Research Themes


  • Methodologic opportunities and challenges in the genomic era: from studies of pedigrees to GWAS and beyond.
  • Population and evolutionary genetics of common diseases.
  • Epigenetics and complex diseases.
  • Characterization of genetic risk factors in complex traits and special populations.
  • Incorporation of post-GWAS technologies into population health research: next generation sequencing.
  • Evaluation and application of methods to assess genetic and environmental interactions in chronic diseases.
  • Development of novel statistical methods for genetic analysis of individuals and/or families.
  • Development and implementation of population-based family designs.