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Deputy Director

Office of Communications




B.A. University of Maryland


Britny Kish is the deputy director in the National Human Genome Research Institute’s (NHGRI) Office of Communications (OC). She joined NHGRI in 2015 as a program specialist. Britny manages the OC budget, procurement, exhibits program and event accessibility guidance. Britny has also worked with leadership to manage trans-NIH initiatives, including the rebranding of NHGRI’s visual and written communications and the re-design of genome.gov. In 2016, she collaborated with the Education and Community Involvement Branch to plan outreach events for the launch of the film “Ken Burns Presents the Gene: An Intimate Story.” Britny also served on the implementation planning group for the publication of NHGRI’s 2020 Strategic Plan. 

Britny co-leads the History of Genomics Program and manages event and program logistics, including leading the highly successful symposium, “The Meaning of Eugenics: Historical and Present-Day Discussions of Eugenics and Scientific Racism.”  

Britny is a graduate of the NIH Management Internship Program. 

Last updated: June 4, 2023