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Genetic links between hot flashes and psychiatric disorders suggest new opportunities for treatment and shared mechanistic pathways
Laramie Duncan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Director, Integrative Mental Health Lab
Dr. Duncan’s work is at the intersection of psychology, statistical genetics, and neuroscience. Her group uses massive datasets and primarily computational approaches to identify mechanisms contributing to mental health problems like schizophrenia, depression, and PTSD. Current projects include 1) translation of schizophrenia genetic risk variants into biological mechanisms; 2) the role of sex hormones in psychiatric disorders including novel discoveries about shared genetic influences on menopause symptoms and psychiatric disorders, and 3) human postmortem brain tissue studies of genetics-identified targets; 4) cross-disorder and trans-ancestry analyses of psychiatric disorders.