Genes, Environment, and Health Branch (GEH)
- Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
- Tel 984-287-3287
- P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop K3-12Durham, N.C. 27709
Kimberly McAllister, Ph.D., received a B.S. in honors biology at the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in human genetics at the University of Michigan. Her Ph.D. dissertation involved identifying the first gene known to cause the disease Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. She completed postdoctoral training and a research fellowship in the Division of Intramural Research at NIEHS with research focusing on the development of BRCA2-deficient mice as a model for breast cancer and Fanconi Anemia.
McAllister is presently a program administrator in the extramural division of NIEHS in the Susceptibility and Population Health Branch. She manages a portfolio of grants in genetic epidemiology and gene-environment interaction studies, human genetics, GxE statistical and bioinformatics methods, basic genetics, DNA repair, animal models of human disease, and comparative biology approaches. She represents NIEHS on multiple trans-NIH committees relating to genetics and genomics including the GEI and Roadmap Epigenomics programs. Kim also co-leads NIEHS involvement in the Human Heredity and Health (H3Africa) consortium, a large Common Fund program exploring genetic and environmental risk factors for complex human diseases on the African continent.
Areas of Specialty:
- Human genetics and genetic epidemiology (including functional genomics approaches)
- Statistical and bioinformatics methods for gene-environment interactions
- DNA repair and genomic stability, animal models of human disease, and comparative biology approaches (including population-based model organism resources)
- GEI and Roadmap Epigenomics Mapping Consortium Programs
- Environmental Exposure Research
- H3Africa program administrator