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The Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), CDC


Public health genomics is a relatively new field that focuses on the effective and responsible translation of genomics research into population health benefits.

Since 1997, CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) has served CDC programs, other federal agencies, state health departments, and other external partners by identifying, evaluating, and implementing evidence-based genomics practices to prevent and control the country’s leading chronic, infectious, environmental, and occupational diseases.

OPHG provides timely and credible information for the effective and responsible translation of genome-based discoveries into public health & health care. OPHG is


To find out more, please read Public Health Genomics At a Glance

Fact Sheet: Implementing Evidence-based Genomic Tests and Family Health History [PDF 1.04 MB]

Fact Sheet: Identifying Opportunities to Improve Health and Transform Healthcare [PDF 139.91 KB]

The Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) is led by Muin J. Khoury, MD, PhD, who is the first director of the office. Read a message from Dr. Muin J. Khoury.

OPHG Staff

OPHG Scientific Publications

OPHG Achievements (1997 - present)


Learn about CDC and OPHG Web policies and regulations.
Additional information for Public Health Genomics is available on our contact page.

What is Genomics?

Genomics is the study of all the genes in a person, as well as the interactions of those genes with each other and a person's environment. All people are 99.9% identical in genetic makeup, but differences in the remaining 0.1% hold important clues about health and disease.

 

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  • Additional information for Public Health Genomics is available on our contact page.
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