External Advisory Panel

Among the responsibilities of the EAP, foremost is safeguarding the interests and confidentiality of study participants, and ensuring their data use limitations are respected.

The EAP is asked to make recommendations, as appropriate, to the NHLBI about:

  • Strategies to bring together genomic and other omic characterizations in large numbers of subjects to drive biological insights;
  • Methods to integrate omic data which may provide a multi-dimensional biological view of the disease pathogenesis;
  • Other extant NIH or public resources that could be integrated or leveraged to extend the value or power of the TOPMed study;
  • The design and choice of follow up functional studies to elucidate important observations from association analysis;
  • Strategic partnerships to realize advances toward the goals of precision medicine;
  • ELSI issues such as return of results to study subjects from this research effort;
  • Provide feedback on gaps and / or weaknesses in current program strategies.

External Advisory Committee

Please send updates to gccbiost@uw.edu. Thank you.

Name Role Administrative Support
Garcia, Joe G.N. "Skip" Merlin DuVal Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences, University of Arizona Rebecca Nunn
Gaziano, J. Michael Director of Science, Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center Leslie Power
Jacob, Howard J VP for Genomic Research at AbbVie
Nicolae, Dan Chair, Department of Statistics University of Chicago
Rehm, Heidi Chief Genomics Officer, Department of Medicine, MGH; Medical Director, Broad Institute Clinical Research Sequencing Platform; Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School Madeline Hughes
Rotimi, Charles Chief & Senior Investigator, Metabolic, Cardiovascular & Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute Shirley Freeman
Subramaniam, Shankar Distinguished Professor and Laboratory Head Carol Kling
Wolf, Susan M. McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law; Professor of Medicine; Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota Audrey Boyle
Wolf, Susan M. McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law; Professor of Medicine; Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota Tracey Mavetz
Zon, Leonard Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine, Harvard Medical School Hannah diCicco