Elise Brooks Robinson
Secondary Faculty

Elise Brooks Robinson

Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology




Dr. Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute. She is also affiliated faculty in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Robinson’s research focuses on the genetic epidemiology of behavior and cognition. She is interested in using genetic data to understand the biology of neurodevelopmental variation, and to study differences within and between psychiatric disorders.

Robinson’s research reflects her training in epidemiology and genetics. She received a Sc.D. in psychiatric epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, supervised by Dr. Karestan Koenen. She completed postdoctoral training in the lab of Mark Daly at MGH and the Broad Institute, using statistical genetic approaches to study neurodevelopmental disorders.

For information on open positions in Dr. Robinson's group, contact erob@broadinstitute.org.


Identification of shared and differentiating genetic architecture for autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and case subgroups.

Mattheisen M, Grove J, Als TD, Martin J, Voloudakis G, Meier S, Demontis D, Bendl J, Walters R, Carey CE, Rosengren A, Strom NI, Hauberg ME, Zeng B, Hoffman G, Zhang W, Bybjerg-Grauholm J, Bækvad-Hansen M, Agerbo E, Cormand B, Nordentoft M, Werge T, Mors O, Hougaard DM, Buxbaum JD, Faraone SV, Franke B, Dalsgaard S, Mortensen PB, Robinson EB, Roussos P, Neale BM, Daly MJ, Børglum AD.

Nat Genet. 2022 10. 54(10):1470-1478. PMID: 36163277

Gene family information facilitates variant interpretation and identification of disease-associated genes in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Lal D, May P, Perez-Palma E, Samocha KE, Kosmicki JA, Robinson EB, Møller RS, Krause R, Nürnberg P, Weckhuysen S, De Jonghe P, Guerrini R, Niestroj LM, Du J, Marini C, Ware JS, Kurki M, Gormley P, Tang S, Wu S, Biskup S, Poduri A, Neubauer BA, Koeleman BPC, Helbig KL, Weber YG, Helbig I, Majithia AR, Palotie A, Daly MJ.

Genome Med. 2020 03 17. 12(1):28. PMID: 32183904