David Fardo, PhD
725 Rose St.
MDS 205E
Lexington, KY 40536-0082
Contact: | 859.218.2070



PhD & AM, Biostatistics
Harvard University


MS, Statistics
University of Kentucky



BS, Mathematics and Statistics
Miami University


Dr. David Fardo is a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. He also serves as Affiliate Faculty in the NIA-funded UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Dr. Fardo is currently principal investigator on two NIA subawards, researching genetic risk factors contributing to multiple neurodegenerative diseases and the genetic architecture of cognitively-defined Alzheimer’s subtypes.  He is also co-PI on a pilot project “Searching for Genetic Modifiers in Familial ALS,” supported by the UK Igniting Research Collaboration program. Dr. Fardo has previously been PI on the NIA pilot award “Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Genome-wide Investigation of Interrelated Pathways” and the NIA mentored career development grant “Statistical Genetics Methods for Mixed Pathologies.”

Research Interests:
  • Statistical genetics
  • Genome-wide association studies
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Family-based association testing
  • Statistics education