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CHR Membership



Martin Chalfie
Columbia University
New York, New York




Chris Beyrer                                                                          Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health              Baltimore, Maryland

John Carlson                                                                        Yale University                                                                        New Haven, Connecticut
Giselle Corbie-Smith
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Carlos del Rio
National Academy of Medicine
International Secretary

Vanessa Northington Gamble                                            The George Washington University                                      Washington, District of Columbia

Wesley Harris 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts 


John Hildebrand
National Academy of Sciences 
International Secretary

Andrea Liu 
University of Pennsylvania 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Douglas Massey 
Princeton University 
Princeton, New Jersey

Deb Niemeier
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland

James M. Tien
National Academy of Engineering
International Secretary



Health and Human Rights Advisor
Michele Heisler
University of Michigan



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* International Secretaries of the NAS, NAE and NAM serve as ex officio members of the CHR.