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Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health

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Our Team

Our directors and core leaders combine expertise in genetics, epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, cancer, mental health, pregnancy, neurologic disorders, and more.

Directors and Core Leaders

​​​​​​​​​​Catherine Schaefer, PhD 
Executive Director of Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Neil J. Risch, PhD
Co-Director, Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health,
Adjunct Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
Director, Institute for Human Genetics
University of California, San Francisco

Lisa Croen, PhD
Epidemiologist and Research Scientist
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Eric Jorgenson, PhD
Statistical Genetics and Research Scientist
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Lawrence H. Kushi, ScD
Cancer Research Network and Research Scientist
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Charles P. Quesenberry, PhD
Biostatistician and Research Scientist
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Stephen Van Den Eeden, PhD
Epidemiologist and Research Scientist
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Rachel Whitmer, PhD
Epidemiologist and Research Scientist
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Madhavan Ganesh, PhD
Associate Director, Research Informatics
Systems Architect and Research Informatics

Elaine Chung, MPH
Research Coordination and Administration

Itunu Ojo, MPH
Research Associate II