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Anke Hüls, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor, she/her
Department of Epidemiology
Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

I received my BSc in Statistics and MSc in Biostatistics from TU Dortmund University, Germany. In 2012 I started my training in Environmental Epidemiology at the IUF - Leibniz-Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Düsseldorf, Germany, where I did research on the health effects of air pollution. Shortly after, I got more and more interested in the interactions between environmental and genetic risk factors. In 2018 I received my PhD in Biostatistics from TU Dortmund University and completed a short-term postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Michael Kobor at the University of British Columbia, where I gained insights into the field of epigenetics. From August 2018 to December 2019 I continued my research as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Michael Epstein’s lab at Emory University, where I went deeper into the methodological challenges of DNA methylation analyses by working on kernel-based statistical approaches for associations with multi-dimensional phenotypes as well as risk score approaches. In January 2020 I joined the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University) as Assistant Professor. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and hiking with my husband and our baby.




Environmental Epidemiology

Air Pollution & Brain Health

2014 - 2018

TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany

PhD, Biostatistics

Gene-Environment Interactions

Identification of Susceptible Subgroups


Link between Environment & Genetics

2012 - 2014

TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany

MS, Biostatistics, minor in theoretical medicine

2009 - 2012

TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany

BS, Statistics, minor in theoretical medicine

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