DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL SCIENCE GENETICS 

Robbee Wedow

Research Fellow,

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Research Fellow,

Harvard University

Email: rwedow@broadinstitute.org

Phone: +1.219.851.2193

Address: 75 Ames Street, Office 9020D,

Cambridge, MA 02142

ABOUT ME

 

I'm a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and a Fellow in Sociology at Harvard University. My main research interest is in social science genetics, which lies at the intersection of sociology, demography, and statistical genetics. I am interested in how social forces and environments interact with genetics (gene-by-environment interactions). Using recent advances in genetic data collection and methodological developments in statistical genetics, I leverage large-scale genetic data to explore how sociological outcomes like educational attainment, risk taking behavior, smoking, drinking, or sexual orientation change across context, across time, and across outcome measurement. I am also deeply dedicated to clearly and sensitively communicating the findings from my work in an ethically-engaged and community-based fashion. My work outside of social science genetics focuses on population health, health disparities, religion and identity, and quasi-experimental designs and methodologies. ​