Dr. Hodge has extensive experience and an international reputation in mathematical modeling in human genetics and genetic epidemiology. Originally trained in applied mathematics (DSc, Applied Mathematics, 1976), Dr. Hodge has made numerous recognized contributions to statistical genetics. On the theoretical/mathematical side, she has published influential papers in linkage analysis methodologies, association analysis, efficient genetic study design, ascertainment issues, genetic heterogeneity, genetic anticipation, the use of SNPs, population stratification, multipoint mapping, etc. On the applied side, she worked in the field of psychiatric genetics for over 25 years, at Washington University in St. Louis (1977-78), at UCLA (1978-1988), and at Columbia University (1988-2012), where she was involved in a long-term project investigating the genetics of panic disorder. She has also worked on the genetics of other common diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and primary pulmonary hypertension. She has published widely in respected journals in human genetics and mathematical modeling (American Journal of Human Genetics, American Journal of Medical Genetics, Annals of Human Genetics, European Journal of Human Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Biometrics, Human Heredity, Biological Psychiatry, etc.) She has been a member for many years of the American Society of Human Genetics, the Biometrics Society, and the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (Founding Member), and she has served as a Associate Editor of Human Heredity since 1998. She directed a training program (the Genetics of Complex Disorders program) at Columbia University (2002-2012) and is widely recognized as an unusually gifted lecturer & teacher. In 2012 Dr. Hodge moved to Columbus to join the faculties of Ohio State University and of the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she expects to continue her research on statistical methods for analyzing human genetic diseases.