Emily L. Harris, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Associate Director, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Address:
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 4E134, MSC 9763
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For express delivery, use Rockville, MD 20850)

Interest Areas

  • Interplay of genetic and environmental factors in cancer susceptibility
  • Modifiers of risk in high-risk cancer families
  • Integrating family history & genetics into health care

Degrees

  • M.P.H. - Epidemiology
    University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D. - Medical Genetics
    Indiana University
  • B.S. - Biology
    Widener College

Biography

Dr. Emily Harris is Deputy Associate Director of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) in NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. In this capacity, she provides support and expertise to EGRP’s Associate Director on planning, developing, and implementing long-term scientific goals and activities, the annual budget cycle and processes, and scientific planning activities, and enhances connections and collaborations across the Division.

Prior to joining NCI, Dr. Harris served as Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Branch at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Her responsibilities at NIDCR included developing funding initiatives and managing portfolios of genetic and genomic research and statistical methods in genome-wide research. Dr. Harris has served on Institutional Review Boards and numerous trans-NIH initiatives, including those on data-sharing policy implementation and development.

Dr. Harris was also previously an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Senior Investigator and Assistant Program Director at the Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Harris is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics and a founding member of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society.

Publications

Paltoo DN, Rodriguez LL, Feolo M, Gillanders E, Ramos EM, Rutter JL, Sherry S, Wang VO, Bailey A, Baker R, Caulder M, Harris EL, Langlais K, Leeds H, Luetkemeier E, Paine T, Roomian T, Tryka K, Patterson A, Green ED; National Institutes of Health Genomic Data Sharing Governance Committees. Data use under the NIH GWAS data sharing policy and future directions. Nat Genet. 2014 Sep;46(9):934-38.

Ramos EM, Din-Lovinescu C, Bookman EB, McNeil LJ, Baker CC, Godynskiy G, Harris EL, Lehner T, McKeon C, Moss J, Starks VL, Sherry ST, Manolio TA, Rodriguez LL. A mechanism for controlled access to GWAS data: experience of the GAIN Data Access Committee. Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Apr 4;92(4):479-88.

Aagaard K, Petrosino J, Keitel W, Watson M, Katancik J, Garcia N, Patel S, Cutting M, Madden T, Hamilton H, Harris E, Gevers D, Simone G, McInnes P, Versalovic J. The Human Microbiome Project strategy for comprehensive sampling of the human microbiome and why it matters. FASEB J. 2013 Mar;27(3):1012-22.

Mechanic LE, Chen HS, Amos CI, Chatterjee N, Cox NJ, Divi RL, Fan R, Harris EL, Jacobs K, Kraft P, Leal SM, McAllister K, Moore JH, Paltoo DN, Province MA, Ramos EM, Ritchie MD, Roeder K, Schaid DJ, Stephens M, Thomas DC, Weinberg CR, Witte JS, Zhang S, Zööllner S, Feuer EJ, Gillanders EM. Next generation analytic tools for large scale genetic epidemiology studies of complex diseases. Genet Epidemiol. 2012 Jan;36(1):22-35.

Cornelis MC, Agrawal A, Cole JW, Hansel NN, Barnes KC, Beaty TH, Bennett SN, Bierut LJ, Boerwinkle E, Doheny KF, Feenstra B, Feingold E, Fornage M, Haiman CA, Harris EL, Hayes MG, Heit JA, Hu FB, Kang JH, Laurie CC, Ling H, Manolio TA, Marazita ML, Mathias RA, Mirel DB, Paschall J, Pasquale LR, Pugh EW, Rice JP, Udren J, van Dam RM, Wang X, Wiggs JL, Williams K, Yu K; GENEVA Consortium. The Gene, Environment Association Studies consortium (GENEVA): maximizing the knowledge obtained from GWAS by collaboration across studies of multiple conditions. Genet Epidemiol. 2010 May;34(4):364-72.

Laurie CC, Doheny KF, Mirel DB, Pugh EW, Bierut LJ, Bhangale T, Boehm F, Caporaso NE, Cornelis MC, Edenberg HJ, Gabriel SB, Harris EL, Hu FB, Jacobs KB, Kraft P, Landi MT, Lumley T, Manolio TA, McHugh C, Painter I, Paschall J, Rice JP, Rice KM, Zheng X, Weir BS; GENEVA Investigators. Quality control and quality assurance in genotypic data for genome-wide association studies. Genet Epidemiol. 2010 Sep;34(6):591-602.

GAIN Collaborative Research Group, Manolio TA, Rodriguez LL, Brooks L, Abecasis G; Collaborative Association Study of Psoriasis, Ballinger D, Daly M, Donnelly P, Faraone SV; International Multi-Center ADHD Genetics Project, Frazer K, Gabriel S, Gejman P; Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Collaboration, Guttmacher A, Harris EL, Insel T, Kelsoe JR; Bipolar Genome Study, Lander E, McCowin N, Mailman MD, Nabel E, Ostell J, Pugh E, Sherry S, Sullivan PF; Major Depression Stage 1 Genomewide Association in Population-Based Samples Study, Thompson JF, Warram J; Genetics of Kidneys in Diabetes (GoKinD) Study, Wholley D, Milos PM, Collins FS. New models of collaboration in genome-wide association studies: the Genetic Association Information Network. Nat Genet. 2007 Sep;39(9):1045-51.

Fu R, Harris EL, Helfand M, Nelson HD. Estimating risk of breast cancer in carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations: a meta-analytic approach. Stat Med. 2007 Apr 15; 26(8):1775-87.

Harris EL, McLaren CE, Reboussin DM, Gordeuk VR, Barton JC, Acton RT, McLaren GD, Vogt TM, Snively BM, Leiendecker-Foster C, Holup JL, Passmore LV, Eckfeldt JH, Lin E, Adams PC. Serum ferritin and transferrin saturation in Asians and Pacific Islanders. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Apr 9;167(7):722-26.

Nelson HD, Huffman LH, Fu R, Harris EL. Genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility: systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2005;143(5):362-79.

Adams PC, Reboussin DM, Barton JC, McLaren CE, Eckfeldt JH, McLaren GD, Dawkins FW. Acton RT, Harris EL, Gordeuk VR, Leiendecker-Foster C, Speecheley M, Snively BM, Holup JL, Thomson E, Sholinsky P. Hemochromatosis and Iron Overload Screening (HEIRS) Study: screening of a primary care population of 101,168 persons of diverse ethnic backgroundExternal Web Site Policy. New Engl J Med. 2005;352(17):1769-78.

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