Leveraging genome annotations and shared genetic factors across multiple diseases,
we develop computationally efficient and statistically powerful methods to identify
high risk individuals for better disease monitoring and prevention.
We also investigate how non-genetic factors interact with genetic susceptibility to impact disease risks.
 G. Zhou, H. Zhao (2021) A fast and robust Bayesian nonparametric method for prediction of complex traits using summary statistics. PLOS Genetics, 17: e1009697.
 S. Song, W. Jiang, L. Hou, H. Zhao (2020) Leveraging effect size distributions to improve polygenic risk scores derived from summary statistics of genome-wide association studies. PLOS Computational Biology, 16: e1007565.
 Y. Hu, Q. Lu, W. Liu, Y. Zhang, M. Li, H. Zhao (2017) Joint modeling of genetically correlated diseases and functional annotations increases accuracy of polygenic risk prediction. PLOS Genetics, 13: e1006836.
 Y. Hu, Q. Lu, R. Powles, X. Yao, C. Yang, F. Fang, X. Xu, H. Zhao (2017) Leveraging functional annotations in genetic risk prediction for human complex diseases. PLOS Computational Biology, 13: e1005589.
 C. Li, C. Yang, J. Gelernter, H. Zhao (2014) Improving genetic risk prediction by leveraging pleiotropy. Human Genetics, 133: 639-650.
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