U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Robert Hanson

 Contact Info

Tel: 602-200-5207
Email: rhanson@phx.niddk.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • FellowPhoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch, NIDDK1991–1993
  • ResidentPreventive Medicine, State University of New York-Stony Brook1989–1991
  • ResidentState University of New York-Stony Brook1986–1989
  • M.P.H.Columbia University1991
  • M.D.University of Kansas1986

 Related Links


    • Epidemiology/Population Sciences


    A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

    Traurig MT, Orczewska JI, Ortiz DJ, Bian L, Marinelarena AM, Kobes S, Malhotra A, Hanson RL, Mason CC, Knowler WC, Bogardus C, Baier LJ. Evidence for a Role of LPGAT1 in Influencing BMI and Percent Body Fat in Native Americans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jun 22. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Thearle MS, Muller YL, Hanson RL, Mullins M, Abdussamad M, Tran J, Knowler WC, Bogardus C, Krakoff J, Baier LJ. Greater impact of melanocortin-4 receptor deficiency on rates of growth and risk of type 2 diabetes during childhood compared with adulthood in Pima Indians. Diabetes. 2012 Jan; 61:250-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Berhane AM, Weil EJ, Knowler WC, Nelson RG, Hanson RL. Albuminuria and estimated glomerular filtration rate as predictors of diabetic end-stage renal disease and death. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Oct; 6:2444-51. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Malhotra A, Kobes S, Knowler WC, Baier LJ, Bogardus C, Hanson RL. A genome-wide association study of BMI in American Indians. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Oct; 19:2102-6. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Hanson RL, Millis MP, Young NJ, Kobes S, Nelson RG, Knowler WC, DiStefano JK. ELMO1 variants and susceptibility to diabetic nephropathy in American Indians. Mol Genet Metab. 2010 Dec; 101:383-90. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Franks PW, Hanson RL, Knowler WC, Sievers ML, Bennett PH, Looker HC. Childhood obesity, other cardiovascular risk factors, and premature death. N Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 11; 362:485-93. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Traurig M, Mack J, Hanson RL, Ghoussaini M, Meyre D, Knowler WC, Kobes S, Froguel P, Bogardus C, Baier LJ. Common variation in SIM1 is reproducibly associated with BMI in Pima Indians. Diabetes. 2009 Jul; 58:1682-9. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Rong R, Hanson RL, Ortiz D, Wiedrich C, Kobes S, Knowler WC, Bogardus C, Baier LJ. Association analysis of variation in/near FTO, CDKAL1, SLC30A8, HHEX, EXT2, IGF2BP2, LOC387761, and CDKN2B with type 2 diabetes and related quantitative traits in Pima Indians. Diabetes. 2009 Feb; 58:478-88. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Hanson RL, Bogardus C, Duggan D, Kobes S, Knowlton M, Infante AM, Marovich L, Benitez D, Baier LJ, Knowler WC. A search for variants associated with young-onset type 2 diabetes in American Indians in a 100K genotyping array. Diabetes. 2007 Dec; 56:3045-52. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Hanson RL, Craig DW, Millis MP, Yeatts KA, Kobes S, Pearson JV, Lee AM, Knowler WC, Nelson RG, Wolford JK. Identification of PVT1 as a candidate gene for end-stage renal disease in type 2 diabetes using a pooling-based genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism association study. Diabetes. 2007 Apr; 56:975-83. [Full Text/Abstract]
    Hanson RL, Imperatore G, Bennett PH, Knowler WC. Components of the "metabolic syndrome" and incidence of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes. 2002 Oct; 51:3120-7. [Full Text/Abstract]