Collaborative Support Faculty

Charalampos (Babis) Papachristou

Assistant Professor, Mathematics


BS (Mathematics), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
PhD (Statistics), The Ohio State University
Postdoctoral (Human Genetics), University of Chicago

Research Expertise

 Statistical Genetics | Biostatistics | Genetic Epidemiology

Dr. Papachristou’s research interests are in the areas of statistical genetics, epidemiology, and applications to biological and medical studies. He primarily develops novel methodologies for analyzing data from genetic studies to identify disease susceptibility genes. He is currently involved in variety of projects some of which aim at uncovering factors affecting asthma susceptibility, reducing drug wastage in VA hospitals, building mouse models of response to leukemia treatments, and identifying genetic markers that predict drug response to cancer treatment.

Honors and Awards

Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching - 2013


American Statistical Association (ASA)

Recent Publications

  1. Papachristou, C, Ober, C, Abney, M (in press) “A LASSO penalized regression approach for genome-wide association analyses using related individuals: application to the Genetic Analysis Workshop 19 simulated data.” BMC Proceedings.
  2. Papachristou, C (in press) “A Population Based Confidence Set Inference Method for SNPs that Regulate Quantitative Phenotypes.” P.K. Choudhary et al. (eds.), Ordered Data Analysis, Modeling and Health Research Methods, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics 149, Ordered Data Analysis, Modeling and Health Research Methods.
  3. Papachristou, C and Lin, S (2012) “A Confidence Set Inference Method for Identifying SNPs That Regulate Quantitative Phenotypes”, Human Heredity 73:174-83.
  4. Papachristou, C, Ober, C, Abney, M (2010) “A variance components approach for analyzing and modeling dichotomous   traits in large complex pedigrees,” Genetic Epidemiology, 35: 291–302.

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