Genetic Epidemiology

The genetic epidemiology program is focused on two major themes:

  • Evaluating the role of genetic and environmental contributions in the etiology of chronic mental health and medical conditions
  • Translating the current understanding of the role of genetic and environmental influences on these outcomes into innovative approaches for enhancing the adoption of best practices in the community, clinical practice, and public health.

The program maintains active collaborations with several organizations to accomplish these goals, including the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, the Center for Society and Health, and the Seventh District Health and Wellness Initiative of Richmond.

Ongoing projects