New Cluster Hire in Computational Approaches to Social Genomics
Professor Philipp Koellinger of Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam brings his expertise in social science genetics to UW’s La Follette School of Public Affairs this fall. He is tasked with developing and maintaining a cutting-edge, highly visible research program that specializes in data integration from genomic and social science sources with a focus on statistical and computational approaches to genetic prediction (genetic risk scores/polygenic scores) and/or the application of these scores to answering social/health science questions.
New Cluster Hire in Implications of Social Genomics for Social and Public Policy
Sam Trejo, PhD candidate at Stanford University in the Center for Education Analysis, joins Public Affairs and Sociology as assistant professor this fall. Trejo’s research explores the implications of social, environmental, and genetic factors on public policy and human development. At UW, he will lead a vigorous, innovative research program that specializes in integrating genomic and social/health science data, methods, and theories in pursuit of answering questions relevant to social and public policy.
This week’s UW Faculty Focus Article features an introduction to Sam Trejo. Sam is one of the scholars who will be joining the University’s Initiative in Social Genomics.
This week’s UW Faculty Focus Article features an introduction to Philipp Koellinger. Philipp is one of the scholars who will be joining the University’s Initiative in Social Genomics.
In February 2018, the University of Wisconsin-Madison began recruiting three tenure-track faculty for a Cluster Hire in Social Genomics. CDHA Director Jason Fletcher (sociology/public affairs/public health sciences) and CDHA affiliates Corinne Engelman (population health sciences), …
CDHA affiliate Lauren Schmitz (Assistant Professor, Public Affairs, UW-Madison) is part of a research team that has been awarded a new NIA pilot grant through the Research Centers Collaborative Network! Schmitz, along with Erin Ware …