Caitrin W. McDonough is a master’s student in the Biomedical Informatics program in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics. She received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with a minor in chemistry from the University of Iowa. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular medicine and translational science from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where she studied the genetics of type 2 diabetic end-stage renal disease in African Americans. After completing her graduate studies, McDonough joined the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research at UF as a post-doctoral associate in cardiovascular pharmacogenomics under the direction of Julie Johnson, Pharm.D.
Dr. McDonough is currently a research assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, and an investigator in the Center for Pharmacogenomics. Her research centers on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics, integrating various types of ‘omics data, and utilizing electronic health records for research. Dr. McDonough is currently funded through a career development award (K01) from NHLBI to study resistant hypertension within OneFlorida. Her mentor is Bill Hogan, M.D., M.S.