Albert Hofman
Primary Faculty

Albert Hofman

Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology


Other Positions

Chair, Department of Epidemiology


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Albert Hofman, MD, PhD is the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and the Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Dr. Hofman was the chairman of the department of Epidemiology of the Erasmus Medical Center/Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 1988 until 2016. He has been science director of the graduate school Netherlands Institute for Health sciences (Nihes) since its start in 1990 until 2015.


Whole-exome sequencing of 14?389 individuals from the ESP and CHARGE consortia identifies novel rare variation associated with hemostatic factors.

Pankratz N, Wei P, Brody JA, Chen MH, de Vries PS, Huffman JE, Stimson MR, Auer PL, Boerwinkle E, Cushman M, de Maat MPM, Folsom AR, Franco OH, Gibbs RA, Haagenson KK, Hofman A, Johnsen JM, Kovar CL, Kraaij R, McKnight B, Metcalf GA, Muzny D, Psaty BM, Tang W, Uitterlinden AG, van Rooij JGJ, Dehghan A, O'Donnell CJ, Reiner AP, Morrison AC, Smith NL.

Hum Mol Genet. 2022 09 10. 31(18):3120-3132. PMID: 35552711

Associations of carotid intima media thickness with gene expression in whole blood and genetically predicted gene expression across 48 tissues.

Castaneda AB, Petty LE, Scholz M, Jansen R, Weiss S, Zhang X, Schramm K, Beutner F, Kirsten H, Schminke U, Hwang SJ, Marzi C, Dhana K, Seldenrijk A, Krohn K, Homuth G, Wolf P, Peters MJ, Dörr M, Peters A, van Meurs JBJ, Uitterlinden AG, Kavousi M, Levy D, Herder C, van Grootheest G, Waldenberger M, Meisinger C, Rathmann W, Thiery J, Polak J, Koenig W, Seissler J, Bis JC, Franceshini N, Giambartolomei C, Hofman A, Franco OH, Penninx BWJH, Prokisch H, Völzke H, Loeffler M, O'Donnell CJ, Below JE, Dehghan A, de Vries PS.

Hum Mol Genet. 2022 03 31. 31(7):1171-1182. PMID: 34788810


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