Funding Source:  National Institute on Aging
Grant Number:  R21AG067585
Project Dates:  05/01/2020 – 04/30/2022
Principal Investigator:  Patrick Turley
Title:    Estimating assortative mating, its history, and its future effect on genetic variance for health, behavioral, and ancestry phenotypes using cross-sectional data
Assortative mating can lead to a greater prevalence and severity of disease in the population and can mislead researchers studying the relationships between phenotypes. A key objective of this project is to precisely estimate how parents have sorted over time to describe past and future trends in public health—and to show how to use those estimates to take assortative mating into account when trying to narrow down the search for the biological roots of diseases.

Funding Source:  Good Ventures Foundation
Project Dates:  01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021
Principal Investigator:  Arie Kapteyn
Title:   Social Science Genetic Association Consortium
Funds to support the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium and the Behavioral and Health Genomics Center.