Vence L. Bonham, Jr.

Vence L. Bonham, Jr.  J.D. is the senior advisor to the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) on genomics and health disparities.  Mr. Bonham is also an associate investigator in the National Human Genome Research Institute’s (NHGRI) Division of Intramural Research’s Social and Behavioral Research Branch. He leads the Health Disparities Unit, which investigates the equitable integration of new genomic knowledge and precision medicine into clinical settings. His research focuses primarily on the social implications of new genomic knowledge, including the role of genomics in exacerbating or ameliorating racial and ethnic health inequities.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.  Prior to joining the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, Mr. Bonham was a tenured faculty member at Michigan State University with appointments in the Colleges of Medicine and Law.