Associate Professor, Geisinger
Anne Justice is an Associate Professor at Geisinger in the Department of Population Health Sciences. She uses her skills in genetic epidemiology, anthropological genetics, and bioinformatics to bring together the bio-cultural, genetic, and public health perspectives to investigate the genomic underpinnings of complex disease risk across the lifecourse. Her team identifies and refines electronic health record (EHR)-derived complex disease traits for genomic discoveries with a focus on obesity and cardiometabolic diseases. Additionally, she is heavily involved in several consortia investigating the genetic and epigenetic characterization of complex traits, including the GIANT (Genetic Investigation of ANthropometric Traits) Consortium, Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium, PCOS Consortium, and the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) program. Within these groups, she has been interrogating the relationship between genetic and other 'omic and environmental factors that influence complex disease risk in diverse study populations from around the world.