Benjamin Neale is director of genetics in the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he is an institute member. He is an associate professor in the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit (ATGU) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he directs the Genomics of Public Health Initiative. He is also an associate professor in medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Neale is strongly committed to gaining insights into the genetics of common, complex human diseases.
Neale’s research and training have focused heavily on statistical methodology. He has analyzed genetic data from large-scale studies of patients with ADHD, autism, age-related macular degeneration, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic disorders. Neale also analyzed data from the first ADHD genome-wide association study (GWAS) meta-analysis, which combined the results of four studies to boost statistical power.
Ben Neale co-chairs of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) workgroup for the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC).