Tracking Progress in Public Health Genomics at CDC: A New CDC-Authored Genomics Publication Database

Posted on by Wei Yu and Muin J. Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

screenshot of the CDC-authored Genomics Publication Database in the PHGKBAre you curious about the progress CDC is making in genomic research? With the ever-increasing amount of scientific literature on genomics in public health—from infectious diseases to chronic diseases and environmental health—a new database offers timely updates on genomic research by CDC staff. The CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics, has launched a new CDC-Authored Genomics Publication Database. This new database is a valuable resource for CDC staff, providing CDC’s genomics community a portal to access scientific publications in genomics research and a means to track progress on this research at CDC. It’s also an easy way to find collaborators within CDC and promote collaboration between organizations and genomics experts.

This online database is in an effort to capture all CDC-authored publications in a central location. CDC-Authored Genomics Publication Database is one of multiple databases within the Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base (PHGKB) which is an open access, web-based, searchable information system. Dr. Muin Khoury, director of the Office of Public Health Genomics, said “the CDC-Authored Genomic Publication Database demonstrates the critical role public health genomics has on multiple CDC programs.” This database specifically contains CDC-authored publications on genetic testing, infectious diseases, newborn screening, reproductive health, cancer, chronic diseases, birth defects and developmental disabilities, and occupational health. It also includes publications on laboratory, bioinformatics and statistical methods. The database attributes and functionality includes:

  • Data collected and updated on a weekly basis.
  • Free text search capability, providing an easy and flexible way to look for information.
  • Filtering by year, authorship and CDC organization.
  • Downloadable results.

As of July 13th, 2018 the database contains 2,008 CDC publications on genomics and 2,918 CDC contributing authors by 66 CDC contributing Divisions. For more details about the content of this database, read more on the Office of Public Health Genomics blog. Take this opportunity to read some of the latest advancements CDC is making in genomic research within the CDC-Authored Genomics Publication Database. To submit comments or a CDC-authored genomics publication to the database please email

Posted on by Wei Yu and Muin J. Khoury, Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GeorgiaTags , ,
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