Adjunct Associate Professor
Department: School of Medicine, School of Public Health
16-035 Center for Health Sciences
650 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
Keywords: Public Health, Health, Medicine
Julia Bailey became interested in evolutionary biology and statistical genetics during her first degree working with insects. In graduate school she started studying Epidemiology and Human genetics. Most of her career has been focused on methods to find genes for complex traits using large extended pedigrees. These large, extended families allow the study of co-segregation of specific DNA and the clinical and subclinical phenotypes. Dr. Bailey studies families collected from various countries including Honduras, Mexico, Armenia and the United States, some families have over 100 members and more than 9 affected members. She also is an editor for the Honduran journal Innovare.