14th Annual IGSS Conference • October 20-21, 2023

Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences 2023

Conference Schedule

Friday, October 20, 2023

Time Event
9:00-12:00Statistical Genetics Workshop
Qiongshi Lu
Frontiers of PGS Construction, Optimization, and Use in the Social Sciences
1:00-2:00Session 1: Polygenic Indices Methods and Applications
Robel Alemu
Relative predictive performance of polygenic indexes (PGIs) across diverse ancestral populations
Silvia Helena Barcellos
Early-Life Determinants of Cognitive Decline and Dementia: The Role of Genetics and Education
Aysu Okbay
Polygenic Index Repository v2
2:15-3:15Session 2: Statistical Genetics Methods
Titus Galama
GWAS 2.0 – Correcting for volunteer bias in GWAS uncovers novel genetic variants and increases heritability estimates
Yuchang Wu
Pervasive biases in GWAS using family history of Alzheimer's disease as proxy phenotypes
Ramina Sotoudeh
Are we over-controlling for population stratification and discounting causal effects of genetic ancestry?
3:30-4:30Session 3: Frontiers in the Field of Genetics and Social Sciences
Allison E. Aiello
Sociogenomics of Cellular Immunosenescence in Young Adults: The Add Health Study
Amadou Gaye
Transcriptome footprint of dietary sodium intake in African Americans
Jiacheng Miao
Quantifying and interpreting genotype-by-environment Interactions through Transcriptome-Wide Interaction Analysis
4:45-5:45Session 4: Methods and Some Big Questions
Isabelle F. Foote
Uncovering the multivariate genetic architecture of frailty using genomic structural equation modelling
Felix C. Tropf
Finding the "missing environmentality"
Patrick Turley
A General Approach to Adjusting Genetic Studies for Assortative Mating
6:00-7:00Keynote Address
Emily R. Klancher Merchant, PhD
The American Pursuit of Intelligence Genes, 1916–2022

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Time Event
9:00-10:15Session 5: Gene-Environment Interactions
Dalton Conley
The Portability of Within-Family PGIs
Pietro Biroli
Beyond Barker: Infant Mortality at Birth and Ischaemic Heart Disease in Older Age
Yan Liu
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health and Its Interaction with Genetic Scores
Jennifer Robinette
Local criminal activity, health lifestyles, cardiovascular disease and genes
10:30-11:45Session 6: Epigenetic Phenomena
Nicole Gladish
Epigenetic aging as a mediator of racial and ethnic inequalities in mortality: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002 mortality follow up study
Kathleen Mullan Harris
Heterogeneous Consequences of Intergenerational Mobility for Biological Aging in Add Health
Aitor García
The effect of childhood cultural capital on behavioral risks and health outcomes measured with GrimAge
Lauren Schmitz
Epigenetic Biomarkers of Socioeconomic Status are associated with Age-Related Chronic Diseases and Mortality in Older Adults
1:00-2:00Session 7: Inheritance, Health, and Politics
Christopher Dawes
The genetics of political participation: Leveraging polygenic indices to advance political behavior research
Sjoerd van Alten
A Chip Off the Old Block? Genetics and the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth
Wei Zhao
Genetic pathways to childhood and adolescent depression and associated behaviors
2:15-3:15Session 8: Genes, Environments, and Their Correlation
Marina Aguiar Palma
Life's two lotteries: modeling the effects of genes and environments in human capital formation
Rafael Ahlskog
Using fine-grained population based grid data to assess genetic self selection into residential neighborhoods across the lifespan
Brian Finch
The Validity of Self-Rated Health for Mortality: Family-Background and Genetic Precursors