Program Director
Peter Kraft, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology

Director, DF/HCC High-Throughput Polymorphism Detection Core

Immaculata De Vivo, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Medicine


The Program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics (PGSG)- formerly the Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology- focuses on the genetic dissection of complex human diseases.  The Program gives special emphasis to deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer to improve our capacities for cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, as well as prevention. We also conduct research on other chronic diseases and on new methods in statistical genetics in collaboration with colleagues at the School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, The Broad Institute, and elsewhere. The Program has several components:

(1) High-Throughput Polymorphism Detection Core Facility
(2) Biostatistical Analysis and Bioinformatics
(3) Teaching and Research in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics


The Program collaborates broadly with colleagues in the Department of Epidemiology as well as other departments.