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 Investigator: John Harley, MD, 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, Judy Cho, MD Barbara Murphy


Mass General Brigham

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


Mayo Clinic (Mayo)

Principal Investigators: Iftikhar Kullo, MD


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: David Crosslin,PhD; Gail Jarvik, MD, 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

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Coming Soon

In the News

Here's what's happening with eMerge:


Read the full press release here. Congratulations to all the sites in the next round of eMERGE! The new clinical sites will be led by: Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D., at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Dan M. Roden, M.D., at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Elizabeth W. Karlson, M.D., at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Rex […]


The eMERGE Network is excited to share that the MCS NT304, Predictive Utility of Polygenic Risk Scores for Coronary Heart Disease in the eMERGE Network; was published on May 7th to American Journal of Human Genetics.


Two companion RFAs for the PRS Diversity Consortium are now published: Polygenic Risk Score (PRS) Methods and Analysis for Populations of Diverse Ancestry – Study Sites (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-20-001.html Polygenic Risk Score (PRS) Methods and Analysis for Populations of Diverse Ancestry – Coordinating Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-20-002.html The goal […]


Notice to Encourage Eligible NHGRI Awardees to Apply for PA-18-906 “Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research” https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-19-010.html PIs of active NHGRI research grants can apply; identify eligible individuals, including those from underrepresented groups, for support and mentorship under the auspices of this supplement opportunity. Supplement can support individuals from the undergraduate to the […]