Dr. Dotson is a health scientist at the Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He holds a doctoral degree in microbiology, as well as a bachelor of science in biochemistry, from North Carolina State University. In addition, he has earned a graduate certificate in public health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Dotson has worked as a laboratory researcher in academic and industrial biotechnology settings, where he specialized in the analysis of gene expression. He has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a senior medical writer. His work at OPHG his work has focused on supporting the Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) initiative. He contributed to development of the Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Network (GAPPNet), and he served as co-facilitator of the GAPPNet Knowledge Synthesis and Dissemination working group. Dr. Dotson is a senior editor for the online publication PLoS Currents: Evidence on Genomic Tests.