IHCC Leadership


Geoff Ginsburg

Geoffrey Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D.

IHCC Co-Chair

  • Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health
  • Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Peter Goodhand

Peter Goodhand

IHCC Co-Chair

  • CEO, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
  • Member, G2MC Steering Committee
  • Co-chair, Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of Global Genes
  • Board member Rare – X
  • SAB – EUCANCan

Biographies: LinkedIn | Wikipedia

Michele Ramsay

Michele Ramsay, Ph.D.

IHCC Co-Chair

  • Professor in the Division of Human Genetics at the National Health Laboratory Service and University of the Witwatersrand (Wits),
  • Director of the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the Wits University
  • Project Leader of the AWI-Gen Consortium Study, part of H3Africa, South Africa

Executive Committee

Comprised of IHCC Co-Chairs and the following members:

Zhengming Chen

Zhengming Chen, DPhil

IHCC Executive Committee Member

  • Director, China Programmes
  • Co-Executive Director, China Oxford Centre for International Health Research
  • Professor of Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
Robert Eiss

Robert Eiss

IHCC Executive Committee Member

  • Senior Global Health Adviser to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Fogarty International Center
Paul Elliott

Paul Elliott, Professor, MMBS, Ph.D., FMedSci

IHCC Executive Committee Member

  • IHCC Executive Committee Member
  • Professor of epidemiology and public health medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, UK
  • Honorary consultant in public health, Directorate of Public Health and Primary Care, Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, UK
  • Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences, UK
Norihiro Kato

Norihiro Kato, M.D., Ph.D.

IHCC Executive Committee Member

  • Director, Department of Gene Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
  • Director General, Medical Genomics Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Rongling Li

Rongling Li, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

IHCC NIH Liaison

  • Program Director and Epidemiologist, Division of Genomic Medicine, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health

Steering Committee

Comprised of IHCC Executive Committee, Working Group leads, and the members listed below:

Catterina Ferreccio

Catterina Ferreccio

IHCC Steering Committee Member

  • Deputy Director Advanced Center of Chronic Diseases (ACCDiS)
  • Director PhD Program in Epidemiology Department of Public Health/ School of Medicine at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Director of the MAUCO cohort, Chili
Kobus Herbst

Kobus Herbst

IHCC Steering Committee Member

  • Faculty member and the Population Science Lead at the Africa Health Research Institute and the principal investigator of its Population Intervention Program (PIP).
  • Honorary professor at the University of Limpopo
  • Director of the SAPRIN cohort, South Africa
Nicky Mulder

Nicky Mulder

IHCC Steering Committee Member

  • Professor and head of the Computational Biology (CBIO) division at the University of Cape Town 
  • Principal investigator of H3ABioNet, a Pan African bioinformatics network for H3Africa, South Africa
Rahman Jamal

Rahman Jamal

IHCC Steering Committee Member

  • Professor of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, and Molecular Biology at the UKM Medical Molecular Biology Institute (UMBI)
  • Project Director for the Hospital Kanak-Kanak Permata UKM (HKKP-UKM)
  • Project Leader of The Malaysian Cohort project, Malaysia
Reza Malekzadeh

Reza Malekzadeh, M.D., AGAF

IHCC Steering Committee Member

  • Deputy of Technology and Research at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education
  • Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Director of the Digestive Diseases Research Institute at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Director of the PERSIAN Cohort and the Golestan Cohort, Iran

Data Interoperability & Connectivity Working Group Leads

Thomas Keane

Thomas Keane, Ph.D.

Team Co-Lead: Data Interoperability & Connectivity

  • Team Co-Lead: Data Interoperability and Connectivity
  • Team Leader, EGA and Archive Infrastructure, EMBL-EBI

Biography: EMBL-EBI

Philip Awadalla

Philip Awadalla, Ph.D.

Team Co-Lead: Data Interoperability & Connectivity

  • Director, Computational Biology, OICR
  • Senior Investigator, OICR
  • Executive Scientific Director, Ontario Health Study
  • National Scientific Director, Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health
  • Principal Investigator & Director, Genome Canada Canadian Data Integration Centre
  • Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Professor, CHUM, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal

Scientific Strategies Working Group Leads

Adam Butterworth, Ph.D.

Adam Butterworth, Ph.D.

Team Co-Lead: Scientific Strategies

  • Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Hakonarson Hakon

Hakon Hakonarson, M.D., Ph.D.

Team Co-Lead: Scientific Strategies

  • Director, Center for Applied Genomics,
    The Joseph Stokes Jr. Research Institute of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Gad Rennert

Gad Rennert, M.D., Ph.D.

Team Co-Lead: Scientific Strategies

  • Member, G2MC Steering Committee
  • Director, Clalit National Israeli Cancer Control Center
  • Chairman, Department of Community Medicine, Carmel Medical Center

Policies and Systems Working Group Leads

Nicki Tiffin

Nicki Tiffin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Team Co-Lead: Policies and Systems

  • Professor, South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Rodriguez Laura

Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Team Co-Lead: Policies and Systems

  • Director, Genome Policy and National Engagement, Geisinger National Precision Health

Training, Sharing, and Capacity Development Working Group Leads

Albert Tenesa

Albert Tenesa

Team Co-Lead: Training, Sharing, and Capacity Development

  • Professor of Quantitative Genetics at the University of Edinburgh
  • Co-Principal Investigator of the Coronagene cohort, UK