Dr. Schully joined the ODP as a Senior Advisor for Disease Prevention in June 2015. In this role, she leads an effort to systematically monitor NIH investments in prevention research and assess the progress and results of that research.
Prior to joining the ODP, Dr. Schully was the team lead for the Knowledge Integration Team in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Her responsibilities included systematically managing the accumulating knowledge base and tools for cancer epidemiology and genomics to accelerate research, evidence-based recommendations, and translation into prevention and clinical practice. Dr. Schully also led the development of NCI's Cancer Genomics and Epidemiology Navigator—an integrated, searchable, and updated knowledge base on the impact of genomic, environmental, and clinical factors on cancer occurrence and outcomes.
Dr. Schully's research focus is in public health genomics. Through this work, she has collaborated with experts at the Office of Public Health Genomics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has served on steering committees at the National Human Genome Research Institute's Clinical Genomics Resource and Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Program.
Dr. Schully has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers. She earned both a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in population genetics and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology with a minor in chemistry from Louisiana State University.