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The Advances in Social Genomics Conference 2024

Abdel Abdellaoui

Keynote: Friday, June 7 — 9 to 10 a.m.

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Portrait of Abdel Abdellaoui

About Abdel

Abdel Abdellaoui is a geneticist who has been involved in a wide range of studies on psychiatric genetics, behavioral genetics, and population genetics. He is particularly interested in how collective behaviors, such as migration and mate-choice, influence the genetic make-up of populations and the relationship between genetic risk factors and environmental exposures.


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Portrait of Jason Fletcher

Jason Fletcher

University of Wisconsin–Madison

A specialist in health economics and social genomics, Professor Fletcher focuses his research on combining genetics and social science research and examining how in utero and early life conditions affect later-life health, cognition, and mortality. He is an affiliate of the  Institute for Research on Poverty, Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies, Center for Demography and Ecology, and the Data Science Institute at the University and a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).  He is co-author of the award winning book, The Genome Factor, and a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow.