Mary K Wojczynski

Mary K Wojczynski


Current Position

Research Assistant Professor



Year University Degree, Major
1995 University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point BS, Biology & Mathematics
1999 Emory University MPH, Epidemiology
2006 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD, Epidemiology


Research Interests

  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease and it Risk Factors
  • Aging
  • Nutrition
  • Racial Disparities & Genetic Differences
  • Pharmacoepidemiology

Representative Publications

Lai CQ, Wojczynski MK, Parnell LD, Hidalgo BA, Irvin MR, Aslibekyan S, Province MA, Absher DM, Arnett DK, Ordovás JM. Epigenome-wide association study of triglyceride postprandial responses to a high-fat dietary challenge. J Lipid Res. 2016 Dec;57(12):2200-2207. PubMed PMID: 27777315.

Wojczynski MK, Parnell LD, Pollin TI, Lai CQ, Feitosa MF, O’Connell JR, Frazier-Wood AC, Gibson Q, Aslibekyan S, Ryan KA, Province MA, Tiwari HK, Ordovas JM, Shuldiner AR, Arnett DK, Borecki IB. Genome-wide association study of triglyceride response to a high-fat meal among participants of the NHLBI Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network (GOLDN). Metabolism. 2015 Oct;64(10):1359-71. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2015.07.001. PubMed PMID: 26256467; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4573277.

Nettleton JA, Follis JL, Ngwa JS, Smith CE, Ahmad S, Tanaka T, Wojczynski MK, at al. Gene × dietary pattern interactions in obesity: analysis of up to 68 317 adults of European ancestry. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Aug 15;24(16):4728-38. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddv186. PubMed PMID: 25994509; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC4512626.

Minster RL, Sanders JL, Singh J, Kammerer CM, Barmada MM, Matteini AM, Zhang Q, Wojczynski MK, Daw EW, Brody JA, Arnold AM, Lunetta KL, Murabito JM, Christensen K, Perls TT, Province MA, Newman AB. Genome-Wide Association Study and Linkage Analysis of the Healthy Aging Index. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Aug;70(8):1003-8. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glv006. PubMed PMID: 25758594; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4506316.

Thyagarajan B, Wojczynski M, Minster RL, Sanders J, Barral S, Christiansen L, Barr RG, Newman A; CHARGE consortium, SpiroMeta consortium. Genetic variants associated with lung function: the long life family study. Respir Res. 2014 Nov 1;15:134. doi: 10.1186/s12931-014-0134-x. PubMed PMID: 25409777; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4228089.