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Research Day: Keynote Presentation -Dr. Alicia Martin's Presentation on The Critical Importance of Diversity in Genetic Studies
Dr. Alicia Martin's Presentation on The Critical Importance of Diversity in Genetic Studies

Apr 30, 2021 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Alicia Martin
Alicia R. Martin, Ph.D., is an Instructor in Investigation at the Analytic & Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute. As a population and statistical geneticist, her research examines the role of human history in shaping global genetic and phenotypic diversity. Given vast Eurocentric study biases, she quantifies the transferability of knowledge gained from large-scale genetic studies across globally diverse populations. She is particularly interested in ensuring that the translation of genetic technologies via polygenic risk does not exacerbate health disparities induced by these study biases. Towards this end, she is developing statistical methods, community resources, and research capacity for multi-ancestry studies.