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Muin J. Khoury, MD, PhD

Director, Office of Public Health Genomics

Division of Public Health Information Dissemination

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services

Office of Public Health Scientific Services

As the founding Director of the Office of Public Health Genomics, Muin J. Khoury oversees the assessment of advances in human genetics and genomics on public health and disease prevention.

Dr. Khoury began his career at CDC in 1980 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the Birth Defects Branch before becoming a medical epidemiologist in 1987. In 1990, he became Deputy Chief of that branch. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and his medical degree and pediatrics training from the same institution. He received a doctorate degree in human genetics, genetic epidemiology, and training in medical genetics from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Khoury is board-certified in medical genetics.

The recipient of many awards, including the Public Health Service Special Recognition Award and the Arthur S. Fleming Award for outstanding federal service, Dr. Khoury is internationally recognized for his expertise in genetic epidemiology and public health genomics. He was credentialed by the Senior Biomedical Research Service for outstanding contributions to public health in 1998. In 2000, he received the CDC Research Honor Award for outstanding national leadership in genetics and public health. In 2005, he received the National Cancer Institute Visiting Scholar Award for leadership and vision in genetic epidemiology and public health.

Dr. Khoury has published extensively in the fields of genetic epidemiology and public health genomics. He is a frequent keynote speaker at many academic institutions, professional organization meetings, as well as state, regional, national, and international conferences. He also serves on several scientific, public health, and health policy national and international committees.

Dr. Khoury is an adjunct professor of epidemiology at Emory′s School of Public Health and an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.