Genetic basis of complex diseases, statistical and mathematical modeling
Dr. Schorkˇ¦s research interests are varied, but primarily focus on the understanding the genetic basis of complex traits and diseases. Dr. Schork develops mathematical, statistical, and computational models and analytic tools that can be applied to genetic studies. In addition, much of his work considers how one can integrate information from different studies and study designs in order to draw inferences about the complexities that underlie disease and phenotypic expression.
Nicholas Schork is currently a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego. Prior to his appointment at UCSD, Dr. Schork was an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard University. He was also formerly the Associate Director of the Program for Population Genetics at the Harvard School of Public Health, as well as an Adjunct Associate Staff Scientist at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Dr. Schork earned a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Statistics, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology all from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.