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International Health Cohorts Consortium (IHCC)

ABOUT IHCC

Leadership Team

CO-CHAIRS

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

IHCC National Institutes of Health (NIH) LIAISON

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee is comprised of IHCC Co-Chairs and the following members:

  • 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
  • Professor, South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Assistant Professor, Human Genetics Program, ICBM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
  • Department of Basic-Clinical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
  • Biography: ResearchGate 

STEERING COMMITTEE

The Steering Committee is comprised of the IHCC Executive Committee, Working Group leads, and the following members:

  • Neuropsychologist and Epidemiologist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  • Senior Scientist and Senior Data Manager, Dementias Platform UK (DPUK)
  • Biography: University of Oxford
  • Staff Scientist, Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH
  • Biography: NIH National Cancer Institute
  • Deputy Director, Advanced Center of Chronic Diseases (ACCDiS)
  • Director, Ph.D. Program in Epidemiology Department of Public Health/ School of Medicine at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Director of the MAUCO cohort, Chili
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

WORKING GROUP LEADS

Data Standards and Infrastructure Working Group

  • Team Leader, EGA and Archive Infrastructure, EMBL-EBI
  • Biography: EMBL-EBI
  • 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
  • Biography: Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)

Scientific Strategy and Cohorts Enhancement Working Group

  • Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
  • Biography: University of Cambridge
  • Director, Clalit National Israeli Cancer Control Center
  • Chairman, Department of Community Medicine, Carmel Medical Center
  • Member, G2MC Steering Committee
  • Biography: Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)