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Eric R. Gamazon






  • Associate Professor with tenure, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Life Member, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (2019 – Present)
  • Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (2018)
  • Honorary Scientist, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge
  • Division of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2017 – Present)
  • Potocsnak Center for Undiagnosed and Rare Disorders, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2023 – Present)
  • Faculty Member, Center for Precision Medicine (CPM) at Vanderbilt University (2019 – Present)
  • Faculty Member, Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center (2021 – Present)
  • Faculty Member, Evolutionary Studies Initiative, Vanderbilt University (2019 – Present)
  • Faculty Affiliate, Data Science Institute, Vanderbilt University (2018 – Present)
  • Visiting Scientist, QIMR Berghofer, Brisbane, Australia (2018 – Present)
  • Faculty, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2017 – Present)
  • Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam (Klinische Epidemiologie, Biostatistiek en Bioinformatica; Psychiatrie: Volwassenenpsychiatrie), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Section of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago (2009 – 2014)

Consortia and Research Groups

Select Honors

  • Appointment to NIH Analytics and Statistics for Population Research Panel A (ASPA) study section (2022 – 2025)
  • Appointment to NIH Biostatistical Methods and Research Design (BMRD) study section (2021 – 2022)
  • The Neilson Society Lectureship (July 8 2021), Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Research Award in Basic Science, Division of Genetic Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2021
  • Elected a Full Member, Sigma Xi, 2020
  • Recipient of inaugural NIH Genomic Innovator Award, 2019
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), 2018
  • Fellow, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, 2018. Fellows are chosen from across the disciplines, become Life Members of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and are able to return any time to participate in the intellectual life of the college.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
  • Gene-based method paper (Gamazon ER et al, Nature Genetics, 2015) selected one of the top three papers in the category of “Methods for Genetic Discovery” in the “Translational Bioinformatics 2016: The Year in Review”
  • Research on the gene IRX3 and obesity (Smemo S et al, Nature, 2014) selected as one of top advances in functional genomics and translational biology for 2014 (American Heart Association Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council)
  • Robert C. Elston Award Best Paper Award 2014 from the International Genetic Epidemiology Society
  • Alice W. Chandler Staff Service Recognition 2014 honoree, The University of Chicago
  • Research (Gamazon ER et al, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2013) selected in the annual assessment (“Clinical Cancer Advances 2013”) by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) as one of “the advances in cancer research with the greatest potential to improve patient care and quality of life”
  • Research featured in Genome Technology April 2012 issue highlighting advances in cancer research from previous year
  • Cover story in Campus Technology (2007) on Data Mining

Journal Editorship

  • Editorial Board, PLOS Computational Biology (2024 – Present)
  • Editorial Board, Statistical Editor, Circulation Research (2019 – 2021)


Nature Genetics, Cell Genomics, PLoS Genetics, Genome Research, Nature Computational Science, PLoS Computational Biology, Genome Biology, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics, Nature Communications, PLoS ONE, Bioinformatics, Personalized Medicine, BMC Genomics, Molecular Psychiatry, Frontiers in Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics, Human Molecular Genetics, BioData Mining, BMC Medical Genomics, BMC Neurology, Frontiers in Genetics, Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, Genetic Epidemiology, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology and Evolution, American Journal of Human Genetics, “Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics”, Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, Communications Biology, Circulation Research, Biological Psychiatry, Computational Biology and Chemistry, npj schizophrenia, npj Genomic Medicine, Cell Reports, Genetics in Medicine, Science Advances, Expert Review of Proteomics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Diabetes, Human Genetics and Genomics Advances

Professional or Learned Societies

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • International Genetic Epidemiology Society
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Royal Statistical Society