Applied Research in Public Health Genomics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 26, 2022, 11:00 am -12:30 pm EDT

Please join us for this free Mini Symposium via Zoom

The CDC Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health will hold a mini symposium during national public health genetics week to highlight current and future applied research in human genomics and public health at the CDC

In collaboration with the Office of Advanced Molecular Detection, we recently launched a five-year initiative to strengthen public health capacity for integrating human genomics into public health surveillance and applied research. A call for pilot projects throughout CDC in late 2021 yielded 23 applications from across CDC, covering infectious and noninfectious disease topics throughout the lifespan.

This mini symposium will identify opportunities and challenges for using human genomics in public health programs. Speakers will review individual projects and identify cross cutting needs and opportunities for integrating human genomics into public health, using a health equity lens.

One long-term objective is to create a community of practice in human genomics in public health across CDC , state and local public health programs, and enhanced collaborations with health care systems, researchers and communities.

Introduction to Human Genomics and Public Health
headshot of Muin Khoury

Muin Khoury

Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Office of Science

Expanding Bioinformatics Capacity in Newborn Screening Programs
Carla Cuthbert

Carla Cuthbert

Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center on Environmental Health

Expanding Genomic Analysis in Birth Defects Surveillance and Applied Research
Mary M. Jenkins

Mary Jenkins

Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Host Genomics and Ebola Virus Susceptibility and Resistance
Markus Henrikki Kainulainen

Markus Kainulainen

Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases

Pharmacogenomics and Tuberculosis Treatment and Control
Ekaterina Kurbatova

Ekaterina Kurbatova

Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for Hiv, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB Prevention

Integrating Hereditary Cancer into Cancer Prevention and Control
Juan Rodriguez

Juan Rodriguez

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, NCDPHP

Round Table Discussion: Opportunities, Challenges and the Path Forward for Integrating Human Genomics into Public Health

Hosted by

  • Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health, Office of Science