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Gilbert (Gil) S. Omenn, MD, PhD

Appointed to the CPSTF: 2014

Gilbert (Gil) S. Omenn, MD, PhD is currently professor of computational medicine & bioinformatics, internal medicine, human genetics, and public health at the University of Michigan. 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. Since that time, his roles have included serving as dean of the School of Public Health and professor of medicine and environmental health at the University of Washington, Seattle and, more recently, executive vice president for medical affairs and chief executive officer of the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Omenn has authored more than 580 research papers and scientific reviews, and is the author or editor of 18 books. His research spans a broad range of topics and includes studies from the molecular level through genetics, epidemiology, intervention research, informatics, and science-based risk analysis, to policy. Dr. Omenn is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also chaired the presidential/congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, served on the National Commission on the Environment, and chaired the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council/IOM Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. More than 20 years ago, he served on the CDC Director’s Advisory Committee and chaired the Advisory Committee for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.