Michael P Epstein, Ph.D.



Center for Computational and Quantitative Genetics

Office: 305L

Phone: 404-712-8289

Email: mpepste@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Whitehead Biomedical Research Building

615 Michael St

Atlanta, GA 30322

Additional Websites

Research Interests

My research focuses on statistical techniques for human gene mapping of complex traits. This work involves two synergistic components: a methodological component focused on developing novel statistical techniques for improved gene mapping and an applied component focused on using existing methods to map genes involved in diseases such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Areas of Specialization

  • Statistical methods for gene mapping
  • Genetic mapping of Mendelian and complex traits


  • PhD, Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 2002
  • MS, Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 1998
  • BS, Mathematics and Biological Anthropology, Duke University, 1996

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • International Genetic Epidemiology Society