The All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to announce that Kelly Gebo, M.D., M.P.H., has joined as the program’s new Chief Medical and Scientific Officer.
The All of Us Research Program seeks to advance precision medicine by building a national research cohort of one million or more U.S. participants from diverse communities across the United States. As Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Dr. Gebo will work with health care professionals and researchers, participants, and national and community-based organizations to lead the program’s scientific agenda, with a special focus on populations that have been historically underrepresented in research. She will also work with key stakeholders, including participants, NIH leadership, and partners to guide protocol revisions and data collection processes, and with the institutional review board (IRB) and the All of Us team to provide clinical oversight.
“Kelly has the right combination of research skills, leadership experience, and passion for personalized medicine for the job,” said Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program. “I’m delighted to have her join our team in this new position. She brings a wealth of expertise in cohort research, data quality and analysis, and clinical care, and with continued input from diverse stakeholders across the country, will help us further develop our scientific roadmap for this project."
Dr. Gebo has clinical, research, and educational experience in the health care and higher education sectors. She is a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University and an expert in HIV health services research and clinical outcomes of persons with HIV. She has served as the co-principal investigator of the HIV Research Network, an 18-year clinical cohort study of high-volume HIV sites caring for over 20,000 persons with HIV across the country. Her research has been funded through NIH, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Dr. Gebo’s work has influenced federal policies, including the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIV treatment guidelines for adults and adolescents. Her analyses have been used by HRSA and the Office of Management and Budget to allocate health care resources. She has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who have gone on to careers in academia, biotechnology, and other industries. Kelly has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and has received numerous national awards for her research and teaching.
Dr. Gebo is a leader in higher education, previously serving as an American Council on Education Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and as the Vice Provost for Education at Johns Hopkins. Through those roles, she championed diversity in graduate education, participating in the White House Council on Women and Girls Meeting on Inclusive STEM Education and the White House Conference on Inclusive STEM Education for Youth of Color. In addition, she led efforts to improve educational program evaluation metrics, including student satisfaction, time to degree, and degree completion rates.
“I am thrilled to serve in this new role as Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the All of Us Research Program,” said Dr. Gebo. “I look forward to working with participants, providers, and researchers as we collaborate to collect high-quality data and enable groundbreaking research.”
Dr. Gebo holds a doctorate in medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a master’s in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She did her internal medicine residency in the Johns Hopkins Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program and completed fellowship training in both the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program and in the infectious diseases fellowship training program at Johns Hopkins University. She will maintain her faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins concurrent to her All of Us role.