eMerge Sites

The eMERGE Network brings together researchers with a wide range of expertise in genomics, statistics, ethics, informatics, and clinical medicine from leading medical research institutions across the country. Each center participating in the consortium is uniquely situated to provide critical resources to this highly collaborative and productive network. Each site combines a biobank or study cohort with extensive genomic data and access to clinical data derived from electronic medical records. Sites are geographically dispersed and have diverse patient populations, including two sites focusing specifically on pediatrics. Member sites include:

 Participant Sites: Project Overview

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Principal Investigator: Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)

Principal Investigators: Cindy Prows, MSN, APRN, CNS; Leah Kottyan, PhD


Columbia University

Principal Investigators: Wendy Chung, PhD, MS; George Hripcsak, MD, MS; Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD; Chunhua Weng PhD, MS


Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai (Mt. Sinai)

Principal Investigator: Eimear Kenny, PhD; Noura Abul-Husn, MD, PhD


Mass General Brigham

Principal Investigators: Elizabeth Karlson, MD; Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD; Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD


Mayo Clinic (Mayo)

Principal Investigators: Iftikhar Kullo, MD; Richard Sharp, PhD


Northwestern University (NU)

Principal Investigators: Rex Chisholm, PhD; Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD; Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, PhD


University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Principal Investigators: Nita Limdi, Pharm.D, PhD, MSPH, FAHA; James Cimino, PhD

University of Washington (UW)

Principal Investigators: Gail Jarvik, MD, PhD; David Crosslin, PhD


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)

Principal Investigators: Dan Roden, MD; Digna Velez Edwards PhD, MS; Wei-Qi Wei MD, PhD


eMERGE Network Coordinating Center (CC)

Principal Investigators: Josh Peterson, MD, MPH (VUMC); Niall Lennon, PhD (Broad)


External Scientific Panel

ESP Background

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