STEVEN C HUNT portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine

Research Statement

My focus is on finding genes for common cardiovascular disease, with particular emphasis on hypertension and obesity. I also study the genetics of lipids, diabetes, heart disease, and the risk factors associated with these diseases. We study large case/control, large pedigree, and longitudinal cohort databases of subjects examined over the last 28 years in Utah and at collaborating universities across the country.


  • English, Fluent.
  • Afrikaans, Functional.
  • German, Basic.
  • Russian, Basic.


  • Stone S, Abkevich V, Russell DL, Riley R, Timms K, Tran T, Trem D, Frank D, Jammulapati S, Neff CD, Iliev D, Gress R, He G, Frech GC, Adams TD, Skolnick MH, Lanchbury JS, Gutin A, Hunt SC, Shattuck D (date unknown). TBC1D1 is a candidate for a severe obesity gene and evidence for a gene/gene interaction in obesity predisposition. Vol. 15, 2709-20. Accepted, .
  • Adams TD, Gress RE, Smith SC, Halverson RC, Simper SC, Rosamond WD, Lamonte MJ, Stroup AM, Hunt SC (date unknown). Long-term mortality after gastric bypass surgery. Vol. 357, 753-61. Accepted, .
  • Hopkins PN, Ellison RC, Province MA, Pankow JS, Carr JJ, Arnett DK, Lewis CE, Heiss G, Hunt SC (date unknown). Association of coronary artery calcified plaque with clinical coronary heart disease in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Family Heart Study. Vol. 97, 1564-9. Accepted, .
  • Leon JM, Freedman BI, Miller MB, North KE, Hunt SC, Eckfeldt JH, Lewis CE, Kraja AT, Djousse L, Arnett DK (date unknown). Genome scan of glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria: the HyperGEN study. Vol. 22, 763-71. Accepted, .
  • Chang YP, Liu X, Kim JD, Ikeda MA, Layton MR, Weder AB, Cooper RS, Kardia SL, Rao DC, Hunt SC, Luke A, Boerwinkle E, Chakravarti A (date unknown). Multiple genes for essential-hypertension susceptibility on chromosome 1q. Vol. 80, 253-64. Accepted, .