Laura Jarmila Rasmussen-Torvik

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Research Interests

Dr. Rasmussen-Torvik is a genetic epidemiologist interested in genetic risk factors for common chronic diseases. She is involved in large-scale genetic studies designed to detect novel genetic risk factors for chronic diseases. Dr. Rasmussen-Torvik is also interested in translating the results of GWAS and sequencing studies into clinical care by identifying variants associated with treatment response. As part of this work, she is also interested in developing methods to communicate information about testing for common genetic risk factors to the public.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Minnesota

… → 2007

MPH, University of Minnesota

… → 2004


  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Genetic Testing/Counseling
  • Genetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Diabetes
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Epidemiology

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Research Output 2003 2018

3 Citations

Association of Bariatric Surgery Using Laparoscopic Banding, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Usual Care Obesity Management With All-Cause Mortality

Reges, O., Greenland, P., Dicker, D., Leibowitz, M., Hoshen, M., Gofer, I., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J. & Balicer, R. D. Jan 16 2018 In : JAMA. 319, 3, p. 279-290 12 p.

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Bariatric Surgery
Gastric Bypass
Morbid Obesity
Kaplan-Meier Estimate
Electronic Health Records
Health Personnel
1 Citations

A novel TCF7L2 type 2 diabetes SNP identified from fine mapping in African American women

Haddad, S. A. , Palmer, J. R. , Lunetta, K. L. , Ng, M. C. Y. , Ruiz-Narváez, E. A. , Shriner, D. , Chen, B. H. , Li, J. , Chen, W. M. , Guo, X. , Liu, J. , Bielinski, S. J. , Yanek, L. R. , Nalls, M. A. , Comeau, M. E. , Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J. , Jensen, R. A. , Evans, D. S. , Sun, Y. V. , An, P. & 31 others Patel, S. R., Lu, Y., Long, J., Armstrong, L. L., Wagenknecht, L., Yang, L., Snively, B. M., Palmer, N. D., Mudgal, P., Langefeld, C. D., Keene, K. L., Freedman, B. I., Mychaleckyj, J. C., Nayak, U., Raffel, L. J., Goodarzi, M. O., Chen, Y. D. I., Taylor, H. A., Correa, A., Sims, M., Couper, D., Pankow, J. S., Boerwinkle, E., Adeyemo, A., Doumatey, A., Chen, G., Mathias, R. A., Vaidya, D., Lowe, W. L., Hayes, M. G. & MEDIA Consortium Mar 1 2017 In : PLoS ONE. 12, 3, e0172577

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Medical problems
noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
6 Citations

Apolipoprotein L1 Variants and Blood Pressure Traits in African Americans

Nadkarni, G. N., Galarneau, G., Ellis, S. B., Nadukuru, R., Zhang, J., Scott, S. A., Schurmann, C., Li, R., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Kho, A. N., Hayes, M. G., Pacheco, J. A., Manolio, T. A., Chisholm, R. L., Roden, D. M., Denny, J. C., Kenny, E. E. & Bottinger, E. P. Mar 28 2017 In : Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 69, 12, p. 1564-1574 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Blood Pressure
2 Citations

Concordance between Research Sequencing and Clinical Pharmacogenetic Genotyping in the eMERGE-PGx Study

Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J. , Almoguera, B. , Doheny, K. F. , Freimuth, R. R. , Gordon, A. S. , Hakonarson, H. , Hawkins, J. B. , Husami, A. , Ivacic, L. C. , Kullo, I. J. , Linderman, M. D. , Manolio, T. A. , Obeng, A. O. , Pellegrino, R. , Prows, C. A. , Ritchie, M. D. , Smith, M. E. , Stallings, S. C. , Wolf, W. A. , Zhang, K. & 1 others Scott, S. A. Jul 1 2017 In : Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. 19, 4, p. 561-566 6 p.

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