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Muin J. Khoury
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Muin J. Khoury
Director,
Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Muin Khoury joined CDC as an epidemic intelligence service officer in 1980 in the Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. In 1990 he became deputy chief of the Birth Defects and Genetic Diseases Branch, six years later chairing the CDC-wide Task Force on Genetics and Disease Prevention. In 1999 he was named director of the newly formed CDC Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention.

Dr. Khoury has published extensively in the field of genetic epidemiology and also has written widely on public health genetics, in 2000 publishing the book Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is a member of many professional societies. An adjunct professor of epidemiology at Emory's School of Public Health, he also is an associate in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

His awards include the Public Health Service Special Recognition Award, the Arthur Fleming Award for outstanding government service, and the CDC Research Honor Award for national leadership in genetics and public health. In 1998, he was credentialed for the Senior Biomedical Research Service for outstanding contributions to public health.

Dr. Khoury received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He earned a Ph.D. in human genetics and genetic epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. He is board certified in medical genetics.
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