Heidi Rehm, Ph.D.

Center for Genomic Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
Chief Genomics Officer
Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Institute Member
Broad Institute
Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute
Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Laboratory Director
Broad Clinical Laboratories, Broad Institute
Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Laboratory Scientist
Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Harvard University Graduate School of Education 2000
PhD Harvard University 2000
data sharing; dna variation; gene discovery; genetic testing; genomic medicine; high-throughput nucleotide sequencing; molecular diagnostic techniques; rare disease; variant reclassification

Heidi Rehm is a board-certified laboratory geneticist working to guide genomic testing for clinical and clinical research use. She is a principal investigator of ClinGen, providing free and publicly accessible resources to support the interpretation of genes and variants. Rehm also co-leads the Broad Center for Mendelian Genomics focused on discovering novel rare disease genes and co-leads the Matchmaker Exchange to also aid in gene discovery. She is a strong advocate and pioneer of open science and data sharing, working to extend these approaches through her role as Chair of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. Rehm is also a principal investigator of the Broad-LMM-Color All of Us Genome Center supporting the sequencing and return of results to a cohort of one million individuals in the US and co-leading gnomAD, the Genome Aggregation Database. She serves as Vice President of Laboratory Genetics and a Board Member of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics as well as an advisor to the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium, Danish National Genome Center, Monarch Initiative, and CIViC database. She serves journal editor or advisor roles with American Journal of Human Genetics, Cell Genomics, Genome Medicine and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Molecular Case Studies. She is the 2022 recipient of the Scientific Achievement Award from the American Society of Human Genetics and has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers.

More information about her work can be found at:
Laboratory Website: the-tgg.org
ClinGen https://www.clinicalgenome.org
Broad Center for Mendelian Genomics https://cmg.broadinstitute.org
Rare Genomes Project https://raregenomes.org
Matchmaker Exchange http://www.matchmakerexchange.org
gnomAD http://gnomad.broadinstitute.org/
Gene Curation Coalition https://thegencc.org/
GA4GH https://www.ga4gh.org/
All of Us Research Program
eMERGE https://emerge.mc.vanderbilt.edu/
Broad Clinical Laboratories https://broadclinicallabs.org

Rehm received her bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. She completed her PhD in Genetics at Harvard University studying the genetic and pathological basis of Norrie Disease, a deaf-blindness syndrome, and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, expanding her studies into the genetic basis of hearing loss.

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