Mendelian Randomization Boot Camp

A Practical Guide to Study Design and Implementation
8:30 am
5:30 pm
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Mary Schooling, PhD
Mary Schooling, Department of Environmental, Occupational, and Geospatial Health Sciences at CUNY School of Public Health 
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Open to the Public
This two-day intensive boot camp integrates motivation for Mendelian randomization studies, statistical concepts, genetic considerations, and practical examples to design, implement and interpret a Mendelian randomization analysis. Led by a scientist with several award-winning papers on Mendelian randomization combined with extensive expertise in epidemiology, the workshop will integrate seminar lectures with hands-on computer sessions to put concepts into practice. Emphasis will be given to leveraging existing publicly available resources (data, tools and packages) as well as indicating the scope for new studies. The afternoon lab sessions will provide an opportunity to work hands-on with real data. Participants will learn and practice all the steps required for a successful Mendelian randomization analysis using publicly available data, including identifying suitable data sources, data extraction, data alignment, assumption checking and sensitivity analysis.

Investigators at all career stages are welcome to attend, and we particularly encourage trainees and early-stage investigators to participate.

There is a limited capacity for the Boot Camp, with a paid registration required through RegFox:

More information about registration deadlines, fees, and Boot Camp logistics can be found on our website at

The Mendelian Randomization Boot Camp Team


Abby Welbourn