites
living in the Southeastern U.S. Using a multidisciplinary approach,
we collaborate with statisticians, bioinformaticians, and clinical
colleagues to identify factors contributing to poor lung cancer
prognosis. Another active area of our research leverages large
electronic health record systems and DNA biobanks to investigate
genetic variants contributing to disease. Ultimately the goal
is to understand racial differences in disease and translate
biomedical findings to all populations.
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