Candace M Kammerer

  • Associate Professor Emerita
  • Faculty in Human Genetics

My research involves the genetic epidemiology and public health genetics.


1975 | Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO | BS Zoology
1979 | The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH | PHD Genetics
1999 | Secondary Education Teaching Certification in Composite Science | Texas State Board of Education


Introduction to Public Health Genetics (current)
Applications in Public Health Genomics (current)

Chromosomes - Structure and Function (current)
Human Genetics Journal Club and Peer Review (past)
Capstone: Problem Solving in Public Health (past)
Summer Edge Program in Public and Global Health for undergraduates (past)

Research Interests

Genetic epidemiology; Linkage maps of the gray short-tailed opossum

Selected Publications

Kammerer CM, Rainwater DL, Gouin N, Jasti M, Douglas KC, Dressen AS, Ganta P, VandeBerg, JL, Samollow PB. Localization of genes for V+LDL plasma cholesterol levels on two diets in the opossum,Monodelphis domestica. J Lipid Res. 2010 Oct;51(10):2929-39. PMID: 20650928

Estrada K, et al. New genomic loci for bone mineral density, osteoporosis and risk of fracture. Nat Genet. 2012 Apr 15;44(5):491-501. PMID:22504420

Kuipers AL, Kammerer CM, Miljkovic I, Woodard GA, Bunker CH, Patrick AL, Wheeler VW, Newman AB, Zmuda JM. Genetic epidemiology and genome-wide linkage analysis of carotid artery ultrasound traits in multigenerational African ancestry families. Atherosclerosis. 2013 Nov;231(1):120-3. PMID: 24125421

Singh J, Schupf N, Boudreau R, Mattieni A, Prasad T, Newman AB, Liu YM, Christensen K, Kammerer CM. Association of aging-related endophenotypes with mortality in 2 cohort studies: the Long Life Family Study and the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Dec 1;182(11):926-35. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv143 Epub 2015 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 26582777; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4668756

Singh J, Minster RL, Schupf N, Kraja A, Liu Y, Christensen K, Newman AB, Kammerer CM. Genomewide association scan of a mortality associated endophenotype for a long and health life in the Long Life Family Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Feb 18. doi: 10.1093/Gerona/glx011. [Epub ahead of print]. Pubmed PMID: 28329217

Complete list of published work in MyBibliography