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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UVA Researchers Lead $3.2 Million Study to Identify Unique and Shared Determinants of Stroke and Stroke Recurrence Risk

(From left) Bradford Worrall, MD, Keith Keene, PhD Bradford Worrall, MD, a Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences and vice-chair for Clinical Research of Neurology, and…

CPHG’s Mete Civelek Inducted into the 2024 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Mete Civelek, Ph.D., Associate Professor at University of Virginia to its College of Fellows.…

Congratulations to Clint Miller for making the UVAHealth CEO’s List

The CEO’s List highlights the incredible range of talent we see across UVA Health. These team members work in various capacities and illustrate the best of us through their research,…

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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.