Genetic epidemiology

Genetic epidemiology is an integral part of chronic disease epidemiology. Genetic variants associated with increased disease risks can be identified through both hypothesis-driven and agnostic approaches mostly applied to large-scale association studies. At Swiss TPH, different research groups contribute data from large longitudinal studies to international genetic research consortia. Genetic research at EPH aims to understand susceptibility to lifestyle and environmental risk factors and at elucidating underlying pathophysiological mechanisms.