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Dr Paul Yousefi

Dr Paul Yousefi

Dr Paul Yousefi
BA(UC Berkeley), MPH(UC Berkeley), PhD(UC Berkeley)

Senior Research Associate in Epigenetic Epidemiology

Office BS10
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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+44 (0) 117 33 14013



Paul Yousefi is an epigenetic epidemiologist interested in applying emerging methods in biostatistics and machine learning to draw inference in large omic data analysis. As a researcher with the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, Paul is examining how diverse environmental and social factors become embodied in DNA methylation patterns using population-based human studies, including the ALSPAC cohort. He completed his master’s degree (2011) and doctorate (2016) at the University of California, Berkeley where he focussed on techniques for bias reduction in epigenome-wide association studies, and exposure to environmental pesticides and flame-retardants on DNA methylation during critical periods of development. He has also worked extensively with large international consortia such as PACE (Pregnancy and Childhood Epigentics), contributing to projects evaluating patterns of altered DNA methylation associated with smoking, air pollution, and birth weight.

Activities / Findings



  • Epigenetics
  • DNA methylation


  • Machine learning



Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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