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 the current Acting Chair in the Biostatistics department, Professor, 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 offers graduate courses in statistical genetics. He has served in various roles including as an Academic Leadership Academy Fellow and Chair of CPH Faculty Council and the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee at the University of Kentucky. 

Dr. Fardo's Curriculum Vitae

View PDF

Dr. Fardo on Scholars@UK

External Link

Dr. Fardo's NCBI Bibliography

External Link

Dr. Fardo on Google Scholar

External Link


  • 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

National Public Health Week 2023

Centering and Celebrating Cultures in Health during April 3-7

Learn More