Linking cohorts, understanding biology, improving health

International HundredK+ Cohorts Consortium (IHCC)

Our Leadership

Co-Chairs

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

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the IHCC co-chairs and the following members

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

  • IHCC Executive Committee Member
  • Senior Global Health Adviser to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Fogarty International Center

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

  • 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, 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

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is comprised of the IHCC Executive Committee, Working Group leads, and the members listed below.

Catterina Ferreccio

  • 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

  • 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

Michele Ramsay

  • 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

Nicki Tiffin

  • Team Co-Lead: Policies and Systems
  • Associate Professor at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Africa (CIDRI)
  • Computational Biology Division at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Nicky Mulder

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Adam Butterworth, Ph.D.

  • Team Co-Lead: Scientific Strategies
  • Reader in Molecular Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

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

Nicki Tiffin

  • Team Co-Lead: Policies and Systems
  • Associate Professor at Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Africa (CIDRI)
  • Computational Biology Division at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

Paballo Chauke

  • Team Co-Lead: Training, Sharing, and Capacity Development
  • Program Coordinator at the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town
  • Bioinformatics Training and Outreach Coordinator for H3ABIONET, South Africa

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