Seminars in Epidemiology

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The 165th Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine

David Cox
Honorary Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford, UK
Statistical Science: A Grammar For Research
Wednesday May 3, 2017 4:00pm
Interactive Live Stream in Snyder Auditorium (Kresge G1)

 



 

Spring 2017 Department Seminars

JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH
Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine
Professor of Medicine and the
Michael and Lee Bell Professor or Women’s Health
Harvard Medical School
Professor, Department of Epidemiology,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday March 29 12:30pm Kresge 502
Controversies in Women’s Health
Aspirin, Estrogen, and Vitamin D

 


 

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Boston University of Medicine and Public Health
Wednesday March 22 12:30pm Kresge 502
The Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation

 


 

David Schoenfeld, PhD
Professor in the Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Maurizio Fava, MD
Director, Division of Clinical Research,
MGH Research Institute Executive Vice Chair,
MGH Department of Psychiatry Executive Director, MGH
Clinical Trials Network and Institute (CTNI)
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, March 8 12:30pm Kresge 502
The Sequential Parallel Comparison Design (SPCD): Rationale, Statistical Approaches, and Early Experience in Trials

 


 

Sander Greenland, DrPH
Professor Emeritus, Departments of Epidemiology and Statistics,
University of California, Los Angeles
Wednesday March 1 12:30pm Kresge 502
Evidence Wars:
Statistical ergonomics and the information content of a P-value

 

 



 

Jaap Goudsmit, MD, PhD
Professor of Natural History and Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Diseases,
Neuroscience Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam and Free University;
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health;
Global Head, Janssen Prevention Center
Wednesday February 15 12:30pm Kresge 502
The Restricted Prion Concept, Causality and the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

 


 


Frank Hu, MD, PhD

Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology
Chair,Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday February 8 12:30pm Kresge 502
From Precision Medicine to Precision Nutrition: Hype or Hope?

 



 

“Works-in-Progress” Postdoc Seminar Session

Wednesday January 25 12:30pm Kresge 502

Jacqueline Cohen, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Psychostimulant Use and Risk of Placental Complications

Linbo Wang, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

A Novel Model for Binary Data Analysis

 


 

Timothy Rebbeck, PhD
Professor of Cancer Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
Professor, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Wednesday February 1 12:30pm Kresge 502
Toward a Precision Approach to Cancer Prevention

 

 


 

Christopher O’Donnell, MD, MPH
Chief, Cardiology Section and Director,
Center for Population Genomics, Boston VA Healthcare,
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Wednesday, January 18 12:30pm Kresge 502
Cardiovascular Genomics in Large Populations:
From Discovery to Translation to Implementation in the Era of Precision Medicine

 


 

Paolo Boffetta HeadshotPaolo Boffetta, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Oncological Sciences and Preventive Medicine,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC
Associate Director for Population Sciences of
The Tisch Cancer Institute
Wednesday, January 11 12:30pm Kresge G2
Epidemiology and the Prevention of Cancer

 


Fall 2016 Department Seminars

 

 

Steven Gazal, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, December 14 12:30pm Kresge 502B
Linkage disequilibrium dependent architecture of human complex traits reveals action of negative selection

 


 

vandenbroucke_headshotJan P. Vandenbroucke, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology,
Department of Clinical Epidemiology
Leiden University, Netherlands & Aarhus University
Wednesday, December 7 12:30pm Kresge 502
Clinical Epidemiology:
A Versatility Approach 

 


 

werler_headshotMartha M. Werler, Dsc
Chair and Professor, Epidemiology
Boston University School of Public Health
Wednesday, November 30 12:30pm Kresge 502
Counting Stressors in Pregnancy

 

 


 

 

gaziano_headshotJ. Michael Gaziano, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator, Million Veteran Program and
Scientific Director of the Massachusetts Veterans
Epidemiology Research and Information Center (MAVERIC),
VA Boston Heathcare System Chief, Division of Aging,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, HMS
Wednesday, November 16 12:30pm Kresge 502
Epidemiology in the 21st Century:
Mega Cohorts Using Health System Data


 

