Nicholas J. Schork, Ph.D.
Professor of Family & Preventive Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0603
Phone #: 858-822-5788
FAX #: 858-822-2113

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.

Research Focus 
Dr. Schork’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.

Selected Publications 
Lander ES, Schork NJ: The genetic dissection of complex traits. Science 1994; 265:2037﷓2048.

Schork NJ, Fallin D, Lanchbury J. SNPs and the Future of Genetic Epidemiology. Clinical Genetics. 2000: 58: 250-264.

Schork NJ. Genome Partitioning and Whole-Genome Analysis. Advances in Genetics. San Diego: Academic Press 2001: 299-322.

Larribe F, Lessard S, Schork NJ. Gene mapping via ancestral recombination graph. Theoretical Population Biology 2002; 62:215-234.

Schork NJ. Power Calculations for Genetic Association Studies Using Estimated Probability Distributions. American Journal of Human Genetics 2002; 70: 1480-1489.


University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0603 La Jolla, CA 92037-0603
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