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Jeffrey Long

Director, Genetics Computation Lab

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Evolutionary Anthropology

(505) 277-2635
Curriculum vitae

Recent Courses:

  • Human Biology (ANTH 350/550)
  • Topics in Biological Anthropology: Analytical Anthropology (ANTH 450)
  • Population Genetics (ANTH 491/591)
  • Topics in Biological Anthropology: Modern Genetics and Darwinism (ANTH 550)
  • Topics in Biological Anthropology: Research Computing in Evolutionary Anthropology (ANTH 550)
  • Topics in Biological Anthropology: Statistical Concepts and Data Analysis (ANTH 550)
  • Topics in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Science (ANTH 620)


University of California at Santa Barbara, Anthropology (Physical), BA 1976

Arizona State University, Anthropology, MA 1978

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Human Genetics, MS 1982, PhD 1984
Dissertation: "Estimation of genetic variation and divergence: Application to Gainj and Kalam speakers of highland New Guinea."


Population genetics, statistical genetics, and the genetic basis of common disease.

Recent Publications:

Koehl AJ, Long JC (2017) The contributions of admixture and genetic drift to diversity among post-contact populations in the Americas.  Am J Phys Anthropol. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23347 Early View: 30 October 2017

Long JC (2013) The AIMLESS genome. The Anthropology of Race: Genes, Biology, and Culture. Edited by John Hartigan. School of Advanced Research.

Royal CD, Novembre J, Fullerton SM, Goldstein DB, Long JC, Bamshad MJ, Clark AG. Inferring genetic ancestry: opportunities, challenges, and implications (2010). Am J Hum Genet. May 14;86(5):661-73.

Lewis, CM Jr, Long JC (2008) Native South American Genetic Structure and Prehistory Inferred from Hierarchical Modeling of mtDNA. Mol Biol Evol 25(3): 478 – 486

Hunley KL, Long JC (2005) Gene flow across linguistic boundaries in Native North American populations. Proc Natl Acad Sci (USA), 102:1312-1317.

Long JC, Kittles RA (2003) Human genetic diversity and the non-existence of biological races. Human Biology, 75:449-471.

Peterson, R, Goldman D, Long JC (1999) Effects of worldwide population subdivision on ALDH2 linkage disequilibrium. Genome Research 9:844-852.

Long JC, Knowler WC, Hanson RL, Robin RW, Urbanek M, Moore E, Bennett PH, Goldman D: Evidence for Genetic Linkage to Alcohol Dependence on Chromosomes 4 and 11 from and Autosome-wide Scan in an American Indian Population (1998) Am J Med Genet. (Neuropsychiatric Genetics) 81: 216-221.

Long JC, Williams RC, Urbanek M (1995) An E-M algorithm and testing strategy for multiple locus haplotypes. Am J Hum Genet. 56: 799-810.

Long JC: The genetic structure of admixed populations (1991) Genetics, 127: 417-428.

Smouse, PE, Long JC, Sokal RR (1986) Multiple regression and correlation extensions of the Mantel test of matrix correspondence. Syst Zool, 35: 627-632.