 

marmot_headshotProfessor Sir Michael G. Marmot MBBS, MPH, PhD,
FRCP, FFPHM, FMedSci, FBA
Director of the Institute of Health Equity
(UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health)
Wednesday, November 2 12:30pm Kresge 502
The Health Gap:
The Challenge of an Unequal World

 

 


 

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Alkes Price, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Statistical Genetics
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, October 26 12:30pm Kresge 502
The Polygenetic Architecture of Common Diseases and Complex Traits

 

 


 

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George Seage, ScD
Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, October 19 12:30pm Kresge 502
Zika Comes to PHACS

 

 


 

 

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Alfredo Morabia, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Dept of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health,
Columbia University &
The Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment,
Queens College, City University of New York
Wednesday, October 5 12:30pm Kresge 502
Do we still need a Department of Epidemiology?

 


 

final_drazen_flyerJeffrey M. Drazen, MD
Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine
Distinguished Parker B. Francis
Professor of Medicine, HMS
Professor in the Department of Environmental Health,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, September 28 12:30pm Kresge 502
Smoking and Medical Journals

 

 

 


final_susangershman_flyerSusan T. Gershman, PhD, MPH,
CTR Director of the Massachusetts Cancer Registry, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Wednesday, September 21 12:30PM Kresge 502
Cancer Surveillance / Massachusetts Cancer Registry Overview

 

 

 


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Evan Busch, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Channing Division of Network Medicine Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, September 14 12:30pm Kresge 502
Concepts and Methods for General Epidemiologic Biomarker Analysis:
Lessons from Cancer Subtyping

 

 


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Wonil Chung, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Epidemiology Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, September 14 12:30 Kresge 502
Polygenic Risk Prediction using Individual-level Data and Summary Statistics for Secondary Phenotypes

 


 

Final_Jones_flyer David S. Jones, M.D., Ph.D.
A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
and the Faculty of Medicine
Harvard University
Wednesday, September 7 12:30pm Kresge 502
Historical Perspectives on the Rise and Fall of Diseases

 


 Spring 2016 Department Seminars:

Carolyn CCarolyn C. Cannuscio, ScD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community
Health at the Perelman School of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, May 10 12:30pm FXB G02
Should I stay or should I go?
Weighing public health careers inside/outside academia

 


 

Postdoc Seminar Series
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
12:30pm, Kresge 502

Ashley Buchanan, DrPH,MS
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Assessing Individual and Disseminated Effects in Network-Randomized Designs

John Jackson, ScD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Epidemiology,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health;
Department of Psychiatry,
Boston University School of Medicine

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Mediation Meta-Analysis for Hypothesis Generation

 


 

Final_Platz_flyerElizabeth A. Platz, ScD MPH
Professor and Martin D. Abeloff, MD Scholar in Cancer Prevention
Deputy Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Wednesday, April 27 12:30 Kresge 502
Successes in working together to identify modifiable risk factors and tissue-based markers:
            Prostate cancer risk and recurrence

 


 

Final_Fann_flyerJesse Fann, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Adjunct Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine
Wednesday, April 20 12:30 Kresge 502
Depression and Traumatic Brain Injury:
Epidemiology, Assessment, Treatment and Health Services Needs


 

FINAL Alem flyer (2)Atalay Alem, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Tuesday, April 19 12:30 FXB G12
North south collaboration and local capacity development for mental health services in LMICs:
The Ethiopian Experience

 


 

Final_Krieger_flyerNancy Krieger, PhD
Professor of Social Epidemiology
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday April 13 12:30 Kresge 502
Counting For Accountability:
Police Violence, Segregation, Jim Crow & the People’s Health- Racism & Embodied History

 


 

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Jennifer L. Howse, PhD

President, March of Dimes Foundation
Wednesday April 6 12:30pm Kresge 502
The Campaign to Prevent Preterm Birth:
“The Fierce Urgency of Now”

 

 


Final_Johnson_flyerPaula A. Johnson, MD, MPH 
Executive Director, Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology
Chief, Division of Women’s Health,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Wednesday, March 30 12:30pm Kresge 502
Factors Influencing Difference in Women’s Health Outcomes: Bias in Medical Care Delivery


