Tigran Bdoyan

Undergraduate Student, University of Chicago

1 active project

Elastic Models for Cardiometabolic disease in NHPI

I am studying genetic risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disease, focusing on the genetic diversity of Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations, which have been historically underrepresented in research and underserved in healthcare. I seek to understand and address…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

I am studying genetic risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disease, focusing on the genetic diversity of Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations, which have been historically underrepresented in research and underserved in healthcare. I seek to understand and address the unique genetic vulnerabilities faced by these groups to empower precision approaches to drug discovery and healthcare.

Project Purpose(s)

  • Disease Focused Research (Cardiometabolic disease)
  • Ancestry

Scientific Approaches

We plan to use Elastic Net regularization to identify variants that cause Cardiometabolic disease in NHPI people compared to other groups.

Anticipated Findings

We anticipate discovering that there is indeed a unique genetic basis for cardiometabolic disease risk in NHPI people, or the alternative that genetic risk is largely unchanged and disparities in health outcomes can be attributed to social determinants of health, which would warrant its own investigation.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Race / Ethnicity

Data Set Used

Controlled Tier

Research Team

Owner:

  • Zane Maggio - Undergraduate Student, University of Chicago
  • Tigran Bdoyan - Undergraduate Student, University of Chicago
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