Our group’s research centers on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of common complex diseases, including cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as intermediate traits, including inflammation and metabolic measurements. Within well characterized and diverse study populations, we are studying the impact of common and rare genetic variants across the entire genome, as well as interactions between genetic variants and environmental factors (such as diet, exercise, smoking and aspirin use).
Riki Peters is currently leading or co-leading the following projects:
· The Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO)
· Colorectal Transdisciplinary (CORECT) Study
· Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE)
· The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Grand Opportunity Exome Sequencing Project (GO-ESP)
· Selenium, Selenoenzymes and Cancer