Dr. Charles Rotimi
Charles Rotimi, a genetic epidemiologist, is an NIH Distinguished Investigator. He is a leader in exploring the implications of the increased genetic diversity in African ancestry populations for disease gene mapping. Rotimi is especially proud of his efforts at globalizing genomics. Rotimi was the founding president of the now thriving African Society of Human Genetics. Rotimi is a member of three global academies – the US National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the African Academy of Sciences. He is 2020 president-elect for the American Society of Human Genetics.