Skip to main
University-wide Navigation
a profile photograph of David Fardo
Healthy Kentucky Research Building, Room 372 & Multi-Disciplinary Science Building, Room 401C

Dr. David Fardo is a Professor of Biostatistics and the inaugural Stephen W. Wyatt Endowed Professor of Public Health. He serves as Affiliate Faculty in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and as co-Investigator in the National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded UK Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC).

Dr. Fardo is currently the principal investigator of two awards from the NIA, researching genetic risk factors contributing to various neuropathological endophenotypes and multiple neurodegenerative diseases. His currently funded collaborative work ranges from therapeutic targeting of the genes TREM2 and SHIP1 for AD to investigating novel pathogenetic mechanisms for hippocampal sclerosis and risk factors for conversion to mixed dementias.

He has developed several courses across the spectrum of CPH degree programs and offer graduate courses in statistical genetics. He has served UK and CPH in a variety of roles including as an Academic Leadership Academy Fellow and as Chair of CPH Faculty Council and the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee.


  • PhD, AM, Biostatistics
    • Harvard University
  • MS, Statistics
    • University of Kentucky
  • BS, Mathematics and Statistics
    • Miami University

Research Interests

  • Statistical genetics and genomics
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Neuropathologies of aging
  • Biostatistics education