Andrew Bergen, Ph.D.


Education & Training

B.A., 1984
Haverford College, Haverford, PA

M.A., 1992
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Human Genetics

Ph.D., 1996
George Washington University, Washington, DC

Dr. Bergen is a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. His research interests are the genetic and molecular epidemiology of eating and substance use disorders. He has served in research, program, and translational roles at the NIH, in non-profit Research Institutes, and in the biotechnology sector. He is a member of several consortia and societies focused on the study of behavioral disorders and genetics.

Current Projects


Bergen, A. W. (in press). Biomarkers for Tobacco Exposures, Toxicology, Regulation and Cessation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

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Baurley, J. W., McMahan, C. S., Ervin, C. M., Pardamean, B., & Bergen, A. W. (in press). Biosignature Discovery for Substance Use Disorders using Statistical Learning. Trends in Molecular Medicine.

Hinney, A. et al. (2017). Evidence for three genetic loci involved in both anorexia nervosa risk and variation of body mass index. Molecular Psychiatry. 2017 Feb;22(2):192-201.

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Schwantes-An, T. H., et al. (2016). Association of the OPRM1 Variant rs1799971 (A118G) with Non-Specific Liability to Substance Dependence in a Collaborative de novo Meta-Analysis of European-Ancestry Cohorts. Behavioral Genetics 2016 Mar;46(2):151-69.

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Shih, P. B, Yang, J., Morisseau, C., German, J. B., Zeeland, A. A., Armando, A. M., Quehenberger, O., Bergen, A. W., Magistretti, P., Berrettini, W., Halmi, K.A,, Schork, N., Hammock, B. D., & Kaye, W. (2016). Dysregulation of soluble epoxide hydrolase and lipidomic profiles in anorexia nervosa. Molecular Psychiatry. 2016 Apr;21(4):537-46.

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David, S. P., Wang, A., Kapphahn, K., Hedlin, H., Desai, M., Henderson, M., Yang, L., Walsh, K. M., Schwartz, A. G., Wiencke, J. K., Spitz, M. R., Wenzlaff, A. S., Wrensch, M. R., Eaton, C. B., Furberg, H., Mark Brown, W., Goldstein, B. A., Assissmes, T., Tang, H., Kooperberg, C. L., Quesenberry, C. P., Tindle, H., Patel, M. I., Amos, C. I., Bergen, A. W., Swan, G. E., & Stefanick, M. L. Gene by Environment Investigation of Incident Lung Cancer Risk in African-Americans. (2016). EBioMedicine 2016 Jan 11;4:153-61.

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Baurley, J.W., Edlund, C.K., Pardamean, C.,, Conti, D. V., Krasnow, R., Javitz, H. S., Hops, H., Swan, G., Benowitz. N. L., & Bergen, A. W. (2016). Genome-wide association of the laboratory-based nicotine metabolite ratio in three ancestries. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 Sep;18(9):1837-1844.

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Guo, Y., Wei, Z., Keating, B. J.; Genetic Consortium for Anorexia Nervosa; Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium; Price Foundation Collaborative Group, & Hakonarson, H. (2016). Machine learning derived risk prediction of anorexia nervosa. BMC Medical Genomics. 2016 Jan 20;9:4.

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Baurley, J. W., Edlund, C. K., Pardamean, C. I., Conti, D. V., Bergen, A. W. (2016). Smokescreen: a targeted genotyping array for addiction research. BMC Genomics 2016 Feb 27;17:145.

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Bergen, A. W., Krasnow, R., Javitz, H. S., Swan, G. E., Li, M. D., Baurley, J. W., Chen, X., Murrelle, L., & Zedler, B. Total Exposure Study Analysis consortium: a cross-sectional study of tobacco exposures (2015). BMC Public Health. 2015 Sep 7;15:866.

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Senior Scientist,
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

Westas, Inc., Rockville, MD

Granite Point Ventures, Greenbelt, MD

BioRealm LLC, Culver City, CA

Scientific Advisor,
BioRealm, LLC, Culver City, CA

Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies Visiting Professorship,
School of Experimental Psychology,
University of Bristol, Bristol, England

Statistical Analysis of Genome Scale Data,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Director, Program in Molecular Genetics
Center for Health Sciences
SRI International, Menlo Park, CA

Pharmacogenetics of Nicotine Addiction Treatment Consortium

Member, Core Genotyping Facility User Oversight Committee,
DCEG, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor,Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
George Washington University, District of Columbia

Staff Scientist, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics,
National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Principal, Andrew W. Bergen, LLC

Co-Founder, Laboratory Director & Vice President,
Biognosis U.S., Inc., Gaithersburg, MD

Co-Investigator, Environment and Genetics in Lung Cancer Etiology,
DCEG, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD

Twin and Family Studies Workshop,
Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Genetic-Epidemiologic Studies of Complex Diseases,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Co-Founder, Laboratory Director, & Vice President,
Biognosis U.S. Inc., Gaithersburg, MD

Cancer Genetics and Epidemiology Post-Doctoral Fellowship,
National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD

Post-Doctoral IRTA, Fellowship,
National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Rockville, MD

Pre-Doctoral IRTA Fellowship,
National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Rockville, MD

Mammalian Genetics,
Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

NIH Pre-Doctoral Training Award,
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Research Associate,
Cellmark Diagnostics, Germantown, MD

Research Technician, Department of Biochemistry,
School of Hygiene and Public Health,
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD