Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Wei Zhao is Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Social Research (ISR). She was trained in Psychology (Ph.D) and Statistics (M.A.) at the University of Michigan, and was a research faculty at the School of Public Health prior to joining ISR. She is a genetic epidemiologist with more than 10 years of experience doing genetic association studies in large epidemiological cohorts. Her research aims to identify genetic risk factors leading to human complex diseases/traits. She applys advanced high-dimensional statistical models and methods to investigate the relationship between multi-omics (genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics), social/environmental factor, and complex human diseases/traits in multi-ancestry populations. She has studied a variety of disease outcomes and health behaviors with a recent focus on cognition, dementia and mental health related traits.
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Epidemiology | Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS
- Genetic diversity is a predictor of mortality in humans
- Interaction between social/psychosocial factors and genetic variants on body mass index: A gene-environment interaction analysis in a longitudinal setting
- Gene-by-psychosocial factor interactions influence diastolic blood pressure in european and african ancestry populations: Meta-analysis of four cohort studies