Dr. Erin Ramos is an epidemiologist and program director in the Division of Genomic Medicine. She received her M.P.H. and Ph.D. in the multidisciplinary field of public health genetics from the University of Washington where her research focused on the genetic epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease and the ethical, legal, and social implications that surround genomics research. She joined NHGRI in 2006 and manages a portfolio of research that includes statistical methods for relating sequence variation to disease and curation and prioritization of genetic variants for clinical use.
Dr. Ramos is the Project Scientist for Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a consortium of more than 500 clinicians and scientists who are building a central resource that classifies the clinical relevance of genes and variants for use in precision medicine and research. She also directs the PhenX program that has produced an online catalog of standard data collection protocols for conducting biomedical research.
Dr. Ramos contributes to genomic data sharing activities across the NIH. She is a member of the trans-NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy Management Task Force and chaired the Data Access Committee (DAC) for the Genetic Association Information Network (GAIN) to provide access to some of the first genome-wide association studies in dbGaP. Her research interests include incorporating genomic findings into clinical care, genome-wide association studies, gene-environment interactions in complex disease, and ethical, legal and social Implications (ELSI) of genomic research.
Last Updated: February 15, 2019