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David Reif joined North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 2013 as part of the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program (CFEP). He is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences (DBS, formerly Department of Genetics), a resident member of the Bioinformatics Research Center (BRC), Director of the Bioinformatics Consulting and Service Core (BCSC)Director of the Data Management and Analysis Core (DMAC) of the Superfund Research Center, and Co-Director of the Integrated Health Sciences Facility Core of the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE)David serves as Associate Editor for Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) and BioData Mining (BioData Min, formerly Managing Editor) and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (JESEE) and Frontiers in Toxicology (Front Tox). He teaches courses on statistical programming, bioinformatics, computational toxicology, and environmental health science. 

The overarching goal of the Reif Lab is to understand the complex interactions between human health and the environment through the integrated analysis of high-dimensional data from diverse sources. To accomplish this goal, the lab focuses on analytical/visual methods development, experimental design, and software implementation to distill useful information from epidemiological studies of human health, high-throughput screening (HTS) of environmental chemicals, and model organism data. Lab members include students from several degree programs as well as post-doctoral and senior scientists.

His efforts in research, teaching, and outreach have been recognized with several honors, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), awarded by The White House as the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. He has also been selected to serve on expert committees, including those for the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO / IARC), and the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). 

David earned his B.S. in Biology (with a minor in Finance) from the College of William and Mary (W&M), where he was a Monroe Scholar. He earned his M.S. in Applied Statistics and Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Vanderbilt University (VU), under the mentorship of Jason H. Moore. Upon graduation, David came to the U.S. EPA as a post-doc under Elaine Cohen HubalPrior to joining NCSU, David was a Principal Investigator (PI) with the U.S. EPA’s National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT), where he led several statistical/bioinformatical efforts at the Agency and collaborated on a variety of projects with the ToxCast and Tox21 consortia


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Department of Biological Sciences
North Carolina State University

Bioinformatics Consulting and Service Core
North Carolina State University

Data Management and Analysis Core
Center for Health and Environmental Effects of PFAS (Superfund)
North Carolina State University
Integrated Health Science Facility Core
Center for Human Health and the Environment
North Carolina State University 
Resident Member
Bioinformatics Research Center
North Carolina State University

Associate Faculty
Department of Statistics
North Carolina State University

NC Agromedicine Institute
East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University 

Affiliate Member
Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Graduate Faculty
Bioinformatics, North Carolina State University
Functional Genomics, North Carolina State University
Toxicology, North Carolina State University
Statistics, North Carolina State University
Genetics, North Carolina State University
Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill