William K Scott, PhD


  • 13316 Citations
1990 …2019
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Research interests

Self Communities: none at present; Countries: Argentina and West Africa; Experience working on studies of tuberculosis in communities; Diverse Groups Worked With (USA): African-American individuals in North and South Carolina, Hispanic/Latino individuals in NC, SC, and Amish communities in Indiana and Ohio


  • and infectious diseases
  • traits of aging
  • ophthalmological
  • Influence of genetic and environmental factors on age-related
  • neurodegenerative

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Projects 1990 2018

Research Personnel
Medical Genetics
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (U.S.)

Genetics of Parkinsonism

Scott, W. K., Beecham, G. W., Vance, J. M., Wahlestedt, C. R., Wahlestedt, C. R., Dykxhoorn, D. M., Wahlestedt, C. R. & Dykxhoorn, D. M.

National Institutes of Health


Project: Research project

Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Disease Susceptibility
Medical Genetics
Medical Genetics
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Multifactor Dimensionality Reduction


Scott, W. K., Pericak-Vance, M. A., Pericak-vance, M., Agarwal, A., Haines, J. L. & Pericak-vance, M. A.

National Institutes of Health


Project: Research project

Environmental risk

Research Output 1994 2019

  • 13316 Citations
  • 219 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

Erratum to: Cross-ancestry genome-wide association analysis of corneal thickness strengthens link between complex and Mendelian eye diseases (Nature Communications, (2018), 9, 1, (1864), 10.1038/s41467-018-03646-6)

Blue Mountains Eye Study - GWAS group, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2 (WTCCC2) & NEIGHBORHOOD Consortium, Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 155.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
eye diseases
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Eye Diseases
1 Citation (Scopus)

Analysis combining correlated glaucoma traits identifies five new risk loci for open-angle glaucoma

Gharahkhani, P., Burdon, K. P., Cooke Bailey, J. N., Hewitt, A. W., Law, M. H., Pasquale, L. R., Kang, J. H., Haines, J. L., Souzeau, E., Zhou, T., Siggs, O. M., Landers, J., Awadalla, M., Sharma, S., Mills, R. A., Ridge, B., Lynn, D., Casson, R., Graham, S. L., Goldberg, I. & 45 othersWhite, A., Healey, P. R., Grigg, J., Lawlor, M., Mitchell, P., Ruddle, J., Coote, M., Walland, M., Best, S., Vincent, A., Gale, J., Radfordsmith, G., Whiteman, D. C., Montgomery, G. W., Martin, N. G., MacKey, D. A., Wiggs, J. L., MacGregor, S., Craig, J. E., Allingham, R. R., Brilliant, M., Budenz, D. L., Fingert, J. H., Gaasterland, D., Gaasterland, T., Hark, L., Hauser, M., Igo, R. P., Kraft, P., Lee, R. K., Lichter, P. R., Liu, Y., Moroi, S., Pericak-Vance, M. A., Realini, A., Rhee, D., Richards, J. E., Ritch, R., Schuman, J. S., Scott, W. K., Singh, K., Sit, A. J., Vollrath, D., Wollstein, G. & Zack, D. J., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 3124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Angle Glaucoma
Genome-Wide Association Study
Eye Diseases
Chromosome Mapping
1 Citation (Scopus)

Cross-ancestry genome-wide association analysis of corneal thickness strengthens link between complex and Mendelian eye diseases

Iglesias, A. I., Mishra, A., Vitart, V., Bykhovskaya, Y., Höhn, R., Springelkamp, H., Cuellar-Partida, G., Gharahkhani, P., Bailey, J. N. C., Willoughby, C. E., Li, X., Yazar, S., Nag, A., Khawaja, A. P., Polašek, O., Siscovick, D., Mitchell, P., Tham, Y. C., Haines, J. L., Kearns, L. S. & 124 othersHayward, C., Shi, Y., Van Leeuwen, E. M., Taylor, K. D., Wang, J. J., Rochtchina, E., Attia, J., Scott, R., Holliday, E. G., Baird, P. N., Xie, J., Inouye, M., Viswanathan, A., Sim, X., Bonnemaijer, P., Rotter, J. I., Martin, N. G., Zeller, T., Mills, R. A., Staffieri, S. E., Jonas, J. B., Schmidtmann, I., Boutin, T., Kang, J. H., Lucas, S. E. M., Wong, T. Y., Beutel, M. E., Wilson, J. F., Allingham, R. R., Brilliant, M. H., Budenz, D. L., Christen, W. G., Fingert, J., Friedman, D. S., Gaasterland, D., Gaasterland, T., Hauser, M. A., Kraft, P., Lee, R. K., Lichter, P. R., Liu, Y., Loomis, S. J., Moroi, S. E., Pericak-Vance, M. A., Realini, A., Richards, J. E., Schuman, J. S., Scott, W. K., Singh, K., Sit, A. J., Vollrath, D., Weinreb, R. N., Wollstein, G., Zack, D. J., Zhang, K., Donnelly, P., Barroso, I., Blackwell, J. M., Bramon, E., Brown, M. A., Casas, J. P., Corvin, A., Deloukas, P., Duncanson, A., Jankowski, J., Markus, H. S., Mathew, C. G., Palmer, C. N. A., Plomin, R., Rautanen, A., Sawcer, S. J., Trembath, R. C., Wood, N. W., Spencer, C. C. A., Band, G., Bellenguez, C., Freeman, C., Hellenthal, G., Giannoulatou, E., Pirinen, M., Pearson, R., Strange, A., Su, Z., Vukcevic, D., Langford, C., Hunt, S. E., Edkins, S., Gwilliam, R., Blackburn, H., Bumpstead, S. J., Dronov, S., Gillman, M., Gray, E., Hammond, N., Jayakumar, A., McCann, O. T., Liddle, J., Potter, S. C., Ravindrarajah, R., Ricketts, M., Waller, M., Weston, P., Widaa, S., Whittaker, P., Uitterlinden, A. G., Vithana, E. N., Foster, P. J., Hysi, P. G., Hewitt, A. W., Khor, C. C., Pasquale, L. R., Montgomery, G. W., Klaver, C. C. W., Aung, T., Pfeiffer, N., MacKey, D. A., Hammond, C. J., Cheng, C. Y., Craig, J. E., Rabinowitz, Y. S., Wiggs, J. L., Burdon, K. P., Van Duijn, C. M. & MacGregor, S., Dec 1 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 1864.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

