Hooman Allayee, PhD
Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
Health Equity Interests
Our overall goals are to identify novel genes for cardiometabolic diseases using bioinfornatics methods and laboratory-based experiments.
Dr. Allayee is a Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences and Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. His research program is focused on using multi-disciplinary genetics/genomics approaches to understand complex disorders, with an emphasis on cardiovascular, metabolic, and inflammatory diseases. In particular, his laboratory employs systems genetics strategies to dissect the architecture of complex diseases where a variety of intermediate phenotypes at the molecular, epigenetic, proteomic, and metabolomic levels are integrated into the genetic analyses. Current projects involve large-scale population studies in humans, gene-environment interactions, functional experiments using molecular genetics techniques, and the generation and characterization of mouse models. Dr. Allayee received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in 1999 from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Allayee completed NIH Postdoctoral Fellowships at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA.
- Molecular Epidemiology
- Cohort Studies
- Translational Research
- Air Pollution
- Genomic Data Sciences
Effect of menopausal hormone therapy on methylation levels in early and late postmenopausal women.
Clin Epigenetics. 2022 Jul 18;14(1):90. doi: 10.1186/s13148-022-01311-w. Epub 2022 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 35850911; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9295504.
Tobacco and cannabis use advertisements targeting adolescents and young adults on Snapchat in 2019.
Prev Med Rep. 2022 Apr;26:101758. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101758. Epub 2022 Mar 8. PubMed PMID: 35295669; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8918856.
The impact of e-cigarette product place in music videos on susceptibility to use e-cigarettes among young adults: An experimental investigation.
Addict Behav. 2022 Jul;130:107307. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107307. Epub 2022 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 35305325;
Recognition of cartoon-based e-cigarette-related marketing is associated with e-cigarette use among adolescents.
Addict Behav. 2022 Jul;130:107312. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107312. Epub 2022 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 35334299;
Inefficiency of two-stage designs in phase II oncology clinical trials with high proportion of inevaluable patients.
Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 Jul 19;120:106849. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2022.106849. Epub 2022 Jul 19. PubMed PMID: 35868503;
- Human Molecular Genetics