Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs, Indiana University School of Medicine

Tatiana Foroud, PhD, was recently named the executive associate dean for research affairs, Indiana University (IU) Health’s executive vice president of academic affairs for clinical research and the August M. Watanabe Professor for Medical Research, and remains as the Joe C. Christian Professor and chair of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Foroud also is a Distinguished Professor and a Chancellor’s Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Over the course of her more than 25 years with the IU School of Medicine, Dr. Foroud has been actively involved in the genetics of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as studies of alcoholism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. A statistical geneticist by training, she leads several large National Institutes of Health-funded biorepositories focused on the development of effective biomarkers of disease onset and progression.