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photo Kathryn Demanelis, PhD


Research Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-623-3731

Office: UPMC Cancer Pavilion
5150 Centre Avenue, Rm. 4C
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-623-3731
Administrative Assistant:
Jessica Harrison
Address: UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 4C
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-623-7009
Education and Training
PhD, University of Michigan, 2016
MA, University of Michigan, 2016
MA, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2012
BA, University of Chicago, 2010
Selected Publications:
Demanelis K, Jasmine F, Chen L, Chernoff M, Tong L, Shinkle J, Sabarinathan M, Lin H, Ramirez E, Oliva M, Kim-Hellmuth S, Stranger BE, Ardlie K, Aguet F, Ahsan H, Doherty J, Kibriya M, Pierce BL, Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Consortium. Determinants of telomere length across human tissues. Science. 2020.
DiGiovanni A, Demanelis K, Tong L, Argos M, Shinkle J, Jasmine F, Kibriya MG, Ahsan H, Pierce BL. Assessing the impact of arsenic metabolism efficiency on DNA methylation using Mendelian randomization. Environmental Epidemiology. 2020.
Demanelis K, Argos M, Tong L, Shinkle J, Sabarinathan M, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Sarwar G, Shahriar H, Islam T, Rahman M, Yunus M, Graziano J, Broberg K, Engstrom K, Jasmine F, Ahsan H, Pierce BL. Association of arsenic exposure with whole blood DNA methylation: An epigenome-wide study of Bangladeshi adults. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2019.
Demanelis K, Tong L, Pierce BL. Genetically Predicted Telomere Length and Aging-related Traits in the UK Biobank. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences. 2019.
Demanelis K, Virani S, Colacino JA, Basu N, Nishijo M, Ruangyuttikarn W, Swaddiwudhipong W, Nambunmee K, Rozek LS. Cadmium Exposure and Age-Associated DNA Methylation Changes in Nonsmoking Women from Northern Thailand. Environmental Epigenetics. 2017.
Demanelis K, Sriplung H, Meza R, Wiangnon S, Rozek LS, Scheurer ME, Lupo PJ. Differences in Childhood Leukemia Incidence and Survival between Southern Thailand and the United States: A Population-Based Analysis. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2015.
Notable Achievements
2019 Semifinalist for the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research, 2019
AACR–Abbvie Scholar-in-Training Award, 2016
International Society for Pediatric Oncology Young Investigator Award, 2015
Judith Becker Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research on Southeast Asia, 2015