Julian Little

Julian Little, PhD holds a Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology, and is a Professor in (and Chair of) the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa. His PhD, from Aberdeen University, was on problems of ascertainment of congenital anomalies. Subsequently, he worked for the EUROCAT Central Registry in Brussels (Belgium), as a lecturer in epidemiology in Nottingham University, as an epidemiologist in the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, and as Professor of Epidemiology at Aberdeen University, during which he spent a sabbatical year at the Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention, CDC, Atlanta. His current research includes empirical work on potential biases in genetic association studies, harmonization of biobanks, the potential value of germline genetic profiling in prediction of risk for chronic disease, the potential value of information on family history in predicting risk for chronic disease, potential value of information on HPV and other factors in management of women with low-grade cervical abnormalities, and etiology of cleft lip and palate.