The Human Genome holds clues to health, illness, behavior and emotion. These clues are often not easily understood, and many remain to be discovered. Education, Research and Clinical Care are key missions of the Emory Department of Human Genetics. We take seriously our responsibility to train the next generation of genetic professionals and to teach and facilitate an understanding of all things genetic. Our involvement occurs across multiple levels.

Human Genetics for Graduate Students

Our faculty mentor graduate students from the programs of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS). We also offer a core course in Human Genetics for the Genetics and Molecular Biology program (IBS 746), a core course for the Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution program, and other elective courses.

Medical Genetics and Genomics for Physicians and Medical Students

Programs are offered at various levels of medical training. Please click on the listed programs for more detailed information.

Medical Genetics and Genomics 2 year Residency Program for Physicians

Medical Biochemical Genetics 1 year Fellowship Program for Physicians

Combined Pediatrics and Medical Genetics and Genomics 4 year Residency for Medical Students

Clinical Genetics Laboratory Fellowships

Programs are offered in Clinical Biochemical Genetics and Laboratory Genetics and Genomics. Contact Arun Ankala, PhD ( ) for more information.

Genetic Counseling Training Program

We offer a Master of Medical Science degree program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. Click here for more information on the Emory Genetic Counseling Training Program.

Human Genetics and Nutrition

We offer Training in Human Genetics and Nutrition for Laney Graduate School Post-Doctoral Students, Post-Masters Students, GDBBS PhD Nutrition Students, Dietetic Interns, Rollins MPH Students, and Visiting Faculty & Scholars. We also offer an online continuing education series Electronic Genetic Nutrition Academy (eGNA) [] for metabolic dietitians and healthcare professionals working in the field of inherited metabolic disorders. Contact Rosalynn Borlaza Blair (Senior Program Coordinator) at for more information.