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Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD

Appointed to the Task Force: 2014

Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD is the Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health at the University of Michigan. His research interests include genetics, cancer proteomics, bioinformatics, science-based risk analysis, and science and health policy.

Dr. Omenn served as associate director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and of the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, in the Carter Administration. He was a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator at the University of Washington, where he also served as dean of the School of Public Health & Community Medicine and professor of Medicine and Environmental Health (1982–1997). He was the executive vice president for Medical Affairs and CEO of the University of Michigan Health System (1997-2002), and now serves as the founding director of the UM Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics since 2005. Dr. Omenn has authored more than 600 research papers and scientific reviews, and he has authored or edited 18 books.

Dr. Omenn is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He chaired the Presidential/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, the NAS/NAE/IOM Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, and the Advisory Committee for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He served on the National Commission on the Environment, the NIH Scientific Management Review Board, and the CDC Director’s Advisory Committee.