Heather Gordish-Dressman

Heather Gordish-Dressman, PhD.

Dr. Gordish-Dressman is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Genomic and Precision Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and in the Center for Translational Research at Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Gordish-Dressman has worked with Dr. Eric Hoffman and served as the primary statistician for the Center for Genetic Medicine Research since 2002.  She specializes in the analysis of various types of genetic data including large-scale cohort studies, proteomic data, microarray data and single nucleotide polymorphism data in both candidate gene and GWAS studies.  She has served as the statistician for Dr. Kanneboyina Nagaraju’s Pre-clinical Murine Testing Facility at CNMC and continues this work as a consulting statistician for AGADA BioSciences.  Since 2010, Dr. Gordish-Dressman has provided statistical support to the Cooperative International Neuromuscular Research Group (CINRG) under the direction of Dr. Cnaan.  Here she focused on the analysis of natural history studies and facilitated collaborations with academic and industry partners.  Dr. Gordish-Dressman joined the TREAT-NMD TACT as a Core Committee Member in 2018.  Dr. Gordish-Dressman has provided statistical support to a large number of collaborators both within CNMC and at other institutions around the world.  She has co-authored 100 scientific publications on a wide variety of topics including, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, asthma, necrotizing enterocolitis, biomarkers of disease and drug treatment, obesity and metabolic traits, and muscle strength and fitness.