21st Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics

Module 9: Genetic Epidemiology

Week 2, Session 3, Monday 8:30 AM - Wednesday 12:00 PM: Mon Jul 18 to Wed Jul 20

Assumes the material in Module 1. This module will provide an overview of genetic epidemiology, with a focus on design, analysis and interpretation in studies of complex disease.  The module is meant as an introduction to the field with a focus on surveying the various methods for discovering how genetic factors influence health and disease.  Topics covered will include twin studies, family studies, segregation analysis, linkage analysis, population-based association studies, and gene-environment interactions. The course will include practical examples using on-line resources and statistical analysis programs.

Background reading: M.A. Austin (editor). 2013. Genetic Epidemiology: methods and applications.