His research is focused in the genetic epidemiology

His research is focused in the genetic epidemiology

Argyrios Ziogas is an Associate Professor at the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at UC Irvine Medical Center, University of Southern California.

Dr. Argyrios Ziogas’ research focuses on statistical models for analysis in genetic (family based) data; development of statistical methods that deal with ascertainment bias; and the examination of gene-environment and gene-gene interactions that may be involved in the etiology of breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer.

“My interest is in determining the efficiency of such designs and comparing the relative efficiency across different study designs. Other research interests include developing methods of correction for measurement error in case-control and cohort studies. In particular, I am concerned with situations where information on exposure data (measured and true) exists in part of the subjects but not in all participants. Another area related to the above is my interest in developing statistical methods for family validation studies”.

He studied Physics at the University of Athens and he obtained his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Southern California.

In 1996 he was a Lecturer at UCLA School of Public Health and from 1996 – 2003 he was an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UC Irvine.

He is one of the 10 Greek scientists among the 418 researchers who participated in genomic study which identifies 12 genetic variations that raise the likelihood of epithelial ovarian cancer. Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most common type of ovarian cancer. The results of the study were published in the journal Nature Genetics. The study was conducted as part of the OncoArray Consortium in an attempt to identify the genetic background for most common cancers.