Genes, Environment, and Health Branch (GEH)

Christopher (Chris) Duncan, Ph.D., is a Program Administrator in the Genes, Environment, and Health Branch of the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training. Duncan leads the development and coordination of extramural programs that leverage data science approaches to address environmental health challenges. In this role, he manages a portfolio of research and resource grants in areas of data science relevant to the field of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS). Additionally, Duncan leads NIEHS implementation efforts for the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing, and he coordinates efforts to make EHS data more findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). Prior to his current role, Duncan completed a cross-divisional postdoctoral fellowship in epigenetics with the NIEHS Divisions of Intramural Research, Extramural Research and Training, and the National Toxicology Program. Duncan received his doctorate in Pathology from Duke University, where he studied genomic and epigenomic alterations involved in the genesis and progression of human brain cancers. He received undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering and paper science & engineering from North Carolina State University.

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