Robel G. Alemu

Robel G. Alemu
University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA

Doctor of Philosophy
A postdoctoral scientist at UCLA and an affiliate researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

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Introduction
I'm a postdoctoral scientist at UCLA and an affiliate researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. My research focuses on advancing computational tools that improve the predictive power of polygenic risk scores (PRS) for a range of complex behavioral traits in various ancestral populations. I also explore how genetic predisposition moderates the effects of environmental exposures on human behavior and well-being (gene-environment interactions).
Additional affiliations
April 2022 - present
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Position
  • Affiliate Researcher
Education
September 2017 - May 2022
Tufts University
Field of study
  • Quantitative Economics and Econometrics
September 2015 - August 2017
Tufts University
Field of study
  • Applied Human Nutrition
September 2008 - December 2010
Addis Ababa University
Field of study
  • Biotechnology

Publications

Publications (9)
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Food systems change across space and time. Lessons to steer food systems towards sustainability can be drawn from studying the drivers and implications of these changes through a systems-based food system classification (typology).
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The value of physical archives of soil material from field sampling activities has been widely recognized. If we want to use archive material for new destructive analyses to support a task, such as spatial mapping, then an efficient sub-sampling strategy is needed, both to manage analytical costs and to conserve the archive material. In this paper...
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Many policies and programs aim to bring nutritious diets within reach of the poor. This paper uses retail prices and nutrient composition for 671 foods and beverages to compute the daily cost of essential nutrients required for an active and healthy life in 177 countries around the world. We compare this minimum cost of nutrient adequacy with the s...
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Objectives: This study measured 'sibling rivalry' in child health, testing the degree to which nutritional and other resources were preferentially allocated to male instead of female children. We used twin data to control for maternal health and other circumstances, and used mortality, birthweights, heights, and weights to test whether any differe...
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This paper uses a Preston Curve approach to test for changes over time in agriculture, nutrition and food policy, comparing national averages in Africa and elsewhere at each level of national income per capita from the 1990s to the 2010s. Our statistical tests and data visualisations reveal that, at each level of income, African countries have fast...
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Genetic polymorphism of bovine milk protein genes such as caseins and whey proteins has achieved considerable research interest mainly due to their significant associations with fat and protein contents as well as the manufacturing properties of milk. This study analyzed genetic polymorphisms of two bovine milk protein genes namely CSN3 and LGB in...

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