Public health genomics a relatively new field that focuses on the effective and responsible translation of genomics research into population health benefits. Since 1997, CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) has served CDC programs, other federal agencies, state health departments, and other external partners by identifying, evaluating, and implementing evidence-based genomics practices to prevent and control the country’s leading chronic, infectious, environmental, and occupational diseases.
An integrated, searchable knowledge base of genetic associations and human genome epidemiology. Includes a link to HuGE Literature Finder is a search engine for finding published literature on genetic associations and other human genome epidemiology; a phenopedia, genopedia, a risk calculator, and more.
"Public Health Genomics is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the effective and responsible translation of genome based knowledge and technologies to improve population health" Burke, W., Khoury, M. J., Stewart, A., Zimmern, R. L., & Bellagio Group. (2006). The path from genome-based research to population health: development of an international public health genomics network. Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, 8(7), 451–458.