Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics

Genetics and Genomics in Population Sciences Research

Statistical genetics is an exciting and rapidly expanding area for departmental research. This new research area reflects in part the rapid expansion of the use of genetic data in medical and public health studies. Ongoing collaborations between department members and colleagues in the Harvard medical community encompass genetic studies of asthma, COPD, bipolar disorder, nicotine addiction, behavioral inhibition, Alzheimer's disorder, and birth defects, among others.