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myHSteam Medical Reviewer | Lynn Petukhova, Ph.D.

Posted on April 25, 2022

Lynn Petukhova, Ph.D.

Lynn Petukhova, Ph.D.

Dr. Lynn Petukhova is an assistant professor in the department of dermatology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUMC) in New York City. Dr. Petukhova received her academic training at CUMC in the departments of biostatistics and epidemiology. As a genetic epidemiologist, she studies diseases that span the spectrum of etiological heterogeneity, deciphering single-gene causes of rare disorders and resolving allelic contributions to diseases that are common in the population. Her research is primarily focused on gene discovery and the generation of medically relevant insight by translating genetic evidence to disease mechanisms.

Dr. Petukhova works with genetic data from genome-wide genotyping assays, from targeted resequencing across linkage disequilibrium blocks identified in genome-wide association studies, from exome sequencing in family cohorts and cohorts of unrelated people, and from public resources such as “Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man” and “The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements.” She also works with data from electronic health records and clinical registries.


  • Boston College (B.A., M.S.)
  • Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Professional Accolades

  • Columbia University Epidemiology Merit Fellow
  • Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Social Media Accounts and Websites

  • Twitter:@LynnPetukhova