Elise Brooks Robinson
Secondary Faculty

Elise Brooks Robinson

Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology



Other Positions

Lecturer on Psychiatry

Psychiatry-Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School


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.


Phenotype and genetic analysis of data collected within the first year of NeuroDev.

Kipkemoi P, Kim HA, Christ B, O'Heir E, Allen J, Austin-Tse C, Baxter S, Brand H, Bryant S, Buser N, de Menil V, Eastman E, Murugasen S, Galvin A, Kombe M, Ngombo A, Mkubwa B, Mwangi P, Kipkoech C, Lovgren A, MacArthur DG, Melly B, Mwangasha K, Martin A, Nkambule LL, Sanchis-Juan A, Singer-Berk M, Talkowski ME, VanNoy G, van der Merwe C, Newton C, O'Donnell-Luria A, Abubakar A, Donald KA, Robinson EB.

Neuron. 2023 09 20. 111(18):2800-2810.e5. PMID: 37463579

The female protective effect against autism spectrum disorder.

Wigdor EM, Weiner DJ, Grove J, Fu JM, Thompson WK, Carey CE, Baya N, van der Merwe C, Walters RK, Satterstrom FK, Palmer DS, Rosengren A, Bybjerg-Grauholm J, Hougaard DM, Mortensen PB, Daly MJ, Talkowski ME, Sanders SJ, Bishop SL, Børglum AD, Robinson EB.

Cell Genom. 2022 Jun 08. 2(6):100134. PMID: 36778135