Research Investigator, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Dr. Ware has a doctoral degree in epidemiology and master’s degrees in statistics and epidemiology. Dr. Ware’s work for the past eight years has been focused on health disparities in psychiatric epidemiology and high throughput statistical analysis of genomic data and its relationship to outcomes that show marked disparities across ethnic groups and sexes, including depression, and post-traumatic stress. She also has experience in exploring the relationships among genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data and their interactions with behavioral and socioeconomic risk factors as determinants of chronic disease phenotypes that disproportionately affect minorities using cutting-edge computational methods. She currently holds a research faculty position in the Biosocial Methods Collaborative integrating biological and social data on a large scale to evaluate health disparities in the Health and Retirement Study, the Genetic Epidemiology Network of Arteriopathy, and the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members. She teaching statistics, statistical programming, and epidemiology and is particularly skilled at relaying complex computational, statistical and genetic concepts to social scientists and lay persons.
- Characterizing disparities in late-onset Alzheimer’s disease risk through polygenic risk and epidemiologic factors in the Health and Retirement Survey
- Epigenetic Mediation of Adverse Social Context on Stress Response, Socioemotional Development, and Health in a Population-based Study of Minority and Low SES Children and Adolescents
- Identifying modifiable aspects of gene-by-environment interplay in later-life cognitive decline