eye diseases
Eye Diseases
Genome-Wide Association Study

Family-based genome-wide association study of south Indian pedigrees supports WNT7B as a central corneal thickness locus

Fan, B. J., Chen, X., Sondhi, N., Sharmila, P. F., Soumittra, N., Sripriya, S., Sacikala, S., Asokan, R., Friedman, D. S., Pasquale, L. R., Gao, X. R., Vijaya, L., Bailey, J. C., Vitart, V., Macgregor, S., Hammond, C. J., Khor, C. C., Haines, J. L., George, R., Wiggs, J. L. & 70 othersAllingham, R. R., Gao, X. R., Gauderman, J., Hauser, M., Rotter, J. I., Varma, R., Wiggs, J., Aung, T., Burdon, K. P., Cheng, C. Y., Craig, J. E., Cree, A. J., Gharahkhani, P., Hewitt, A. W., Höhn, R., Hysi, P., Iglesias Gonzalez, A. I., Jonas, J., Khawaja, A., Khor, C. C., Klaver, C. C. W., Pasutto, F., Macgregor, S., Mackey, D., Mitchell, P., Mishra, A., Pang, C., Pasquale, L. R., Pasutto, F., Springelkamp, H., Thorleifsson, G., Thorsteinsdottir, U., van Duijn, C. M., Viswanathan, A., Vitart, V., Wiggs, J. L., Wojciechowski, R., Wong, T., Young, T. L., Zeller, T., Allingham, R., Brilliant, M., Budenz, D., Bailey, J. C., Fingert, J., Gaasterland, D., Gaasterland, T., Haines, J. L., Hauser, M., Igo, R., Kang, J. H., Lee, R. K., Lee, R., Lichter, P., Liu, Y., Moroi, S., Pasquale, L. R., Realini, A., Rhee, D., Richards, J. R., Ritch, R., Scott, W. K., Scott, W. K., Singh, K., Sit, A., Vollrath, D., Weinreb, R. N., Wiggs, J. L., Wollstein, G. & Zack, D., May 1 2018, In : Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 59, 6, p. 2495-2502 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genome-Wide Association Study
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Hispanic Americans
29 Citations (Scopus)

Functional variants in the LRRK2 gene confer shared effects on risk for Crohn's disease and Parkinson's disease

Hui, K. Y., Fernandez-Hernandez, H., Hu, J., Schaffner, A., Pankratz, N., Hsu, N. Y., Chuang, L. S., Carmi, S., Villaverde, N., Li, X., Rivas, M., Levine, A. P., Bao, X., Labrias, P. R., Haritunians, T., Ruane, D., Gettler, K., Chen, E., Li, D., Schiff, E. R. & 31 othersPontikos, N., Barzilai, N., Brant, S. R., Bressman, S., Cheifetz, A. S., Clark, L. N., Daly, M. J., Desnick, R. J., Duerr, R. H., Katz, S., Lencz, T., Myers, R. H., Ostrer, H., Ozelius, L., Payami, H., Peter, Y., Rioux, J. D., Segal, A. W., Scott, W. K., Silverberg, M. S., Vance, J. M., Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Foroud, T., Atzmon, G., Pe'er, I., Ioannou, Y., McGovern, D. P. B., Yue, Z., Schadt, E. E., Cho, J. H. & Peter, I., Jan 10 2018, In : Science Translational Medicine. 10, 423, eaai7795.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crohn Disease
Parkinson Disease