About the Authors

Ani Manichaikul

amanicha@virginia.edu

Affiliations Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Walter Palmas

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Carlos J. Rodriguez

Affiliation Department of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Carmen A. Peralta

Affiliations Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Jasmin Divers

Affiliation Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Xiuqing Guo

Affiliation Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Wei-Min Chen

Affiliations Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Quenna Wong

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Kayleen Williams

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Kathleen F. Kerr

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Kent D. Taylor

Affiliation Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Michael Y. Tsai

Affiliation Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Mark O. Goodarzi

Affiliation Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Michèle M. Sale

Affiliations Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, Department of Medicine and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Ana V. Diez-Roux

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Stephen S. Rich

Affiliation Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Jerome I. Rotter

Affiliation Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Josyf C. Mychaleckyj

Affiliation Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AM SSR JIR JCM. Performed the experiments: KW KDT MYT MMS SSR JIR JCM. Analyzed the data: AM JD XG W-MC QW. Wrote the paper: AM WP CJR CAP KFK MOG AVD-R SSR JCM.