Final_Roberts_flyerAndrea Roberts, PhD, MPH
Research Associate
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Healh
Wednesday, March 23 12:30pm Kresge 502
Maternal Exposure to Childhood Abuse and Offspring Health:
Diverse Outcomes and Mechanisms

 


 

final_Ogino_flyerShuji Ogino, MD, PhD, MS
Chief, Division of Molecular Pathological Epidemiology,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital(BWH)
Professor of Pathology, BWH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Professor, Department of Epidemiology,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, March 2 12:30pm Kresge 502
Integrating Immunology + Molecular Pathology (e.g., Exome) + Epidemiology = “Immuno-MPE”


Final_Cantonwine_flyerDavid Cantonwine, PhD
Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:30pm Kresge 502
Bias and Misconceptions in Reproductive Environmental Epidemiology

 


 

Jerry Avorn, M.D.Final_Avorn_flyer
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and
Pharmacoeconomics
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:30pm Kresge 502
Pharmacoepidemiology on the Front Line:
Addressing Current Issues in Drug Effectiveness, Safety, and Affordability

 


Final_Kerns_flyerSarah Kerns, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Rochester
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:30pm Kresge 502
Radiogenomics:
Identifying Genetic Risk Factors for Late Toxicity Following Radiotherapy


 

Postdoc Seminar Series
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
12:30pm, Kresge 502

Nadia Abuelezam, ScD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Epidemiology &
Centers for Communicable Disease Dynamics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Heath

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Can the heterosexual HIV epidemic be eliminated in South Africa?
A modeling analysis

Sara Lodi, PhD
Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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The role of observational data in determining the optimal time to start antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected patients

 


                                 

                                  Linda Valeri, PhD
Final_Valeri_flyerInstructor, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Biostatistician, Psychiatric Biostatistics Laboratory
McLean Hospital
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:30pm Kresge 502
Understanding Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Survival –
A Counterfactual Approach for Conceptual and Missing Data Issues


 

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Maria Elena Medina Mora, PhD
General Director, The National Institute of Psychiatry
Ramon Ramon dela Fuente , Mexico
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:30pm Kresge 907
Early Life Exposure to Violence and Mental Health Outcomes


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Paul M. Ridker, MD, MPH

Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Wednesday, January 6, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Will Reducing Inflammation Reduce Cardiovascular Event Rates?


Fall 2015 Seminar Speakers

 

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Dr. Alkes Price
Associate Professor of Statistical Genetics
Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
A Brief History of Summary Statistic Genetics

 


 Busch Evan Busch, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Channing Division of Network Medicine
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Markers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition and colorectal cancer mortality

EbotErick Ebot, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Epidemioogy
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Identifying obesity-linked gene expression alterations in prostate cancer

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502


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Haibo Wang, MBBS, Msc, MPH
Founding Director
Quantitative Medicine Research Institute
Hospital Quality Monitoring System
China Organ Transplant Response System

zhangLuxia Zhang, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Renal Division, Department of Medicine
Peking University First Hospital
Peking University Institute of Nephrology

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:30pm FXB-G12
The Debut of Big-Data Medicine in China


Final_Schisterman_flyerEnrique F. Schisterman, PhD
Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research,
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, National Institute for Child Health & Human Development
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Aspirin restores diminished pregnancy and  live birth rates in women with low-grade inflammation:
Results from the EAGer randomized controlled trial


 

Final_Gradus_flyerJaimie L. Gradus, Dsc, MPH
Epidemiologist, the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology
Boston University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology
Aarhus University, Denmark

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Longitudinal Sequelae of Stress Disorders:
Data from the Danish Population


 

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Caroline Buckee,D.Phil, M.Res, C.Sc
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Associate Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:30pm FXB G13
Malaria control across biological scales:
the importance of big, medium and small data


Final_King_flyerGary King, PhD
Albert J. Weatherhead III
University Professor of Harvard University
Director, Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Thursday October 15, 2015 12:30pm FXB G13
Why Propensity Scores Should Not Be Used for Matching


Daniel Cramer

Daniel Cramer, MD, ScD
Professor in the Department of Epidemiology,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
Wednesday October 7, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Genital Talc Use and Ovarian Cancer:
Association, Causation, Litigation


WigginsCharles Wiggins, PhD
Director and Principal Investigator,
New Mexico Tumor Registry
Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventative Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, UNM
Wednesday September 2, 2015 12:30pm FXBG13
Cancer Surveillance in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities in the United States:
Challenges and Opportunities



Redline2122Susan Redline, MD, MPH

Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Programs in Sleep & Cardiovascular Medicine and Sleep Medicine Epidemiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Wednesday September 16, 2015 12:30pm FXG G13
The Multi-Ethnic Study Of Atherosclerosis Sleep Study: Exploring Racial/Ethnic Variations in Sleep and Cardiometabolic Health



Alessandro_DoriaAlessandro Doria, MD, PhD

Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Wednesday September 30, 2015 12:30pm
Kresge 502

Improving cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes through genetic studies.
Are we there yet


Spring 2015 Department Seminars:

annette fitzpatrick pictureAnnette Fitzpatrick, PhD
Departments of Family Medicine,
Epidemiology and Global Health,
University of Washington
Wednesday May 6, 2015 12:30pm Kresge 502
Diseases in Developing Countries:
Can Observational Research Make a Difference?


Anna Wald

Anna Wald, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Medicine
University of Washington
Friday, April 17, 2015 11:30am FXB G-11
Herpes Simplex Virus Vaccine:
The Premise and the Promise


Joel Kaufman

Joel Kaufman, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Science, Medicine, and Epidemiology
University of Washington
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 12:30pm FXB G-11
The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution


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Vikrant V. Sahasrabuddhe, MBBS,MPH, DrPH

April, 8th
12:30-1:30 pm| Kresge 502
Research Associate Professor of Medicine,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Preventing Cervical Cancer in Global Resource-Constrained Settings:
Translating Evidence into Action and Action into Evidence


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Carol J. Rowland Hogue, PhD, MPH

April, 1st
12:30-1:30 pm  | Kresge 502
Jules & Uldeen Terry Professor of Maternal and Child Health, Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Women’s and Children’s Center, Rollins School of Public, Emory University
Understanding Racial Disparities in Pregnancy: is Stillbirth Different from Preterm Live Birth?


wislonDavid Wilson

March, 11th | Kresge 502
Global HIV/AIDS Program Director
Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, World Bank
Can We End AIDS: Perspectives to Consider


Mei Sheng Duh
Mei Sheng Duh, MPH, ScD

March, 4th | Kresge 502
Managing Principal (Partner) Chief Epidemiologist, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston

Pharmacovigilance and Social Media Data


Elsie Freeman Epi Speaker Series


Elsie Freeman, MD, MPH
February, 25th | Kresge 502
Senior Research Fellow, Muskie School, University of Southern Maine

The Interdependence of Health Rist, Chronic Disease and Mental Illness


Monique Breteler-Epi Seminar

Monique M.B. Breteler, MD, PhD

February 18th
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
Director of Population Health Sciences, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases(DZNE);
Professor of Population Health Sciences, University of Bonn, Germany;
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The Rhineland Study: A Novel Cohort for Population based Research on Brain, Body and Behavior


JoAnn Manson

JoAnne E. Manson, MD, DrPH, FACP, FACE

February 11th
12:30-1:30 | Kresge 502
Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health, HMS
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
How VITAL is Vitamin D: Is Enthusiasm Outpacing the Evidence?


David Siscovick - Epi Seminar Series
David Siscovick, MD, MPH

February 4th
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
Senior Vice President for Research
The New York Academy of Medicine
Strategic Transformation of a Clinical Cardiovascular Epidemiologist: Back to the Future


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Michelle D. Holmes, MD, DrPH

January 28th
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
Assoc. Prof. of Medicine & Epidemiology
Harvard Medical School & Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
Hiding in plain view: the need for a randomized trial of aspirin for breast cancer survival


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John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc

January 7th
12:30-1:30pm | Kresge 502
C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention
Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, and of Statistics.
Director, Stanford Prevention Research Center(SPRC
Co-Director, Meta-Resarch Innovation Center(METRICS), Stanford University
Exposure-wide Association Studies