Diane Gilbert-Diamond, ScD

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Diane Gilbert-Diamond, ScD

Associate Professor

Department of Epidemiology

Associate Director of Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, QBS

Overview of Research Interests
My research focuses on how genetic and environmental factors independently and interactively relate to eating behaviors and adiposity.

In your opinion, what is the relevance and significance of QBS’s mission and training to scientific advancement in both industry and academia.

I feel that there is a growing need in both industry and academia for students who are comfortable
crossing between the disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics and bioinformatics. Our students have the ability to speak the language of all 3 disciplines which allows them to be great collaborators and cutting-edge researchers.

What are the positive aspects of having an interdisciplinary student in your lab.

Having a student with interdisciplinary training has allowed me to easily extend my research into new areas. As an example, one of my students was able to jump right into an analysis of the relationship between weight change and methylation profiles. Without her training, it would have taken much longer to get this research up and running.