Roger M. Siervogel, PhD

Major Active Projects

  • Serial changes and associations among patterns of change in body composition, fat-related variables, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (e.g., lipids and lipoproteins, blood pressure, fatness, and fat distribution)
  • Genetic epidemiology of risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Causal relationships among body composition, adipose tissue distribution, lifestyle, and risk factors for disease
  • The development, implementation, and validation of new methods for the study of body composition

Professional Positions

  • 1993-present Director, Lifespan Health Research Center, Department of Community Health, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
  • 1990-present Fels Professor, Department of Community Health, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
  • 1985-present Fels Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
  • 1988-1989 Visiting Professor, Department of Biometry & Genetics, LSU Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
  • 1979-1985 Fels Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
  • 1977-1979 Fels Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
  • 1974-1977 Research Scientist, Section of Growth and Genetics, Fels Research Institute, Yellow Springs, OH
  • 1973-1974 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1971-1973 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC

Selected Activities and Honors

  • 2006-2009 Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research
  • 2002 "Wright State University President's Award for Faculty Excellence in Research"
  • 1998-2001 Secretary-Treasurer, International Genetic Epidemiology Society
  • 1995 "Wright State University President's Award for Excellence, Outstanding Unit," awarded to the Division of Human Biology - "in recognition of efforts in establishing and maintaining an environment of excellence"
  • 1993 "Outstanding Faculty Member Award" from the Academy of Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine - "awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in medical education and research"
  • 1988-1992 Elected Member of Executive Board, Human Biology Council
  • 1984-1988 Member, Epidemiology and Disease Control Study Section 1, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of Health
  • 1981-1985 Editorial Board, Human Biology
  • 1980-1984 Secretary-Treasurer: Human Biology Council
Education History: 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Postdoctoral, 1971-73, Human Genetics

University of Oregon, Eugene, Ph.D., 1971, Genetics

Arizona State University, Tempe, M.S., 1968, Genetics

Arizona State University, Tempe, B.S., 1967, Zoology

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