8th Annual IGSS Conference

October 19-20, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Link

Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of California at Riverside

Professor Link is a leading expert in psychiatric and social epidemiology. He has written foundational papers on the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma, and discrimination. His current work is designed to understand the causes of health disparities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, the consequences of social stigma for people with mental illnesses, and the connection between mental illnesses and violent behaviors.

Statistical Genetics Workshop: Patrick Turley

Post-doctoral fellow at Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Dr. Turley is a widely recognized expert in statistical methods applied to topics in the intersection of economics and genetics. He is also a core researcher of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium and an affiliated postdoc with the Behavioral and Health Genomics Center at University of Southern California. Currently, his work focuses on analyzing genetic data to explore the relationship between traits and boost power for association. His workshop will provide a hands on experience with the Multitrait Analysis of GWAS (MTAG) method.

With support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, the Institute of Behavioral Science and University of Colorado Population Center are hosting the 8th annual conference entitled Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences. The goal of this conference is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry. The two day conference will include a 4 hour advanced statistical genetics workshop. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate.