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Tamar Sofer, Ph.D.

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Harvard UniversityPhD05/2012Biostatistics
The Hebrew University of JerusalemBSc03/2008Mathematics

Overview
I am a biostatistical researcher focusing on genetic and omics analyses of diverse and complex populations. I did my PhD in Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and graduated at 2012. Then, I continued as a postdoctoral fellow there, and later became a research scientist at the Genetic Analysis Center at the University of Washington in Seattle. At UW, I worked on genetic association analyses in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, and on analysis of whole genome sequencing data from the NHLBI's Trans-Omics in Precision Medicine initiative. In late 2017 I moved to BWH and Harvard University, where I continue to develop and implement methodology for genetic and omics analyses of sleep , cognitive, cardiopulmonary, and metabolic phenotypes, with the goal of understanding the genetic basis of such phenotypes, and how environmental exposures modify the pathways from genotypes to phenotypes. I extensively collaborate with minority population studies such as the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, the Jackson Heart Study, and more.

Research
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  1. R56HG013163 (FRANCESCHINI, NORA) Sep 21, 2023 - Aug 31, 2024
    NIH/NHGRI
    Multi-omics study of ancestry enriched associations in Hispanics/Latinos
    Role: MPI
  2. R01AG080598 (SOFER, TAMAR) Sep 20, 2023 - May 31, 2028
    NIH/NIA
    Using polygenic risk scores and omics to study how suboptimal sleep accelerates cognitive aging in diverse populations
  3. R01HL161012 (SOFER, TAMAR) Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2027
    NIH/NHLBI
    Leveraging omics data to understand sleep health and its consequences among diverse Hispanics/Latinos
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R21AG070644 (SOFER, TAMAR) Sep 30, 2021 - Aug 31, 2023
    NIH
    Using Genetic and Blood Metabolites to Understand the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease in Latinos
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R03OD030598 (SOEMEDI, RACHEL) Sep 15, 2020 - Aug 31, 2021
    NIH
    Using GTEx to assess the functionality of sex-biased variants
    Role: MPI

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.