Symon Kariuki

I am from Kenya and I obtained a degree in Nursing Sciences from the University of Nairobi in Kenya, MSc in Clinical Neurosciences of Epilepsy from Kings College London in the UK, and a DPhil in Neuropsychiatric epidemiology from the University of Oxford in the UK. I have a broad interest in the epidemiology of neurological and mental disorders in people living in sub-Saharan Africa, including their genetic susceptibility to…

Duncan Palmer

Duncan Palmer is a postdoctoral fellow in the Ben Neale Lab at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. After working viral on evolution, where he studied the interaction between HIV and the CTL immune response, he switched countries and genome lengths and began working on human genetics in the spring of 2016. He is currently working on methods to estimate genetic contributions to heritability of complex traits by both…

Felicita Omari

I am Felicita Omari from Eldoret Kenya, East Africa. I received my bachelor of medicine and surgery degree from Moi University College of Health Sciences, Eldoret Kenya and my Masters degree in Psychiatry at the same school of medicine. My research involves inpatient outcomes of psychiatric treatment for patients with mood disorders, specifically Bipolar mood disorders. More recently I completed a two year follow up study for adult patients with…

Hailiang Huang

Hailiang Huang is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an associated scientist at the Broad Institute. His research focuses on developing new statistical and analytical methods to understand the genetic factors driving complex disorders, especially autoimmune and psychiatric disorders. His studies use large-scale data from various consortia and public sources such as UK Biobank, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap for Medical…

Linnet Ongeri

I am from Nairobi, Kenya and obtained both my Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery, and Master of Medicine in Psychiatry from the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine. I am a Fogarty Fellow having undertaken a global health research fellowship program with the University of California, San Francisco. My research interests are in the epidemiology of common mental disorders, with particular interests in PTSD and Substance Use Disorders. I am…

Elizabeth Atkinson

Elizabeth Atkinson is a postdoc at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, co-advised by Drs. Mark Daly and Ben Neale and working closely with Dr. Karestan Koenen. She did her PhD at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by receiving an NIH Institutional Research and Career Development Award at Stony Brook University, in which she received structured pedagogy training, taught, and examined genetic diversity of…

Jackline Walumbe

I am from Kenya, East Africa and am currently a third-year postgraduate student at Moi University. I am pursuing a master’s degree in Psychiatry and am interested in women’s mental health. In this regard, I am working on research that assesses factors are associated with postpartum depression (depression of postpartum onset). Given my primary interest, I would stop at nothing in studying all variables that make women prone to mental…

Isabel Fulcher

Isabel Fulcher

Isabel Fulcher recently obtained her PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Data Science Initiative. Isabel’s research aims to develop innovative causal inference methodologies to improve the delivery of sexual and reproductive health care to at-risk populations. Her statistical interests include the development of causal inference methods that account for unmeasured confounding or peer effects on a network. She is particularly interested in the…

Shareefa Dalvie

I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2007, I completed my Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Genetics & Development and Physiology, at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Thereafter, I completed my honors, masters and doctoral degrees at the Division of Human Genetics at UCT. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at UCT. My research interests…

Zachary McCaw

Zachary McCaw is a visiting scientist at the Broad Institute, working with Hilary Finucane on fine-mapping. He completed his Ph.D. in Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health under the guidance of Xihong Lin. His dissertation developed transformation and multivariate methods for improving power in genome-wide association studies. His research interests include statistical genetics and survival analysis.