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External Scientific Panel (ESP)

The External Scientific Panel (ESP) is a non-governing entity comprising a multidisciplinary panel of experts who will assist the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in assessing, on a regular basis, the PRIMED Consortium’s:

  • scientific and programmatic progress;
  • datasets, analysis tools, and other resources for potential users;
  • management of ethics concerns and participant protection practices; and
  • ability to develop and evaluate methods to improve the use of polygenic risk scores to predict disease and health outcomes in diverse ancestry populations.


ESP Members

Luisa N. Borrell, DDS, PhD - City University of New York - ESP Chair

Shawneequa Callier, JD, MA - George Washington University

Dana Crawford, PhD - Case Western Reserve University

Allison Heath, PhD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Rick Kittles, PhD - Morehouse School of Medicine

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, ML - University of Pennsylvania