The Center for Public Health Genomics (CPHG) was established in January 2007, with the recruitment of Stephen S. Rich, Ph.D., from Wake Forest University as its founding Director and Board of Visitors Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Harrison Teaching Chair in Public Health Sciences. Since this time, the Center has grown to 15 resident faculty and over 50 staff and trainees. In January 2022, the Center began a new chapter as Charles R. Farber, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, became Director of the CPHG. The Center’s mission is to conduct cutting-edge research on the role of genetics and genomics in human health and disease, train the next generation of genome scientists, and translate genomic research into improved health care.

Administrative Staff

Sarah Creef Baugher, Administrator

Cheryl L. Bryan, Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

Anthony J. Herring, Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator

Lisa Franco, Financial Services Manager

Peter L. Guilford, Systems Engineer

Jennifer M. Dean, Sr. Administrative Assistant