Dr. Madden is a program director in the Division of Genomic Medicine, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Prior to joining NHGRI in 2009, she served as a research geneticist at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) from 2002-2006 and chief of staff of the Office of the Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) from 2006-2009. Her research portfolio includes the Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) Network, and H3Africa (h3africa.org), CSER (cser-consortium.org) , the Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Program, the Fogarty Bioethics Training program (https://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Pages/bioethics.aspx), the NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Program (TCC) (https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/programs/extramural/transdisciplinary-collab-centers.html), and the Jackson Heart Study (jacksonheartstudy.org).
Dr. Madden received her B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her M.S. in Genetic Counseling and her Ph.D. in Genetics and Human Genetics from Howard University. Her research interests include population genomics, genomic medicine, complex disease and health disparities.