Research Professor of Epidemiology, Emory UniversityBiography
Cecile Janssens is professor of translational epidemiology in the department of Epidemiology of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Her research concerns the translation of genomics research to applications in clinical and public health practice. Her work focuses on the prediction of multifactorial diseases (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma) using genetic risk models and on the assessment of the predictive ability and utility of genetic testing. She recently co-chaired a workshop that developed reporting guidelines for genetic risk prediction studies, the GRIPS Statement, and chaired a workshop for the European Commission that proposed quality criteria for health checks. Cecile Janssens has published over 150 papers in international scientific journals. She is a lecturer in graduate and post-graduate courses in local, national and international programs, and coordinates a summer course on Translational Research in Genomic Medicine at Emory. Before moving to the USA, she was chair of the Dutch Association of Community Genetics and Public Health Genomics and board member of the Netherlands Association for Human Genetics. She still is an active member of the Health Council of the Netherlands.