Alexis Edwards, Ph.D.


Contact Information:

Assistant Professor

Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics

Virginia Commonwealth University

Department of Psychiatry

PO Box 980126

Richmond, Virginia 23298-0126


Research Interests:

My research is focused on genetic and environmental influences on internalizing disorders and substance use (including alcohol and nicotine).  I am interested in these phenotypes independently of one another, but also in shared genetic and/or environmental liabilities across phenotypes and potential causal influences of one on the other.  Other general interests include changes in genetic/environmental influences across development (e.g., from adolescent into adulthood) and moderation of genetic effects by environmental factors.  I use a variety of statistical genetic methods in my research, including GWAS, standard association tests, and twin modeling. 


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Updated 9.1.2012