Program Description

The Interdisciplinary Training in Genes and the Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) will address the critical need for well-trained scientists who have an understanding of, and commitment to, cutting-edge research at the intersection of molecular and environmental exposure biology, and statistical and computational methods. Our trainees will be provided an outstanding opportunity to become equally skilled in genomics, environmental health sciences and quantitative methods in order to attain leadership roles in interdisciplinary studies of human genes and the environment. The two interrelated goals of our proposed training program are:

  • To train true collaborative partners able to pursue methodological research that is motivated by, and helps to solve, difficult analytic issues that arise in studies of human environmental exposures and genetic susceptibility to complex diseases.
  • To encourage interdisciplinary research, especially in genetics and the various “omics” arising from new methodologies for characterizing biological activity associated with environmental exposures in laboratory and population sciences.

Program Directors:

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Marianne Wessling-Resnick, Ph.D. (Program Director)

Chih-Hao Lee, Ph.D. (Co-Program Director)

Andrea Baccarelli, M.P.H., M.D., Ph.D. (Co-Program Director)