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Alicia Martin

Alicia Martin, Ph.D.

Alicia Martin is an associate member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, an assistant investigator in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. 
 
As a population and statistical geneticist, Martin conducts research examining the role of human history in shaping global genetic and phenotypic diversity. Given vast Eurocentric study biases, she examines the transferability of knowledge gained from large-scale genetic studies across globally diverse populations. She is particularly focused on ensuring that the translation of genetic technologies via polygenic scores does not exacerbate health disparities induced by these study biases. Towards this end, she is developing statistical methods, community resources for genomics, and research capacity for multi-ancestry studies particularly in underrepresented populations.
 
Martin received her B.S. in bioengineering and biomedical engineering from the University of Washington and her M.S. in biomedical informatics and Ph.D. in genetics from Stanford University. 

September 2022