Anna R. Docherty, PhD portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
  • Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric & Behavioral Genetics

Research Keywords

  • Statistics
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychiatric Genomics
  • Psychiatric Genetics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Depression

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • R, LDpred, GCTA, Plink, PRSice, SAS, MPlus, OpenMx, Mx, Merlin, JUMA, samtools, bedtools, etc.
  • Unix shell (bash), Perl, Python.


  • French, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Asia
    Much of psychiatric genetics has been limited to populations of Northern European ancestry. Dr. Docherty particularly interested in how this research translates to genetic variation in populations with ancestry in Southeast Asia, Northern and Middle Africa, Latin America, South America, Indigenous North America, and India. She is also interested in how immigration and cultural displacement reflect distinct (and preventable) psychiatric sequelae.