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Ph.D. University of Washington

M.P.H. University of Washington


Dr. Hindorff is an epidemiologist and program director in the Division of Genomic Medicine at NHGRI. She received her M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, where her research focused on cardiovascular genetic epidemiology and motivating factors for using genetic tests in clinical care. At NHGRI, Dr. Hindorff is the lead Program Director for the Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER) program, a consortium to assess the clinical utility of genome sequencing in diverse settings and populations.

Dr. Hindorff is also the project scientist for the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) program, a consortium formed to expand understanding of ancestral differences in genomic disease associations in large, diverse, well-characterized cohorts. She is also the NHGRI scientific lead for the online NHGRI Genome-wide Association Study catalog. In her time at NHGRI, she has authored or co-authored over 100 publications and enjoys working with trainees and experienced investigators alike. In addition to managing her scientific portfolio, Dr. Hindorff is broadly interested in health information disparities, the integration of genomic tests into clinical care and practical issues related to large epidemiological studies.

Dr. Hindorff holds an M.P.H. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Washington.


Hindorff LA, Bonham VL, Ohno-Machado L. Enhancing diversity to reduce health information disparities and build an evidence base for genomic medicine. Personalized Medicine, 15(5):403-412. 2018. [PubMed]

Amendola LM, Berg JS, Horowitz CR, Angelo F, Bensen JT, et al. The Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research Consortium: Integrating Genomic Sequencing in Diverse and Medically Underserved Populations. Am J Hum Genet 2018 Sept 6; 103(3): 319-27. [Full Text]

Hindorff LA, Bonham VL, Brody LC, Ginoza MEC, Hutter CM, Manolio TA, Green ED. Prioritizing diversity in human genomics research. Nat Rev Genet. 2018 Mar;19(3):175-185. doi: 10.1038/nrg.2017.89. Epub 2017 Nov 20. [PubMed]

Morales J, Welter D, Bowler EH, Cerezo M, Harris LW, McMahon AC, Hall P, Junkins HA, Milano A, Hastings E, Malangone C, Buniello A, Burdett T, Flicek P, Parkinson H, Cunningham F, Hindorff LA, MacArthur JAL. A standardized framework for representation of ancestry data in genomics studies, with application to the NHGRI-EBI GWAS Catalog. Genome Biol. 2018 Feb 15;19(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s13059-018-1396-2. [PubMed]

Wojcik GL, Graff M, Nishimura KK, Tao R, et al. Genetic Diversity Turns a New PAGE in Our Understanding of Complex Traits. [Full Text]

Fernández-Rhodes L, Gong J, Haessler J, Franceschini N, Graff M, Nishimura KK, Wang Y, Highland HM, Yoneyama S, Bush WS, Goodloe R, Ritchie MD, Crawford D, Gross M, Fornage M, Buzkova P, Tao R, Isasi C, Avilés-Santa L, Daviglus M, Mackey RH, Houston D, Gu CC, Ehret G, Nguyen KH, Lewis CE, Leppert M, Irvin MR, Lim U, Haiman CA, Le Marchand L, Schumacher F, Wilkens L, Lu Y, Bottinger EP, Loos RJL, Sheu WH, Guo X, Lee WJ, Hai Y, Hung YJ, Absher D, Wu IC, Taylor KD, Lee IT, Liu Y, Wang TD, Quertermous T, Juang JJ, Rotter JI, Assimes T, Hsiung CA, Chen YI, Prentice R, Kuller LH, Manson JE, Kooperberg C, Smokowski P, Robinson WR, Gordon-Larsen P, Li R, Hindorff L, Buyske S, Matise TC, Peters U, North KE. Trans-ethnic fine-mapping of genetic loci for body mass index in the diverse ancestral populations of the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) study reveals evidence for multiple signals at established loci. Hum Genet, 136(6):771-800. 2017. [PubMed]

MacArthur J, Bowler E, Cerezo M, Gil L, Hall P, Hastings E, Junkins H, McMahon A, Milano A, Morales J, Pendlington ZM, Welter D, Burdett T, Hindorff L, Flicek P, Cunningham F, Parkinson H. The new NHGRI-EBI Catalog of published genome-wide association studies (GWAS Catalog). Nucleic Acids Res, pii: gkw1133. 2016. [PubMed]

O'Daniel JM, McLaughlin HM, Amendola LM, Bale SJ, Berg JS, Bick D, Bowling KM, Chao EC, Chung WK, Conlin LK, Cooper GM, Das S, Deignan JL, Dorschner MO, Evans JP, Ghazani AA, Goddard KA, Gornick M, Farwell Hagman KD, Hambuch T, Hegde M, Hindorff LA, Holm IA, Jarvik GP, Knight Johnson A, Mighion L, Morra M, Plon SE, Punj S, Richards CS, Santani A, Shirts BH, Spinner NB, Tang S, Weck KE, Wolf SM, Yang Y, Rehm HL. A survey of current practices for genomic sequencing test interpretation and reporting processes in US laboratories. Genet Med, doi: 10.1038/gim.2016.152. 2016. [PubMed]

Green RC, Goddard KA, Jarvik GP, Amendola LM, Appelbaum PS, Berg JS, Bernhardt BA, Biesecker LG, Biswas S, Blout CL, Bowling KM, Brothers KB, Burke W, Caga-Anan CF, Chinnaiyan AM, Chung WK, Clayton EW, Cooper GM, East K, Evans JP, Fullerton SM, Garraway LA, Garrett JR, Gray SW, Henderson GE, Hindorff LA, Holm IA, Lewis MH, Hutter CM, Janne PA, Joffe S, Kaufman D, Knoppers BM, Koenig BA, Krantz ID, Manolio TA, McCullough L, McEwen J, McGuire A, Muzny D, Myers RM, Nickerson DA, Ou J, Parsons DW, Petersen GM, Plon SE, Rehm HL, Roberts JS, Robinson D, Salama JS, Scollon S, Sharp RR, Shirts B, Spinner NB, Tabor HK, Tarczy-Hornoch P, Veenstra DL, Wagle N, Weck K, Wilfond BS, Wilhelmsen K, Wolf SM, Wynn J, Yu JH; CSER Consortium. Clinical sequencing exploratory research consortium: accelerating evidence-based practice of genomic medicine. Am J Hum Genet, 98(6):1051-66. 2016. [PubMed]

Shirts BH, Salama JS, Aronson SJ, Chung WK, Gray SW, Hindorff LA, Jarvik GP, Plon SE, Stoffel E, Tarczy-Hornoch PZ, Van Allen EM, Weck KE, Chute CG, Freimuth RR, Grundmeier RW, Hartzler AL, Li R, Peissig PL, Peterson J, Rasmussen LV, Starren JB, Williams MS, Overby CL. CSER and eMERGE: Current and Potential State of the Display of Genetic Information in the Electronic Health Record. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 22(6):1231-42. 2015. [PubMed]

Last updated: November 7, 2018