Olivia J. Veatch, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Olivia J. Veatch, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center. A researcher with a focus on uniting computational genetics, bioinformatics and in vitro studies to help translate human genetics data into clinically useful knowledge, her vision is to build platforms that help expand the use of genetics in precision medicine. Dr. Veatch, who joined the KU Medical Center faculty in 2020 after serving as a research associate in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is primarily focused on using genetics to inform the treatment of disorders of the brain.
Dr. Veatch has a bachelor's degree in genetics from the University of Kansas, a master's degree in molecular biosciences and bioengineering from the University of Hawai'i-Manoa, and a Ph.D. in human genetics from Vanderbilt University. After earning her doctorate, she completed postdoctoral fellowships in neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where she also earned certification in biomedical informatics.
In addition to serving as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on multiple grant projects, Dr. Veatch is credited with nearly 20 published original research articles and nearly 10 reviews, protocols and book chapters. She is a nationally and internationally invited lecturer and presenter. Her professional affiliations include, but are not limited to, the American Society of Human Genetics, International Society for Autism Research, World Sleep Society and the Sleep Research Society.