Alicia Martin

Alicia Martin is an Instructor in Investigation at the Analytic & Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute affiliated with the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research and the Medical and Population Genetics Program. As a population and statistical geneticist, her research examines the role of human history in shaping global genetic and phenotypic diversity. Specifically with consideration to vast Eurocentric study biases, she quantifies the transferability of knowledge gained from large-scale genetic studies across globally diverse populations. She is particularly interested in ensuring that the translation of genetic technologies via polygenic risk does not exacerbate health disparities induced by these study biases. Towards this end, she is also developing statistical methods for multi-ethnic studies. This work is currently supported by an NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.