Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 19, 2017

9:00-12:30Statistical Genetics Workshop. Presentation Slides, Code, Sample Data
Patrick TurleyMultitrait Analysis of GWAS (MTAG)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45Session 1: Mobility, Life, and Luck
Daniel BelskySociogeonomic Analysis of Social Mobility
Matt McGueIntergenerational mobility in a twin cohort: The contributions of cognitive ability, personality and genetics.
Kathryn Paige HardenGenes, Luck, and Justice
3:00-5:00Flash 1: Genetics, Education, and Cognition
N BarbanDoes the genetic influence on education change across neighbourhoods?
Edward KongExamining the shared genetic architecture of risk tolerance and related behaviors
Hexuan LiuHow Are Socioeconomic Advantages Passed Across Generations? Social and Genetic Pathways in Multigenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment
David WeirGenetic and Environmental Influences on Schooling and Lifetime Earnings
Sam TrejoSchool Moderation of observed returns to genetic endowments? Evidence from the WLS and Add Heath
Meghan ZacherHeritability and Genetic Correlation of Educational Attainment across Cohorts
Peter BarrParental Education Moderates the Genetic Influence on Cognitive Ability in a Diverse Sample of Young Adults
Amal HarratiLife course cognition and genetic correlates of cognition in older Americans
5:00-6:00Keynote Speaker: Bruce Link
 Genetics Research and Beliefs in Essential Racial Differences

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:00-11:00Flash 2: Problem behavior, reproduction, pop. strat., & politics
Peter BowersMeasuring Population Stratification in a GWAS of Educational Attainment
Lauren GaydoshChildhood socioeconomic status and BMI across the life course
Jasmin WertzA polygenic score for educational attainment also predicts criminal offending
Ryan MotzGenes, Social Environment, and Lifetime Involvement with the Criminal Justice System
Katherine SawyerDeterminants of Aggression and Risk-Taking
Morgan LevineA New Epigenetic Clock of Phenotypic Aging
Melinda MillsGenomic analysis of human reproductive onset and behaviour
Chris DawesGene x Environment Interplay and Political Participation: the Effect of Information Demands
11:15-12:10Session 2: Moderation, Machines, and People
Dalton ConleyvPGS: A better way to model GxE?
Jessica FaulMoving Beyond European Only Genetic Associations — An Examination of Within and Trans-Racial PGS and Gene-Region Associations
12:10-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45Session 3: Genes, Education, and Health
Philipp KoellingerExplaining socioeconomic and health outcomes in non-experimental data: An instrumental variables approach using polygenic scores
Aysu Okbay and Robbee WedowGWAS of Educational Attainment
Jeremy FreeseComprehensive Examinations of Associations between Polygenic Score for Educational Attainment and Available Measures in a Long-running Cohort Study
3:00-5:00Flash 3: GxE and Physiological Pathways
Lauren SchmitzThe Impact of Cigarette Taxation and Polygenic Risk for Smoking on Smoking Behavior in the 20th and 21st Century
Briana MezukGetting beyond comorbidity: Leveraging a twin design to examine the mechanisms linking depression and type 2 diabetes
Arianna GardGene X Environment Interaction Models of Latent Psychopathology across the Lifespan
Colter MitchellDevelopmental and Multilevel Effects of Poverty, Material Hardship, and Economic Conditions on Methylation Profiles and Change
Jennifer SmithNeighborhood characteristics influence DNA methylation of genes involved in stress response and inflammation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Dean Lillard"I know they will kill me but I can't stop": How Information and Education Affects Smoking Cessation Decisions of Individuals with Genetic Predisposition to Nicotine Addiction
Lindsay Fernandez-RhodesA Genetic Risk Score for Increased Body Mass Index and Its Interaction with Acculturation to the United States among Hispanic/Latino Adults from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)
Anatoliy YashinGenes involved in cellular stress response contribute to hidden heterogeneity of Alzheimer's disease: Combining evidence from GWAS and molecular biological studies
5:00Concluding comments and discussion