Faculty

The PQG has over 43 faculty from multiple departments in HSPH, Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Institute (DFCI), who have a broad spectrum of expertise in statistical genetics and genomics, bioinformatics and computational biology, genetic epidemiology, molecular biology and pharmacogenomics.

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MartinAryeeMartin Aryee

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
MGH & Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Epigenetics, Cancer, Single Cell Analysis, Statistical Methodology, Genome Topology
 

Paul Avillach

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, HMS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital (Secondary); Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Secondary)
Disease Sub-typing, Rare Variant Analysis, Genome & Phenome Wide Association Studies (PheWAS & GWAS), Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Electronic Health Records (EHR)

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Deborah Blacker

Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognitive Decline, Family Samples, Population-based Samples, Alternative Phenotypes

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Martha Bulyk

Professor of Medicine
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Transcription Factors, DNA Binding Sites, Transcriptional Enhancers, Technology Development, cis Regulatory Codes

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Tianxi Cai

Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
Prediction, Biomarker Evaluation, Survival Analysis, High Dimensional Data Analysis, Semi-parametric Methods


Scott Carter
Scott Carter

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Computational Biology
Department of Biostatistics
Cancer Genetics/Genomics, Cancer Evolution, Cancer Metastasis, Cancer Initiation, Bayesian Statistics


David Christiani
David Christiani

Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics
Department of Environmental Health
Department of Epidemiology
Molecular Epidemology, Gene-Environment Interactions, Environmental Genetics & Genomics, Biomarkers of Exposure, Susceptibility and Response to Environmental Exposures


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Michael Cho

Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Genome-wide Association, Disease Subtyping, Rare Variant Analysis, COPD, Lung


Victor DeGruttola
Victor DeGruttola

Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
Longitudinal Methods, Failure-time Methods, Joint Models, Modeling Genetic and Phenotypic Analyses of HIV Resistance, HIV Prevention Research


Sean Eddy
Sean Eddy

Ellmore C. Patterson Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and of Applied Mathematics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Genome Evolution, RNA Structure, Homology Search, Probabilistic Models, Computational Genomics


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Yonatan Grad

Assistant Professor of Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Department of Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases, Bioinformatics, Microbial Genomics, Population and Epidemic Dynamics, Antibiotic Resistance


Kohei Hasegawa

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Metabolome, Microbiome, Integrated omics analysis


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Albert Hofman

Chair of the Department of Epidemiology
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Aging, Cohort Studies, Genetic Epidemiology, Genome-wide Association Studies, Neurological diseases


Gokhan Hotamisligil
Gökhan Hotamisligil

J.S. Simmons Professor of Genetics & Metabolism
Chair, Department of Molecular Metabolism
Department of Molecular Metabolism
Department of Nutrition


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Yi-Hsiang Hsu

Assistant Professor
Gerontology Division, Harvard Medical School Associate Director
Genetic Epidemiology and OMICS Program, Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research and BIDMC
Metabolomics, Multivariate GWAS, Next-generation Sequencing, Statistical Genetics, Musculoskeletal Genetics & Bioinformatics


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Frank Hu

Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology
Department of Nutrition
Department of Epidemiology
Type 2 Diabetes, Genome-wide Association Studies, Gene-environment Interactions, Nutrition, Lifestyle


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David Hunter

Vincent L. Gregory Professor in
Cancer Prevention
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Nutrition
Epigenetics, Cancer, Single Cell Analysis, Statistical Methodology, Genome Topology


Curtis Huttenhower
Curtis Huttenhower

Associate Professor of Computational Biology
and Bioinformatics
Department of Biostatistics
Computational Biology, Functional Genomics, Biological Network Analysis, Genomic Data Mining, Data Integration


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Rafael Irizarry

Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
HSPH/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Applied Statistics, Epigenetics, Cancer Genomics, High-throughput Technology


Manolis Kellis
Manolis Kellis

Professor of Computer Science at MIT in the area of Computational Biology Disease Genomics, Epigenomics, Regulatory Genomics, Comparative Genomics, Cancer Genomics
 

Karestan Koenen

Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
PTSD, Trauma, Genetics, Epidemiology, and Psychology


Peter Kraft
Peter Kraft

Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics
Department of Epidemiology
Statistical Methodology, Genome-wide Association Studies, Gene-environment Interaction, Risk Prediction, Cancer


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Nan Laird

Harvey V. Fineberg Research Professor of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics
Statistical Genetics, EM-Algorithm, Missing and Longitudinal Data, Meta-Analysis, Family-Based Association Studies


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Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
Family-Based Association Tests, Causal Methods in Genetics, Rare-Variant Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Genome-Wide Association studies


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Phil H. Lee

Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital Genomics, Systems Biology, Cross Disorder GWAS, Neuroimaging Genomics, Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis


Liming Liang
Liming Liang

Associate Professor of Statistical Genetics
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics
Statistical Genetics, Genetics of Gene Expression (eQTL mapping), High-throughput Sequencing, Population Stratification, GWAS


Xihong Lin
Xihong Lin

Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Biostatistics
Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Rare variants and sequencing association studies, Integrative analysis of genetic and genomic data, Genes and environment, Analysis of massive exposure and phenotype data, Precision prevention and medicine


Jun Liu
Jun Liu

Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
Transcription Regulation, Bayesian Modeling, Monte Carlo


Xiaole Liu
X. Shirley Liu

Professor of Biostatistics & Computational Biology
Department of Biostatistics
HSPH & DFCI
Transcription and Epigenetic Regulation, Computational Cancer Genomics, ChIP-chip and ChIP-seq


Po-Ru Loh

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Statistical genetics, bioinformatics, genome-wide association analysis, haplotype phasing, structural variation


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Quan Lu

Associate Professor of Environmental Genetics and Pathophysiology
Department of Environmental Health
Department of Molecular Metabolism
Gene Silencing, Genome-wide Screening, Receptor Signaling, Ubiquitination


Franziska Michor
Franziska Michor

Professor
Dept. of Biostatistics & Computational Biology
HSPH & DFCI
Cancer Evolution, Mathematical Modeling, Cancer Stem Cells, Computational Cancer Genomics, Epigenomics


Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
Statistical methodology, Alzheimer’s disease, Cancer genomics, Aging, Model misspecification


Megan Murray
Megan Murray

Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Tuberculosis, Host Susceptibility to Infectious Disease, Microbial Genetics, Epidemiology, Multi-disciplinary


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Benjamin Neale

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Member and Research Scientist
Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit
Center for Human Genetic Research Massachusetts General Hospital
Statistical Genetics, Gequencing, Heritability, Genome-wide Association, Complex Traits


Reiko Nishihara

Assistant Professor, Pathology,
Harvard Medical School
Brigham And Women’s Hospital
Cancer epidemiology, Cancer immunology, Genomic sequencing, Precision prevention, Prediction models


Shuji Ogino
Shuji Ogino

Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE), Immunology, Immuno-MPE, Pharmaco-MPE, Causal Inference – MPE Integration


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Peter Park

Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Bioinformatics, whole-genome sequencing, structural variations, cancer genomics, chromatin structure


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Giovanni Parmigiani

Professor of Biostatistics and
Computational Biology
Department of Biostatistics
HSPH & DFCI
Cancer Genetics, Cancer Genomics, Individualized Cancer Risk
Estimation, Medical Decision Making, Decision Theory


Chirag Patel

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, HMS Trans-ethnicity, disparities, electronic health records, gene x environment interactions, XWAS


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Assistant Professor of Pathology, MGH and HMS genomics, genome editing, crispr, epigenetics, single-cell


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Alkes Price

Associate Professor of Statistical Genetics
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics
Population and Medical Genetics, Genetic Ancestry and Admixture, Gene Expression, Resequencing


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John Quackenbush

Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Department of Biostatistics
HSPH & DFCI
Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics, Cancer, Systems Biology


Adrienne Randolph

Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
Gene and Environment Interaction
Genetic susceptibility to severe infections in childhood


Soumya Rahchaudhuri
Soumya Raychaudhuri

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor in Genetics, University of Manchester
Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Genomics, Bioinformatics, Statistical Genetics, Autoimmune Disease, Immunology


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Timothy Rebbeck

Professor of Cancer Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Molecular Epidemiology, Prostate Cancer, Breast and Ovarian Cancer, Biomarkers, Health Disparities

Susan Redline

Peter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Senior Physician, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Physician, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
genetic epidemiology, sleep medicine, respiratory disease, sleep apnea


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David Reich

Professor, Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School
Associate, The Broad Institute
Population Genetics, Common Disease, Admixture, Human History, African Americans


Eric Rimm
Eric Rimm

Professor in the Departments of
Epidemiology and Nutrition, HSPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
HMS and Channing Laboratory
Nutrition, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Obesity, Alcohol, Lifestyle Modification


Chris Sander

Professor of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School
Cancer Genomics, Computational Cell Biology, Machine Learning, Precision Medicine, Structural and Evolutionary Biology


Joel Schwartz
Joel Schwartz

Professor of Environmental Epidemiology
Department of Environmental Health
Department of Epidemiology
Gene Environment Interactions, Air Pollution, Metals, Longitudinal Studies, Epigenetics


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Jordan Smoller

Director
Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychiatric Genetics, Association Studies, Phenotype Definition, GWAS, Pharmacogenetics, Genetic Epidemiology


Tamar Sofer

Associate Biostatistician and Director of the Biostatistics core of the program in Sleep Epidemiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology
Gene and Environment Interaction
Statistical Genetics, Genomics, and Omics,
Sleep Epidemiology


Shamil Sunyaev
Shamil Sunyaev

Professor
Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine
Brigham & Women’s Hospital/HMS
Human Genetics Variation, Analysis of sequencing data, Prediction of the functional effect of allelic variants, Computational proteomics, Mammalian organogenesis


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Tyler VanderWeele

Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics
Gene-gene and Gene-environment Interaction, Mendelian Randomization, Causal Methods in Genetics


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Lee-Jen Wei

Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
Construction and Validation of Prediction with Biomarkers


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Scott Weiss

Professor in the Department of Environmental Health, HSPH
Professor of Medicine, HMS & Channing Laboratory


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Guocheng Yuan

Associate Professor of Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Department of Biostatistics
HSPH & DFCI
Epigenomics, Stem Cells, Transcriptional Regulatory Network, Systems Biology


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Cheng-Zhong Zhang

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, HMS

Cancer biology, Genome evolution, Single-cell analysis, Cell biology, DNA damage and repair