Maria Niarchou, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Genetic Medicine

VKC Member

Overview of Interests

Dr. Niarchou is a genetic epidemiologist with a background in psychology who is trained in the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) data for genetic and epidemiological research. She currently works at Vanderbilt’s Genetic Institute, and her research mostly focuses on the genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism. Specifically, using Vanderbilt’s HER data, she has investigated the medical conditions associated with genetic scores for autism and ADHD across genetic ancestries and sexes. She has also tested the genetic pathways associated with sleep problems within the HER.