Alkes Price
Professor

Alkes Price

Professor of Statistical Genetics

Epidemiology

Other Positions

Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Overview

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


Bibliography

Erratum. Multiethnic Genome-Wide Association Study of Diabetic Retinopathy Using Liability Threshold Modeling of Duration of Diabetes and Glycemic Control. Diabetes 2019;68:441-456.

Pollack S, Igo RP, Jensen RA, Christiansen M, Li X, Cheng CY, Ng MCY, Smith AV, Rossin EJ, Segrè AV, Davoudi S, Tan GS, Ida Chen YD, Kuo JZ, Dimitrov LM, Stanwyck LK, Meng W, Hosseini SM, Imamura M, Nousome D, Kim J, Hai Y, Jia Y, Ahn J, Leong A, Shah K, Park KH, Guo X, Ipp E, Taylor KD, Adler SG, Sedor JR, Freedman BI, Lee IT, Sheu WH, Kubo M, Takahashi A, Hadjadj S, Marre M, Tregouet DA, Mckean-Cowdin R, Varma R, McCarthy MI, Groop L, Ahlqvist E, Lyssenko V, Agardh E, Morris A, Doney ASF, Colhoun HM, Toppila I, Sandholm N, Groop PH, Maeda S, Hanis CL, Penman A, Chen CJ, Hancock H, Mitchell P, Craig JE, Chew EY, Paterson AD, Grassi MA, Palmer C, Bowden DW, Yaspan BL, Siscovick D, Cotch MF, Wang JJ, Burdon KP, Wong TY, Klein BEK, Klein R, Rotter JI, Iyengar SK, Price AL, Sobrin L.

Diabetes. 2020 Jun. 69(6):1306. PMID: 32341040


News

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…