Joseph McInerney, Executive Vice President of the American Society of Human Genetics, responsible for representing the Society on a day-to-day basis, for guiding and implementing the broad agenda of the Society in consultation with the President and the Board, and for interacting on an ongoing basis with Society committees.
Mr. McInerney previously served as Executive Director for 10 years of the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG), from which he retired in 2010. Prior to that, he was Director of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, a nonprofit curriculum development group, from 1985 to 1999. He has been an active ASHG member since 1980, serving on and chairing the Information and Education Committee (1988-1999;2009-2011).
Mr.McInerney is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been honored with ASHG’s Excellence in Education award, NCHPEG’s Michael J. Scotti, Jr. Award, and the Director’s Award from the National Institutes of Health. In 1991, he served as President of the National Association of Biology Teachers, and he has been a public proponent for the
teaching of genetics and evolution for decades. He has been very active on committees and review panels for both the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. He has a master’s degree in genetic counseling.