I2 Research-in-Progress Seminar, Alex Ramsey presents: Preliminary findings on a personalized genetic risk tool to premote smoking cessation.

November 10, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am

This talk will present data from a study in which we conducted genetic testing in current smokers and returned genetic results on smoking-related disease risk in the form of a genetically-informed smoking cessation intervention (RiskProfile). The talk will also discuss upcoming next steps in the context of COVID-19, including a fully-remote, pilot randomized controlled trial. The talk will incorporate themes relevant to informatics, including:

  1. Applying a polygenic risk score approach to behavior health
  2. Combining genetic data with phenotypic data (i.e., cigarettes per day) and
  3. Communicating complex personalized health information to current smokers in the community


Alex Ramsey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine


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