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Rachel L. Kember

Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
3535 Market Street
Suite 551
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-1956
Education:
BSc (Psychology)
University of Leeds, 2006.
MSc (Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry)
Kings College London, 2008.
PhD (Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry)
Kings College London, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2017.
Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania, 2017-2020.
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Selected Publications

Li Ruowang, Duan Rui, Kember Rachel L., Moore Jason .H., Chen Yong.: A regression framework to uncover pleiotropy in large-scale electronic health record data. JAMIA 26(10): 1083-1090, October 2019.

Bick Alexander G, Akwo Elvis, Robinson-Cohen Cassianne, Lee Kyung, Lynch Julie, Assimes Themistocles L, DuVall Scott, Edwards Todd, Fang Huaying, Freiberg S Matthew, Giri Ayush, Huffman Jennifer E, Huang Jie, Hull Leland, Kember Rachel L, Klarin Derek, Lee Jennifer S, Levin Michael, Miller Donald R, Natarajan Pradeep, Saleheen Danish, Shao Qing, Sun Yan V, Tang Hua, Wilson Otis, Chang Kyong-Mi, Cho Kelly, Concato John, Gaziano J Michael, Kathiresan Sekar, O'Donnell Chris J, Rader Daniel J, Tsao Philip S, Wilson Peter W, Hung Adriana M, Damrauer Scott M: Association of APOL1 Risk Alleles with Cardiovascular Disease in African Americans in the Million Veteran Program. Circulation 140(12): 1031-1040, September 2019.

Park Joeseph, Levin Michael, Haggerty Christopher M., Hartzel Dustin N., Judy Renae, Kember Rachel L., Reza Nosheen, Jones Marcus, Ritchie Marylyn D., Owens Anjali T., Damrauer Scott M., Rader Daniel J.: A genome-first approach to aggregating rare genetic variants in LMNA for association with electronic health record phenotypes. Genetics in Medicine August 2019 Notes: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41436-019-0625-8 [E-Pub Ahead of Print]

Gordon K.S., McGinnis K., Dao C., Rentsch C., Small A., Vickers Smith R., Kember R.L., Gelernter J., Kranzler H.R., Bryant K.J., Justice A.C. : Differentiating Types of Self-Reported Alcohol Abstinence. AIDS and Behavior August 2019 Notes: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02638-x [E-Pub Ahead of Print]

Rentsch Christopher T, Edelman E Jennifer, Justice Amy C, Marshall Brandon D L, Xu Ke, Smith Andrew H, Crystal Stephen, Gaither Julie R, Gordon Adam J, Smith Rachel V, Kember Rachel L, Polimanti Renato, Gelernter Joel, Fiellin David A, Tate Janet P, Kranzler Henry R, Becker William C: Patterns and Correlates of Prescription Opioid Receipt Among US Veterans: A National, 18-Year Observational Cohort Study. AIDS and behavior July 2019 Notes: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02608-3 [E-Pub Ahead of Print]

Haggerty Christopher M, Damrauer Scott M, Levin Michael G, Birtwell David, Carey David J, Golden Alicia M, Hartzel Dustin N, Hu Yirui, Judy Renae, Kelly Melissa A, Kember Rachel L, Lester Kirchner H, Leader Joseph B, Liang Lusha, McDermott-Roe Chris, Babu Apoorva, Morley Michael, Nealy Zachariah, Person Thomas N, Pulenthiran Arichanah, Small Aeron, Smelser Diane T, Stahl Richard C, Sturm Amy C, Williams Heather, Baras Aris, Margulies Kenneth B, Cappola Thomas P, Dewey Frederick E, Verma Anurag, Zhang Xinyuang, Correa Adolfo, Hall Michael E, Wilson James G, Ritchie Marylyn D, Rader Daniel J, Murray Michael F, Fornwalt Brandon K, Arany Zoltan: Genomics-First Evaluation of Heart Disease Associated With Titin-Truncating Variants. Circulation 140(1): 42-54, July 2019.

Damrauer Scott M, Hardie Kara, Kember Rachel L, Judy Renae, Birtwell David, Williams Heather, Rader Daniel J, Pyeritz Reed E: FBN1 Coding Variants and Nonsyndromic Aortic Disease. Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine 12(6): e002454, June 2019.

Kranzler Henry R, Zhou Hang, Kember Rachel L, Vickers Smith Rachel, Justice Amy C, Damrauer Scott, Tsao Philip S, Klarin Derek, Baras Aris, Reid Jeffrey, Overton John, Rader Daniel J, Cheng Zhongshan, Tate Janet P, Becker William C, Concato John, Xu Ke, Polimanti Renato, Zhao Hongyu, Gelernter Joel: Genome-wide association study of alcohol consumption and use disorder in 274,424 individuals from multiple populations. Nature communications 10(1): 1499, April 2019.

Pizzo Lucilla, Jensen Matthew, Polyak Andrew, Rosenfeld Jill A, Mannik Katrin, Krishnan Arjun, McCready Elizabeth, Pichon Olivier, Le Caignec Cedric, Van Dijck Anke, Pope Kate, Voorhoeve Els, Yoon Jieun, Stankiewicz Paweł, Cheung Sau Wai, Pazuchanics Damian, Huber Emily, Kumar Vijay, Kember Rachel L, Mari Francesca, Curró Aurora, Castiglia Lucia, Galesi Ornella, Avola Emanuela, Mattina Teresa, Fichera Marco, Mandarà Luana, Vincent Marie, Nizon Mathilde, Mercier Sandra, Bénéteau Claire, Blesson Sophie, Martin-Coignard Dominique, Mosca-Boidron Anne-Laure, Caberg Jean-Hubert, Bucan Maja, Zeesman Susan, Nowaczyk Małgorzata J M, Lefebvre Mathilde, Faivre Laurence, Callier Patrick, Skinner Cindy, Keren Boris, Perrine Charles, Prontera Paolo, Marle Nathalie, Renieri Alessandra, Reymond Alexandre, Kooy R Frank, Isidor Bertrand, Schwartz Charles, Romano Corrado, Sistermans Erik, Amor David J, Andrieux Joris, Girirajan Santhosh: Rare variants in the genetic background modulate cognitive and developmental phenotypes in individuals carrying disease-associated variants. Genetics in medicine: official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 21(4): 816-825, April 2019.

AlDubayan Saud H, Pyle Louise C, Gamulin Marija, Kulis Tomislav, Moore Nathanael D, Taylor-Weiner Amaro, Hamid Anis A, Reardon Brendan, Wubbenhorst Bradley, Godse Rama, Vaughn David J, Jacobs Linda A, Meien Stefanie, Grgic Mislav, Kastelan Zeljko, Markt Sarah C, Damrauer Scott M, Rader Daniel J, Kember Rachel L, Loud Jennifer T, Kanetsky Peter A, Greene Mark H, Sweeney Christopher J, Kubisch Christian, Nathanson Katherine L, Van Allen Eliezer M, Stewart Douglas R, Lessel Davor: Association of Inherited Pathogenic Variants in Checkpoint Kinase 2 (CHEK2) With Susceptibility to Testicular Germ Cell Tumors. JAMA Oncology 5(4): 514-522, January 2019.

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