About the Authors

Tammy M. Rickabaugh

Contributed equally to this work with: Tammy M. Rickabaugh, Ruth M. Baxter

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, AIDS Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Ruth M. Baxter

Contributed equally to this work with: Tammy M. Rickabaugh, Ruth M. Baxter

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Mary Sehl

Affiliations Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, AIDS Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Biomathematics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Janet S. Sinsheimer

Affiliations Department of Human Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Biomathematics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Patricia M. Hultin

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Lance E. Hultin

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, AIDS Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Austin Quach

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Otoniel Martínez-Maza

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Steve Horvath

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Eric Vilain

‡ These senior authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Beth D. Jamieson

jamieson@mednet.ucla.edu

‡ These senior authors contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, AIDS Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TMR RMB EV BDJ. Wrote the paper: TMR RMB MS JSS SH EV BDJ. Selected and acquired samples from the MACS, assisted in data interpretation: TMR. Carried out DNA extractions, assisted in data interpretation: RMB. Analyzed the methylation data, provided statistical advice and data interpretation: MS JSS. Designed the flow cytometry antibody panel, collected the data, and performed the analysis of the acquired flow data: PH LH. Did the RefFreeEWAS analysis and created the supplemental figures: AQ. Analyzed the methylation/flow data, provided statistical advice and data interpretation: SH. Co-PI of the Los Angeles site of the MACS and assisted in selecting and acquiring samples for the study: OMM. Assisted in data interpretation: EV BDJ