Laura Schultz, Ph.D. Data Scientist

Laura Schultz, Ph.D., is a Data Scientist in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.After earning her Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience from Princeton University, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Terry Sejnowski's Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.She was a statistics professor at Rowan University prior to joining Laura Almasy's lab as a data scientist in 2019 and earning an M.S. in Analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2021.As a member of the LiBI genomics working group, Laura has developed a pipeline for computing polygenic scores for neuropsychiatric and other complex traits. Her current research is in the field of computational and statistical genetics, and she has a particular interest in developing new methods for analyzing genomic data from admixed populations.



Other Titles: 
Data Scientist, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, CHOP


Ph.D. - Princeton University - Psychology and Neuroscience - 1997
M.S. - Georgia Institute of Technology - Analytics - 2021
B.A. - Ripon College - Psychobiology - 1993

Selected Publications


   Schultz, L. M., Merikangas, A. K., Ruparel, K., Jacquemont, S., Glahn, D. C., Gur, R. E., Barzilay, R.,  Almasy, L. (2022). Stability of polygenic scores across discovery genome-wide association studies. Human Genetics and Genomics Advances, 3(2). doi:10.1016/j.xhgg.2022.100091

Schultz, L. M., Merikangas, A. K., Ruparel, K., Jacquemont, S., Glahn, D. C., Gur, R. E., Barzilay, R., and Almasy, L. (2021). Stability of Polygenic Scores Across Discovery Genome-Wide Association Studies. bioRxiv, 2021.2006.2018.449060. doi:10.1101/2021.06.18.44906

Daskalakis, N. P., Schultz, L. M., Visoki, E., Moore, T. M., Argabright, S. T., Harnett, N. G., DiDomenico, G.E., Warrier, V., Almasy, L., and Barzilay, R. (2021). Contributions of PTSD polygenic risk and environmental stress to suicidality in preadolescents. medRxiv, 2021.2005.2030.21258082. doi:10.1101/2021.05.30.21258082

Moreau, C. A., Kumar, K., Harvey, A., Huguet, G., Urchs, S., Douard, E. A., Schultz, L.M., Shamarke, H., Jizi, K., Martin, C.-O., Younis, N., Tamer, P., Rolland, T., Martineau, J.-L., Orban, P., Shin, D., Silva, A.I., Hall, J., van den Bree, M.B.M., Owen, M.J., Linden, D.E.J., Labbe, A., Maillard, A.M., Nowakowski, T.K., Lippé, S., Bearden, C.E., Almasy, L., Glahn, D.C., Thompson, P.M., Bourgeron, T., Bellec, P., and Jacquemont, S. (2021). Atlas of functional connectivity relationships across rare and common genetic variants, traits, and psychiatric conditions. medRxiv, 2021.2005.2021.21257604. doi:10.1101/2021.05.21.21257604