BGA 2022 COVID-19 Related Information

We are looking forward to seeing you all next week!

We are encouraging all attendees to wear masks during the conference. We do not expect speakers to wear masks during their presentations, and of course masks will come off during eating and drinking (during breaks, lunch, and the dinner banquet). Please be aware of this and feel free to avoid situations that make you uncomfortable.

We will follow requirements put in place by the LA health department. You can stay up to date on these requirements here: and here:

Masks are currently required on public transportation. It is possible that LA will adopt a mask requirement during the conference and some businesses in LA may require masks so we would advise everyone to make sure they bring masks and proof of vaccination with them to the meeting.

We also ask that you please maintain safety with social distancing and be respectful of others. For indicating level of comfort with distance/contact, we’ll have traffic light color-coded lanyards (green, yellow, red) for people to select when they pick up their badges. Red will indicate that the person is opting for no contact and requests more distance. Green indicates that the person is comfortable with less distance. Yellow will indicate that you should ask before standing close in conversation.

Finally, please self-monitor and do not attend the conference if you are experiencing COVID symptoms, including sore throat, fever, body ache, etc.
If you need to obtain a COVID test during the meeting you can find information on testing locations here:

Thank you for your consideration of others! We look forward to a safe and exhilarating conference!

BGA 2022: Major Program Update

The BGA 2022 annual meeting will be held in person in Los Angeles, CA from Wednesday June 22 – Saturday June 25.

*** THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUBSTANTIONALLY UPDATED! PLEASE READ IT THROUGH CAREFULLY! *** Click here to open the Final Program for this conference. PLEASE NOTE: If you want a hard copy of this, you will need to print it yourself. There will not be hard copies at the conference.

We have a great lineup and hope to see you in LA!

Please see the Current Meeting page for more details on the venue, registration fees, lodging and transportation options, and things to do in LA while you’re at the conference! Registration is open! To register, follow this link.  

Poster presenters, please see this document for instructions!

Talk presenters, please see this document for instructions!


BGA Elections are Open!

Attention all Members! The link to the ballots for 2021/2022 BGA Executive Committee Election was sent out from this email address: “Behavior Genetics Association <>” on April 1 2022. If you are a member, and did not receive the email, please check your spam filter to rescue the email and cast your votes!

The voting deadline is May 29 2022 12:00pm Pacific Time (US & Canada).

PhD, Nic Waals Institutt, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital, Oslo, Norway

PhD fellowship to study the epidemiology of childhood self-harm at Nic Waals Institutt, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital

We are seeking a talented graduate (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, biology, statistics, epidemiology) wishing to develop strong interdisciplinary skills at the interface of epidemiology, genetics, and children’s mental health. The student will be based at Nic Waals Institute, Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital, Oslo, with academic enrolment at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The PhD student will be embedded within a team of international, cross-disciplinary researchers, using cutting-edge methods and large cohort data to better understand the emergence and course of mental illness and self-harm from birth to adulthood.

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Post-doc, Nic Waals Institute of Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Postdoctoral research fellowship to study early life origins and impacts of multimorbidity using cohort and registry data from Norway, Denmark, and the UK

We have an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow to join the EMERGENT project for 3 years and address these aims. The fellowship is based at the Nic Waals Institute of Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital in Oslo, working alongside colleagues at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. With access to newly-released genetic and questionnaire data from more than 100,000 children and their parents enrolled in the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), linkage to population-wide health registries, and a network of replication cohorts across multiple countries, the successful applicant will use methods from classical and genetic epidemiology to publish impactful research into how and why multimorbidity emerges early in life, and with what consequences.

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Chair, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University (USA)

The Indiana University School of Public Health‐Bloomington (SPH‐B) invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Tenured/Tenure Track Professor of Kinesiology. SPH-B welcomes applicants currently holding a tenured associate professorship or full professorship with demonstrable expertise in kinesiology or closely related field. The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized public health scholar with a record of extramurally supported research as a corresponding principal investigator, potential for collaborative leadership and administration, and a clear commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. SPH-B seeks an accomplished, dynamic, energetic, visionary leader who fosters innovation, collaboration, and camaraderie in a highly diverse community of scholars.

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Post-doc, Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA)

We are hiring a research associate in the area of statistical genetics and psychiatric epidemiology to contribute to projects on alcohol and other substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Specific areas of focus include whole-genome analyses of these phenotypes and other psychiatric comorbidities in ancestrally diverse populations; delineating the environmental factors that may modify polygenic predispositions; and characterizing how genetic and environmental influences for alcohol and other substance use disorders are transmitted within families. The Research Associate position will be based in the newly-established Rutgers Center for the Genomics of Psychiatric Health and Addiction (RCGPHA), housed within the Department of Psychiatry at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Research Associate will be jointly supervised by Dr. Jessica Salvatore and Dr. Tim Bigdeli. Learn more and submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position to:

Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan (USA)

The Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) invites applications for a full-time position of Research Assistant Professor for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).

An exciting opportunity has been created for an enterprising scholar interested in biosocial approaches to health and behavior. This position will provide the opportunity to be among the first to use newly released genomic data collected on siblings and two generations of PSID families, as part of CDS-2014, lead the creation of new genomic data from saliva samples collected in CDS-2019, and oversee a new effort to expand the genomic data to a third generation of these families, which will result in genomic information on children, parents, and grandparents.

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Research Programmer, University of Southern California (USA)

The Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California seeks applicants for a research programmer position requiring strong statistical and data organization skills in SAS and/or STATA. Opportunities to learn or grow existing skills in web development and survey programming. For details of the position and the application process, visit and use requisition code REQ20098097. Available now. EOE.

A portion of this position will be devoted to working on IGEMS (Interaction of Genes and Environment in Multiple Studies) consortium. IGEMS brings together data from multiple twin studies of aging from around the world. See