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 Research, and the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project.
Dr. Huang is a member of the International Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IIBDGC) and has co-led its recent fine-mapping effort to resolve known genetic associations to variants with high causal probabilities. He also co-chairs a workgroup in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) to improve the genomic diversity and design statistical genetics methods to leverage the diversity to understand the genetic architecture of psychiatric disorders. His other research interests include investigating the connection between tissue-specific gene regulation and non-coding genetic associations, and understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying the spontaneous clearance of the hepatitis C virus.