Jibril Hirbo, PhD

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Research Instructor, Department of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine

Brief Description

Dr. Hirbo's research interest is in understanding genetics that underlie health disparities. He has an overarching hypothesis developed from his research in population genetics and in the genetics of common diseases with complex inheritance: that the genetic adaptation to high pathogen environments is a major contributing factor to the genetic component of health disparities between those of recent European and recent African ancestry. He studies genetics of ocular diseases to test this hypothesis.

Email
jibril.hirbo@vumc.org

Education

PhD - University of Maryland