Center for Public Health Genomics

Director: Carl D. Langefeld, PhD
Business Representative:  Laurie Russell, MS


 The Center for Public Health Genomics seeks to encourage and facilitate research related to the genomics of diseases and disorders of significant personal and public health burden through the exchange of ideas, interdepartmental collaborations, and development of shared analytic tools and analysis pipelines. Areas of focus include the institutionally strategic areas of aging/cognition, diabetes, obesity, cancer and regenerative medicine. 

The Center’s focus is primarily on the quantitative and population-based aspects of genomics research and is complementary and synergistic to other genomics and institutional efforts.  The Center will contribute to the institutional mission by connecting researchers, encouraging multi-disciplinary collaborations and developing statistical and bioinformatic infrastructure for “Next Generation” genomic / omic questions.  Output from this Center is intended to be an institutional resource with equal access and inclusion for anyone, regardless of being a formal member.


The Center for Public Health Genomics feels it is important to have a diverse and open multi-disciplinary membership that will contribute to facilitating and enabling research at the intersection of public health and genomics. The Center for Public Health Genomics membership is open to faculty, staff, and students.  For more information, please see the Center for Public Health Genomics membership guidelines.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Center for Public Health Genomics, please complete the Membership Application and return to Laurie Russell.

Travel Assistance

The Center for Public Health Genomics views ongoing education and collaborations as integral to the development of students, staff and faculty.  The Center offers partial scholarships to students, staff and faculty for travel to national meetings to present their research.  If you are interested in applying for a travel scholarship, please complete the Travel Award Application and return to Laurie Russell. 



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