Center for Public Health Genomics

The Center for Public Health Genomics (CPHG) addresses questions in biology, public health, and medicine by developing and applying state-of-the-art genetic, genomic, and computational approaches to complex human diseases.

Research in the CPHG is focused on translational genomics and personalized medicine — moving basic discoveries in genetics and genomics into clinical settings with the goal of improving the delivery of health care and disease prevention.

Our research projects range from gene discovery to pharmacogenomics to mouse models of human disease. Labs in the CPHG offer graduate research and training opportunities through the UVA School of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering,  and the College of Arts and Sciences graduate programs.


The Future

Public health genomics is a multi-disciplinary field that focuses on the effective and responsible translation of genetic information and technology for the benefit of population health. A major focus of our work translates genomic discoveries to appropriate population level assessments, policies and disease prevention programs.

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Center for Public Health Genomics Education

Graduate students identify CPHG mentors and conduct research in CPHG faculty laboratories. This research leads to degrees in disciplines that are typically multidisciplinary.

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UVA Seminar Series

The Center for Public Health Genomics operates two seminar series during both Fall and Spring semesters: the weekly Genome Sciences Seminar Series (GS3), and the semi-monthly CPHG Research in Progress (CPHG-RIP).

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Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium

The Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences symposium takes place each Fall and highlights senior postdocs doing outstanding research in the broad areas of genetics and genomics selected from labs around the country and the CPHG.

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Xiaowei Hu Awarded TOPMed Fellowship for 2024

Xiaowei Hu, PhD, a Research Scientist in Ani Manichaikul's lab at the Center for Public Health Genomics, was awarded a TOPMed Fellowship for 2024. Dr Hu's project is entitled, “Pathway-enriched…

CPHG’s Clint Miller Receives Junior Faculty Award

CPHG Associate Professor Clint Miller was awarded the 2023 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research Junior Faculty Award by the School of Medicine's Dean Melina R. Kibbe, MD in a…

CPHG Affiliate Faculty Member Gary Owens Receives Distinguished Researcher Award

CPHG Affiliate Faculty Member, Gary K. Owens, PhD is a winner of the Distinguished Researcher Award. Dr Owens is the Robert M. Berne Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Molecular Physiology and…

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Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium

The 5th Annual Emerging Scholars in Genome Sciences Symposium will be held in person from September 24-25, 2024 at the University of Virginia School of Medicine's Pinn Hall Conference Center.

Recent Publications

Multi-Ancestry Genome-Wide Association Study of Lipid Levels Incorporating Gene-Alcohol Interactions.