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Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Pothur R. Srinivas, PhD, MPH

Deputy Associate Director
Office of the Associate Director,
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Telephone: 240-276-7620

  • MPH - Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • PhD - Biochemistry, Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, India
  • MPhil - Biochemistry, Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, India
  • MSc - Biochemistry, Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, India


Pothur Srinivas, PhD, MPH, is the deputy associate director of NCI’s Epidemiology and Genomic Research Program (EGRP). He provides support and expertise to EGRP’s associate director and assists in implementing administrative and scientific strategic plans and enhance collaborations across the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), NCI and NIH. He currently leads the development of a Populations Sciences Data Commons to sustainably host and share data derived from population sciences.

Dr. Srinivas is the program officer for the Metabolomics and Clinical Assays Center for the Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by All of Us Research Program which focuses on generating targeted and non-targeted metabolite profiles and performing clinical assays from blood, urine, and stool biospecimens. He also serves as one of the subject matter experts for NIH’s Common Fund Data Ecosystem including for the Data Resource Center component that is creating a portal to enable users to query and use the data sets and other digital resources from across Common Fund programs.

Before joining EGRP, Dr. Srinivas was the acting branch chief for the Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). He previously served as the group leader for the Genetic Epidemiology Group and deputy branch chief for the Epidemiology Branch after working as a health science administrator in NHLBI’s Epidemiology and Atherosclerosis Branches.

Dr. Srinivas has extensive experience bridging mechanistic studies with observational studies. He led NHLBI’s Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMedExternal Web Site Policy) Initiative, which aims to improve scientific understanding that underlie heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders and provide tailored treatments.

Dr. Srinivas has had leadership roles in NIH Common Fund activities, was a member of NIH’s Obesity Research Task Force Senior Leadership Group and represented NHLBI on NIH’s Nutrition Research Coordination Committee. Dr. Srinivas is an associate editor for Clinical Proteomics.

Dr. Srinivas first came to NIH as a Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program fellow and trained in the Cancer Biomarkers Research Group within the Division of Cancer Prevention. Prior to coming to NIH, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He ran a lab investigating molecular links between type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.

Select Publications

See a list of articles published by Dr. Srinivas in PubMed.