Brunilda Balliu

Dr. Balliu is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Computational Medicine, and Biostatistics at UCLA. She obtained a BSc. in Statistics from the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece and a Ph.D. in Statistical Genetics from the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands under the supervision of Drs. Jeanine Houwing- Duistermaat and Stefan Boehringer. She did her postdoctoral research at Stanford University with Dr. Stephen Montgomery, focusing on methods to understand the role of inherited variation on molecular and complex traits. She joined UCLA in 2018 as an Independent Fellow in the Department of Computational Medicine and later as a faculty.


  • BSc, Statistics; Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece
  • PhD, Statistical Genetics; University of Leiden Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Areas of Interest

The Balliu lab develops novel statistical methods and computational tools for analyzing high-dimensional repeated measures and intensive longitudinal data such as those arising from high-throughput genomic assays, mobile phone and wearable sensors, and electronic health records. We apply these methods to understand the genetic, molecular, cellular, and environmental mechanisms underlying complex human traits and diseases, with a focus on metabolic and psychiatric phenotypes.

Selected Publications

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