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: Chunhua Weng, PhD, MS; Ali Gharavi, MD; George Hripcsak, MD, MS



Principal Investigators: Marc Williams, MD; Marylyn Ritchie, PhD


Harvard University

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


Kaiser Permanente Washington with the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (KPW/UW)

Principal Investigators: Eric Larson, MD, MPH (KPW); Gail Jarvik, MD, PhD (UW)


Mayo Clinic (Mayo)

Principal Investigators: Iftikhar Kullo, MD; Stephen Thibodeau, PhD


Meharry Medical College

Principal Investigator: Samuel Adunyah, PhD


Northwestern University (NU)

Principal Investigators: Rex Chisholm, PhD; Maureen Smith, MS


Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)

Principal Investigators: Dan Roden, MD; Josh Denny, MD, MS


eMERGE Network Coordinating Center (CC)

Principal Investigators: Josh Peterson, MD, MPH (VUMC)


Central Sequencing & Genotyping Centers (CSGs)

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Partners Healthcare with Broad Institute

Principal Investigators:  Heidi Rehm, PhD (Partners);  Niall Lennon, PhD (Partners/Broad)


Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC)

Principal Investigators: Richard Gibbs, PhD


External Scientific Panel

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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Chairperson:  Howard McLeod, PharmD



In the News

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Please find below a special note from the NHGRI Director, Eric Green. ******************************************************************** Dear NHGRI Grantee: In order to capitalize on the opportunities...


The Electronic Medical Records & Genomics (eMERGE) Network is thrilled to be represented by our investigators at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, hosted November...


An upcoming scheduled maintenance window is starting Tuesday, September 5th and ending Wednesday, September 6th. During this time, the RD Discover, SD Discover, Subject Locator and Record Counter applications...


The NIH/NHGRI has published IGNITE II RFAs which are linked below for your convenience.

  • Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) II: Pragmatic Clinical Trials – Clinical Groups...