Genetic Epidemiology

The Genetic Epidemiology Research Program within the Division of Epidemiology is devoted to studying the role of genetic factors in determining health and disease in families and populations, and the interplay of such genetic factors with environmental factors. Our mission is to understand the genetic nature of complex diseases and to use this knowledge to treat, and eventually prevent, such illnesses.

We strive to:

  • Use clean, high quality data
  • Use both established and innovative data analysis methods
  • Work collaboratively with experts in multiple fields
  • Deliver results that expand the collective knowledge of the scientific community

Click here to learn more about what we do and the history of our division.

Latest News

May 04, 2017

gsSKAT: Rapid gene set analysis and multiple testing correction for rare-variant association studies using weighted linear kernels

genetic epidemiology, gene set, next-generation sequencing, pathway, rare variation

Next-generation sequencing technologies have afforded unprecedented characterization of low-frequency and rare genetic variation. Due to low power for single-variant testing, aggregative methods are commonly used to combine observed rare variation within a single gene. ... Read More

Internal Medicine

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