Department of
Epidemiology &

Genetic Epidemiology

Global Health

Behavior and Prevention

Health Care

Modern Biostatistics


Robert C. Elston, Ph.D.


Amasa B. Ford, MD Professor of Geriatric Medicine

Distinguished University Professor

Office: Wolstein Research Bldg., Rm 1304

Phone: (216) 368-5630

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Ph.D. 1959, Cornell University
M.A. 1957, Cambridge University
Dip.Ag. 1956 Cambridge University
Research Interests
Development of statistical methods for analyzing individual, family and pedigree data for the identification of genes that cause disease, implementing them in computer programs, and applying them in collaborative research with others who collect family data.
1955-1956 Coulthurst Scholar

1956-1957 King George VI Memorial Fellow

1956-1959 Cornell Scholar

1969 Elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association

1966-1976 NIH Career Development Awardee

1973-1974 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow

1977-1979 NIMH Research Scientist Awardee

1979-1980 Awardee Macy Fellowship(declined)

1992 Hoch Award From the American Psychopathological Association

1994 Wick R. Williams Memorial Award from the Fox Chase Cancer Center

1995 Leadership Award from the International Genetic Epidemiology Society

1996 William Allan Award from American Society of Human Genetics

1997 President of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society

1998 NIH Merit (Methods to Extend Research in Time) Award

2000 Lead invited speaker at the Grand Opening of the new Sir Henry Wellcome Building of Genomic Medicine Oxford Univeristy

2001 Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics

2002 International Genetic Epidemiology Society, Special Tribute to Robert C. Elston on the occasion of his 70th birthday

2003 Inaugural Visiting Professor in Visiting Professorship Program Clinical Genomics at Mayo Clinic

2003 July-August issue of human Heredity dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of: Elston RC, Haseman JK.  The investigation
          of linkage between a quantitative trait and a marker locus; Behav Genet 1972; 2:3-19.

2004 Bernard G. Greenberg, Distinguished Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biostatistics

2004 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award for Statistical Science, School of Public Health, Harvard University

2006 Elected Fellow of the Ohio Academy of Science

2007 John H. Blaffer Visiting Professor Award, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

2007 Excellence in Human Genetics Education Award, American Society of Human Genetics
Courses Taught
EPBI 457: Genetic Linkage Analysis
EPBI 472: Special Topics in Statistical Genetics
EPBI 480: Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Professional Memberships
International Biometric Society (1957-)
American Statistical Association (Elected Fellow 1969, 1960- )
American Society of Human Genetics (1961- )
Royal Statistical Society (1962- )
American Journal of Human Genetics (Editorial Board, 1977-1982)
Genetic Epidemiology (Editorial Board, 1984-1996)
Institute of Mathematical Statistics (1986- )
Genetics Selection Evolution (International Advisory Board, 1992-1997)
International Genetic Epidemiology Society (President 1997, 1991- )
Link To Publications

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