Department: Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
PhD Program Affiliation: Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Genetics
Research Description: Dr. Williamsí research focuses on studies of the distribution of genetic variation among human populations and the role that differences in patterns of variation play in disparity of disease among populations. He is especially interested in common, complex diseases that do not have genes of major effect, but are more likely to be due to genetic models involving interactions among risk factors. These interests have led to research dealing with diversity among African and African descent populations and studies of multiple diseases that are either more common in these populations, such as hypertension and preterm birth, or less common, such as gastric cancer.
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