Llilda Barata

Llilda Barata

Current Position

Postdoctoral Scholar




Year University Degree, Major
2012 University of Washington PhD, Public Health Genetics
2005 The George Washington University MPH, Epidemiology
2000 Trinity Washington University BS, Biology




Research Interests

  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Gene-lifestyle interactions
  • Cardiovascular and Liver diseases
  • ELSI (ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic research)
  • Translation of genetics from bench to clinic


Research Brief

Dr. Barata is a postdoctoral scholar in genetic epidemiology in the Divisions of Biostatistics and Statistical Genomics.  She received her PhD in Public Health Genetics from the University of Washington, and her MPH from The George Washington University.  Dr. Barata’s research interest focuses on understanding the interactions between genetics, the environment, and social factors, and their role on cardiovascular disease and liver disease. Currently her work involves understanding the contribution of gene-environment interactions on the development of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.  In addition, she is interested in scientific research pertaining to the translation, and application of genetic knowledge to the areas of public health and medicine, and the associated ethical, legal and social implications.


Representative Publications