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Roster of the National Advisory Council For Human Genome Research

February 2018


Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-2152


(Term expiration date in parentheses)

Eric Boerwinkle, Ph. D. (2018)
Dean & Professor
The University of Texas Health Science Center
School of Public Health
Houston, TX 77030 

Carol J. Bult, Ph.D. (2018)
Professor and Knowlton Family Chair
Deputy Director, The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center
Scientific Director, PDX and Cancer Avatar Program
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX)
Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609

Brenton R. Graveley, Ph.D. (2019)
John and Donna Krenicki Professor of Genomics & Personalized Healthcare
Interim Chair
University of Connecticut Health
Farmington, CT 06030

Gail E. Henderson, Ph.D.  (2019)
Professor, Department of Social Medicine
Director, Center for Genomics and Society
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7240

Chanita Hughes Halbert, Ph.D. (2018)
Associate Dean for Assessment & Evaluation
Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Endowed Chair for Cancer Equity, Hollings Cancer Center
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 29425

H. Mark Johnston, Ph.D. (2019)
Chair, Department of BioChemistry & Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Research South Tower
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO 80045

Jonathan K. Pritchard, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor, Departments of Genetic & Biology
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Dan M. Roden, M.D.  (2018)
Senior Vice President for Personalized Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232-0575

Val C. Sheffield, M.D., Ph.D. (2018)
Professor of Pediatrics and Ophthalmology
Investigator, Wynn Institute for Vision Research
Director, Division of Medical Genetics
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

Jay Shendure M.D., Ph.D. (2018)
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Department of Genome Science
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  98195-5065

Ad Hoc Advisors*

Jeffrey R. Botkin, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Vice President for Research Integrity
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 

Wendy Kay Chung, M.D., Ph.D.
Kennedy Family Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Columbia University
New York, NY 10032

Patricia Deverka, M.D.
Principal Researcher
American Institutes for Research
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 

Stephen P. A. Fodor, Ph.D.
13.8, Inc
Palo alto, CA 94303

Jonathan L. Haines, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Population & Quantitative Sciences
Director, Institute of Computational Biology
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106

Trey Ideker, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, National Resource for Network Biology
Director, San Diego Center for Systems Biology
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093

Rafael Irizarry, Ph.D.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215

Sharon E. Plon, M.D., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030

Aviv Regev, Ph.D.
PI and Core Member 
Broad Institute, MIT
Cambridge, MA 02142

*Ad Hoc Advisors serve in a limited review capacity for this meeting of the NACHGR.

Ad Hoc Discussant

Chunhua Weng, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.I.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Columbia University
New York, NY 10032

Executive Secretary

Rudy Pozzatti, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
Division of Extramural Operations
Scientific Review Officer & Co-Chief, Review Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892


Ellen Giarelli, Ed.D., M.S.N., CRNP
International Society of Nurses in Genetics
Associate Professor
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA  19102

Mona Miller, M.P.P.
American Society of Human Genetics
Executive Director
Bethesda, MD 20814

James C. O'Leary, M.B.A.
Genetic Alliance
Chief Innovation Officer
Washington, DC 20008

Derek Scholes, Ph.D.
American Society of Human Genetics
Senior, Director of Science Policy
Bethesda, MD 20814

Rhonda Schonberg, M.S.
National Society of Genetic Counselors
Genetic Counselor IV
Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Washington, DC 20010

Michael S. Watson, M.S., Ph.D.
American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics
Executive Director
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Last Updated: May 18, 2018

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