DGM Meetings & Workshops

Epidemiology for Researchers Performing Genetic/Genomic Studies

Natcher Auditorium, NIH Campus

Bethesda
July 18, 2008

Overview

Epidemiology for Researchers Performing Genetic/Genomic Studies, was a short course for investigators and trainees doing research in human genetics, particularly studies employing genomic analyses of samples from human populations. It was conducted by the Office of Population Genomics, NHGRI, on July 18, 2008, in Natcher Auditorium, Building 45, NIH campus.

The course consisted of eight lectures aimed at familiarizing researchers studying the human genome with basic principles and potential pitfalls of epidemiology as applied to human genome research. It drew from traditional genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics, but emphasized the application of genomic technologies to unrelated subjects in human populations. Focus was on the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of the epidemiologic studies most feasible and appropriate to address the genomic questions of interest.

These videocasts and slides are provided as an educational tool for genetic investigators interested in learning more about applying epidemiologic concepts to their work. The videocast can be found at http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=14595 RealPlayer icon.

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Epidemiology for Researchers Performing Genetic/Genomic Studies Slides
Lecture 1: Epidemiology for Geneticists Versus Genetic Epidemiology

Thomas Pearson, M.D., Ph.D. (Course Co-Director)
Professor, University of Rochester School of Medicine
Visiting Scientist, NHGRI (09/01/07 - 05/30/08)

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Lecture 2: Measurement the Phenotype: What Disease Endpoint of Trait Are You Studying?

Erin M. Ramos, Ph.D.
Epidemiologist, Office of Population Genomics
NHGRI

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Lecture 3: Linking Exposures with Endpoints: Measures of Association and Risk

Emily Harris, Ph.D.
Epidemiologist, Office of Population Genomics
NHGRI

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Lecture 4: Epidemiologic Study Designs

Lucia Hindorff, Ph.D.
Epidemiologist, Office of Population Genomics
NHGRI

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Lecture 5: Why Can't Anyone Reproduce the Findings of My "Discovery" Study?

Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D. (Course Co-Director)
Director, Office of Population Genomics
NHGRI

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Lecture 6: Bias in Human Genomic Research

Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D. (Course Co-Director)
Director, Office of Population Genomics
NHGRI

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Lecture 7: Genetic Screening and Diagnosis

Jeffery Struewing, M.D.
Epidemiologist, Office of Population Genomics
NHGRI

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Lecture 8: Practical Applications of Epidemiologic Methods to Human Genome Research

Thomas Pearson, M.D., Ph.D. (Course Co-Director)
Professor, University of Rochester School of Medicine
Visiting Scientist, NHGRI (09/01/07 - 05/30/08)

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Last Updated: June 17, 2010