Michael H. Sayre, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Sayre oversees a broad research portfolio focused on minority health and health disparities, including research on the potential of precision medicine to address care gaps for underserved populations. He also serves on advisory and leadership committees in partnership with NIH.
Prior to joining NIMHD, Dr. Sayre was the deputy director of the Division of Research Infrastructure in NIH's National Center for Research Resources, which later became the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Earlier in his career, he conducted independent research on fundamental mechanisms of gene regulation as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Sayre earned his B.S. in botany and plant pathology from Oregon State University in 1983 and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of California, San Diego, in 1989. He completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine, studying molecular mechanisms of gene regulation in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Dr. Sayre has published over 30 peer-reviewed research articles.
- Rajapakse N., Sayre M.H., Pérez-Stable, E.J. (2020) NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine. Ethnicity & Disease, 30 (Suppl 1), 135-136.
- Pérez-Stable, E.J., Sayre, M.H. (2019). Reducing Health Disparities to Promote Health Equity through Policy Research. Ethnicity & Disease, 29 (Suppl 2), 321-322.
- Zhang, X., Hailu, B., Tabor, D.C., Gold, R., Sayre, M.H., Sim, I., Jean-Francois, B., Casnoff, C.A., Cullen, T., Thomas, V.A. Jr, Artiles, L., Williams, K., Le, P.T., Aklin, C.F., James, R. (2019). Role of Health Information Technology in Addressing Health Disparities: Patient, Clinician, and System Perspectives. Medical Care, 57, S115-S120.
- NIH Human Microbiome Project Working Group, Peterson, J., Garges, S., Giovanni, M., McInnes, P., Wang, L., … Guyer, M. (2009). The NIH Human Microbiome Project. Genome Research, 19, 2317-2323.