Anna R. Docherty, PhD

Curriculum Vitae

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


Research Summary

Dr. Docherty’s current NIMH-funded research aims involve 1) genetic subtyping of schizophrenia and 2) GWAS-based polygenic prediction of numerous mental and physical health outcomes (the phenome) across critical stages of human development. She is especially interested in overall empirical refinement of psychiatric classification, and enhanced prediction of severe psychopathology via genetic modeling.

Research Keywords

  • Statistics, Interest Level: 5
  • Statistical Genetics, Interest Level: 5
  • Schizophrenia, Interest Level: 5
  • Psychopathology, Interest Level: 5
  • Psychiatric Genomics, Interest Level: 5
  • Psychiatric Genetics, Interest Level: 5
  • Molecular Genetics, Interest Level: 5
  • Depression, Interest Level: 5

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • R, LDpred, GCTA, Plink, SAS, MPlus, OpenMx, Mx, Merlin.
  • Unix shell (bash), Perl, Python.