International 100K Cohort Consortium (IHCC)

International 100K Cohort Consortium (IHCC)

Linking cohorts, understanding biology, improving health

International 100K Cohort
Consortium (IHCC)

Who We Are


Geoffrey Ginsburg, M.D., Ph.D.

  • IHCC Co-Chair
  • President, G2MC
  • Director, Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine
  • Director, Duke MEDx Initiative
  • Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Biomedical Engineering

Peter Goodhand

  • IHCC Co-Chair 
  • Member, G2MC Steering Committee
  • Executive Director, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
  • Chair, Board of Health Technology Exchange (HTX)
  • Co-chair, Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of Global Genes

Executive Committee

In addition to the three co-chairs, these people serve on the Executive Committee

Norihiro Kato, M.D., Ph.D.

  • IHCC Executive Committee Member
  • Director, Department of Gene Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
  • Director General, Medical Genomics Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine

Robert Eiss

  • Senior Global Health Adviser to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Fogarty International Center

Zhengming Chen, DPhil

  • IHCC Executive Committee Member
  • Director, China Programmes
  • Co-Executive Director, China Oxford Centre for International Health Research
  • Professor of Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

Steering Committee

In addition to the Executive Committee members, these people serve on the Steering Committee

Adam Butterworth, Ph.D.

  • Team B Co-Lead:Scientific Strategy and Cohort Enhancements
  • Reader in Molecular Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

Gad Rennert, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Team B Co-Lead: Scientific Strategy and Cohort Enhancements
  • Member, G2MC Steering Committee
  • Director, Clalit National Israeli Cancer Control Center
  • Chairman, Department of Community Medicine, Carmel Medical Center

Gun Peggy Knudsen, Ph.D.

  • Team C Co-Lead: Policy and Bio-Data
  • Executive Directory, Management, and Staff for Health Data Digitalization, Norwegian Institute of Public Health