Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD
Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Collins, a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, was appointed Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by President Obama and continues in this role under President Trump. From 1993-2008, Collins served as Director of the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. Collins has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2007) and the National Medal of Science (2009).