Walters, Raymond

Raymond Walters, PhD, Psychology

Research Fellow

Raymond is a post-doctoral research fellow in Dr. Bejamin Neale’s lab at ATGU and the Broad Insitute of MIT and Harvard. His research focuses on the development and application of statistical best practices for studying the genetics of psychological traits and disorders. Prior to joining the ATGU, Raymond earned his Ph.D. in Psychology in 2014 from the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Dr. Gitta Lubke. His current work includes development of a pipeline for rapid analysis of genome-wide SNP arrays in family-based data in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) and assessment of novel methods for quantifying the architecture of SNP effects across the genome.


Weiner DJ, Wigdor EM, Ripke S, Walters RK, Kosmicki JA, Grove J, Samocha KE, Goldstein JI, Okbay A, Bybjerg-Grauholm J, Werge T, Hougaard DM, Taylor J, iPSYCH-Broad Autism Group, Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Autism Group, Skuse D, Devlin B, Anney R, Sanders SJ, Bishop S, Mortensen PB, Børglum AD, Smith GD, Daly MJ, Robinson EB
Polygenic transmission disequilibrium confirms that common and rare variation act additively to create risk for autism spectrum disorders.
Nat Genet. 2017;:ePub - PMID: 28504703
Martin AR, Gignoux CR, Walters RK, Wojcik GL, Neale BM, Gravel S, Daly MJ, Bustamante CD, Kenny EE
Human Demographic History Impacts Genetic Risk Prediction across Diverse Populations.
Am J Hum Genet. 2017;:ePub - PMID: 28366442