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Educational Outreach Specialist

Education and Community Involvement Branch

Training Program Coordinator

Intramural Training Office


B.Sc. University of Oviedo, Spain, 1993

M.Sc. University of Oviedo, Spain, 1996

Ph.D. University of Oviedo, Spain, 1998


Belen Hurle, Ph.D., develops models of public engagement related to genomics, genetics and public health. Specifically, she identifies target populations and public health issues in need of education programs and develops partnerships between the NHGRI and communities of interest.

Dr. Hurle joined the NHGRI in November 2002 as a Research Fellow after completing four years of postdoctoral training in Molecular Genetics at Washington University in St. Louis. Over the years, she has held numerous positions with the NHGR Division of Intramural Research and with the Office of the Director, including as a staff scientist (2008-2010), and as a science education fellow (2005 to 2007). Presently, she also serves as program coordinator for the NHGRI Intramural Training Office, offering career development support for postdoctoral and summer program trainees since 2007.

Dr. Hurle holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Oviedo (Spain). Born and raised in Spain, she has a significant track record of engagements with Latino communities to disseminate information about human genome research as it pertains to their health and lives, and a firm commitment to recruiting underrepresented populations to the genomics workforce.

Last updated: April 20, 2015