Division of
Genetic Epidemiology


The Division of Genetic Epidemiology (GenEpi) is devoted to studying the role of genetic factors in determining health and disease in families and in populations, and the interplay of such genetic factors with environmental factors.

Our Research and Gene Studies

We are focused on searching for and understanding genes that affect health and disease.

Introduction to Genetics and Cancer

An overview of what genetics entails, the relationship between genetics and cancer, and ways to help reduce your risk of cancer.

History of the Division of Genetic Epidemiology

A brief history of our division and our involvement with the identification of the p16, BRCA1, and BRCA2 genes. 


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