Joanne Sordillo

Joanne E. Sordillo, ScD, MS, is a Research Scientist in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She is an asthma epidemiologist with a background in clinical laboratory science, environmental exposure assessment and the microbiome.  Dr. Sordillo specializes in gene by environment interaction studies, and is PI of an NIH funded study on An Integrative Genomics Approach to Gene by Environment Interactions in Asthma. She is a member of the Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics (CHeRP), and a co-investigator on the Age-Dependent Pharmacogenomics of Asthma Treatment (ADAPT) study, which aims to uncover how genomic determinants of asthma treatment response vary by age. Her research interests are in environmental health, pharmacogenetics and pediatrics.

Dr. Sordillo received her ScD from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (Department of Work Environment).  She taught a graduate course in Toxicology and Health there from 2009-2010.  Dr. Sordillo was previously an Assistant Professor in the Channing Division of Network Medicine where she also conducted her research fellowship.  Prior to entering academia, she worked in a biopharmaceutical characterization lab, and in the proteomics department at the Harvard Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics. 


Harvard Medical School (Department of Population Medicine)


NIAID, NIEHS, NHLBI, MCAN Workshop Report: The Indoor Environment and Childhood Asthma: Implications for Home Environmental Intervention in Asthma Prevention and Management. (Pubmed Abstract)

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Harvard Medical School

Department of Population Medicine

401 Park Drive, Suite 401

Boston, MA 02215