Christopher Ryan King

University of Chicago

I am a trainee of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) dual MD/PhD program in the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. My PhD in biostatistics was completed in the Health Studies department. I defended my dissertation May 2012. I'm applying for anesthesiology residency spots this year.

My PhD focused on statistical genetics, in particular methods for phenotype association in resequencing studies. There are a few questions which made up my dissertation:

There's also a lot of implementation that went with that. I wrote and modified software to The datasets I ended up working with are There are a number of extensions which are in an advanced stage of progress but didn't make it into the dissertation: There are some side projects that I may never actually do, but am keeping on the back-burner for future research: Advisers

My primary adviser was Dan Nicolae in the Departments of Statistics, Human Genetics, and Medicine. My committee chair was Paul Rathouz who recently left the Department of Health Studies for Biostatistics at UW-Madison. Jonathan Pritchard (Human Genetics), Ronald Thisted (Health Studies), and Dezheng Huo (Health Studies) are also on my committee.
I previously did some applied sleep / cardiovascular epidemiology with Diane Lauderdale, also in Health Studies at the University of Chicago.
Before coming to Chicago, I worked with Boris Kovatchev at the University of Virginia on methods for continuous glucose sensors.


I received a PhD in Health Studies from the University of Chicago in 2012.
I received a BS in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Virginia in 2005.

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This is what I looked like in 2007