Statistical Genetics Genomics Omics

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.


Name Title/Affiliation Research Keywords

Rebecca Betensky

Rebecca Betensky

Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
Latent Class Models, Complex Sampling, Truncation, Survival Analysis, Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization

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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

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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

Rafael Irizarry

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

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

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
Transcription and Epigenetic Regulation, Computational Cancer Genomics, ChIP-chip and ChIP-seq

Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller

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

Peter Park

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics
Children’s Hospital Informatics Program
Chromatin, Epigenetics, Next-generation Sequencing, Cancer Genomics, Regulatory Networks

Luca Pinello

Principal Investigator, MGH and HMS genomics, genome editing, crispr, epigenetics, single-cell

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

David Reich

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

Jordan Smoller

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

Shamil Sunyaev
Shamil Sunyaev

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