Alkes Price
Primary Faculty

Alkes Price

Professor of Statistical Genetics


Other Positions

Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Biostatistics


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


I am a professor in the Program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics. I am an associate member of the Program in Medical and Population Genetics at the Broad Institute, and a member of the Program in Quantitative Genomics at HSPH. I am the recipient of the 2017 Harvard Chan Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor Award. Our research focuses on the development of statistical methods for uncovering the genetic basis of human disease, and on the population genetics underlying these methods. Areas of interest include functional components of heritability, common vs. rare variant architectures, and disease mapping in structured populations.

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler" - Albert Einstein


An encyclopedia of enhancer-gene regulatory interactions in the human genome.

Gschwind AR, Mualim KS, Karbalayghareh A, Sheth MU, Dey KK, Jagoda E, Nurtdinov RN, Xi W, Tan AS, Jones H, Ma XR, Yao D, Nasser J, Avsec Ž, James BT, Shamim MS, Durand NC, Rao SSP, Mahajan R, Doughty BR, Andreeva K, Ulirsch JC, Fan K, Perez EM, Nguyen TC, Kelley DR, Finucane HK, Moore JE, Weng Z, Kellis M, Bassik MC, Price AL, Beer MA, Guigó R, Stamatoyannopoulos JA, Lieberman Aiden E, Greenleaf WJ, Leslie CS, Steinmetz LM, Kundaje A, Engreitz JM.

bioRxiv. 2023 Nov 13. PMID: 38014075


New insights on genes and diseases

A person who is genetically at increased risk for developing the eating disorder anorexia appears to also have a slightly increased genetic risk for schizophrenia, but a slightly decreased genetic risk for obesity, according to a new genetic…

Probing genes for disease risk

December 5, 2014 -- New research by Alkes Price, associate professor of statistical genetics at Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues focuses on new approaches to characterizing and identifying genetic factors in complex disease. What’s the basic…