Laura Jarmila Rasmussen-Torvik

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Research Interests

Dr. Rasmussen-Torvik is a genetic epidemiologist interested in the identification of genetic risk factors for chronic diseases and the implementation of genomics into clinical care. She is also interested in the use of electronic health records in clinical and epidemiological research.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Minnesota

… → 2007

MPH, University of Minnesota

… → 2004


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

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Grants 2011 2023

Antidepressive Agents
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Fetal Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2D6
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A
Pregnant Women

Research Output 2003 2019

An ancillary genomics system to support the return of pharmacogenomic results

Rasmussen, L. V., Smith, M. E., Almaraz, F., Persell, S. D., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Pacheco, J. A., Chisholm, R. L., Christensen, C., Herr, T. M., Wehbe, F. & Starren, J. B., Feb 19 2019, In : Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 26, 4, p. 306-310 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clinical Decision Support Systems
Electronic Health Records
Information Storage and Retrieval

Clinical correlates and heritability of cardiac mechanics: The HyperGEN study

Khan, S. S., Kim, K-Y. A., Peng, J., Aguilar, F. G., Selvaraj, S., Martinez, E. E., Baldridge, A. S., Sha, J., Irvin, M. R., Broeckel, U., Arnett, D. K., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J. & Shah, S. J., Jan 1 2019, In : International Journal of Cardiology. 274, p. 208-213 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molecular Epidemiology
African Americans
Social Adjustment

Detecting potential pleiotropy across cardiovascular and neurological diseases using univariate, bivariate, and multivariate methods on 43,870 individuals from the eMERGE network

Zhang, X., Veturi, Y., Verma, S., Bone, W., Verma, A., Lucas, A., Hebbring, S., Denny, J. C., Stanaway, I. B., Jarvik, G. P., Crosslin, D., Larson, E. B., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Pendergrass, S. A., Smoller, J. W., Hakonarson, H., Sleiman, P., Weng, C., Fasel, D., Wei, W. Q. & 4 othersKullo, I., Schaid, D., Chung, W. K. & Ritchie, M. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. 24, p. 272-283 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic Health Records
Cardiovascular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases

Life's Simple 7 and Peripheral Artery Disease: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Unkart, J. T., Allison, M. A., Criqui, M. H., McDermott, M. M., Wood, A. C., Folsom, A. R., Lloyd-Jones, D. M., Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Allen, N. B., Burke, G., Szklo, M., Cushman, M., McClelland, R. L. & Wassel, C. L., Feb 1 2019, In : American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 56, 2, p. 262-270 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peripheral Arterial Disease
Ankle Brachial Index
1 Citation (Scopus)
Electronic Health Records
Herpes Zoster
Medical Records