12th Annual IGSS Conference • October 28-29, 2021

Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences 2021

Conference Schedule

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Authors in italics will present remotely.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time Event
8:00-8:30Arrival, Introduction, Overview
8:30-9:20Genes and SES Part 1
Tobias Wolfram
The Genetics of Occupational Status
Rosa Cheesman
How do schools and residential areas interact with genetic factors to shape educational achievement?
Gabriella Conti
Genes, Maternal Education, and Inequalities in Human Capital: Evidence from a British Cohort
Patrick Turley
The Effect of Education on the Relationship between Genetics, Early-Life Disadvantages, and Later-Life SES
Michael Topping
The Effects of Education on Cognition in Older Age: Evidence from Genotyped Siblings
9:20-10:10Selection and Other Considerations
Sjoerd van Alten
The effects of demographic-based selection bias on GWAS results in the UK Biobank
Felix Tropf
Consequences of natural and mortality selection for genetic discovery in the UKBiobank
David Hugh-Jones
Human Capital Drives Natural Selection in Contemporary Humans
Yuchang Wu
GWAS on Birth Year Infant Mortality Rates Provides New Evidence of Recent Natural Selection
Shiro Furuya
The Big (Genetic) Sort? Reassessing Migration Patterns and Their Genetic Imprint in the UK
10:30-11:20Genes and SES Part 2
Margherita Malanchini
Triangulating genetic methods to uncover the contribution of cognitive and noncognitive skills to academic achievement throughout the school years
Jani Erola
Genes and equality of opportunity in an egalitarian context
Hyeokmoon Kweon
First results from a multivariate GWAS on different measures of income among ~756,000 individuals
Lauren Schmitz
In Utero Exposures and Epigenetic Aging Signatures: Evidence from the U.S. Great Depression
Bhash Mazumder
Understanding Sibling Correlations in Education: Molecular Genetics and Family Background
11:30-12:30Keynote Address
Melinda Mills
Why the social sciences and genetics need each other
1:30-2:20Gene-Environment Interactions Part 1
Jonathan Beauchamp
Kin-based institutions and economic development
Fumiya Uchikoshi
Horizontal Educational Stratification through a Genetic Lens: Effects of Social Background and Genetic Endowment on College Selectivity and Wages
Titus Galama
Sources of Inequality at Birth: the Interplay Between Genes and Parental Socioeconomic Status
Qiongshi Lu
Estimating social genetic effects on Alzheimer's disease
David Rehkopf
Can DNA methylation clocks function as a surrogate endpoint for the most important risk factors for mortality?
Gloria Huei-Jong Graf
Evaluating the impacts of social mobility on biological aging among older adults in the United States
Kristen Malecki
Cumulative Environmental Exposures (Social*Environment) and Accelerated Biological Aging
Daniel Belsky
Quantification of the pace of biological aging in humans through a blood test: the DunedinPACE DNA methylation algorithm
Jerome Choi
Assessing the Biological Mechanisms between Smoking Behavior and Alzheimer's Disease: Evidence from Metabolomic and Epigenomic Data
Jonah Fisher
Epigenome Wide Associations of Smoking Behavior in the Health and Retirement Study
3:45-4:35Gene-Environment Interactions Part 2
Aura Ankita Mishra
Life-course victimization and CRP related DNA methylation among LGB adults
Anatoliy Yashin
Evaluating collective associations of many pairs of interacting genetic and non-genetic factors with Alzheimer's disease: Insights for studying mechanisms of multifactorial regulation of complex traits
Fangqi Guo
Interaction Between Neighborhood Crime and Polygenic Score on Type 2 Diabetes
Breanna Clark
An Unrevealed Collateral Consequence: The Suppressing Effect of Paternal Incarceration on Children's Genetic Potential for Educational Attainment
Hassan Bokhari
Health Insurance, Immigration Status and Genomics: Polygenic Risk Score Interactions for Body Mass Index in the Diverse Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)

Friday, October 29, 2021

Time Event
8:00-11:00Statistical Genetics Workshop
Allison Kupsco, Haotian ("Howie") Wu
DNA methylation analysis using the Illumina MethylationEPIC arrays
11:00-11:50Gene-Environment Interactions Part 3
Pietro Biroli
Genes, Pubs, and Drinks: Gene-environment interplay and alcohol licensing policy in the United Kingdom.
Dilnoza Muslimova
The Power of the Pill: Evidence from Gene-environment Interactions in the UK Biobank.
Evelina Akimova
Changing polygenic penetrance on depression among adults in the United Kingdom
Boyan Zheng
Long Term Impacts of Life Family Instability on Adulthood Depression: The Role of Genetic Sensitivity and Time
Yuexuan Xu
Effect of Pathway-specific Polygenic Risk Scores for Alzheimer's Disease on Rate of Change in Cognitive Function and AD-related Biomarkers among Asymptomatic Individuals
11:50-12:40New approaches and uses of polygenic information
Jiacheng Miao
A quantile integral linear model to quantify genetic effects on phenotypic variability
Margaret Clapp
Using Genomic Structural Equation Modeling to test the validity of latent factor models
Jeffrey Shero
The Practical Utility of Genetic Screening in School Settings
Brooke Sasia
Direct and Indirect Polygenic Scores for Externalizing and Trajectories of Antisocial Behavior
Jie Song
Estimating genetic correlation of direct and indirect effect using UK Biobank sibling data
1:45-2:35Genes and SES Part 3
Brian Finch
Social Mobility and the Genome: Testing a Unified Stratification Theory
Victor Ronda
The Nurture of Nature and the Nature of Nurture: How Genes and Investments Interact in the Formation of Skills
Meng-Jung Lin
Get Married and Be a Scientist? The Effects of Biology and Gendered Marriage Expectation on Having a STEM Job
Dongyue Ying
Using Education and Genetic Information to Explore Stability of Risk Preference
Nicole Gladish
Multiple components of socioeconomic status measured in older adulthood and childhood differentially associated with DNA methylation.
2:35-3:30Epigenetics Part 2 and Other Questions
Vikesh Amin
Associations between body mass index and telomere length at older ages: Evidence from polygenic risk scores, Mendelian randomization and within-twin designs
Helen Meier
Association of GrimAge DNA methylation components and 2-year mortality in the Health and Retirement Study
Peter Tanksley
Evidence of Accelerated Aging Among Americans with a History of Incarceration
Julia Goodwin
The Impact of the High School Movement on Epigenetic Aging
Sarah Merrill
Associations of peripheral blood DNA methylation and estimated monocyte proportion differences during infancy with toddler attachment style
Eva Vasiljevic
Cognitive trajectory divergence by genetic risk in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention
3:30-4:00Discussion and Concluding Comments