Elise Robinson is a faculty member in the Center for Genomic Medicine and Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and an institute member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She is also an affiliated faculty member with the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Robinson’s research focuses on the genetic influences on behavior and cognition. She is interested in using genetic data to understand the biology of neurodevelopmental variation, and to study differences within and between neuropsychiatric disorders. She co-chairs the Autism Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, the NeuroDevelopmental Variability Initiative (NDV) at the Broad Institute, and the NeuroDev project.
The Robinson lab uses techniques from statistical genetics and epidemiology to study common and rare genetic risk factors for severe neuropsychiatric disorders, and develops quantitative approaches for examining their human behavioral and cellular associations.
Robinson received a Sc.D. in psychiatric epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and completed postdoctoral training in statistical genetics at MGH and the Broad Institute.